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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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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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Field Sketching #2 – How I Cartoon People

Barnes and Noble bookstore proved to be a great place for people watching and my field sketching #2 cartooning practice. Take a look at what emerged...

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Inktober 2019 Final Illustration!

inktober-2019-final-illustration-cartoon-of-the-artist-by-Joana-Miranda

I enjoyed the Inktober art challenge so much that I even created a How To free-hand ink drawing video for my Inktober 2019 final illustration. Enjoy!

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Cartoon Drawing Videos from Joana Miranda Studio

Genie-in-a-Bottle-Watercolor-from-Cartoon-Drawing-Videos-by-Joana-Miranda

Here are two more cartoon drawing videos showcasing the wonderful line variety I can achieve using my Sailor Fude Nib Fountain Pen. Enjoy!

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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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