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The Cougar – Whimsical Marker and Ink Illustration by Joana Miranda

Around my various musical performing commitments over the past few days, I’ve been squeezing in work on this illustration.  While there are elements in the execution I’m pleased about, I’m still scratching my head over the perspective.  This might just be one of those labors of love I end up viewing as a “tuition piece.”  In any case, a little distance might just bring some needed clarity and perspective of my own…

The Cougar for blog


  1. I think it’s good, Joana…..I don’t see a problem, unless you had intended the package carrier to be taller than the cougar? Is he the cougar’s latest victim? Cute drawing, in any case! Merry Christmas to you and Andy.

    • Hi Helen,

      Yah, my issue is with the proportion of the young man in relation to “Josephine.” He’s supposed to be smaller only because he’s walking at some distance behind her; but I’m afraid that he looks unrealistically small. I’ll rework the drawing soon – just need to get through 8 more Nuts shows this week. [?]

      I hope you have a lovely day tomorrow. I don’t know if you celebrate Christmas, but at least I know I’ll be safe in wishing you a very happy and prosperous New Year!

      XOX – Joana

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