This afternoon, with the sun streaming into our New York apartment, I sat at my drafting table and put the finishing touches on my latest illustration. It was a balmy 65° out, but working on this illustration put me in a festive spirit. Can you tell I’m looking forward to the holidays?
(The greeting card version is now available in my Etsy shop!)
My latest illustration is beginning to take shape. After transferring my sketch to marker paper, the line drawing looked like this…
Just a little while later, she’s beginning to look fleshed out.
I’m excited to continue working on this project, but seeing as it’s past midnight, I think sleep is the best course of action!
Last week felt like it lasted a month. Eleven services with San Francisco Ballet, two students, and playing a few solo pieces for a colleague left me exhausted, not to mention that I had absolutely no time for my other passion – my illustrations.
But today was a day off, so I took the opportunity to sit down at my drafting table and do some work on my “Turning Heads” illustration.
She’s beginning to take shape nicely…
As you can see, I often work from compilations of photos. A scene, an outfit, or maybe an accessory jumps out at me; the trick is to combine them all in a way that makes sense for Josephine. (So far, she’s pretty excited with where I’m going with this one.)
And I’ll keep posting my progress.
In the meantime, if you happen to be in NY City this week, I hope you’ll come see/hear Prokofiev’s Cinderella danced by the San Francisco Ballet at the David H. Koch Theatre.
(I’ll be playing my heart out in the pit.)
My latest illustration is still in the sketch-and-revise phase. But I’m hoping that it will be a head-turner once it is finished!
Here’s a sneak preview…
Josephine’s got a new look and she’s getting a lot of attention! Come back soon to see the illustration in color…
With all best wishes for a happy and prosperous 2013!
(Embrace the Moment greeting card now available on Joana Miranda Studio at Etsy)
(Whimsical illustration now available at Joana Miranda Studio at Etsy).
(8.5 x 11 print now available at Joana Miranda Studio at Etsy)
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