We had the good fortune of connecting with Megan Fant and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Megan, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
Success to me is the determination to move persistently toward and achieve a goal, despite encountering obstacles or failures along the way. Failure is actually success in disguise. Through trial and error, learn from your mistakes, adjust your approach, and continue on the path to reach the goal. Regardless of whether or not you reached your goal, this famous Star Wars quotation says it all- “Do or do not, there is no try.”  

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Hello, my name is Megan Fant and I consider myself mainly a pop culture artist. My artwork is made up of graphite pencil, and Adobe sketch (IPad Pro), which I often integrate both in most of my drawings. I also have art that is solely created through the IPad Pro. Each drawing is unique as to which medium is used. As to what people find unique in my art, the feedback I often hear is the depiction of characters- their expressions, passion, and emotions, which all exude in the form of a story being told and then how the story emotionally impacts the viewer. As for where I am today professionally, I started drawing at the early age of four (some of those drawings still exist on the side of storage boxes in the garage at my parents’ home). I continued creating art throughout the years. It wasn’t until the end of 2014 that I really took it to the next level. Growing up I watched a lot of film, and played video games whose characters inspired me to create my own story version of it through art. On the business side of art, I have to thank my art friend I met through social media a few years who taught me so much about how to handle business with art and how to set up for shows and events. Each show has been trial and error, depending on what kind of event it is and what type of crowds. I’ve had events which were successful and others not so much. However, every art event is a journey, you never know what you might learn or what new connections await you. I’m truly grateful for where my art has led me, and everyone I’ve met through it.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Hmm I would have to choose Old Town Glendale, there’s something unique about the prehistoric look! As for the place to eat would be Haus Murphy’s! The next place to take them would be Sedona, take a hike down into the beauty of Oak Creek Canyon, and eat at the Javelina Cantina! Jerome would be another fun place as well! Eat at the Haunted Hamburger and then take a ghost tour of the town! There’s something unique about old places which I enjoy!   

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to give a shout out to my art mentor Favio Ulises Ramos for the journey of teaching me the business side of art and knowledge/experience of setting up at art shows. Thank you so much. I would also like to give a shout out to my Dad for being my number one art critic! I wouldn’t be growing my skill level half as well if it weren’t for his thoughtful input on improvement.

Website: Www.Etsy.com/shop/MeganZMonkeyBusiness
Instagram: https://www.Instagram.MeganZMonkeyBusiness.com

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