It felt like I spent as much time sitting in trains last week as I did in my chair in the pit at Lincoln Center’s Koch Theater.  While playing for the Miami City Ballet was a treat, it was also a nice to have so many opportunities for people watching and sketching on the commutes.  Here are just a few of the sketches I did:

Woman in cardigan, glasses and sling-back shoes reading subway billboard…

sketch of woman in glasses reading a subway billboard

Long-haired woman wearing rain boots and patterned stockings…

quick sketch of woman with rain boots

Sketch of woman with sunglasses and leather jacket…

quick sketch of woman with sunglasses on the top of her head

Woman wearing retro-styled outfit and updo…

ink sketch of retro styled woman

Woman with cornrow braids and glasses…

ink sketch of woman with cornrow hairstyle



  1. Denise Pellegrino says:

    Great pics, I especially like the girl with the sunglasses reading the billboard!!! Great job!

    Sent from my iPad


    • Joana says:

      Thanks, Denise! This week has been a little slower in the sketching department…but then again it’s hard to sketch when you’re walking home (and the weather’s been too sublime to be underground riding the subway!)

      🙂 Joana

      On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 7:13 PM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


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