Okay, I’m finally done with Santa. It took me much longer than I thought as I was doing the Christmas thing and putting up the tree and putting out the lights, etc… So sorry for this. I could draw 24/7 and not tire, but life happens and it has to be put aside. It’s a constant struggle for me.
But here he is and I am happy with it, but feel I am still not quite done. It looks like it needs some text or something at the top. I do usually draw in my own message, but I didn’t add any text here so it could be added later with Photoshop. This way I could add any message I want such as Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas or just a cute quote. Maybe I will even add a paper scroll with a message on it. It gives me a little more freedom.
I had trouble deciding what color the girls dress should be. Since she is so close to Santa’s bright red coat, it had to be an accent color. If I colored the dress let’s say..orange, it would throw it all off. I could have gone with a blue of some kind, but it just did not seem Christmasy enough for me. I could have also gone with a yellow, but then the background is mostly golden in color and again, it would have lost the “ooomph” I was going for. So, I went with the safest bet, red and white stripe, like a candy cane! That would work, and I think it does.
Well I hope you like the way it turned out. One down, and a bunch to go. The baby fairy is on my drawing board now and I’m planning already. This one shouldn’t take too long though, as it not a full-page picture. I will post it when I am done.
Well, back to the drawing board, and Christmas! Thanks! 🙂