Artist: Jaclyn Napoli

Jaclyn Napoli is hard at work on another beautiful piece during her the first period AP Studio Art class. Now a senior, she has been gracing theAP Studio Art class with her talents since sophomore year. when she  She was one of three tenth graders allowed in the upperclassmen-only course. Her drawing style is distinguishable and draws her classmates’ attention as they walk past her table. They can’t help but stare at her incredibly detailed work.


What’s your favorite medium to work with and why?

Colored pencils because you can really work with the detail of every picture. I guess I really like to see the detail and work with a fine point in my work.

What inspires you to draw?

I’ve been drawing ever since I was young. My dad really worked with me when I was younger, and I guess I just like to express myself by drawing because I can’t like sing or do anything else.

How long have you been drawing?

As long as I can remember.

What subject matters do you like to draw the most and why?

Anything that really comes to mind. Usually I look for an image, just anything., and I draw what I see. I guess still lifes because they’re just sitting there and they’re there all the time.

What is your favorite piece that you’ve made?

It’s hard to tell. It’s hard to say which one. I guess the pisces and the crab from the zodiac because that one took me probably a little over a month. I worked on it everyday and did the details with the colored pencils. That piece took me so long because it was my first piece for concentration when I was a sophomore., and I had no idea what I was doing. I figured I would just work really slow and take my time. I really liked the piece, though.

Are you planning to pursue a career in art?

I’m definitely thinking of pursuing graphic design because everything is on the computer nowadays. It’s hard to find real studio art and I don’t know where that would get me. So, graphic design and graphic communications is what I’m thinking.