Junior pursues passion for drawing

For most high schoolers, art is seen as a hobby. For others, it’s seen as a class or maybe as a way to pass the time. However, for WHS junior Sarah Simons, art is seen as a passion.

“When I was little, I really liked animals and I liked to draw animals,” said Simons. “Drawing a lot of animals has led me to wanting to get better at drawing in general.”

Simons has been drawing for years, causing some people to notice as her skills have improved. The people standing behind her have always told her to keep doing what she loves, even from a young age.

“I’ve been drawing since I was really little. I would always just be drawing little bubbly animals,” said Simons. “My parents, my sister and friends that I have had have all supported me to continue.”

While Simons loves what she does, drawing and balancing a full-time student life is not as simple as it seems. Finding the time to be able to sit and draw has proven to be difficult.

“Whenever I’m drawing people’s pets for them, it’s usually over the weekends or any time we have a day off of school,” said Simons. “I usually do it in three hour blocks. During the school week, I usually never find the time to draw.”

While she can’t always draw as much as she would like to, Simons has never thought of quitting what she does, and much of her drive comes from the support she gets to continue doing what she loves.

“My parents have always bought me art supplies for my birthdays and Christmas and always wanted me to draw if I wanted to,” said Simons. “They never wanted me to lose interest in it because they thought if I liked it, then I should always be doing it.”