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My favorite jewelry, rendering, and drawing techniques shared

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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Anatomy of a Cartoon (& Rejection as a Creative Catalyst)

Anatomy-of-a-Cartoon-example-NY-Illustration-by-Joana-Miranda

Sometimes the best cartoon ideas don't quite work out as planned. Here's an honest look at the anatomy of one of my own cartoons...and why I decided to scrap it in the end.

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New Illustration – Mud Season is Upon Us

Funny cartoon illustration depicting a muddy day by Joana Miranda

My latest illustration was created with mud season in mind. It also happened to be created for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Draw This! contest.

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