Cartoon illustration demo - finished cartoon by Joana Miranda

Several of my readers have expressed interest in seeing longer drawing videos. So because I listen to and appreciate all of your feedback, I’ve created this longer cartoon illustration demo video. The high-speed video (filmed this afternoon over roughly a 10-minute span) shows my process from the inked drawing to the color finish. (By the way, in case you aren’t able to see it clearly, I did lay out faint pencil guidelines before I started inking.)

The drawing demo video…

And here’s the finished cartoon illustration!

Cartoon Illustration Demo - The finished cartoon

In case you’re wondering, the only thing I did post-filming was to darken the beret. That’s because when I initially shaded the beret with my Pentel water brush pen I accidentally used the wrong water brush pen containing the more diluted India ink. I also scanned the illustration so that you can see the colors better.

For this cartoon drawing I used the following materials:

  • Faber-Castell F pencil
  • Zebra disposable fine tip brush pen
  • Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils
  • Pentel water brush pens
  • Bristol board

Wanna see more cartoon illustration demo videos?

I’d love to hear from you! Please leave me your feedback and suggestions for future posts in the comments section!

P.S. My cartoons and illustrations are available for sale here. I also create custom illustrations and cartoons for private and corporate clients. Contact me to discuss your project needs!


  1. sharonia628 says:

    That’s a great video! The music goes well, too. Xox. Mm

    • Joana says:

      And you get a gold star for suggesting the idea!:-) XOX – J

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