Drawingsbyjag- Behind The Art

Personalities

You may know the graphic artist Jaggar by his social media alias, “Drawingsbyjag,” or better yet, by his graphics. The talented 16-year-old Ohio artist has drawn various individuals, from mainstream artists to underground personalities, and more.

These individuals also notice Jaggar’s art, often leaving comments below the post showcasing their surprise and admiration.

From Ski Mask The Slump God, to Trippie Redd, to underground talents like Steele11, Jaggar’s career is built on humble origins, but the young artist has a steady vision.

Time to explore Jaggar’s mind.


16-year-old graphic artist, Jaggar, lives in a small town in Ohio, near Canton.

The young artist claims that they’ve been creating art for as long as they can remember. It has become a part of their overall identity.

The brand name that Jaggar has chosen, “Drawingsbyjag,” does not have a lengthy reason behind its acquisition.

Jaggar states that he chose the name as it was simple, and contained part of his name in the title.

The artist did not expect the brand, and his art, to pick up the audience it has.

Jaggar also sheds light on his life growing up.

The young artist comments that he has always had the support of his mother, who helped him with school projects and also helped him on his creative path.

“She [Jaggar’s mother] really got me into everything with artwork. My dad, however, showed me music. He was always playing 60’s-90’s music when I was little, and I feel like that helped me with being different,” says Jaggar.

Jaggar also comments that he is thankful that at the age of 16, he has not experienced many hardships and adversities. He comments that he is blessed to have not encountered them on the path that he is following [art].

The young artist also elaborates on the technicalities revolving around the creation of his art.

The artist uses multiple software during the process of their artistic creation, followed by different apps to edit.

Jaggar uses paper for his physical drawings, and then scans them so they can be posted online.

“I was always just drawing on paper when I was little,” says Jaggar.

The artist also uses their iPad, laptop, and sometimes their phone to create digital illustrations.

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16-year-old artist Jaggar, owner of drawingsbyjag. Source:

Listening to music while creating art also appears to be an activity that Jaggar does while drawing. The artist likes to post at least once a week.

Jaggar also comments that he’s been creating art since a young age, with his work being in an art museum in 2nd grade. However, it was Jaggar’s cousin, Majestic, who motivated Jaggar to follow art as a career.

Regarding inspirations, the artist states that most of their inspiration comes from music. Jaggar likes to draw on his own imagery, and thoughts, to put into his art.

However, brand creators Jonny Ransom, of RANSOM CLOTHING, and Cole Bennet, of Lyrical Lemonade, have large impacts on Jaggar’s art.

“A lot of the ideas Cole [Bennet] uses for his videos inspires a lot of how I do the style or background of my artwork,” says Jaggar.

The artist also comments on their growing success.

“One of my greatest achievements as an artist would have to be having a little kid coming up to me at a football game and asking me if I was ‘drawingsbyjag’. That changed how I looked at all of this,” says Jaggar.

The artist states that their growing success is a personal achievement as it incentivises them to work harder.

Jaggar also comments that if he had to describe himself, he’d label himself as a visionary as he is always aware of his surroundings, and is constantly looking for future inspirations to fulfil his vision.

The 16-year-old artist states that he has a clothing line coming out shortly based on their drawings, and future creations. They are also working on album, and song [art] covers.

Motivating yourself, and pushing your creative boundaries is also a philosophy that Jaggar strongly believes in.

“Make yourself different and separate yourself from other artists. Show your adversity and people will notice,” says Jaggar.

The artist would like to collaborate with any “new wave” clothing brands such as Gnarcotic, RANSOM CLOTHING, Lyrical Lemonade, Superradical, and more.

To stay up to date with Jaggar’s career, and his brand “drawingsbyjag,” be sure to follow his social media accounts listed below:

 

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Messiuh- Religions Antagonist

Personalities

18 year-old San Francisco artist Messiuh has strong views on religion, and channels his emotions into his music. With a focus on loyalty, and leadership above all, Messiuh uses his craft to let his heart and mind speak. The artist also has work with Steele11, and others.

Time to explore the 18-year-old artist’s mind.


The title Messiuh was created back in the days of the PS3 console. The artist comes from a European background, and religion is involved heavily in his family’s lifestyle.

However, the name isn’t to demonstrate Messiuh’s religious values or interests. Rather, it’s the opposite.

Messiuh chose the name to antagonise those that take religion too seriously. The artist comments that he is an atheist.

“I’ve always been a leader no matter what I do in life, so the name kind of stuck,” says Messiuh.

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18-year-old artist Messiuh believes in loyalty, and love, above all else. Source:

Growing up, the artist comments that his family life has always been in a “weird state.”

Messiuh and his parents never saw things the same, and would often conflict with each other. He states that this was due to his attitude and outlook on life.

However, now their relationship has improved.

Messiuh is thankful for everything that his parents have provided for him. He believes that they have helped shaped him toward the person he is currently.

The 18-year-old artist explains himself also.

Being both compassionate, and loyal, Messiuh explains that leadership is his most important trait. The artist also comments that he only associates with 4 people, outside of his music friendships.

As an artist, however, Messiuh comments that all of his music is emotionally-focused.

“Every song I make has deep meaning and can be used to decipher my life,” says the artist.

The artist has also battled with mental illness, particularly anxiety and depression. This battle became increasingly difficult in high school.

Messiuh states that before music, he internalised his feelings and struggles. This exacerbated the struggles he was dealing with.

However, the artist states that with music, he is now able to convey his thoughts and feelings into his songs, and use it as an outlet.

“My music is a direct look into my life, and the emotion of the songs I drop reflect how I feel myself,” says Messiuh.

The artist was originally acquainted to music through his close friend, and fellow artist, “notJeorge.”

Messiuh’s friend showed him how important it is to express yourself and your emotions. Messiuh fell in love with music immediately.

Besides music, Messiuh comments that he’s interested in economy. If he doesn’t continue to pursue his music career, he’d become invested in the field of economy.

The artist also states that creating relationships with others due to a shared interest in music is one of Messiuh’s favourite achievements.

Messiuh also likes striving to surpass his current musical skills constantly.

None of Messiuh’s songs are freestyled, he comments, and the artist generally takes up to 3 weeks to finish music.

Multiple songs are often released at once. The following few days, Messiuh focuses on mastering these new songs, and starts gathering inspiration for his next song/s.

Messiuh also believes that it is important to be yourself, and focus on what makes you unique. By doing so, you will develop a “natural” marketing image for your craft.

“My image online is how I am in real life. Nothing is left out or fabricated,” says Messiuh.

The artist wants readers to know that they have a tape releasing soon with Florida artist, Steele11.

A podcast with Steele11 can be found here.

New singles will be releasing afterward rapidly.

To stay up to date with the Messiuh’s career, be sure to follow his social media accounts listed below:

Keshore- Speaking To Many

Personalities

When it comes to having a talent that touches people with its impactful and moving ability, 18-year-old Atlanta, Georgia, artist Keshore is a prime example. The artist speaks to many, including his loyal audience, with his deep life experiences which showcase themselves throughout his music, as well as his nostalgic outlook on life.

Keshore, in this interview, speaks about the many hardships he’s gone through, his music, his beginnings, his future, and more.

Let’s uncover this Georgia artist.


Artist Keshore states that his musical alias is actually his middle name. Keshore’s father and sister gave him that middle name based after a famous Indian musician and actor.

Growing up, Keshore comments that he felt like he was a loner. He states that he loves his family but he always felt like an outlier to everyone. Keshore felt alienated due to his music, and his differences.

“I was there but the majority of the time I didn’t feel that way. It’s getting better now kinda but like any wound, it needs time to grow [heal],” says Keshore.

The Georgia artist states that he suffered many hardships throughout his life. Some physical, and others mental. This included depression, and family-based trauma/issues.

Keshore comments that he backpacked and ran away from home at one stage.

“Most of my hardships though I don’t really want to get into. I’m not a very open person so I keep things like that to myself but every now and then you’ll hear it in my songs,” says Keshore.

The artist got through most of these hardships by saying ‘”f*** it”, if they don’t love you somebody else will.”

Keshore likes to stay in regular contact with those that bring positivity to his life.

The Georgia artist describes himself as “weird.” However, as an artist, he likes to try and bridge different people, and things, so that people can cross them and be happy with their lives.

Keshore also explains how he got into music, and started his career.

The 18-year-old artist failed to get into a certain high school that he wanted and became depressed due to his failure to get in.

During this period, Keshore began to get into rap music during his freshman year [9th grade] of high school.

One of Keshore’s friend’s, an artist called “Not Cool,” also known as Byron, used to freestyle alongside Keshore. In 10th or 11th grade, Not Cool gave Keshore a beat to rap over, and Keshore fell in love with doing it and his voice.

However, Keshore didn’t take rapping seriously until 12th grade, which for him was only last year.

Keshore’s personal greatest achievement so far is getting the multiple millions of plays in which he has throughout his career.

“Gathering multiple millions of plays is a nice cushion of a confidence booster to sit on when I feel down. Let’s me know if I got this far I can go farther. Just needs more work,” says Keshore.

Regarding Keshore’s music schedule, he states that he searches for beats all day while working with super lowkey producers. Keshore then freestyles on a mic, or writes lyrics.

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18-year-old artist Keshore, and his friend and artist Convolk.

The artist comments that he is always writing, be it if he’s eating, about to have a shower, watching T.V, Keshore is always looking for inspiration and lyrics.

“I record as soon as I can then I mix and drop when I feel like it’s ready,” says Keshore.

The artist states that life around him, and his friends, are what gives him the inspiration to write certain lyrics or search for the right beats to capture and embody the right life experiences and emotions.

Keshore also comments that if he didn’t pursue music, he would have liked to pursue fashion.

The Georgia artist states that he was previously going to a fashion school before he left home. He was going to sign the papers to enrol before he disappeared and ran away from home.

“If music never worked out, which I hope it does work out, I would pursue fashion,” says Keshore.

The 18-year-old artist also gives advice to readers.

Keshore states that it is important to be true to yourself.

“Make what you want. If that means being an industry plant, do that. If that means staying true to yourself and being as original as possible, do that.” says Keshore.

Keshore also states to make the music that you’ll be happy to leave behind as your legacy. The artist comments also to not cap [lie] as it will not get you anywhere.

Keshore states that at this moment he is looking to only work with his friends, and on himself.

The artist is also dropping a tape on the 21st of September. He will also be dropping some merchandise, and some leading songs with music videos.

To stay up to date with Keshore’s career, be sure to follow his social media accounts listed below: