About the Illustrator
Olivia Smith Hancook
Hello, my name is Olivia Smith Hancock. I am a graphic designer and illustrator. I started painting because I enjoy creating art. I had my favorite cartoons and video games growing up and I wanted to create my own images. I had the desire to show more positive images of dark skin people and I use my artistic and creative expression to do so.
My favorite mediums to use are watercolor and digital paint. My inspirations are nature, fantasy, beauty and reality. My desires are for others to enjoy and appreciate my work as I want to inspire and motivate others.
2014, I graduated from California State University East Bay with a Bachelor's degree in graphic design. My long term goals are to have an art and animation production studio in the future.
Creating the illustrations for "The Mess" I had a fun and engaging experience. Alicia gave me the description for the story and pages. I loved the idea of using kangaroos to teach a lesson.
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