From Tool Box

My (New) Favorite Art Supplies and Why

Photo of Talens Creation Travel Sketchbook and Platinum Preppy Pen

In this post, I share my new favorite art supplies and why. Spoiler alert: sometimes going cheaper can have its definite advantages.

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Creating A Detailed Drawing

Sneak peek into my In the Kitchen detailed drawing

Creating a detailed drawing takes more thought, planning, and, yes, pushing through your discomfort zone. But the end result is worth it!

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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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