Doodles From My Sketchbook

Yo Yo Mouse illustration by Joana Miranda

These doodles from my sketchbook are part self portraits and part exercises in unlearning to draw. Needless to say, simplifying is key.

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Unlearning to Draw

Ink drawing of four musicians by Joana Miranda

Unlearning to draw is harder than it seems. It requires silencing your inner critic and also thinking way out of the (crayon?) box.

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Pandemic Greeting Card

Pandemic greeting card by Joana Miranda

The message in my pandemic greeting card can be tailored to suit your needs. Here's hoping you're all wearing your masks and keeping cheerful!

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How to Overcome Creative Block

Photo of freehand drawn teacup illustration in my Moleskine notebook

Here are my 5 tips for how to overcome creative block, along with a bonus video that might aid you in seeing from a new perspective.

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Happy Illustration Art

Happy Illustration Art by Joana Miranda

Creating happy illustration art is not only my way of trying to give something positive to the world; it also lifts me up in the process, too.

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How to Properly Sharpen Colored Pencils

Whimsical lady with spider illustration detail by Joana Miranda

How to properly sharpen colored pencils - my tricks and tips: plus a look at a new illustration and why it wasn't a complete fail.

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Freehand Drawing Demo

Detail from my freehand drawn Nine Ladies Moleskine notebook illustration

This freehand drawing video captures just one portion of the details in my newest Moleskine sketchbook illustration but there's still a lot to look at!

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How to Clean Your Erasers

How to clean your erasers - funny illustration by Joana Miranda

Here's my quick tip for how to clean your art erasers. Find my Art Bag - Time Saving Art Tips and Tricks videos twice per week on my channel at Youtube.

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