I believe everyone should have a creative outlet! I think when people hear the words creative outlet, they immediately think of fine arts. But it doesn’t have to be that. For example, my brother, Dylan, is a fantastic shooter He has great aim. My brother, Parker, does amazing body work on vehicles. I view those activities as creative outlets. As for me, I like to draw and paint.
So, why and how did I start drawing? Well, I started drawing because I needed a healthy coping mechanism. Everyone has stressors in their life, but for me it was too much. So at the age of 12, I picked up a pencil and went on Pinterest. I looked up drawings and copied them. (Side note: do not take others' drawings and claim you came up with that idea out of your head. If you do decide to post those drawings, credit the original artist.) I just kept those drawings to myself, because they were just for practice. They were NOT good, and that’s okay. It was a start.
How did I figure out what I was good at? For the first couple years of drawing, I would draw A LOT of faceless people. Not that they didn’t have a face, they would just be positioned away so that their face wasn’t exposed. My first realism portrait I did was in late 2017. I was barely 13. It wasn’t bad, for being thirteen, but it also wasn’t good. However, at the time I thought it was a masterpiece. I saw something in it, so I exercised my talent with realistic portraits. That is usually what I do now, but occasionally I do different things, too.
Where am I now with my art? Currently I am still doing my realism portraits. I do sell them! However, I do not advertise it often, so I don’t sell much. But I have an art account on Instagram: @emmageorgeofficial. You can view a lot of my art there. I typically make my portraits with colored pencils or graphite. Recently, I’ve been trying to branch out with other mediums and styles. My two most recent drawings were drawings of Ariana Grande, and a photo of a girl on Pinterest. If you’d be interested in a portrait, you could DM my art account.
I hope that you will find a creative outlet that works for you.
That's all for now!