ROSE GOT TALENT
Draw of Fame
BY SOFI VAN COUTREN ON OCTOBER 10, 2014
For junior Cheyenne Ipock, ink and skin inspire her creations with pen and paper.
“I like tattoo style art and that is where I get most of my influence from,” Ipock said.
Visual art is her forte, but she pursues mainly drawing. Ipock often finds herself drawing people.
“I also like different cultures and doing things outside of the box.” Ipock said.
Her favorite drawing is a piece she recently did of the Hindu god Ganesh. Some of Ipock’s work has been posted up in the display case that can be seen while walking into the commons. Her new mentor and visual arts teacher, Randall Leach, has been working with her one-on-one each day.
“She has her own theme, vision and style,” Leach said. “I come in and make constructive suggestions because all her ideas are her own.”
Ipock is currently in AP Studio Art creating a portfolio full of her art to be graded to earn college credit. Her friends are all aware of her talent and some even use it as motivation.
“Her artwork inspires me to improve on my skills because I want it to be as good as hers,” senior Lauren Raines said.
Ipock wants to use this talent long term and make a living out of it. She also uses it as her own stress reliever.
“I use art to get away from what I am feeling,” Ipock said.
Ipock’s work is 100% her own. There is no trace of visual art talent in Ipock’s family; this gift is no hand-me-down.