My children's book illustrations start from a word, concept or idea. From there I create a rough pencil draft but try to refer to it merely as a guide...
With the warmer weather today, I seized the opportunity to sweep the balcony AND spend a little time drawing outside.
Whimsical, silly and yet still gracious, my Ostrich Ballerina cartoon thank you card is sure to bring a smile.
It's not too late to pick up one of the few remaining copies of the 2017 Joana Miranda Studio Cartoon Calendar. Even better, they're now on sale at a reduced price!
Brr, it was cold this past week in the Big Apple! Here's a slice of "subway fashion" for your enjoyment...
The Joana Miranda Studio 2017 Cartoon Calendar is now available for purchase in my shop at Etsy! Get yours before they sell out...
The latest round of cartoons flowing from my pen could each star in their own cartoon short...
- bleed-proof, wrinkle-free pages which allow you to draw/paint on both sides of each page
- discreet size (perfect for a pocket or purse)
- sewn binding for open-flat access
I’ve discovered that I’m sort of addicted to sketching in public (or, to be more precise, sketching THE public.) I find it immensely appealing and gratifying because it:
- forces you to get faster with your gestures
- puts you in the moment
- makes waiting for the subway/train/plane fun
- gives you lots of free subject matter
- provides a record of your travels
As I flip back through this particular sketchbook I’m transported to our flight to Paris in June and walks along the Seine and in the Jardin du Luxembourg, then back to the cafes along Central Park, then to our hotel room in Saratoga, NY (for lots of TV watching of the Democratic and Republican conventions) and on to a very relaxing week spent in NH at my mom’s cottage. The last few pages are filled with my favorite subject – fellow commuters on the subway as I make my way around NYC.
On l'amour and other married bliss...
How best to spend a rainy, dreary day? Why cartoon sketching indoors, of course!