Tagged freehand ink illustration

Limited Color Palettes

PoodleOohs illustration detail

Sticking with limited color palettes doesn't have to be boring. Furthermore, limited colors can tie together and simplify a busy illustration.

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Bird Brain and Other Doodles

Funny bird character art by Joana Miranda

My Bird Brain and Other Doodles from this Moleskine notebook spread represent a refining and simplification of my illustration technique.

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Funny Character Art: Moleskine Doodles

Moleskine ink doodle funny character art by Joana Miranda

Creating funny character art is a mental process. Keeping a sense of humility, empathy and humor is all part of the exercise, too!

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Doodles From My Sketchbook

Yo Yo Mouse illustration by Joana Miranda

These doodles from my sketchbook are part self portraits and part exercises in unlearning to draw. Needless to say, simplifying is key.

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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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Happy Illustration Art

Happy Illustration Art by Joana Miranda

Creating happy illustration art is not only my way of trying to give something positive to the world; it also lifts me up in the process, too.

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