Life Drawing

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It's electric really, the feeling I get when I know what I want to do to the paper. It's even better when I have the pencil in my hand, loaded with lead, and with plenty of eraser (I'll be using both extensively). It's the thing that makes me feel better than anything else. I know I can make the image in my head a reality. Two state-level art competition winning ribbons tell me someone else agrees. Drawing has been a part of me ever since before I can remember. When I place that graphite onto the page, the pencil and the paper become a part of me. They tell me when something is wrong. They allow me to display emotion. It's hard to describe the feeling of completeness I receive when I create, take away, give life, place, time, purpose, and meaning to thin fibrous sheets and molecules of graphite.

I can look at a real-life situation, and I draw from it the emotion, the minor and major details; the inspiration. Does this mean I draw everything? No. It means that I look for all angles and that I am an observer. When I know enough about the situation, I then become a contributor. It's not just a doctrine I live by for my art, but for life in general.

There is no limit on ways one can do artwork. There is no...

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