Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Card 2009

It's Christmastime again, & you know what that means! .... CHRISTMAS CARDS!!!! Wait.... that wasn't what you were thinking?... really?... ah well, I tried.

After doing my 2007 & 2008 cards, I finally realized I should do something that DOESN'T involve characters that only I know. So how do I top birds...... WITH ANOTHER BIRD, OF COURSE! & what's a better icon for the holiday than a partridge in a pear tree? (besides Santa Claus, Frosty, Rudolph, The Grinch & Dominic the Christmas Donkey)

Started with the roughs:

Then the clean-up...

then the color...

& the final textures, text & tints!

I'm gonna send these suckers out as soon as I go get them printed. To Kinko's!!!