We’re excited to introduce you to Toronto, ON illustration artist Shannon from shanncreative. Check out our interview with Shannon and see more of her artwork below.
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When did you open your Etsy shop?
What inspired you to start your business?
How would you describe your business?
shann.creative is all things illustration. My favourite illustrations are custom portraits of families, couples, friends, pets, etc. But I also love when people come to me with wacky creative illustrations as well. I’ve drawn Toronto Raptors players, Album Covers, Magazine Covers, a custom Bob’s Burgers Family, you name it and I would LOVE to draw it. I’ve printed my illustration on mugs, blankets, canvas, posters, mousepads, and so much more. They make the perfect gift.
Outside of custom illustrations I also love to draw anything and everything aesthetic. My sister is a sneaker head and that’s what got me into drawing all of the sneaker prints I have over on my Etsy. I have some friends who love to Raptors so I’m slowly getting into more sports illustrations. And I love all things plants, coffee, matcha, and flowers so I’m working my way through some more generic illustrations as well for things like Etsy and local markets.
Right now majority of my pieces are digital files and my clients go and print it themselves but I do occasionally print and ship. I like to print my art on watercolour paper from a local print shop here in Toronto.
What’s your bestselling product?
Custom Portraits for sure are my best selling “product”. It’s so unique to each and every order but that’s what makes it so special.
My best seller on Etsy is my SNEAKER X FLOWER print I collaborated with SnaptureThis on. She reached out to me with the idea, I drew it up for her, and now it’s a best seller in her store and a best seller on my Etsy.
Why do you think it’s so popular?
We hope you enjoyed learning more about Toronto illustration artist, Shannon, from shanncreative and seeing more of her unique illustrations.