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From My Sketch Book – Rhymes and Doodles

This face tells a tale,

Of a curious male.

One side is sad,

The other side’s glad!



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From My Sketchbook – Week 23

I’m afraid I don’t have much to show from my sketchbook this week, although, if you’re following Joana Miranda Studio on Instagram, you’ll know that I HAVE actually been doing a lot of practice sketches.  But those have been done in my hotel room (thank God for AC!) and from my imagination, not from live subjects.

However, yesterday my husband and I had a lazy day off together in Sarataga Springs, NY where we’re in residence with the New York City Ballet for two weeks.  After a decadent and delicious brunch at Max London’s , we did some window shopping before stopping in for a refreshing iced tea at Putnam Market.  It was there that I whipped out my pen and sketchbook while my husband sat patiently as my model.

He’s even more handsome in real life, of course…

Andy's head side view sketch

(But then again, I’m biased.)

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From My Sketchbook – Week 3

As you can see from this collection of quick sketches (again done on the subway on my way to playing shows at Lincoln Center) it’s continued very cold in the Big Apple.  Everyone is bundled up – sometimes in hats AND hoods.  Not fun, but it does make for interesting sketches…

Woman with hat and hood on the subway pen sketch by Joana Miranda


pen sketch of woman with earbuds on the subway by Joana Miranda

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