It’s the most wonderful time…
I’m a bit late with the festive-themed artwork I know! And, no, I didn’t just throw on those fairy lights as an afterthought, I finally switched on to the spirit of Christmas and set out to create at least one yuletide offering. I’m actually so pleased with how it turned out, I wish I could’ve switched on sooner and made some Christmas cards, at least for my nearest and dearest.
Oh well. There’s always next year!
Anyway, for all the intricate details, I talk more about my painting process in this video;
In terms of why I’m so late to the holiday hype, Christmas this year just hasn’t been a big one for me and the fam. My sister is off on a Caribbean cruise with the family she works for (I’m not jealous, I’m not jealous, I’m not jealous) and to celebrate without her seemed wrong, so before she headed off to Miami (did I mention how NOT jealous I am?!) we sat down with our parents for a big ‘fake christmas’ meal; sprouts and all!
That was a fortnight or so go now, and even though our tree is still up and has unwrapped presents underneath, I already have that feeling you get after Christmas in that weird limbo between Boxing Day and New Years. Like come on then, let’s get on with it!
But that’s not to say I haven’t been enjoying other peoples excitement. Working in retail, I sort of find myself right in the buzz; at the forefront of peoples bubbling anticipation (and sometimes anxiety). And I must be the only person at work who can’t get enough of the same cheesy Christmas songs being played on repeat over the tannoy.
Anyway, I just wanted to share a couple of my thoughts. Who would have thought that a drawing of a girl wrapped in fairy lights would have so much to be said about it!
If you’re into illustration, cartooning or hand lettering, you’ve probably seen the Pentel Pocket Brush around a lot before. And I’m sure you’ve seen