I enjoy trying to depict things realistically, but I also like being free and a little bit loose with interpretations. I like drawing figures and objects with interest and variety and a lot of areas that you can focus on. I’m actually starting to realize that it’s really helpful to have objects in front of you, and my drawings benefit from that. I can draw abstractly or with my personal drawing style. Drawing from an object doesn’t mean I have to stick to simply rendering it but it does give it more validity. Simply rendering it makes the drawing accurate. Those skills help when I take more liberty with the shapes so that they still have that validity.