One of our favorite things to do on WHOTB is getting to know fans with BSB-themed projects, talents, stories, etc. and giving them the opportunity to tell us more about their ventures!
Now, we bring you a post about another fan whose work you might have seen in recent months. Kimmie has been drawing the Backstreet Boys and posting her work for other fans to enjoy. Her art and her talent is truly something to admire. The pieces are so lifelike that they’ve even garnered the attention of the Backstreet Boys themselves!
Kimmie has also recently taken part in paying it forward by giving away a piece of art for free to another BSB fan for her own birthday. We love it!
Keep reading to get know a little more about our fellow fan and check out her amazing work.
1. Where are you from?
I’m from The Netherlands (or Holland as the Boys like to call it :))
2. How long have you been a BSB fan?
I’ve been a fan for over 23 years now. I was 14 when I saw them on TV for the very first time. Their video from “We’ve Got It Going On” was playing and I was hooked.
3. How long have you been drawing?
I started at a young age. I think I was about 5 when I started drawing. I always had my drawing pad and my pencils with me, even on holidays. I drew everything from shells to the cottage we were staying at.
4. What inspired you to combine the two, being a fan and an artist?
Well, combining two things that you love isn’t that hard. I found an old drawing of Nick that I did when I was 15 and that inspired me to start drawing the Backstreet Boys.
5. What has been your favorite BSB memory so far and why?
Oh my goodness, there are so many great memories. But I think my best memory was when Kevin returned. I cried my eyes out! The group was whole again and it made me so happy.
6. Your drawings have garnered some major attention, even from the Boys themselves. What’s been the most “wow” moment for you?
I’ve got two actually. The first one was when I woke up one day and my phone had exploded with messages from other fans and friends. The Boys had featured a group drawing I had made on their Instagram page and their Twitter. I couldn’t believe they had featured me, I was so grateful.
And my second wow moment was when I finally could give Nick my two family drawings I made for him. I had waited 22 years to meet him and it was amazing, he’s such a sweetheart. He really loved them.
7. Were you surprised by how many people love your work?
Yes, I didn’t see myself as a big artist, I still don’t. But the comments I got on my drawings were amazing! I loved to read how I made people happy with my drawings. (Smiles)
8. Your favorite drawing so far?
My favorite drawing by far has to be the colored one I did of Nick. It was the first time I used colored pencils and it turned out amazing.
9. Do you draw other things / take commissions?
Yes, I do take commissions. I do draw other people than Backstreet Boys. I’ve done some flowers and animals but I soon realized that my interest goes to people. I love drawing people, especially eyes. I love it when I can put emotion into their eyes.
10. What’s one thing you haven’t drawn yet that you want to?
That’s a good question. I would really like to do all the Backstreet families. The wives and kids. That would be awesome to do.
11. Favorite Backstreet Boy?
Always has been and always will be Nick Carter. He has become my drawing muse. His facial features are amazing to draw.
12. Your favorite thing about being a BSB fan?
That I’ve met so many people because of them. Some people turned into really great friends. And of course their music. Whatever mood you’re in they always have a song that fits your mood.
13. Your least favorite thing about being a BSB fan?
To be honest, money. Everything costs money, and that’s hard sometimes especially with a family. So I try to save as much as I can so I can spend it on these guys that I love so much.
14. What’s an item on your BSB “bucket list”?
There are two actually. Doing a meet & greet, because I met 1/5th and now I need to meet them all!
And a BSB cruise, I would love to go on one!
15. What is something the Backstreet Boys haven’t done that you wish they would?
I really got to think about that because they have done so much! I would love to see them go more acapella, those harmonies are one of a kind. That’s the Backstreet sound.
16. What’s a piece of advice you have for other fans?
Never lose hope if you haven’t met any of them. They know you’re there and they appreciate you. Please be kind to your fellow fans because great friendships can blossom from it and makes this world, and this fandom, a better place.
17. Piece of advice for other artists?
Always believe in the work your creating. Put your heart and soul into it because it shows in your work when you do. Always keep believing in yourself.
18. Any last words?