12.07.2010

Creative Tuesday: Holidays

It's a holly jolly Tuesday, it's the best time of the year!!  Yo ho ho it's a holly jolly creative Tuesday!!!

I was excited to dust off my pad and break out a new box of watercolor pencils to see what would come out for this week's Mr. Toast's Creative Tuesday's assignment!

The theme this week was Holidays - ho ho ho!!

This is another tough theme if you ask me, because golly... this could be anything.  Here us what popped out of that zany brain of mine.


I started by flipping through the mountain of holiday ads for inspiration and saw a cute little bear ornament with a red nose and bingo! I had my inspiration.

A bear, a mouse, a snowman - oh my!


Don't you just adore new sharp pencils!  They are sooo pretty!  I had begun playing around with a tree just to get the hang of them.


These are probably a basic set, but I couldn't pass them at the Michael's black Friday sale and I didn't want to commit to a bigger set in case I didn't care for them.  So here we are.


I filled my doodle in with ink and erased my pencil lines.  Oh my goodness, the bird and the mouse just tickles my cheeks!!


And voila!  A few watercolor pencils and Christmas songs sung later and I have a piece I am really proud of.  I scanned it in to capture more of the color and rough lines.


Wishing you and your family the most warm and sincere Christmas, Hanukkah, and every other festive celebration this season.  Hug and kiss the ones around you and continue to be thankful for every laugh that fills your ear!

Cheers to the creative juices flowing in your favor today!  You can check out the other artists or join us here.

20 comments:

Heather said...

Christie,
This is just FABULOUS! I think this is your best yet!!!. This illustration is so creative and full of the Holiday Spirit. I just love it. This would be a darling Christmas card, too! I hope you are enjoying this Holiday season!
xxoo

Holly said...

How fun! I love it that everyone is wearing antlers, even the moose. Your sense of humor really shines through.

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

Just love it. I am like you I need nothing in the art department but if I go there I buy something. Just can't resist. Sharp pencils oh my how exciting. There is definitely a lot of inspiration out there. Got my idea from a doc. I saw on TV the other night. Blessings
QMM

Jennifer Bower said...

Such a happy and fun post! I love each and every expression. I too love brightly colored, sharpened pencils. I found a 24 pack of crayons buried in my desk drawer and they made me SO HAPPY!

paintdropskeepfalling said...

Your "zany brain" is doing you proud :) and NEW pens!!! Everygirl needs new pens...

Wanda said...

Oh my goodness, did you ever capture the perfect illustration for "holidays"

I want to jump right in the picture with all those adorable characters. Each one is so detailed and cute.

Great job, and Happy Holidays.

Betsy said...

I always look forward to your entries! I'm laughing at the moose...with his own antlers and reindeer ones, too!

lissa said...

great drawing. the snowman has no arms but hey, he doesn't need any

Kristin Dudish said...

Ha! Fantastic - you are putting those new pencils to good use :)

I soooo love that even the moose has an extra set of antlers! that is great :)

xo
Kristin

Mmm said...

This indeed "tickles my cheeks" as you so wonderfully say. that is too too cute. Love it, Christie. I always love too how you take the time to talk about your process. it really adds that extra depth and allows us to get to know some of your fun zaniness a bit more. I've seen animals gathered before but never aroudn a snowman, and such a dear one at that. Aww. Hee. it's just perfect. thankn you for doing this! And, yes, Happy christmas to you too.

I shalln;t, owever, be kissing my colleague, Kevin, right next to me. no, that simply woudl not do at all. Ha.

Oh, and btw, LOVED your Christmas refrain up top--my new favourite holiday song. Ha. Well, ok, one of them! Yes, this makes me very happy. :D

Mmm said...

Oh, one more thing, well, ok, two actually--you simply must join in the festivities next year for the, Tea, assuming I have one! And 2, I do SO love a box of new pencils--esp. the smell of them. you are quite right there. Well noted. I'm just glad you cracked it open for Creative Tuesdays.

Quiltstory said...

Wow! That is sooo cute, love it!!

Janice said...

This is just filled with joy and good spirit. Perfect!

Missy said...

Cute, I really like that bunny and the moose and all the scarves, well, it's all just cute.

Jenny Blair said...

heehee! I love that these little guys appeared amidst christmas song singing....what a brilliant holiday piece! :)

Sophia said...

Christie, I LOVE it! Wow...your artwork is just blossoming like oodles and oodles! :D It is indeed quite a jolly little piece. hee :)

Hoping to get my C.T. done in time, too! ho ho ho :D

Shigune Matsui said...

Oh! You have a sketchbook! I have them too! Lovely pic! Here's mine http://thelunaticsdiary.blogspot.com/2010/12/crimson-queen.html

EVA said...

Don't you just love festive snowmen playing with their friends!! I do! ;)


Wonderful sketch!!

Christine said...

Christie, what a lovely happy picture. sounds like the beginnings of a story.

SaraLynn said...

What a sweet image! I must say, my favorite is the tiny bird! How adorable!

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