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From My Sketchbook – Week 40

With the 2016 Joana Miranda Studio Calendar "in the bag" ahead of my Thursday deadline, I'm rethinking one illustration and contemplating a redo. Here are some of my sketch ideas for that illustration...

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Friday’s Thought – On Imagination

"Imagination is the eye of the soul."
(Joseph Joubert)

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From My Sketchbook – Week 30

Only one sketch in my travel sketchbook to show this week (tsk, tsk), but I think you'll agree that I more than made up for it in new offerings in my shop at Society6 and in my account on Instagram!

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From My Sketchbook – Week 10

This past week I did more viola playing than sketching (you can read some of the nice reviews of New York City Ballet‘s performances at the Kennedy Center here and here); but on the 3+ hour train ride home yesterday evening I did quite a bit of catching up.  In fact, I filled up the rest of the pages in my little Moleskin sketch book!

If you look carefully, you’ll even see more of my various head studies showing through the pages…

young woman three quarter view sketch

cute fashionista sketch

And, when I ran out of pages in my sketch book, I grabbed the next thing handy – the envelopes from my paychecks – and did these sketches with ink and my French Grey Prismacolor marker.

African American lady sketch

Halle Berri sketch on envelope(Meanwhile, my husband completed half a book’s worth of mind teaser puzzles and games.)

Each to his own, I guess!

Getting Inked…

One of those two-steps-forward, three-steps-back weeks for me...

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Elegance is an Attitude – New Illustration from Joana Miranda Studio

My latest illustration is yet another foray into the ink blocking fashion illustration technique. Yes, I did this entirely in ink from the start WITHOUT any pencil guidelines!

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My Favorite Things – Drawing From Experience (Mine, and a Few Others, too!)

I've been attending drawing classes at YouTube University and here's what I've learned...

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Jo’s Journey (A Somewhat Irreverent Guide to Doing Anything Better) – Making Friends with Big Dogs

I'm channeling my fear of big dogs in a creative way. And here's what's emerged from my drafting table so far...

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