Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Christmas Cardinal



Every year I send a Christmas letter along with my card. This is the second year I've done original art for the background. The cardinal was done from a photo reference, and the wreath, ribbon and ornament came from my noodle. I'm not entirely happy with the ribbon because it doesn't have the satiny look I was imagining, but I'm quite pleased with the rest.

Created in my large sketchbook using pan watercolors, watercolor pencils, and micron pens. Started with a preliminary pencil sketch of all the elements except the ornament and worked it up from there. The ornament was added as an afterthought to bring in the green.

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6 comments:

dcpeg said...

NICE job, Girl!! I particularly like the green, glass ornament and your cardinal is really well done, too.

Nan said...

Fanxth!

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dcpeg said...

Oh Man! Now your blog is being spammed!!!

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