Sara Michaels, SEM Illustrations
Sara E. Michaels got her start in the creative world at age five … with crayons. Since then, she’s upped her skills a wee bit (okay, hopefully more than a “wee”) and works professionally as a graphic designer. In her spare time, she does what she really loves; illustrates and writes children’s books and creates “friendlier” versions of her favorite films. Sara works with both traditional and digital media, typically drawing a detailed illustration with pencil first, then putting it into Photoshop or Corel Painter to bring it to life with color. Her influences include Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, Stephen King, and Grimm’s Fairy Tales. She lives in Worth, IL and sells her work through her Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/SEMillustrations.