Each year I create our own Christmas card. This year I wanted to throw some woodland friends in the mix. Hence the name Christmas Friends.
Layout Christmas Friends drawing
As usual, I start the layout of my drawing with a lightblue colored pencil. This way the lines will be visible, but not in a way that they cannot be removed if I don't like them, or if I want a line to bend a little more this way or that way.
When I'm satisfied with the layout, I start tracing the lines I like with a darker colored pencil. I add shadow and highlights as an underlayer, and I add my colors in a toplayer. It's the same way as making an underpainting.
I finish my drawing using marker and white acrylic paint.
Christmas Friends Christmas card
Check the final result. Christmas Friends is this year's card. I wonder what I will concoct next year. Happy Holidays everyone!