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All in a Week’s Work: Pencil Stubs, Blackened Erasers (And a Few New Illustrations!)

I’ve been working myself to the bone this week  at my drafting table – or, more aptly – down to the stubs!

Photo of my drafting table

But, I’ve loved every minute of the work I’ve done (which includes 2 custom illustrations, 5 calendar illustrations and a custom print job)!  In fact, although my initial plan for tonight was to pop in a movie and plop myself onto the couch with a big bowl of popcorn, I’m feeling some creative inspiration coming on so I think I’ll make the most of it.

But, first, here’s a sneak peak at a portion of yet another illustration for the 2015 Joana Miranda Studio Calendar:

Waterskiier calendar teaser


And a photo of a custom illustration I created as a birthday gift for one of my friends:

World's Best Mom illustration


Now, off to sharpen those pencil (stubs)…


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A Rainy Day Illustration (Work in Progress)

I worked on a new illustration today and was pleased with some elements, though not so pleased with others.   Since I don’t usually include men in my illustrations, I found myself struggling a bit with the expression on this one.  For the redo – yes, I’m planning to redo the illustration tomorrow – I’ve already enlisted my husband’s help with posing.  The color scheme also needs a bit of tweaking, but I’m not going to give away what I plan to do.

March Calendar prelim watermarked

 Hope you’ll stop back again soon to see my progress!


Filed under Art, Josephine in the City, marker and ink illustration, New work, New York

Birthday Wishes Card – Now Available at Joana Miranda Studio at Etsy

June is a BIG birthday month in my family.  Not only do we have quite a few June birthdays, but we also have several people with birthdays on the exact SAME day.  So, I guess it’s not really surprising that I’ve been working on a new birthday illustration at my drafting table.  Of course, I’ve also been doing some birthday gift shopping, too.  But, believe it or not, I can still keep some things a secret.

Wink, wink!

Birthday wishes mockup


(For more information about this card and to purchase, please click here.) 


Filed under Art, Drawing, illustration, Influences, marker and ink illustration, New work, print

Mothers and Daughters – Rough Sketch for a New Illustration

I love my mother.

(And not just because she follows my blog and writes me nice comments.)

So I’ve decided my next illustration should be a celebration of motherhood and the unique bond between mothers and daughters.  Here’s what I’ve come up with so far…

mother daughter sketch

The sketch has promise, but I’m not sure all of the elements are working together yet.  I’m thinking…more interaction, ditch the sunglasses, and play up the “getting dressed up” theme.

What do you think, Ma?


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Whimsical Marker and Ink Illustration – The Mobile Fashionista

Whimsical marker and ink illustration in red and black by Joana Miranda

(Now available at Joana Miranda Studio at Etsy)


Filed under Andre, Art, Drawing, illustration, Influences, Joana Miranda Studio, Joana Miranda Studio at Etsy, Josephine, marker and ink illustration, New work

Josephine’s Toilette – Watercolor and Ink Illustration by Joana Miranda

Watercolor Illustration "Josephine's Toilette" by Joana Miranda

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Josephine Indulges Her Sweet Tooth – Whimsical Illustration by Joana Miranda

Sweet Treat - Whimsical illustration by Joana Miranda

(Whimsical greeting card now available at Joana Miranda Studio at Etsy)


Filed under Art, Drawing, gouache, illustration, Influences, Joana Miranda Studio, Joana Miranda Studio at Etsy, Josephine, New work, print, watercolor and ink illustration