We basically FELL IN LOVE with Meyoco's art when we first laid eyes on her work. Her art made us felt like back in 7th grade, sitting on the curb and sharing a pack of Skittles with your crush. Simple but fun. 💖
So here goes 5 questions with our crush Meyoco!
Q1: Can you describe yourself in 5 words?
Anxious, impatient, diligent, introvert, awkward
Q2: What does your daily routine look like?
I usually start the day around 8 AM! I’ll have a quick breakfast followed by replying to my work e-mails. On days where I have to go to the gym I’ll go out at around 10 AM and return before lunch. After lunch, I’ll reply to any new e-mails and start working on any personal or commercial projects. This usually goes on until dinner time. For the rest of the night, I’ll usually draw something new to post on my social media accounts.
On days where I have to handle store orders, I usually skip the gym and start packing orders with my friends around 10 AM until 5-6 PM. After that, we’ll have dinner and I usually just relax until it’s time to go to bed.
On days where I have to handle store orders, I usually skip the gym and start packing orders with my friends around 10 AM until 5-6 PM.
Q3: What’s the biggest challenge you face when working on your artwork?
For me, the biggest challenge I face when working on an artwork is thinking of new ideas and new combinations of things to draw! Sometimes I want to be indulgent and just draw the same things over and over but then I’ll feel really guilty about it. I really don’t want to feel like I’m just looking for excuses or being lazy. It’s really tiring and challenging sometimes, but when I do get a good idea, it feels really REALLY good.
The biggest challenge I face when working on an artwork is thinking of new ideas and new combinations of things to draw!
Q4: What advice would you give to people who are trying to make a living as an artist?
I started selling my own products in conventions, selling fan merchandise until I eventually started selling original products after tabling at various cons for 3-4 years. I started from just making stickers, buttons, postcards, etc., basically anything that I can just print for cheap and in small amounts.
After several years, I eventually I had enough money to try making enamel pins, washi tapes, etc. It took time, effort, and patience. I’m the kind of artist who’s always really slow with their progress; it takes a lot of time for me to start doing the things I do now. Therefore I do believe that starting out small and slow is completely okay.
Be patient, start out small, and do not rush things.
Q5: What super power would you choose to have?
I’d choose to have the ability to fly! I remember having this dream where I could fly. I was at the beach and I magically floated at will and shot up into the sky. I could see the ocean for miles. It was one of the best dreams I have ever experienced in my life!
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