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My favorite jewelry, rendering, and drawing techniques shared

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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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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