Ep.157: Your role with your art is to communicate, not to be perfect with Fran Meneses aka Frannerd

Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Fran Meneses, aka Frannerd, a freelance illustrator in the UK. She is currently working in many areas such as publishing her own books and planners and supporting her art community on Patreon, YouTube, and Instagram.

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Key Takeaways

“Honesty is a freaking unicorn! It’s very rare and very popular. Try to create those emotional connections.”

  • Fran shares that her first art job was working on an editorial illustration for her favorite blog that used stock photo images for their awesome articles. So she reached out to them and offered to make them more engaging.
  • About Instagram, Fran says, that if you are honest with people, you get followers, you need to be there for them. It’s like developing a friendship.
  • Fran shares that the idea that fired her the most was that she couldn’t study illustration through official means, so she did it herself. She realized that she doesn’t have to be a perfect illustrator, but rather communicate well with her work.

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Special thanks to Fran for joining me today. See you next time!

All artworks by Fran Meneses, used with permission

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