Artist of the Week: Sam Tilley

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Artist of the Week: Sam Tilley

“I’ve been drawing since I was 5 or 6. I used to draw trees and cars, but now I just do abstract,” Tilley said. Above is one of his favorite pieces that he’s created.

“I’ve been drawing since I was 5 or 6. I used to draw trees and cars, but now I just do abstract,” Tilley said. Above is one of his favorite pieces that he’s created.

Credit: Sam Tilley

“I’ve been drawing since I was 5 or 6. I used to draw trees and cars, but now I just do abstract,” Tilley said. Above is one of his favorite pieces that he’s created.

Credit: Sam Tilley

Credit: Sam Tilley

“I’ve been drawing since I was 5 or 6. I used to draw trees and cars, but now I just do abstract,” Tilley said. Above is one of his favorite pieces that he’s created.

Caroline Raymond and Caitlin Newton

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Senior Sam Tilley sits during class, his pen creating dark lines on the paper. Typically, he draws in black and white, and his drawings are abstract. Tilley’s passion for drawing began when he was little, and now he uses it as a way to stay focused during class.

“There’s a lot of shapes and patterns that are fun to look at. You don’t really know what it is but you can kind of make things out of it,” Tilley said.

“I’ve been drawing since I was five or six. I used to draw trees and cars, but now I just do abstract [drawings],” Tilley said.

When he draws, he claims not to have any real inspiration. However, it takes real effort into creating one drawing piece. Some of his more extravagant pieces can take a few weeks to create a final drawing.

“I think it’s sometimes hard to keep a drawing going. It takes a long time to make, and sometimes you want to start other drawings,” Tilley said.

Occasionally, he’ll draw very detailed designs with many different colors.

“Nobody else in my family draws, [my sisters] don’t draw, so it’s kinda unique to me,” Tilley said.

“I usually do black and white…[with] pens on the back of a homework…It’s pretty much just me, nobody else in my family draws, [my sisters] don’t draw, so it’s unique to me.”

Tilley enjoys art because he is able to draw things that are unique and not the same each time. His art consists of abstract shapes blended together that can create different visions for different people.

“I like [abstract drawings] because you can find hidden things in them. There are a lot of shapes and patterns that are fun to look at. You don’t really know what it is, but you can kind of make things out of it.”

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