Although we arrived home from Denmark only yesterday afternoon, my jet-lag seems to be in control already. I’m back at work teaching, running errands, and catching up with life after having been away for two weeks. Unfortunately, I haven’t yet been able to solve my computer issue, so I can’t post any photos from my travels yet.
In the meantime, I’m reminiscing about…
Cold but sunny cloudless days in Copenhagen,
Cafes with delicious coffee and pastries,
Quaint cobblestone streets,
Burgers and a beer with my husband on the harbor,
and of course
Fabulous Danish licorice!
Josephine’s got a new look and she’s getting a lot of attention! Come back soon to see the illustration in color…
In case you’re curious, my illustrations always start from a concept. Like…
From there I search the web to find photos that will help me create realistic-looking poses for my fashionista, Josephine. In today’s sketch, I wanted Josephine to look ladylike (but still sexy) as she battled a sudden gust of wind. The following two images helped to shape my composition:
While this great image gave me the idea to insert a male element to inject a little whimsy and humor as well.
Here’s the pencil sketch that evolved…
While the composition is still “in-progress”, I’m liking where it’s headed so far. I’ll be posting the final rendered illustration later this week. Stay tuned!
I’ve got a fun idea percolating in my head for a new Valentine’s-themed card. Here is the preliminary sketch…
And since I’ve got a little more free time this week than usual, I’m looking forward to making good progress on this project. I hope you’ll check back soon…
(5×7 birthday card now available at Joana Miranda Studio at Etsy)