Drawing is My Life

Drawing, one of the biggest aspects of my life. There are a few things that bring me true joy in my life. Positive interactions with family and friends, music, animals, imagination, and drawing. Back tracking to imagination, I wouldn’t have drawing without it so that’s pretty important too. Drawing to me is the best way to express myself, because there are no rules or regulations, no limits to what you can draw or how you can draw it. To me, it is just about the most liberating pass-time I know of. Drawing can aid you in relieving stress, allowing you to escape from the mundane boredom and stressfulness of everyday life; you are in a completely different world when you draw, it can block out your surroundings and transport you to any place you can imagine. At least that’s what it does for me. The act of imagining the the the things I draw is simply fun it’s one of the most, if not the most fun part about drawing, that and drawing itself of course. Making your own characters is also super fun because it gives you something to add to every now and then, and to cherish almost as you would a friend, giving them backstories and personalities. The most difficult, yet enjoyable part of this is conveying these emotions and personalities onto the faces I draw. Something else I draw is the landscapes and adventures in which these characters interact. Like imagination, my writing goes hand in hand with my drawing, at least when I illustrate my fantasy novel based around mythological creatures. I’ve actually been drawing the same characters since 2008 for my ongoing book series. Fun fact about that: I drew the first character by mistake. Although drawing characters and elements for my books take up a bulk of my drawing time now, I still doodle from time to time. In fact before I started writing my novels I would draw just about anything, from dinosaurs to aliens ( which I also wrote books about). As far back as I can remember I’ve been drawing, I’ve always loved it, ever since I could use a pencil. Despite my long lasting love of drawing, I’ve never been a fan of sketching, shading or any actual drawing “protocol”. I didn’t learn to draw through classes or books, and I don’t use any special techniques, I just draw. That’s what is so great about drawing you don’t have to be “good”, whether you are good or not is subjective anyway. Just draw what you want how you want and have fun with it, because like I said earlier it’s expressive, fun and stress relieving. From my earliest drawings at age 5 to my most recent, family and friends have always been so supportive and nice enough to compliment me, even when I thought my drawings were terrible. As a matter of fact I’ve become well known for my drawing abilities almost everywhere I go. For those of you who say ‘I can’t draw’, just find your style, even stick figures can become works of art if you try. Overall, that’s why I love drawing, it is a fun thing to do. If you don’t draw, try it sometime it may wind up being a passion you didn’t even know you had.

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I attend Lafayette High school in Saint Joseph, Missouri. I am the school editor of our online website and I enjoy doing the things that not everyone out there can do. I will cover almost anything that needs to be covered all while focusing on academics and a sport that I love, tennis. Follow me on twitter @bigMack2016 or on Facebook at Kensie Rose.

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