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The Anatomy of a Josephine Illustration: Part 1

Since I mostly post illustrations when I’ve finished painting them, I thought it might be fun to show the “anatomy” of my process.  I always start with a pencil sketch which is often inspired in part from a photo I’ve found searching online.  Sometimes I change the pose; most often I leave out extra background details.  In this illustration-to-be, I decided to give Josephine more of a context.  Here she puts on the final touches to her toilette – her perfume – before she heads out for the evening:

Josephine Puts on Perfume - Whimsical Sketch by Joana Miranda

With any luck (and, hopefully, a little free time!), I’ll be posting the next steps in this illustration tomorrow.

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