I’ve been refining my character art of late. Or, better put, I’ve been simplifying it! The Bird Brain and other doodles in this two-page Moleskine spread mostly represent my flights of fancy. (Though I admit that the Guilty Pleasures doodle is based on my new pandemic afternoon snack ritual.) Getting to slap quirky shades of watercolor onto these playful illustrations is the icing on the cake in the process.
Bird Brain and Other Doodles by Joana Miranda
I created the freehand doodles above with my beloved Noodler’s Ahab Flex Fountain pen. My ink of choice is De Atrementis Document Ink Grey. I prefer the grey to black, though as you’ll see from the video below, it’s sort of splitting hairs to tell a difference.
(Speaking of splitting hairs, I’m looking forward to getting mine cut tomorrow!)
I’m about to record my next Art Bag: Time Saving Tips and Tricks video. If there’s a drawing technique you’d like me to demo, or an art supply you’re curious to learn more about, just let me know in the comments below.
Here’s wishing you a very happy weekend.
Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.Bill Watterson