The heat has been oppressive in New York City these past few days. But I’ve been staying cool (more or less) indoors at my drafting table. My latest Moleskine illustration is still a work in progress. But the drawing portion is now finished. When do I know that a drawing is finished? Well, for one, when I run out of paper! Take a look at the freehand drawing demo below and you’ll see what I mean.
Freehand Drawing Demo from Joana Miranda Studio
In the process of creating my Seven Ladies illustration, I fell out of love and then back in love with my Noodler’s Ahab Flex fountain pen (pictured above.) I plan to do one of my Art Bag: Time Saving Tips and Tricks videos soon on how to work around the quirks of the pen.
For now, I’ll just say that my frustration with the pen yesterday was 100% user error. (I’m duly humbled.)
Meanwhile, if colored pencils are your thing, you might want to check out this Art Bag: Time Saving Tips and Tricks video which shows how I get maximum use out of my colored pencils:
Art Bag: Time Saving Tips and Tricks Video #2
P.S. Look for another Art Bag: Time Saving Tips and Tricks video on my Youtube channel on Friday. Maybe by then I’ll have gotten more comfortable with speaking in front of the camera?