Updated: Feb 13
Hi, I am Mia. I love dogs a lot!!! I have studied fashion design, but I have also always loved to draw. So I started to make one drawing each day since December 2020, in the time of corona, because I couldn’t go to work, and I wanted to reactivate my sleeping drawing skills. Since then, I uploaded one drawing per day, which makes me proud of myself, and I found a lot of super cool people on Instagram. So now, I believe I can build something with my creativity and do a fulfilling job.
How long have you been drawing or illustrating?
I have always loved to draw since I could first hold a pen. My father is very artistic, too; he always encouraged me to draw. So we used to sit on the ground and made a big drawing together. But, unfortunately, I stopped drawing as a teenager because I found it a useless skill.
"the more often you draw, the more confident you will get and define your style slowly."
When did you feel like you discovered your style? How did it happen?
I cannot say, “that’s my style.” Some people around me say, “oh, that’s so you!” But I cannot really what it is. I think everyone who is drawing a lot has their style. Even if you feel about yourself, that you don’t have anything special about it. In the end, it comes from your hand, defined by your view of the world, like handwriting. And the more often you draw, the more confident you will get and define your style slowly.
Use one word to describe your style
Who or what inspires you to illustrate?
I get inspired literally by everything. Mostly, of course, by dogs, especially my lovely dog Klara. But also a lot by what’s happening around me, my boyfriend, daily stuff, my psychological problems, traveling, fashion, other artists.
Write your steps
The idea comes up (If I have no time at that moment, I put it into my endless list of drawing ideas)
I scribble it
I make a cleaner drawing
Maybe add color
Maybe add some font
I try not to work too long on things; it’s just like an output of what’s going on in my head.
Which tools do you use to illustrate? Which one do you use the most?
Procreate on my iPad! I wish I would draw more on paper, but it’s so easy to draw everywhere since I started drawing with Procreate.
But I do also like to draw with my colored Polychromos from Faber Castell and my MUJI pens! Sometimes also Poscas.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Sounds cheesy, but: believe in what you’ve got! As a teenager, I stopped drawing for some years because I thought being creative was useless. I wished to be better with mathematics and history or more athletic. Now I see it as a gift, as my true nature. And because I was hiding that for a long time, I need to express it even more now. Maybe I would have been more self-confident from the beginning.
How do you see yourself in the future?
I wish to be able to live from what I love to do. For a long time, I saw my creativity as a nice extra in life. I didn’t even consider I could make a living out of it. But now (with the support of my boyfriend, who believes in me more than I do), I think I can build something with my creativity. I have so many ideas, and I love to create things. And I see, I can inspire others. That’s what makes me truly happy, and that’s what I want to do in the future (and only that).
How can others find your work or connect with you?
Instagram for sure. That’s where I post every day. And I love to connect with others and find other artists’ work. @hello.momo.illu I also have a website, which is still not finished yet. But I am working on it.