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New Illustration – Mud Season is Upon Us

Funny cartoon illustration depicting a muddy day by Joana Miranda

My latest illustration was created with mud season in mind. It also happened to be created for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Draw This! contest.

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My Favorite Things – Practicing (Drawing)

There's nothing like practice...especially when you can incorporate an element of play into your practice! Here are some of the whimsical "fashionistas" that have emerged from my practice sessions at the drafting table this week.

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Getting Inked…

One of those two-steps-forward, three-steps-back weeks for me...

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A Demurely Dotty Departure (My Latest Illustration Takes Shape)

My latest illustration is a departure of sorts. Take a look at my inspiration and what emerged...

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Back at the Drawing Board…Sort Of

I’m embarrassed to admit that I let two weeks go by without working on a single illustration.  Not good.  While I sort of have an excuse for the first week (playing 6 shows and 3 rehearsals in 5 days doesn’t leave much time for anything else), my only excuse for last week was that I was too busy eating gourmet meals, swimming and loon-watching at my mom’s lakeside cabin in NH.

Not surprisingly, today when I sat down at my drafting table, rusty is an understatement for how I felt.  As a result, I don’t have much I’m proud to post, but here at least is a sampling of what I attempted…
detail from cafe sketch


(Trust me when I say that you don’t need to see the rest of this composition!)


Perfecting the Pencil Pant: The Odyssey Continues…

I'm making progress - I think - on perfecting my pattern for the perfect pair of pencil pants. Here's the latest pair...

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Can You Spot the Differences…(and Give Me Your Opinion?)

Lately, I've been working towards more freedom in my illustrations...with some surprising results. Here are two very similar illustrations that still convey two very different moods. Which do you prefer?

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Tres Chic, Tres Loosey-Goosey…

My latest marker and ink fashionista illustration is a little more "loosey-goosey" in technique, but hopefully just as chic...

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