Editor Becky Jo here: I stumbled upon Laura Volpintesta on what was then Craftsy years ago. I’ve long been a technical illustrator, but my hand drawing has always been my weakest point, and after a custom croquis investment, I wanted to up my game. From there I found Laura on YouTube and her private courses. Her fresh, all-ethnicities, and real-body take on fashion flats is everything. Laura is an artist first, that happens to dabble in fashion flats, water color, singing, work at Parsons… but oh, what an artist. While Ebi was a temp Editor, we found a common adoration for Laura, and I was thrilled to hand off this interview. Our hope is that if you’re already a fan, or this is your first introduction, that you enjoy this conversation between Ebi and Laura as much as we do.

Laura's art for sale, showing her earth-mother-goddess aesthetic

It was a wet, grey Saturday when I dialed Laura Volpintesta’s... [read more]