So here’s something a lot different than what we’re used to seeing on essiebutton.com, but I hope you really enjoy it! The idea of The Illustrator’s Corner came to me after receiving an email from Fran. She was being really sweet and discussing YouTube etc. and at the end of it she said, “If you need anything (especially on illustrations matters, oh crap! I forgot to mention that I’m an illustrator) don’t hesitate to ask me.” I took a look at her online portfolio and adored her work. I didn’t need any illustrations done, but I thought it might be interesting to feature illustrators every now and then in case any of YOU needed illustrators.
We kind of went back and forth via email; I told her how much I envied her artistic talent, she told me she would love to do some drawings! It was a win, win situation because I just love looking at them! In her spare time she got down to business and came back to me with some sketches-I was flabbergasted and thrilled with them! Considering I’m not a skilled artist, I found it so interesting to see the behind-the-scenes work and the process an illustrator goes through to get to the final product. She captured everything so perfectly and I love that she added in my freckles! BIG thank you to Fran for taking the time to work with me on this post. Here’s a bit of Fran’s story:
I’ve always love to draw. I can’t imagine a time where I haven’t had a sharp pencil in my hand and a piece of paper in the other. I was raised watching Sailor Moon, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network’s shows and I loved creating my own super heroes stories or drawing my own comic books.
I love to draw, but I also love to cook sweet things, like cookies, sweet breads, kuchen and tarts. I love feeding my friends with baked stuff and right now I miss that so much! I love to read, take long walks, watch TV series and movies and a few months ago I discovered that I enjoy making youtube videos.”-Fran
The drawing of Reggie is just tooooo much for me to handle-I almost shed a tear when I saw it!