This October I’ve been participating in the Inktober 2019 challenge. But I’ve also put my own spin on the 31 ink-drawing-per-day challenge. In my case, I’ve decided to create my ink art without the benefit of a pencil under-drawing. And I’m videotaping my freehand drawings and posting them at Joana Miranda Studio at Youtube.

Here’s a look at my freehand drawings from yesterday…

Freehand Ink Drawing with Sailor Fude Nib Fountain Pen – Prompt Word “Build”

And today!

Freehand Ink Drawing with Sailor Fude Nib Fountain Pen – Prompt Word “Husky”

As you can see, I also had some fun adding watercolor to today’s illustration:


How do I decide what to draw? Aside from the obvious – images and stories inspired by the daily prompt word – I always strive to find a humorous element. I also love to draw people and especially the quirky faces we make. Men are often the funniest to cartoon (the older the better!), though as you can see from this drawing and this drawing, I also love creating whimsical children’s book illustrations, too!

Love what you see above? There’s plenty more on my Youtube Channel. I hope you’ll subscribe to stay abreast of all of the fun and entertaining drawing videos I post!


  1. sharonia628 says:

    Wow, the pen at work! Looks like it’s really fun! Xox mm

    • Joana says:

      Yes, I think I’m leaning more towards using the Sailor Fude Nib pen over the Duke 209 Fude Nib pen. The Sailor seems to give an even greater variety of line which is, indeed, fun!

      xox – J

    • Joana says:

      Thanks, Denise! I was happy with how that watercolor turned out. Finding the right shade of green was rather amusing, to say the least!

      I hope you have a lovely week. 🙂

    • Joana says:

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment – it made my day! I’ve enjoyed reading your writings on your blog (and send my sincerest condolences on the loss of your husband.) With all best wishes, Joana

        • Joana says:

          I’m glad to hear that! I, too, believe the good energy of the departed stays with us.

          Be well,
          🙂 Joana

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