When I draw, I'm set free. Anything is fair game, my interpretation is front and center, and no one can ignore my work because of its visual components(whether good or bad). Everyone has something to say about art, even if they don't say it.
When I draw, people know exactly who I am. They can see me, even if it's only subconsciously registered in their brains. They get a sense of my struggles, my personality, and my views on the things we all experience. And as I mature in my skill, more of me becomes visible.
When I draw, people tell me "You're improving!" and "man, seeing you come such a long way is awesome!". There's no hesitancy, no false flattery. There's legitimate appreciation, and you don't even have to know an artist intimately to express it. And there's legitimate critique too.
When I draw, It's not about being on the top, the middle, or the bottom. It's about starting from point A, and getting to point B, on my time and in my own way. No two paths are the same. Sure they may intersect, or draw close, but I'll always have my own way to follow.
When I draw, my role or importance to society means nothing. My power lies in my pen, and my imagination is a force to be reckoned with. There is no one greater than I in the world of my own ideas, and all that I can envision, I can produce using the skills of my craft. It may not be perfect, but it doesn't have to be. Because my ideas are mine, and they are great as they are and have been interpreted.
When I draw, all things fade away. The immaterial, the unnecessary. The woes of life, and the feelings of regret, remorse, and anger I direct at myself. My own dissatisfaction with my life or where I've gone. My decisions and how I've coped with the consequences.
When I draw, I can see the horizon of untapped potential; of ideas waiting to be discovered, uncovered, and expressed in the way only I know how.
When I draw, I can accept the efforts of others who draw, and come to an understanding with them. And together we can draw some more.
When I draw, suddenly the world becomes a whole lot larger... and a lot brighter too.
When I draw, I am truly, without a doubt, alive.
As long as I draw, I'll never stop moving forward.