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My Fictional Living Room

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I love to draw. I don’t know if I always have but I remember it really taking off in Jr. High when I had was a bit of an outcast. I never took any art classes outside of my elementary school, but I started drawing my favorite cartoons constantly when I had nothing better to do at lunch time.

Through the years that cartoon style has stuck with me, and fueled my enjoyment when I was into role-playing because I would draw the characters I created. I also continued to develop a cartoon version of myself.

Which brings me to the picture I share today. After going through Interior Design, I began to pay attention to my surroundings more. When I moved into my new apartment after college, I had so many ideas on how I wanted to re-design it. Since I couldn’t afford it, I decided to draw it. And this is the most proud I’ve ever been of a personal drawing.

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I’m proud of this drawing for a number of reasons. The proportions are the best of done when doing a complete setting. Most times I just draw my characters, no backgrounds. This is a complete snapshot! Plus, it was fairly close to my real apartment, with fictional elements mixed in to make it the space I saw in my head.

By the way, I don’t have a dog. That’s a wolf actually. Why is there a wolf in this drawing? It’s a long story…

But I will tell you, its my favorite animal, and was my main role-playing character during those days. So that wolf there, is basically my alter-ego, Kironi. I developed the character so much that it’s hard to get her out of my head now. But that’s ok :). Just another layer to my personality.

The final reason that I really love this composition is how much it challenged my graphic skills. Through online video tutorials, I learned how to color my line drawings on Photoshop and bring new life to them. And thanks to the classes I took in college, I was able to hone those skills into this wonderful result.

This is where my graphic skills really started to develop; when I really became interested in the avenue more and more. Its always fun to look back at how things began, especially now as I take my skills to new levels and hopefully build a business from it!

Thanks for reading! Keep watchin!

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Author: Whitney

Hey there! I'm Whitney and I have a huge love for life and finding the joy and laughter in the everyday things! I love God and His gift of essential oils that have helped myself and my family live healthier lives. I enjoy sharing about oils, self-improvement, and spiritual principles in the hopes that others may learn and gain new insights into their own lives.

5 thoughts on “My Fictional Living Room

  1. Thanks! It’s been a while but I do have a lot of stories related to her. Knowing that someone is interested in hearing more is encouraging 🙂

  2. Thanks for following my blog! BTW, I am very much enjoying yours…especially liked this particular post, plus the introduction to Kironi, your alter-ego! I hope to see more of her…or her influence!

  3. That was certainly the inspiration, though not what I ended up with. As popular as this post has been, I’ll guess I should post pictures of my real living room soon :). Thanks for the comment!

  4. Absolutely love this drawing! Are those Ikea curtain panels I see?

  5. I am so proud of the person you have become in spite of the bullying you endured in jr hi. I still grieve over that. Rest assured, you have soared way ahead of all those who bullied you!! God is good!! I love you to the moon & back!!!

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