Can you recall the first time you realized you were going to be an illustrator? What were your earliest impressions? When I entered high school, I met someone who became one of my best friends. She attended extracurricular drawing classes and so did I. We loved everything about art and also crafts. In our spare time, we dedicated ourselves to painting on T-shirts and working on varied creative projects. At 15-years-old, we had our own walk-in shop.