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Spokane student gifts classmates with her artwork

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Some of Kiara Lime's portraits Some of Kiara Lime's portraits
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Seniors at Ferris High School walked out of the classroom for the last time Tuesday, but one of them stayed behind.

Seventeen-year-old Kiara Lime sits behind a desk in her art classroom after the final bell blasts through the hallways. Her black pen scratches the surface of an index card.

Kiara is attempting to draw all 365 seniors before graduation.

“It started out as a joke,” Kiara said. “I posted a Facebook status like ‘how many seniors can I draw before the end of the month?’”

That post was made in the beginning of May, and this week, Kiara has finished around 200 of the cartoon portraits.

“From start to finish it takes me 12 to 15 minutes,” she said. “But I’ll jump around, like I’ll sketch some people then I’ll ink some that are still unfinished then I’ll go back and do the color background.”

Kiara has been interested in art since she was only 5 years old. She says she got her inspiration from her older sister.

”I would watch her draw and I would try to copy her,” she said. “So I just started drawing on my own because I liked it a lot.”

She hasn’t put down the pen since.

“It’s sort of my way of conveying how I see things.”

Kiara’s style for the student portraits is one of her own. She says she focuses on distinct characteristics when trying to resemble each student.

“The face is the first thing I usually draw,” she said. “And there are certain things like eye shapes and I think the most important thing is the hair.”

Kiara revealed all of the portraits at her senior breakfast Wednesday morning. She says she is going to draw as many as she can before graduation Sunday. 

“It sort of was like a really good closure thing of just trying to draw a bunch of people that have known me for a long time,” Kiara said. “It just feels really nice because I have a lot of friends here and a lot of people have been so supportive.”

Kiara plans on attending the art program at SFCC in the fall, and says she plans to pursue art school.

Kiara was voted “Most likely to become the next Van Gogh” in her student yearbook this year, and in 8th grade.

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