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Just about everyone knows someone who has been bullied, in ways big and small. Understandably, though, many victims are reluctant to speak about their experiences. We found some who aren't.
Lissy on Lissy:
I started drawing when I was 5; I saw my brother’s drawings in his room. He was an artist, too, so I wanted to learn to draw like him. I wanted him to teach me, but he didn’t want to, you know how brothers are, so I just took one of his drawings and taught myself instead.
I started to trace first, and then I started to learn how to copy. When I’d watch movies I’d pause them and draw whatever was on the screen. I never took a class, I totally taught myself. I even taught my Best Buddy and some of my classmates how to draw.
When I’m at school I draw with pencils, but I like to work on the computer when I’m at home. I like the computer better because it’s easier, you don’t have to erase and it’s easier to add color.
Now I get my inspiration from things I see in movies, magazines and sometimes comic books. I haven’t drawn any original pieces, but I’d like to try sometime. I just don’t know how hard it would be.
My favorite thing to draw is Sonic the Hedgehog. I like to make comics with him and make my own Sonic characters. My first character I created was Kitty the Cat. I draw the advertisements for Best Buddies coffee cart at HHS. One of the ads I did was a Thanksgiving themed one. It was Sonic and the other hedgehogs dressed as pilgrims.
Pictured: Untitled, pencil
--As told to Liz Tsourakis, Hillsborough High