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Outstanding (Version 3) – Whimsical Illustration by Joana Miranda

Last week I posted two versions of the same illustration I was working on. Here is the 3rd and final. Which do you think is the most successful and why?

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Strings Attached – Whimsical Pencil and Marker Illustration by Joana Miranda

Last night I sat down to paint my latest illustration.  I was working on a new type of paper since my favorite type has been out of stock at the art store on my last two visits.  Much to my horror, this new paper – though heavier in weight – immediately started to pill under the wet paint of the watercolor.   Frustrated, I went back to poring over my art technique books so that I could discover a solution.  While trying an entirely new medium as well as paper might seem like the proverbial “throwing the baby out with the bathwater,” this road block gave me the push I needed to think outside of the box.  I’ve seen illustrations rendered with markers, but have never tried my hand at them.  What appealed to me was the vibrant colors and the buckle-free nature of the medium on fairly economically priced marker paper.

Here is my first pencil and marker illustration attempt.

Marker and pencil whimsical illustration "Strings Attached" by Joana Miranda

In the Bag – Whimsical Gouache and Ink Illustration by Joana Miranda

Josephine tries to keep Andre with her wherever she goes. In this cute illustration she's stashed him away in her purse...just another stylish and cute accessory!

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Spring Fling – Whimsical Gouache Illustration by Joana Miranda

Josephine LOVES spring! Here she's kicking up her heels in a fun and flirty feminine outfit.

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The Anatomy of a Josephine Illustration: Part 2

In Part 2 of this two part series, I explain the steps I use to create my whimsical Josephine illustrations.

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The Red Teapot – Whimsical Fashion-Inspired Illustration by Joana Miranda

Josephine is part ingenue, part old soul. She lives her days cheerfully seeking out adventure in New York City!

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Indian Summer – Whimsical Fashion-Inspired Illustration by Joana Miranda

Josephine is part ingenue, part old soul. She's ever the fashionista and this year's Indian Summer is giving her the opportunity to still work on her tan!

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Josephine – The Fall Fashionista

Josephine is part ingenue, part old soul. In this whimsical ink and watercolor illustration, she's contemplating the next purchase to complete her fall wardrobe.

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