We sat down with Mongs, the artist and illustrator behind Milkyprint, to discuss creative processes, what keeps her creative, and what it was like to see her work in app for the first time…
What’s your background and how did you become an artist?
It’s hard to pin down exactly how I became an artist, but I’ve been drawing since I was a kid. I went to a local art college in Singapore, studying graphic design and eventually found a career as a graphic designer. It was only in 2016 that I returned to illustration.
How would you describe your own work?
Fun, positive and relatable!
Who are your biggest influences?
My biggest influence is my faith in God. He inspired both hope and humour in my work.
Where do you seek inspiration?
Quite often, I get inspired whilst taking a break and sitting down with a cup of coffee and reading. Other times going for a walk will also help. I really enjoying playing with words though and my favourite subjects are usually animals and food, or inanimate everyday objects.
What keeps you creative?
Checking out the work of other artists on various platforms including Instagram keeps me creative. It’s great to see all the different types of work out there. I also find that searching for particular words or puns can create little sparks of creativity.
What do you do if you ever find yourself stuck in a creative rut?
Taking naps certainly helps, or simply getting away and doing other activities like exercising or meeting family and friends.
Talk us through your creative process
I don’t have a fixed creative process. Sometimes ideas pop up randomly, or I may be inspired by things I see during the day. Often, I’ll google words or phrases, and then try to visualise them as funny drawings.
What memorable responses have you had about your work?
People often say seeing my work makes them happy. That makes me happy too!
What’s the one piece of equipment in your kit your couldn’t live without?
Can I name two? My iPad Pro and Apple pencil. No doubt about it.
If you could give a piece of advice to your younger self – what would it be?
Don’t give up on your passion.
How did you feel when you first saw your work published in the Momentful app?
Which is your favourite Moment of yours that’s available in app?
The four different cheese Moments are fun!
Explore Moments from Milkyprint by downloading the Momentful app today on iOS and Android.