No, this year we will not be exchanging gifts... well not a lot... a couple of my very dear friends and I DID make a deal that we are only making handmade items with materials we already have on hand. I haven't started mine yet :) I don't even have an idea yet. Scary.
Anyway, today I'm sharing a Christmas card quickie. No layers! I also wanted to show how different the same image can look depending on the coloring medium. The reindeer image is from a retired TAC set called Christmas Fun, sentiment from Holiday Cheer, I used the Scor-Pal & Scor-Bug (again), and the ink is Memento Tuxedo.
This one is colored with Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral oil using artist blending stumps. I'm able to get a large range of color & shading with pencils at a reasonable price. We all know this is my favorite coloring medium :)
This one was done with Copic markers. I know I could have done better had I owned a larger range of browns. I do like how this reindeer looks fuzzy (furry)... this is achieved by going back over the brown with the colorless blender in a dotting pattern. I've seen some great examples on the net using this method with a larger color range and they look so much better.
What do you think?