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(so this might be a weird read)

I took a break from my photoshop class today to inspire my campers artistic drive. I brought up an old drawing of mine just to play around with some of the new material I was teaching them. They were incredibly impressed. I took apart the drawing piece by piece, showing them my exact process, how a lot of it was much easier than it looked. They were completely in awe. I then told them my story of how I started drawing, and how I'm not a natural artist by any stretch of the word, that I practiced and practiced and seven years later finally have a little bit to show for it. Most of my campers really believed that just because they could only draw a stick figure meant that they'd never be able to draw. It really opened their eyes to what they could achieve just by working at something they had a passion for. This goes for everyone reading this. I am not a natural artist. I worked my way up from clumsy stick figures, learning every stroke, every line, every curve and angle. Piece by piece, slowly experimenting and improving and reaching out and expanding my skills. It's been 7 years since I started that process and I'm still far behind the skills of some of my close friends, who I'd consider natural artists. However, it just pushes me to be better every day. This picture you see above was a comparison picture. I drew the same head the way I would have in 6th, 7th, 9th and 11th grade, to show them where I've been and how I've developed. This is in no way my best work, as it was drawn in about 5 minutes as a demonstration. But the story behind it will mean something to me for the rest of my life.

I will never forget those kid's eyes lighting up when they realized that they could be artists, too, if they wanted it enough.
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  • Listening to: Linkin Park
  • Reading: Xenocide
  • Watching: 24
  • Playing: World of Warcraft
  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: Bubble Tea


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Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Hey. I'm Laura. I fence, and fly planes, and draw, and write. I'm not a very good artist, as drawing doesn't come naturally to me, but... I'm trying!

Current Residence: My house?
Favourite genre of music: RapCore
Favourite style of art: Anime, Manga
Operating System: Mac OS X
MP3 player of choice: iPhone 5
Favourite cartoon character: Danny Phantom
Personal Quote: "Everybody lies."


Kezell User Icon by Kreskell
Kezell User Icon
Something I drew for my OpenRaid account profile, I liked it enough to throw it up here :)
This is my main WoW character, Kezell :D She's a Draenei Protection Paladin!

(never really drawn something so small before, so lemme know what ya think :))
Anthro Liam by Kreskell
Anthro Liam
:iconundeadparadox: sort of challenged me to draw anthro something or another.

My first attempt was super horrible and terrifying. So I tried again. Haha.

I referenced a picture he showed me that one of his friends drew.
My kids were all gathered around one of my student's computer's laughing one day, and I asked them what it was about. One of them screamed "APPLELASERCANNON" but I thought he yelled Apple laser DEMON so I proceeded to draw this masterpiece.

They were laughing so hard some of them were crying, while I was doing this.

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vielchop Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Laura...guess who has returned to Deviant Art? MeClem Epic face 
Kreskell Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
shapkaa Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

hey you
Kreskell Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
shapkaa Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the points, also*Free Icon/Emote* Pusheen (So exciting!) 
Kreskell Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I couldn't think of a better recipient <3
shapkaa Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heck yes
thank you laura ;u;
Kreskell Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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shapkaa Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:flirty: LOL
Kreskell Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 :*
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