Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Christmas Spirit

Recently I was asked to do a Christmas illustration for Landsbankinn.  It was supposed to capture the spirit of Christmas, the quiet and loud moments just before six o'clock on Christmas Eve. When it comes to Christmas, it's all about being together I think.  All that pretty stuff is just a bonus.  I had a blast creating it, being in some serious Christmas mood myself.  Here's a sneak peek of the process, from sketch to finish.  Thank you for the collaboration J&L and Landsbankinn, this was so much fun!

Merry Christmas!!!!!

First sketch

Final drawing on illustration board

First layer of watercolor

...grandma arriving

...surprise guest with a gift, finding out who'll get the biggest gift under the tree... up candles, getting ready to have dinner, laughing at grandpa's sweater...

...singing carols, peeking out the window...

....helping brother with his tie, playing in the snow...