I'm a tad late in wishing you a Merry Christmas, but I wish it, just the same.
I'm posting this year's Christmas drawing and card. It was a miracle it came together on time. I had an art show in November which cut into my drawing time, and I started this in late November. Whew, it was a lot of time at the drawing desk!
The theme was inspired by the hymn Crown Him with Many Crowns. Here is the Lamb, representing Jesus Christ, as he approaches the throne. Because He is the King of Kings. A couple of stanzas of the hymn makes our message inside this year.
The drawing is 8x10 inches and is drawn with Sakura Pigma Micron pens of sizes 005 and 01. In addition to stippling, I chose to use some line work to create the silky texture of the drapery. I rarely do architecture or buildings of any kind, so this work tested my strengths and weaknesses. It was a challenge, but that's a good thing.
C&C welcome, though this drawing it done and cards already sent. Thank you for looking!
The card. This year, we were finally able to use a rich, royal gold color. We've wanted a yellow/gold card for years, but it never worked quite right with our images. This year, it worked. Oh, and when I mention we, I mean my mom and I. We've been doing the Christmas cards like this for over ten years, and it was, as always, a pure joy to create a card together. She's so creative and together, we really make a good team. This card is made with a pretty metallic gold card stock, and the tag that says Behold the Lamb of God is glued down, but is "hanging" by fine black and gold chain, which adds dimension and interest.