The Art Student of the Month for May is Roselyn Nietes! Roselyn is a ninth grader, and she was chosen as Student of the Month by Mrs. Zorn because of her positive work ethic and her willingness to challenge herself creatively in the classroom. Roselyn is consistently coming up with interesting project ideas, and she works hard to hone her art-making skills. Below is an interview with Roselyn.
Q. How does it feel to be Art Student of the Month?
A. I have a lot of artwork that I’ve been wanting to show off, so I’m really excited to be the “Art Student of the Month.”
Q. What are your favorite art-making materials to work with?
A. I’m partial to working with colored pencils. I like the amount of control that I have over what I am creating, although things don’t always go as planned. In the projects that allow more creative freedom, I like to either make the main focus a yellow duck, or hide one somewhere.
Q. Do you have any artworks that you are particularly proud of?
A. The main one I struggled with was my pencil drawing of a really fluffy bear. Getting the bear’s shape down was fine, but trying to get the fur detail just right was difficult. I think the struggle made me like it even more. In the end, it was worth it.
Q. Where do you find inspiration from when you are creating your own artwork?
A. I usually just create things that I think are cute. Other times, I like to keep my siblings’ interests in mind as I’m working, so that maybe someday I can give my work to them as presents.
Q. What are your plans after high school? Do you plan on continuing to create art in the future?
A. I have yet to figure out all of the details for my future after high school, but I plan on pursuing an art-related career. Something along the lines of illustrating children’s books or graphic design would be most ideal.
Q. Do you have any advice for your peers about the art-making process?
A. You have to know when to stop and take a break. When the fatigue starts to really settle in, it’s time to put everything down for a moment and continue later. Creating art should be done with a clear and level head. The moment it starts to feel like a job, you drop that pencil! It may take longer than you hoped, but once you see the end results, it’ll all have been worth it.