Bao Luu was born and raised in Vietnam. He wanted to become an artist when he was a child. He drew a lot of Pokemon, cartoons, and manga characters. When he was in high school, he started to paint watercolor illustrations. He also taught himself digital drawing by watching tutorials and famous artists’ work to see how they used color and light. By observing everything in life to get ideas, he combines different things to create his illustrations.
Bao believes in saving the environment. He always carries his own water bottles and grocery bags instead of using plastic. He has recently illustrated a book called Earth Hour by Nanette Heffernan through Charlesbridge Publishing about the worldwide celebration of Earth Hour, when everyone turns off non-essential electric lights to save precious energy resources