Luck of the draw


Michaela Stiger

Artist Connor Anderson focuses on a few sketches in class

It has to be perfect. The shading, the shape of the face, the different colors, all of it. It has to be perfect. It needs to be perfect.

These are the type of stresses that sophomore Connor Anderson deals with on a daily basis.

Anderson is, as many of his friends will tell you, a skilled artist. He can be found almost everywhere he goes drawing some type of illustration.

“I have been drawing my whole life,” Anderson said. “The earliest thing I can remember is in kindergarten drawing Spiderman better than everyone else. That is also when I discovered I could draw.”

The young artist also draws a variety of different things. From Kurt Cobain to a floral arrangement, there is nothing that Anderson won’t draw.

“I don’t really have a favorite artwork that I have done. Right now I like to draw a lot of tattoo styles,” Anderson said. “I would also like to pursue a career as a tattoo artist.”

There are many people that Anderson looks up to artist wise, but one stands out.

“Norman Collins is my influence, but most people call him Sailor Jerry,” Collins said.

Collins was an American tattoo artist who was mainly known for his tattoos of sailors.

Anderson loves to draw, but feels like wanting to do it has to come from the heart.

“I feel like drawing is very fun. It is a really cool way to impress others,” Anderson said. “If you want to draw, do it. It’s not one of those things you can force on someone. It has to come from will. I draw, personally, because I enjoy it, and I’ve been told I’m good at it.”