From Tool Box

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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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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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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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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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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Moleskine Sketchbooks: Classic vs Art

Humorous colored pencil Cleaning Bug illustration by Joana Miranda

Moleskine Sketchbooks: Classic vs Art. As I learned, there is a significant difference. And here's how I plan to use each of them for my illustrations.

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