Santa’s Companions

It’s my turn in the Sister Sketch Exchange and this time around I was having a bit of trouble figuring out what to do. I usually use this exchange as a way to experiment with things I have ideas about. Right now though my ideas are more other materials dimensional than paper related dimensional. If that makes sense. Finally inspiration did hit and out of it came little present doors with “Santa’s Companions” behind them. It started out as being a Krampus thing but then evolved when I found something referring to all these different characters as known “associates” of Santa. These guys are there to make him look good, or they are thought to be previous incarnations of Santa before he became more pleasant. It was a bit tricky to photo but hopefully you get the idea.

EPSON scanner image

Your can sort of see the doors in this pic when they are in their closed position.

 

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Mini Works 3

Last of the bunch.

ScatterFloaties

Surfacing


Mini Works 2

More of the 4×4 creature drawings.

Blue MoonSiblingsVine Portraits


Mini Works

As I figure out what my goals will be for this year, I have been doing some small 4″ x 4″ drawings with my Curious Creature characters. I’ve been playing with paper types and colour combos. One thing I do know is that I’m ready to expand and add a few creatures to the  world. Here are some of the experiments.

Reach out and touchDangerous WatersCoral


Illustration Friday #45 & #46

Both of these drawings I found hard to do. Faces and large amounts of repetition and detail I find hard. Mostly because I feel like I have trouble focusing on just one thing at a time. I get overwhelmed by the detail and can’t seem to find a through line. I am happy with the results though. New goal is to try and do some detail sketches like this more frequently to hopefully start being able to see through all the “clutter” easier and sharpen my observation skills.

Topic: Silence

Topic: Silence

This one was a good excuse for some Dr. Who fan art. 🙂

Topic: Octopus

Topic: Octopus


Illustration Friday #37

Got this one done one time this week. It helps that I was procrastinating on something else. 🙂

#37 Topic: King

#37 Topic: King


Illustration Friday #30-34

Busy times. I’ve been working on a few submissions for a few different projects that I hope to write about soon. That and life has kept me quite busy meaning once again the Illustration Fridays have fallen to the wayside. I’ve discovered that while waiting for paint to dry one can sneak one or two of these in. 🙂 Been enjoying playing with gouache lately so most of these were primarily done in that medium. As always experimenting ensued.

#30 Topic: Summer

#30 Topic: Summer

 

#31 Topic: Beard

#31 Topic: Beard

 

#32 Topic:Fragile

#32 Topic:Fragile

 

#33 Topic: Invisible

#33 Topic: Invisible

 

#34 Topic: Repeat

#34 Topic: Repeat