With over 350k fans on Instagram and another 250k fans on YouTube, illustrator and comics artist Fran Meneses is a force to be reckoned with. Known online as Frannerd, Meneses speaks candidly about her day to day, treating her platform as a sort of diary, in which the primary language is pastel.
“I have a lot of things and people who inspire me,” she remarked once, in an interview with Alive as Always. “Having a window next to me inspires me. Also reading books (any type of book and illustration books) keeps my creativity moving.”
Based in NYC, Meneses also runs an online shop, named We Are Nice Humans, where she sells second-hand t-shirts, accessories, and pastel-colored stationery. “I’ve been drawing for as long as I could remember,” she recalled in the same interview. “My parents have always supported handmade hobbies (drawing, reading, playing outside); as far away as we could from the TV, everything was cool.”
With a welcoming smile and an unpretentious approach to art making, Frannerd will easily win your hearts. Take a look at some of her illustrations in the gallery below, and follow her social media pages for more: