Meet the Artist
-- Create what you want to see.
Courtney P. Lovett received her BFA in Visual Arts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Courtney has utilized her artistic skillset for a variety of mediums and disciplines, including illustration, character design, animation, graphic design, and motion graphics.
However, as a lover of stories and fictional worlds, her heart is with illustration and character design.
As a Black American and a native of the DC, Maryland, Virginia area, her work features predominantly Black characters drawing from her own experiences and upbringing. This is most evident in her webcomic series The Smiths - a collection of short stories that chronicles the lives of a Black middle-class family and their everyday adventures. For her, The Smiths is a culmination of the themes of joy, love, and family present throughout her body of work. She makes it her mission to bring smiles to young faces through her stories, uplift their spirits and inspire them to share their own stories and pursue their creative dreams.
She gathers much visual inspiration from the iconic creations of Disney who originally motivated her to become an artist. She also draws influence from unique styles of creators such as Glen Keane, Aaron McGruder, Bryan Konietzko, Alberto Mielgo, Torsten Schrank, and author and illustrator Vashti Harrison. Additionally, she is inspired by directors and filmmakers such as Ava DuVernay, Ryan Coogler, Issa Rae, Matthew A. Cherry, Shonda Rhimes, Barry Jenkins, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Damien Chazelle, Hayao Miyazaki, and many more.
When Courtney is not creating stories, she is teaching part-time as a digital art instructor at More Than Conquerors (MTC) Art Studios. You can also find her spending time with her loved ones, catching up on her favorite shows and movies, enjoying a good book, or practicing in her sketchbook.