Last week I posted two versions of an illustration I was working on.  I finished a 3rd version tonight and have posted all three versions here so that my readers can compare.  I’m partial to the final because I think it’s the most free and natural looking.  I also think the shadow is the most believable.  Any opinions?  I’d love to hear from you!

Version 1

Whimsical Illustration  "Outstanding" (Version 1) by Joana Miranda

Version 2

Whimsical Illustration  "Outstanding" (Version 2) by Joana Miranda

Version 3

Whimsical Illustration "Outstanding" (Version 3) by Joana Miranda


  1. Helen Reich says:

    I like version 2, just because I like her expression the best. I didn’t even notice the shadow so much! I would love to read what other people think!

    • Joana says:

      Hi Helen,

      I know what you mean about the expression in Version 2. Somehow, Josephine didn’t look so exuberant in the final version (even though I wanted her to!)

      So far you’re the only one who has weighed in. Hopefully, I’ll get some other feedback soon, though.

      Ciao – Joana

      • Joana says:

        Hi Helen,

        My friend Tom said that all three are too much the same, but he liked the shadow in #3 the best. I suppose I still need to break out of my artistic strait jacket and do something really daring….

        😉 Joana

    • Joana says:

      Hi Marta,

      Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment on the 3 versions of “Outstanding” and for visiting my blog. I’ve just subscribed to your blog and am looking forward to following you there!

      With all best wishes,

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