I’m back!

Back working at my drafting table, that is.  And I decided to go a little more “loosey-goosey” with my approach today.  Instead of creating a line drawing and then rubbing the back with charcoal pencil for retracing and transferring the drawing, I did two quick pencil sketches…

Loosey Goosey sketches

Then laid a piece of marker paper over the second sketch and loosely traced it with a brush tip pen.  I decided to keep the color palette minimal, too, because I wanted to have just one pop of color (the red) contrasting with the delicate green of the trees.

I think she’s looking trés chic…

Ciao Bella for blog


What do you think?


    • Joana says:

      Hi Helen,

      Yah, I’m trying for something a bit more free and natural looking. It’s hard to strike a balance between free and sloppy; or, between looking like you can draw or are just doodling. I’m still too anxious to just draw with pen, but maybe that’s the next step…

      Thanks for continuing to give me feedback and cheering me on!

      xox – Joana

      On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 8:38 PM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


  1. ma says:

    oh, I approve, I DO! I love loosey goosey! You must keep going in this way, see where it takes you!

    love, mm

    • Joana says:

      Hi Ma

      My next possible “loosey-goosey” illustration is underway. Except that this time I had so much fun revising the sketch that it’s not looking so loose…but maybe in the transfer process I can free it up?

      I lurve you, J

      On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 12:30 AM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


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