Tagged whimsical art

Going Back to Scribbles

Selfie illustration by Joana Miranda

Going back to scribbles is not as easy as it would seem. But if you have the courage to trust the process, you may be pleasantly surprised.

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A is for Apple Illustration

Acrobatic Ape illustration by Joana Miranda

In my A is for Apple Illustration, my goal was to challenge myself to convey characters, moods and emotions with minimal lines and colors.

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New Products in My Shop at Society6!

New Products in my shop at Society6 - The Little Soccer Girl T-shirt

There are new products in my shop at Society6 and I hope you'll be excited when you see them. Bonus - they also happen to be on sale!

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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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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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