Student Stories

Art is my passion

May 2nd, 2021

Everyone could say that I am really into technology, because of the faculty I am studying, but today, I am going to tell you more about my other big passion.

Since I could hold a pencil, I was amazed by how many different things you can make just with a piece of wood and graphite, and some paper. People always told me I was a gifted kid, but I just enjoyed drawing very much. Well, sometimes even too much!

About the age of fourteen, I would often find myself drawing for hours without even realizing it. I figured that drawing was a peace to me, not so much a break from reality, I felt like it was my actual reality. 

I drew mainly with graphite pencils, while sometimes including some color. My drawings became the thing I most often gave as gifts because they meant so much to me. I guess, the time and effort you put into it make it feel more personal and valuable.

My school colleagues offered to pay me to draw them. I was so honored and amazed that somebody would pay for my art. Soon enough, most of my classmates and family members started asking for personalized portraits, and as I continued doing them, the love for art grew even more. Pocket money that I earned by selling my drawings made it so much easier for my family when we went through some bigger issues, and of course now when I am in college it makes a big difference.

Today, 6 years later, I can only guess how many portraits I have made so far, probably over a hundred. Most of them took more than 10 hours of work, and every time I look through pictures of all of them, I feel so grateful that people choose me to draw them or their loved ones. The joy of giving somebody a gift that special, pushes me to learn more and draw better. 

I am trying to experiment more with colors and different mediums, but black and white graphite portraits will always be my favorite style. Being a Bosana student gives me more opportunities and possibilities to expand my knowledge and drawing skills, it is what keeps me motivated and makes me work even harder.


Nađa Čelik, Breza

Studying Information and communication technologies at the Faculty of Traffic and Communications.

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