Our ‘Best Winter Haircut’ (p100) is brought to life, ever-so dashingly, courtesy of Sanderson’s illustrations.
AT WHAT AGE DID YOU REALISE DRAWING COULD BECOME AN ACTUAL PROFESSION?
Very young, though I originally wanted to be a character designer for video games like Final Fantasy.
PRESUMABLY, THEN, YOU USED TO DOODLE A BIT?
All the time, since I was two.
START TO FINISH, HOW LONG DOES A COMMISSION TAKE?
I spend most of my free time collecting, referencing and curating images, songs and video – and I’m always looking out for things that inspire me visually, so when it’s time to work I can instantaneously throw a concept or four together off of all the material I’ve been storing in my head.
WHAT TIPS HAVE YOU GOT FOR PEOPLE DETERMINED TO MAKE IT IN ILLUSTRATION?
A creative career is 20 per cent ability, 40 per cent research and 40 per cent being a shark boss.
WHERE DO YOU GET INSPIRATION FROM?
Right now I’m looking at nightlife culture, Vice, seedy lifestyles, neon and high-tier contemporary design and fashion. I like that relationship between extreme highs and lows.
AND THE MOST OBSCURE PROJECT YOU’VE ILLUSTRATED?
I did a portrait commission for someone of their cat and Murakami prints.