Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sneak Peek!

Here's a sneak peek at this year's Christmas card. Like last year, my plan is to make a card/book combo, in the style of Little Golden Books.

I don't want to get into what it's about right now, because I don't want to spoil the surprise. I will say that it's not about an elf, although there are elves in it. I'm trying to make it look like that painterly kid's book style, which is something I'm definitely not used to doing.

I'm racing against the clock trying to get it done, just like always. I'm working 60 hours a week now in addition to the usual stuff that's going on, so it's probably gonna be a photo finish. Seems like no matter how early I start on a project like this, it expands to fill the available amount of time.


  1. I'm so excited! I cannot wait to see!!

  2. awesome! i loved last years and can't wait to see this one! i really like that painterly style.

  3. Wow, thanks guys!

    Brad: I like the way the painterly style looks too, but boy is it a pain to work that way. I'm used to line work-- drawing the outlines of a character and then coloring it in, much like a coloring book. This way is the exact opposite. I have to color the character first, then add a few lines for details.

    It's hard for me to wrap my head around that concept, and it's taking a lot longer to do the pages that way. I have newfound respect for all those Golden Book artists and their work!


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