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Illustrations, designs, renderings, drawings, cartoons, cartoonopics and whimsical art by Joana Miranda Studio

Sketchbook Inspiration for Lock Down Days

Funny mouse doing yoga cartoon sketch by Joana Miranda

My sketchbook inspiration for lock down days comes from the folks I see passing by. But there are many other things you can consider sketching as well!

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Women of a Certain Age – New Illustration

Photograph of Still Fabulous greeting card illustration in progress by Joana Miranda

My latest illustration is for women of a certain age. I'm actually happy to be able to lump myself into that age bracket and here's why.

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Staying Sane in a Crazy World – An Illustrated Guide

Staying sane in a crazy world - DIY face mask illustration by Joana Miranda

Staying sane in a crazy world is more than a mindset. Self-care requires discipline and energy. Here's an (illustrated) look at how I cope.

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The Art of Staying Focused

For me, the art of staying focused is to stay focused on my art. But I also believe in looking for the positive and celebrating all the little victories.

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How to Come Up with Cartoon Gags

Funny music audition cartoon - Blind Audition, by Joana Miranda

In this post you'll learn how to come up with cartoon gags. My method is part brain storm, part intuition and a large part trust (with some Zzzs thrown in!)

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