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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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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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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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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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Pandemic Greeting Card

Pandemic greeting card by Joana Miranda

The message in my pandemic greeting card can be tailored to suit your needs. Here's hoping you're all wearing your masks and keeping cheerful!

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