Becca: What's the most recent thing that has inspired you?
Olivia: I am currently teaching myself 2D animation so I have been watching a variety of work. Victoria Vincent, Lester Chan, and Jenn Strickland are my current animation heroes. This past week, I watched My Neighbor Toroto for the first time and I was completely blown away. Hayao Miyazaki’s sincere storytelling and beautifully crafted worlds will always leave me in awe.
B: How do you get into the zoneeee to start drawing?
O: I work best when I am alone and at night time with music or a show going on in the background.
B: What are your fave mediums?
O: Ink and graphite have my heart but digital painting is growing on me a lot!
B: How has your art changed throughout your career?
O: When I attended school I focused on intuitive drawing methods. I built my own iconographic alphabet of abstracted figures both friendly and disarming. When I left school, I recognized I wanted to move in a more technical drawing direction with more explicit illustrative styling. My illustrations are still simplistic but are becoming more grounded in a traditional character and world building design.
B: When it comes to fashion what are your priorities?
O: Most of my clothes are secondhand from thrift stores or close friends. I try to not buy new things because fast fashion is the second most wasteful industry after oil. I wear a lot of black with priority in comfort, simplicity, and the shapes you can create through different ranges of fitted material. Lately, I am trying to be more adventurous with color and accessories like earrings and body chains.
B: What's are your fave spots in Bushwick?
O: Bunna Café, Los Hermanos, and Carmelo’s are my favorite places to eat and drink right now!
B: How can someone reach out to collab or find your work?
O: To find my most recent work, my Instagram is the best site at this time: @oh_____no. To collaborate, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here at friends we love working with upcoming local artists and Olivia is one of our favorites! You can find all of her personally styled looks here!