A Day in the Life of An Artist

In my case, a Day in the Life of an Artist entails lots of juggling, the wearing of several artistic hats, and a great dose of patience!

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An Illustrated Approach to Creative Flow

Sweet ink and watercolor illustration of two little dearies walking arm in arm - by Joana Miranda

My latest video provides an illustrated approach to creative flow + a few tips for how to jump start creative flow away from your art.

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Fall Art Projects

Detail of two funny birds from fall Moleskine sketch by Joana Miranda

Taking inspiration from nature for your fall art projects is a no-brainer. This short video shows how I go about my drawing process.

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Noodler’s Ahab Fountain Pen

Funny cartoon illustration of my mom drawn with my Noodler's Ahab Fountain Pen

Drawing freehand with ink takes courage. Fortunatley, the affordability of my Noodler's Ahab Fountain Pen takes off some of the pressure.

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5 Ways to Recharge Your Creativity

Out in the Park (detail from Moleskine illustration by Joana Miranda

Here are 5 ways to recharge your creativity - an easy enough list to do that just requires some "rinse and repeating" for success.

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Limited Color Palettes

PoodleOohs illustration detail

Sticking with limited color palettes doesn't have to be boring. Furthermore, limited colors can tie together and simplify a busy illustration.

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