Thursday, August 20, 2009

IF: Wrapped



Ok, I am kind of being a cheater cheater pumpkin eater with this one. FINALLY got this painted and am using the painted version for this week's IF since it is Thursday (already!) So, hope that's ok.

For some reason my ink bled when I began painting so he's a bit darker in spots than I'd like. I always use that bottle and haven't had a problem. Hmmm...perplexing. I have some notes on what I will change on this illustration because I think he might make a cute Christmas card design. I can see him on a card wish everyone a "Rootin-Tootin Holiday".

For the IF topic Wrapped: Soon(er than we think) Santa will be wrapped up in toys preparing to deliver them on Christmas Eve.

9 comments:

Nothinglikeit said...

he's really cute!

thedoodlegirl said...

Soooo hilarious. I just love the big 'ole pants and his cute beard teetering on that little rocking horse. :)

Pencil Pocket said...

Lovely work! He's so jolly!

christine grove said...

Thanks! Can you just imagine him in his workshop toy testing?

Michelle Henninger said...

He's just a kid at heart! The color looks great! This will make a wonderful card!

christine grove said...

Thanks, Michelle. I want to change some things and I hope the picture in my head will come out onto the paper!

Patricia González Palacios said...

I found your blog is very beautiful, your characters are adorable, I'll leave a greeting from chile, I will return again by paty

Elena said...

Hi Christine!
thanks for visiting my blog! I love your stuff. I'm into detailed charcoal too...haven't been doing much of it lately...and I love your watercolor illustrations. Can we be bloggy friends?!! How's the setup of your website going?

christine grove said...

Hi Elena! Of course we can be bloggy friends! The set up of my site...argh. It's done in teeny tiny baby steps, I've convinced myself I'll get it done by the end of 2009. I'm in grad school and have a big presentation to give in the Spring, before starting my thesis. BUT...I will do that site! Even if I don't sleep:)Thanks for asking about it!