I designed this picture to use for my 2005 holiday card that I'll be sending out to people. This picture was a bit of an experiment. All of the lineart was inked on watercolor paper and some simple ink washes were then applied. The trees in the background were painted on a separate sheet of paper with ink. The snow was on a separate sheet of paper as well. They were all scanned in, edited, and pieced together in Photoshop before I added the color with my tablet. I think the end result works pretty well. I was going for kind of an older illustration type of feel. It was especially nice to work with a simple color scheme after working on a couple of color intense pictures.
For those who are curious, this
was my holiday card illustration for last December.
This image was completed in November of 2005.
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