Franqui Evolution & 1st site Post!

2016
© Nelson V. Carrasquillo

2014-2015, ft. Merida!
2014-2015 Franqui Turnaround ft Merida_Classic Dress

2016
© Nelson V. Carrasquillo

2014-2015
© Nelson V. Carrasquillo

What is up Mi Gente!

I wanted to start off the first Blog posting on my new site with a little bit of an art evolution of yours truly! This time around we visit my longest running creation Franqui Shore!

I always envisioned Franqui to be a girl who isn’t the typical body shape, one who had struggled with being a unhealthy weight when she was young and now is in a place that may not be perfect by society’s standards but a great place for her. I value variety in Character design, both in over all approach as well as within the character itself, so I chose to include a couple of different hairstyles for Franqui as well. Before I just had the one hair style and it was never right seeing as I draw her with different fashion styles all the time.

This time around, to me, it feels like I got closer to pushing the shapes that I wanted and bringing Franqui to life even more then before!

I’ve been working on this bi-racial , but mostly Puerto Rican, lady for quite awhile now [since 2012] and no matter what I do Franqui never seems to let me stray too far from continuing her story…my dream for it? Perhaps one day an animated show, 3D…2D it doesn’t matter. I can’t wait to bring her to life in that respect as well.

thanks for looking and reading my rant!

-N