For me it's a distraction, an enjoyment, an act I can pour my emotions into even if it is a poorly drawn sketch. Twenty seven words left... Hmm, well, myself, I tend to draw myself a lot. Or other people, character designs, house designs, thoughts I have about a subject.
I think this because when I draw I pore all my feelings on this one page, It allows me to express how I feel without using words, it spares the tears in my eyes from crying and instead it allows me to draw the tears that had once rolled down my cheeks. I also feel like drawing my sadness has helped me with drawing and approved my skill cause I'm constantly drawing my feelings