Lucca, 16.

Drawing (and game development) is my creative talent. I’ve been drawing as long as I can remember, I was always serious about it too and I’ve been drawing ever since. I only started digital art when I was 12 I think.
I feel like my next drawing has to be better than the last, or it’ll be a waste of time or not worth it. I’m very hard on myself and my art because I constantly strive to be better than I was last time. But I’m always happy with the results after I see the improvement.
Autism helps me be creative, but not in the typical way. I am very indecisive, and I use a random number generator to decide almost everything for me. I use it to decide how many hours to work without a break, deciding what to draw, how many hours to work on my game and how many hours to work on art, and everything in between.
I think logically when I’m coding my game, and I think creatively when drawing, I feel the fact that I can use both sides of my brain so well can be traced back to my autism.
I get my ideas from how I feel and from what I like. Depending on how I feel most of the time, my brain will come up with images to represent my feelings. Then there are just things I like to draw, backpacks, jackets, plants, clouds among others. I analyse art and video games very often, I like to find out what people like about games/art, and how I can implement those things into my own work.
I show my work on Twitter.

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