Tagged ink and watercolor illustration

Staying Creative During Covid

Staying creative during Covid can be a challenge when you're feeling like a Big-Nosed Sloth

Staying creative during Covid does take a bit of mental gymnastics at times. Here are the ways in which I keep challenging myself creatively.

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C is for Cat and Other Illustrations

The Flirt - Whimsical ink and watercolor spot illustration by Joana Miranda

C is for Cat and Other Illustrations features freehand drawn ink and watercolor illustrations done in my Moleskine art sketchbook.

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Character Art Development

Coffee Break Dancing character illustration by Joana Miranda

Getting to spend time on character art development amuses and renews me. I'm delighted to introduce you to some of my new peeps!

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Noodler’s Ahab Fountain Pen

Funny cartoon illustration of my mom drawn with my Noodler's Ahab Fountain Pen

Drawing freehand with ink takes courage. Fortunatley, the affordability of my Noodler's Ahab Fountain Pen takes off some of the pressure.

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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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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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Freehand Drawn Art: A Windy Day

Windy Day freehand drawn illustration by Joana Miranda

My freehand drawn art is a form of meditation - a chance to practice being in the moment and setting aside my inner critic. Here's the result:

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Funny Housewarming Card

Funny Housewarming Card - A look at the creation process

Curious how I go about creating my whimsical art? This series of photographs shows the step-by-step process for my funny housewarming card.

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