MOMO GIRL is an illustrator who loves animals and nature. Her unusual pseudonym comes from the name of her cat, MOMO. MOMO GIRL enjoys creating beautiful, ethereal portraits with an other-worldly feel. Her ambition is to offer relaxation and escape through the colouring of her work.
How long have you been illustrating and what made you start?
Drawing has been my hobby since childhood. I did not want to be an illustrator per se, but I have been drawing for over 10 years so people have been recognising me as an artist and an author.
Where do you get your inspiration?
I usually get inspired by different emotions that come from my mind. There are countless things that evoke my emotion, but examples include; flowers on the sidewalk, poems, music, wind, water, moon, anything from the nature and animals - or it could be people’s happiness or sadness. I think about the nature of the object or certain phenomenon and it inspires me.
Where is your favourite place to illustrate?
My favourite subject is people. Then I like adding elements to my drawing that make the person the most beautiful and genuine it can be. Ironically, I can only draw when I am not around people. I like drawing in a place without any sound. Dimmed light and comfortable clothes are preferable. For these reasons, I like working after midnight, usually in my room.
What are your illustrating/colouring material essentials?
I prefer a colouring method that suits the subject’s personality and emotion. I also like materials that are easy to use, in fact, any materials that you can build up your own skill fast.
What’s the piece of work that you’re most proud of or enjoyed doing the most?
When my drawings were made into a purchasable goods – like a colouring book. My new title MUSIC AND GIRLS’ COLOURING BOOK has recently been published in Korea and I am the most proud when I get to present my work to a lot of people. Above all, I love watching people having fun while they are colouring – as an illustrator, it is most enjoyable when people share their own works of art, rather than drawing alone.
The most important thing is to have fun! However, for those who are looking to improve their colouring skills, I can suggest not to choose colours on a whim. Instead, try using different computer canvas programs like Clip Studio, Photoshop, and Auto. You can match colours beforehand, experiment more and set up a colouring palette for your work of art. If you look at the screen and colour, it is easier to create a cohesive mood or atmosphere for your work.