Born in Flint MI, Scraps first attended Mott Community College, where he studied basic art. At that point he realized that art would be his profession. He was later accepted to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he studied Animation and Illustration. He quickly realized that animation involved too much digital art and not enough of the classic pencil and paper, which fueled his passion. After his professional training, he started experimenting with different mediums, including Airbrushing.