Art is my favorite subject. It is my favorite subject because I enjoy drawing. I remember picking up crayons and colored pencils as a toddler and scribbling on books, pieces of paper, and walls. Of course, there were times when I had to be spanked for scrubbing the living room walls and destroying my older sister’s books. I’ve learned my lesson, and I no longer scribble wherever I want.
In school, there are only four Art periods per week, which I find insufficient. During an Art lesson, I notice that time seems to fly by. When I’m drawing something, eighty minutes feels like eight minutes. One moment I am taking out my Art materials, the next the teacher is asking us to hand in our work.
I’m not sure why I enjoy drawing so much. The fact remains the same. So much so that whenever I have a spare moment in between classes, I find myself doodling or sketching something. My classmates say I draw very well, and I have to agree with them without bragging. Maybe it’s because I spend so much time honing my skills.
Art is my favorite subject because it can elicit emotional responses. For example, if I was happy, I would draw a colorful picture of myself. I usually draw warm pictures because I am happy and random. Pastel is the type of art that I enjoy the most and excel at.
I especially enjoy drawing cartoons. This is one area where my creativity is regularly exercised. Sometimes I draw things that amaze me, let alone my classmates. I suppose you could say I have a fertile imagination. Though my imagination sometimes borders on the absurd, and I must be careful not to get carried away, I have caricatures of all the teachers I know. Some are flattering, but others should not be shown to the people involved because they will be upset. They are only for my classmates and me to see.
I also love to draw still life in color. Colouring is really an art and I have developed considerable skills in it, much to the disbelief of my classmates. Again, as I have had so much practice in coloring, I have a distinct advantage over the rest of the class. Often I show them the finer points in drawing and coloring. I am certain some of them have improved tremendously in their drawing and coloring. In fact, most of my classmates are above average in Art. Anyway, that is what our Art teacher says.
Finally, I must say that I always feel good when I am drawing something. Perhaps this is why I enjoy art so much. It’s because I get a good feeling every time I start drawing. Drawing is a natural outlet for self-expression for me, so the feeling must be positive. There is nothing to remember or practice in Art as there is in the other subjects. All one has to do with AD is follow one’s feelings, and the outcome is always pleasing.
So I keep drawing. Wouldn’t you do the same if you really liked it?