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Art hobbyist: Isabella Ye

Feature shows a student’s creative side.
Courtesy of Isabella Ye
Artwork by Isabella Ye.

There are several creative and artistic people here at Biola, both within and outside of art-related majors. Isabella Ye is a sophomore psychology major minoring in music and is a part of Torrey Honors. In her free time, Ye taps into her artistic side. 

“I have been actively creating visual art ever since I could hold a crayon, and I took art lessons here and there throughout my life before entering college,” Ye said.

Ye enjoys traditional art such as doodles and miniature landscapes. She does drawings both with and without references. For those with references, Ye will use them to sketch out the dimensions and create the rest of the drawing from them. The drawings without references are often done on any available paper with a blank space.

“I enjoy it most likely due to its therapeutic properties, the way it occupies my entire attention, and the satisfaction of seeing the completed product after,” Ye explained, “It’s a means of creative outlet.”

In middle school, Ye would do vector art, which is the creation of shapes that are pieced together to create the full image. This area of art is often used for projects such as logo designs. Ye used vector art to produce New Year cards.

Recently, Ye has begun trying out digital art and simple animation on her iPad. 

“I’m still exploring and don’t really have any completed projects, just little exercises and memes that exist solely for the purpose of passing time,” Ye said.

Even though Ye has chosen to pursue a degree in psychology, she has not stopped nurturing her artistic talents.

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Shelby LaPorte
Shelby LaPorte, Staff Writer
Shelby LaPorte is a freshman journalism major with a concentration in writing and publishing. She loves to read, paint, draw, watch movies and shows and go on adventures with her friends. I was born and raised in Fremont, California, about an hour's drive from San Francisco. I’ve moved a total of five times throughout my life and two of these happened in the last three years. I never moved far and remained in the same school district my whole life. Growing up, I spent my time dancing and swimming. These were my great passions for a long time. The summer after I had graduated from high school, I was given a letter that I had written to myself in 6th grade. In this letter, I wrote that I was going to go to Biola. This goes to show that I had known for a long time that Biola was the school for me. I remember visiting the school when I was around ten years old and it didn’t take long for me to fall in love with it. Biola felt like home and from that moment on I knew exactly where my life was going in terms of college.  Though I’ve always loved reading and writing, I never imagined that I would become a journalist. Like a lot of young girls, I dreamed of being a professional ballerina and when that fizzled out, I wanted to be an Olympic swimmer. At some point, I moved beyond these unlikely dreams and landed on nursing. I had no reasoning or understanding of why I wanted to become a nurse, but my mind had been made up. When I came to Biola last fall, I began my nursing journey. However, about halfway through the semester, I took a moment to think about what I was doing and realized this wasn’t where I was meant to be. I stumbled upon the idea that journalism may be the career path for me and this semester is my first as a journalism major. I’m so excited to see what God has in store for me for the rest of my time at Biola.
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