Sophie F. — Thinking Outside the Box

Sophie F.
8th Grade — Salk School of Science
New York, NY

My passion is undoubtedly my art. I’m creative and like to express myself through my art. I always carry my sketchbook with me. To me, whether it is graffiti, cartoons, or fine art by old masters, they are all a form of expression. Last spring, when NYC shut down, my art portfolio class also ended. I missed having a space where I could give and receive feedback from my peers. I wanted to connect with others and share ideas, so I started my own WordPress blog. Even though I only have a handful of visitors, I want to continue to update my blog and record my art journey.

Thinking Outside the Box

“Thinking Outside the Box” is a self-portrait that represents my time spent during COVID lock down. The background is showing both indoor (quarantine) and outdoor street views (pre-COVID). The flower crown represents my unwavering will to stay creative or as I call it, thinking outside the box. I used pencils, 7H, B, 2B, 4B and. I used a hatching technique to draw the bamboo roman blinds to show texture and non-uniform colors.