Hi, I’m Gavin Gasparotti, and I am a recent graduate of Soquel High. Art has been one of my hobbies ever since I was a small child. As I was growing up, I put a lot of practice into developing my natural gifts. By the end of elementary school, I had developed a reputation as an artist, and I even had my art displayed at a gallery in Ben Lomond. During my time at New Brighton Middle School, I drew a picture used as the yearbook cover. I also designed the look of the school planner one year. My art was included in a display of student work in the Capitola city hall. But my largest project, in both size and importance, was a sports mural painted on the wall of the gym. I continued to pursue art in high school, whereby in my third year of study, I was able to do special art studies, which gave me the freedom to focus on anything I wanted to create. In addition to art, I also have a passion for cars and automotive design. So the subjects of most of my more recent pieces are cars. The illustrations of cars included in this article are done with watercolor pens, but my favorite media to draw with is classic printer paper and a ballpoint pen. The role art will play in my future is still undecided. As I prepare to start college at CSU Chico, my attention is focused on other career goals. No matter what happens, I know I will keep drawing. A sketch is my favorite way to pass the time!