Fabiola Giardinaro

Name: Fabiola Giardinaro

From: Catania, Italy

Blog address: shabbylabb.blogspot.com/?m=1

When did you first start drawing/experimenting with inks/ crafting? I started in 2014 with various products and it was love at first sight.

What made you start? I started by using a swab to grow old and make Shabby my work. Later I bought the SN Coloring System line and I have not been separated anymore.

Are you a full-time artist or is this a hobby that you love to do? I'm a full-time artist. It has become a job I love. I organize coloring courses around various stores.

What inspires your art? My genre as the stage name is the Shabby Chic style... so I use pastel colors and give a sense of dirt and worn out by time.

What’s your top tip for marker art/lettering/alcohol inks? I love alcohol ink for the possibility of single gradation. I can create wonderful effects by playing with the light - dark.

What is your favourite Spectrum Noir product? Illustrator markers.

Which Spectember theme/prompt have you chosen and why? I chose the coloring of sweet animals because I love coloring them, and with them all my sweetness comes out. Then the Holiday Theme: for me it should be Christmas all year round. Finally Over the Rainbow where I want to revive a project based on the movie The Wizard of Oz.

When did you start working on the Spectrum Noir design team? I started in April 2019