I'm finally going to submit this tutorial on "how to draw Esperanza Spalding", step by step. I uploaded the video lesson on her a few weeks ago, but I still had the step by step version sitting in my pending folder on the site. I've decided that I couldn’t procrastinate any further so here it is. Her real name is Esperanza Spalding and she was raised in Portland Oregon in the King area which is considered to be a pretty bad place to live. Esperanza was brought up by only her mother and along with her brother they did the best they could as a small family. There is some question as to what her ethnic background is and after researching I found out that her mother is Welsh, Native American, and Hispanic, and her father is black. She gained an interest for music at a very young age and by the time she was five years old she already knew how to play the violin which she taught herself how to do. Also at the age of five she starting playing with the Chamber Music Society of Oregon until she was fifteen years old. Now, before she started playing the bass, there was other musical instruments that she fiddled with and that was the oboe, and clarinet. She also decided that she wanted to play and sing music in other languages like Portuguese, Spanish, and English. Esperanza Spalding has been in the lime light with her solo albums since 2006, but it is only recently that this female artist came out of the woodwork and actually won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2011. How does a person go from not being heard of to being a Grammy winner is beyond me. All I know is that she actually beat out Justin Bieber by winning an award that everyone thought Justin Bieber would take home. Even Bieber had a moment of shock when the award went to someone else's hands. Anyways, she must be a passionate singer and bass player if she won the 2011 Grammy Award. I mean, I never witnessed anything like it before ever. Have fun learning "how to draw Esperanza Spalding", I'm sure she has fans on Dragoart that would love this tutorial on a very skilled musician, and singer.