For many years throughout my childhood, I have used drawing as a way of release. Recently I found out drawing was unhalaal and out of the fear for Allah. I have not drawn a picture since. This is been waging on my mind and it's slowly making me mentally unstable. The release that helped keep me stable is gone and I truly cant take it. My depression is coming back, my anxiety is also heightened.
I went to a Muslim school where my Muslim teacher, who was head of the mosque assured me it was only haraam to sculpt and not to draw. But after reading different things online, I became confused and scared.
I draw people as it calms me the most and even aspired to be a comic artist but after being confused, I haven't drawn anything and feel as though I've lost a big part of myself and have lost my best skill.
I need to know from the Islamic community if it is okay to continue my aspiration. Is therapy drawing allowed in Islam?
I only wished I could've asked the Nabi (SAW) Shukran for any guidance you can give me.