Tagged playful

My Favorite Things – Having the Time to “Play” at My Drafting Table

In this illustration, I played around with using a nib pen dipped in India ink for the outline and freeing up my coloring approach...

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Jo’s Journey – A Somewhat Irreverent Guide to Doing Anything Better (Accessorizing a Pixie ‘Do)

A pixie 'do is one of the easiest looks to maintain...except when you're desperately in need of a haircut and don't have the time to schedule it in. Here are some fun hair accessory ideas to liven up your look in the meantime!

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The Belle of the Beach – New Marker and Ink Illustration by Joana Miranda

My latest illustration is an ode to making the most of every moment of the remaining days of summer!

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Drawing Inspiration from the Far East and the Masters of Shin Hanga Woodblock Prints

Last week I had the good fortune to see the Women of Shin Hanga exhibit at Dartmouth's Hood Museum. The elegant ladies depicted in these Japanese wood block prints have provided me with fresh inspiration for my own illustrations. Here's the clean line drawing for my latest illustration...

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An Illustration in Process (Step 2)

My illustrations always start with a rough pencil sketch. From there I transfer the sketch to marker paper and create a clean tracing outline with fine line pens. Then the fun begins...adding color!

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Surprise! Whimsical Marker and Ink Illustration by Joana Miranda

I love surprises - the good kind - that is. In this cute illustration, Josephine and Andre have a surprise or two planned...

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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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