Saturday, December 5, 2009

12 Days of Drawing--I Mean Christmas

I dedicate my tenth Derby win to my parents. I recently spent Thanksgiving with them, but I spent a great deal of my time working on this design. They weren't hurt, they didn't complain, they didn't even pick on me. Instead, they were excited, helpful, and encouraging. They are two of the most unconditionally loving people I know, and that quality among many others makes me a very fortunate person.

I'm also fortunate to be able to offer you all a Christmas shirt this season. I've always enjoyed this crazy song, but even if it instead drives you crazy, I think and hope you might still enjoy the shirt. You can at least brag about the fact that you would be wearing the entire contents of the song. Woot has given it the title of Aw, And I Didn't Get You Anything (originally Inspired By The Twelve Days of Christmas.)

This thing was tedious to do, but for some unexplainable masochistic or challenge-junkie reason I welcomed it very soon after the theme was announced. Here are a few WIP shots of it:

Initial overall shape:

Fleshing out of characters:

Cleaned up and inked:

Coloring in progress:


Again, thank you for supporting this. And even though this was one of the most labor intensive designs I've done, it was worth it to be able to contribute to the holiday spirit.


KiWi said...

This would make a brilliant Christmas card.

Tom Moyer said...

love seeing the in progress stages! congrats on the print :)