Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Father Christmas


Another installment in the Greeting Cards from Previous Years series. This was fun and I somehow managed to keep from overworking it. The paint is fairly thin, almost watercolory.
Acrylic 8X10

--Starchie

15 comments:

LuigiHann said...

Ooh, Papyrus font. :)

Starchie Spudnoggen said...

LuigiHann--
How dare you MOCK my Papyrus font! Alright, it was probably already being overused even the year I did this card.

fizzymitsu said...

Awesome! Sam as Father Xmas, he looks cool with a beard too... in that other one thats kinda like a Coca-cola comercial he looks good with that beard too. Then again I am a fan of beards.

Humbert H. Humbert said...

I like it when you overwork the pictures! It's fun spending minutes just staring, finding something funny every few seconds... =D

Starchie Spudnoggen said...

Humbert H Humbert--
I appreciate what you're saying about the detailed stuff I do but I call those " dense". Overworked is when I scrub it and scrub it trying to fix something and it just looks painful in the end.

D. Moe said...

What an attractive stuffed tiger. And so prominent. Now I will ruminate on it's symbolic significance for hours.

Lois B said...

Gee... I was going to... um... comment on your font, too. XD

I really love the light touch on this piece. It seems so crisp and lively.

pablo pablo said...

Nice style, great jobs!

Bruno said...

Why is it a MOCK on the font? I think the Papyrus font is the weakest element of all the art exposed. If you had written or drawed the text your own style, would have made it more appropriate, a better match with your art.

Starchie Spudnoggen said...

Bruno--
Unless you're Pro Letterer like
Lois B, sometimes a bit of typography can pull things together. Hand lettering is tough! If you don't do it right the piece can look like a MISSING CAT flyer.

Ale said...

Ohh, I love it!!

Jason Pruett said...

I'm noticing a recurring theme . . well, it is December and Christmas only comes once a year - and so many great illustration just begging to be drawn.

keep posting past years while you can.

and . . is that Hobbes in Sam's sack?

Guillermo P. Mogorrón said...

looks so great! and I agree with you on the typography, I hate my own letter style, so I prefer to delegate into a already done one. In fact I wish I could do good handwritting...:)

Junaid said...

Papyrus font rules! Oh and so does the new reprint of Surfin' the Highway I recieved in the mail today!

Kevin Harman said...

Very impressive! The black frill on Sam's Santa costume is very well rendered.