Cecilia Messina is an Italian illustrator based in the United Kingdom. When she was a kid she started drawing her favorite comics and children’s book and she never stopped creating since. She studied Animation and Visual FX in Florence, where she also worked as an assistant painter for renowned local artisan Paolo Chiari, also known as Quercelfo. Her natural curiosity always urged her to try different styles and mediums - watercolors, acrylics paints, and airbrush - but she favors the digital medium. Her inspiration comes from her favorite books, movies, tv shows, and artists. On the side, Cecilia develops her projects including illustrations for children’s books and creating designer toys with her partner. In her free time she loves to sculpt with clay, running in the English countryside, and volunteering for an animal shelter.