From Children’s Book Illustrations

New Illustration Projects

New illustration project - The Thank You Happy Dance for Joana Miranda Studio ecard launch

Being away from home last week didn't stop me from working on new illustration projects. Here's a recap of all that's new and fun at Joana Miranda Studio!

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New Whimsical Children’s Book Art

Whimsical ink and watercolor children's book illustration by Joana Miranda

Here's a look at the creation process from pencil rough sketch to finished watercolor for my latest whimsical children's book illustration.

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Children’s Art for SCBWI|Draw This!

Joana Miranda Studio's children's art entry for the SCBWI Draw This contest

My latest children's art entry for the SCBWI Draw This! contest was based on the word "trouble". As you can see, I let my imagination run...

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Girl Playing Violin Illustration

Girl playing violin illustration - Children's Book Art by Joana Miranda

My fun and spirited Girl Playing Violin illustration puts my love for music front and center. Learn more about my children's book art process in this post.

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Autumn Illustration

Autumn Illustration - Children's Book Art by Joana Miranda

With fall comes shorter days, cooler weather and new opportunities to get out and play. My latest freehand autumn illustration sums up this mood well.

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Freehand Illustration – The Art of Imperfection

Freehand illustration cat and mouse wars by Joana Miranda

Freehand illustration is one of the best ways to study the art of imperfection. My latest dip pen and India ink illustrations are charmingly imperfect.

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Children’s Book Illustrations – My SCBWI Draw This! August Entry

My children's book illustrations start from a word, concept or idea. From there I create a rough pencil draft but try to refer to it merely as a guide...

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