Teen sticks together boat drawings to create new business


Sarah Aslam/Wrangell Sentinel

Nick Allen, a 16-year-old high school junior, enjoys drawing commercial fishing boats, with particular attention to rigs and booms. Often, the sketched boats are a "mash-up" of several different vessels, he explained.

Nick Allen, a 16-year-old high school junior, likes to draw boats.

"I live in a fishing community," Allen said. "Been around boats my entire life. Drawing them was even cooler."

Allen said he started drawing around the age of 12. First it was speedboats. About a year and a half ago he "moved into the commercial fishing side of art."

"I drew a seiner first and it was terrible," he said. "To see the progress over a year and a half, it's insane."

He's now making stickers of his artwork, and advertising them for sale online.

Allen said most of his sketches happen either at his drafting table at...

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