Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Card 2005

Apparently I didn't make a card in 2004. I must have been busy that year.

I designed this card for the company I worked for (at the time) to send to their various clients, hence the safe and secular "Season's Greetings" instead of "Merry Christmas" (don't get me started on that). The company rejected it, so I used it as my own personal card that year.

The snowman was drawn in pencil, inked, then scanned and colored in Photoshop. The 3D text was created in Illustrator with the extrude & bevel filter, then imported into Photoshop where the highlights and icy textures were added.

Backgrounds and snow were created in Photoshop as well.

I think this snowman was my first attempt at using Photoshop to make colored outlines instead of the usual black ones.

4 comments:

  1. very nice, love the snowman!

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  2. Thanks! I'm fairly happy with the way this one came out. If I had to change anything I might add some ice chunks on the ground to help sell the idea that he's been chiseling at it.

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  3. isn't there a yellow snow version of this floating around somewhere?

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  4. Yes... as a joke I made a version where part of the message was yellow, rather than blue. You can probably figure out the rest. I still have it, but I'm not gonna post it. It's rated NC-17 at best.

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