Merry Christmas everyone!
I can finally share this, which has been waiting for a few weeks to be revealed since it's my drawing for our Christmas card.
I've had in mind to draw something kind of Victorian for awhile for Christmas, but nothing ever seemed right. However, this year I unearthed an old, public domain painting of a gorgeous country church with people gathering around. I tweaked some things to make it my own, including making the church look more like our family's church. I rarely draw buildings. In fact, almost never. I'd learned the ground rules for perspective about 10 or so years ago, but had definitely gotten rusty. I had to relearn this for the drawing, and after a lot of study, felt it paid off. It was actually a lot of fun! Maybe I'll draw buildings a little more often.
Since this is sort of old Americana, I hope you all don't mind that I post it here in SW/W Art. This scene could be from anywhere, right?
This is 10x10 inches, drawn with Sakura Micron pens on Strathmore 500 series bristol plate paper.
C&C welcome. Thanks for looking!
Here's the card, which we did in both green and in red. My mom and I have been doing this for years, but this one seemed to come together the most quickly yet, which was nice.
The inside message was, as always, a challenge, but this all felt right for this card.
Finally, here are a few close-ups of the original drawing. The people were tricky...even at 10x10 inches, their little heads and faces were about half the size of a pea.
Have a Merry Christmas, my friends!