Wednesday, December 14, 2005

SEASONED GREETINGS!



Merry Christmas to everyone who checks out this little blog.

And as an embarassing little extra, I kind of tracked the process of this year's Christmas card which you can see below...

I posted the thumbnail ideas for this card a few posts ago. Those lead to this pencil drawing. As you can see, there are MASSIVE problems with her right arm. I just handled it poorly, and my solution to the design was weak. The main problem being that it doesn't look like there is an arm under that sweater.



So, I tried to fix it when I inked it. I think it works pretty well. The lines of the sweater might lose her a bit in the texture of the tree, but I think the colour fixes that problem. Normally I would try and make the character clearly defined at the ink stage, and not depend on the colour, but I changed my mind on how to handle the tree (originally it was going to be just a black silhouette.) I also wanted to maintain some sort of texture to her sweater.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks fine, glad to see you decided not to go with the red/green color scheme you sholed ideas of on the drawingboard. Although it works for the wrapping paper, methinks it would be a tad too garish for the cards.

Happy Holidays,
Dr 4est

Kactiguy said...

Very nice piece. It make for a great christmas card. I like seeing the process. Looks like you solved the problems nicely.

Garrett Shikuma said...

Wow that looks great!!
I love how the coloring came out. Did you use your brush pen for this one?

amelia said...

That looks really cool. It reminds me a lot of Nina from PB.

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Monkeyfeather said...

Thanks everybody,

The Nina likeness was unintentional. I should have made here hair a different colour.

craig said...

Jo! I think it's sweet. I think the colors worked really well..kudos my friend

craig said...

...and oh yeah, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

St John Street said...

It look quite GOOD don't be so hard on yourself your work rocks man. happy seasons.

Monkeyfeather said...

Thanks st. John and Ber! Merry Christmas to you too buddy.

Hey Garrett, I forgot to say that I did use my favorite little brush pen. That reminds me, I need to order some refills.

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