"I owe it all to my parents. I owe a lot of my perfectionism to my father because on every drawing I've ever finished, starting from the very first up to my latest work, he would help me," said Tom Mansanarez, the 17 year old who drew this month's cover. Tom started drawing when he was two, and he's been at it ever since. Tom began using his talent as a professional artist at age 14. He has had the advantage of close instruction and direction from his father, Manuel Mansanarez, one of the finest wildlife artists in this country. Tom's own love for the outdoors and wildlife was developed in the beautiful Idaho and Wyoming mountains.
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