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The Cougar – New and Improved Illustration by Joana Miranda

When I posted this illustration last week….

The Cougar for blog

I knew something didn’t quite look right.  After setting it aside for a few days, I realized that the problem was with the placement of the man in relation to the woman in the foreground.  I wanted him to be trailing behind her at a distance, and that’s why I made him significantly smaller.  However, according to the rules of perspective, the figures should share a common horizontal plane – in this case, their waistlines.  Because this plane was slightly off, the man ended up looking diminutive which was not my original intention.  (I admit, size matters!)

Fortunately, since I’m fairly facile with Corel Paint Shop Pro X5 (my photo editing program), I was able to make the necessary changes in placement digitally.  To do so, I had to separate out each element – the girl, the man and the background – so that I could play around with re-positioning the man in the overall composition.   Once I did this, I created new shadows for the figures, and reassembled the illustration digitally.  Here is the final result…

The Cougar new placement blog

And it’s now available at Joana Miranda Studio at Etsy!

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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

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Preliminary Sketch for “Cougar” Illustration by Joana Miranda

I’m in the process of creating an illustration for a client.  She wants a “cougar” themed outfit, so I’m going for a little more va-va-voom confidence here.  The setting is still percolating in my mind though – hopefully a little beauty rest will solve the issue!

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