We have been catching up with the makers, crafters and shakers of the Crafty North Londoner Etsy Team, and today we bring you the very talented illustrator, Lucia Soto of Fandangle London.
Tell us, who is Lucia Soto from Fandangle London?
I’m an illustrator and graduate of Design and Plastic Arts. After a few years working as a Graphic Designer and Art Director in advertising (and although being paid for thinking is rather cool!), I decided what I really wanted to do was drawing! So I set up my studio and now I am so lucky to spend my time drawing all those things that are half nonsense and half all sense, the stuff that makes my life silly and beautiful.
I live near Regent’s Park with my boyfriend and a tiny apple tree. I love Julie London, drinking tea in the afternoon in my patio, overdressing and walking everywhere. I’m afraid of pigeons and I get really angry at broken leads in colour pencils.
What inspired and drove your passion for illustration?
I’m inspired by everyday life. Experiences, things I read about, people, places, even the change of the seasons! There’s always something beautiful around to draw!
What is it like owning your own business?
It’s the greatest. It’s really hard work but it’s the most rewarding I’ve ever done. I would only like to have more hours in my days to be able to do more!
Thank you for stopping by, Lucia. Any final words you would like to share?
“If you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”- Conan O’Brien
Very well said! To see Lucia’s full collection. please visit Fandangle London.