All people have different talents and inclinations. Someone likes to play musical instruments, someone – to play sports, well, someone loves to write poetry or embroider. Most of all I love to paint. Sometimes, it seems to me that I was born with the desire to depict the reality around me on paper or canvas. Mom says that as a child, I could sit for hours for coloring, and also long and persistently draw various lines and scribbles in my album. When I was 6 years old, my parents took me to an art school. At the entrance examination there was required to draw a clown. I tried so hard to make my picture perfect, that I did not finish my drawing on time, and they did not accept me. To my frustration there was no limit, and my mother and father, after trying all attempts to calm me and draw something else, decided to write me in an art circle at our regional House of Creativity. I immediately liked it very much, and therefore I continue to attend classes in this studio until now. Now I have an idea about the different techniques for drawing with a pencil, paints or pastels. I’m good at landscapes, architectural objects and animals, but most of all I like drawing portraits. I think that this is a real art – to be able to convey not only the external similarity, but also to depict on paper the human emotions. I really like drawing people in their natural setting, so I often sketch in the subway, in the classroom or at any social events. Painting classes raise my mood very much, and this hobby helps me to see the simple beauty of the surrounding world, which sometimes people do not even notice.