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Meet Kaylynn Myles

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kaylynn Myles.

Kaylynn, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Growing up, my parents weren’t very involved in my life. As Im growing up, I am seeing how much of an effect that had on me. I didn’t play sports like I wish I did, didn’t really have play dates, I don’t have life long friends, my parents don’t even know my friends’ parents, and the list goes on. I was, and to this day, am always by myself. I said all that to say, that every dream that I want to accomplish or anything I am involved in is because I put myself in the position. I know its like, yeah, thats what you’re supposed to do, do things for yourself, but not ever feeling like I achieved anything or had anyone’s support made me insecure and I did not have the confidence to go after what I wanted. For so long, I would look at me not being in sports or involved in anything as a child as a setback. I felt like I never achieved anything. But I’ve been my own motivator, my own support system as well as my grandparents and a few friends. I am growing into a mature young woman who is working towards abandoning fear of success and eliminating bad habits/thinking that hold me back. I am now a Youtuber and Freelance Journalist. I have written for Warrior Life Magazine and The Union. Recently, five of my articles have been featured in Warrior Life, and my feature story for an upcoming rap group was the front and back cover story. Throughout the magazine, I helped design other staff members page designs. I also did minimal sketches and shot my own photos for my feature story. I am learning my way, learning what I want to do, and expanding.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I am a Youtuber, journalist, magazine art director, and I also paint. I am a youtuber because I have a fun and entertaining personality, im working on putting myself out there more and becoming more shameless. People always ask me where I get things from or how I do something, so instead of repeating myself, I made a YouTube to show everyone. YouTube is just really fun to me; it’s like I have my own show which Lord knows I need! I’m working on being more consistent and exporting all of my creative visions I have in my head onto the screen with my current budget, time, and resources. To do that, I will be attending VidCon this year. With YouTube, I hope my viewers feel like they have someone relatable, genuine but also funny to help them get through situations, entertain, or even unwind from a long day. I want them to understand that the perfect time for whatever they want to do is now, go after whatever you want even if you do not feel like you’re prepared.

As a journalist, my favorite type of article to write is an opinion. These also get the best responses. Opinion writing is very conversational for me, which is why it is so easy and funny to read because it’s literally me talking through my writing. When people read my work, I hope it is so entertaining, relatable or controversial that they tell their friends about it and it sparks conversation. I hope its one of those pieces where someone who doesn’t read, stumbles over my artwork and somehow starts reading but can’t stop reading.

After watching 13 going on 30, I knew that being a magazine art director was what I wanted to do. I love being about to bring to life a story through colorful images, sketches, or fonts. I am a visual person, and I don’t want to read anything that looks boring. With amazing design, you can get someone who hates reading to love it. People disregard worthwhile, meaningful articles because it lacked a very important factor. ART! PAGE DESIGN!

Lastly, I love painting. I honestly haven’t painted in a while. But everyone who lays eyes on my work questions why I haven’t picked up a brush. I love painting mystical things like fairies, gardens, or even ballerinas, bunnies, or kittens. Through my paintings, I want people to get a sense of their childhood. I want them to feel see their life through my paintings as a fairytale. Maybe one glimpse could inspire them to forget what’s in front of them and focus back on the things that they truly care about and what makes them happy. I know with social media and other distractions I forget what I really love and what makes me happy, so painting brings me back to a place where I feel like I have control of my life.

The sterotype of a starving artist scares away many potentially talented artists from pursuing art – any advice or thoughts about how to deal with the financial concerns an aspiring artist might be concerned about?

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
My YouTube

Warrior Life is both digital and print

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Image Credit:

Elena Perez
Kaylynn Myles

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