From Joana Miranda Studio

Creating art puts me into my happy place and sharing it is the icing on the cake!

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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Freehand Drawn Art: A Windy Day

Windy Day freehand drawn illustration by Joana Miranda

My freehand drawn art is a form of meditation - a chance to practice being in the moment and setting aside my inner critic. Here's the result:

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Funny Housewarming Card

Funny Housewarming Card - A look at the creation process

Curious how I go about creating my whimsical art? This series of photographs shows the step-by-step process for my funny housewarming card.

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Simple Perspective for Cartoon Illustrations

Simple perspective for cartoon illustrations - Heavy Stuff illustration by Joana Miranda

Creating simple perspective for cartoon illustrations is fun. Plus, your characters will be grateful to have an environment to inhabit, too!

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Bird Brain and Other Doodles

Funny bird character art by Joana Miranda

My Bird Brain and Other Doodles from this Moleskine notebook spread represent a refining and simplification of my illustration technique.

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Funny Character Art: Moleskine Doodles

Moleskine ink doodle funny character art by Joana Miranda

Creating funny character art is a mental process. Keeping a sense of humility, empathy and humor is all part of the exercise, too!

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