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Sketchism71
11-11-2010, 10:02 AM
I know it is a bit early for a Christmas card but I have learned the hard way to finish it sooner rather than later. I still need to go through the printing and mailing process so it is always nice to be a little ahead of schedule.

This was done completely in AR. Oil brush, crayon, airbrush, knife, and lots of the undo tool!! It was a bit labor intensive but hopefully worth the effort. Thanks for checking it out and Happy (early) Holidays to everyone!:)

Image update on 11/11/10 with few minor adjustments

barnburner
11-11-2010, 10:10 AM
WOW! Sketch, this is simply fabulous... amazing work.:):)

Alexandra
11-11-2010, 10:27 AM
Eddie, Eddie, Eddie, this is so beautiful!

screenpainter
11-11-2010, 12:20 PM
so beautiful!!! you are an amazing artist. so glad to see another one. Merry Christmas the Cornell family also. :)

Peter Pinckney
11-11-2010, 12:43 PM
WONDERFUL Eddie.........send one to my family please?:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):): ):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):): ):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):): ):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):): ):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):): ):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):): ):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):): ):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):): ):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):): ):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):): ):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):): )

coops
11-11-2010, 01:29 PM
That is so beautiful and anyone would be so happy to receive it. Well done:)

Lee
11-11-2010, 02:43 PM
'Haul out the Holly"!!!! Dear Sketch, such a beautiful Christmas Card, so memorable!!! not too early either for such a wonderful thought!!!:)

justjean
11-11-2010, 05:02 PM
How wonderful, I'm tempted to send you a self addressed, stamped envelope in hopes of receiving a card :D

AT-TA
11-11-2010, 06:36 PM
Very christmassy, Sketch, doesn't matter if too early... sweet always when receiving such a beautiful card... i can hear the jinglebells...:-)

Caesar
11-11-2010, 09:53 PM
It's such a smart idea and excellent execution that nobody can complain about receiving wishes from such a delightful Christmas card in advance!
Nice to see you back too!

Shifty Geezer
11-12-2010, 02:44 AM
Stunning! Lovely style. Very original to focus on the rich blue in a season of reds and greens, while supporting it with the simulated DOF of the warm background. Plus going to this effort is worth a lot more than store-bought cards!

Mike Severoff
11-12-2010, 05:56 AM
This is a great Christmas card!
Thank you

Edit: By the way: 2010 or 2011? :)

kenmo
11-12-2010, 06:58 AM
A brilliant piece of art....

Lima
11-12-2010, 12:10 PM
Fantastic:eek:, well done. Very very nice.

mannafig
11-12-2010, 12:24 PM
Superb I love this:):)

pat1940
11-12-2010, 12:31 PM
Sketch, this is the most beautiful Christmas card I have every seen, such a thoughtful, wonderful piece of art:):):):):):):):)

fraser_paice
11-12-2010, 01:07 PM
This is a great piece of work mate mate... Don't forget to put some money in with mine!

Sketchism71
11-13-2010, 05:51 AM
Thank you so much EVERYONE for the wonderful comments!:D:D

This was a fun project this year. I have drawn or painted our family Christmas card for about the past 15 years. This annual task has become more fun and streamlined since the digital era and especially with this fantastic software!

jibes
11-13-2010, 08:34 PM
Such great work. Love the igloo...!!!!

Sketchism71
11-14-2010, 08:55 AM
Thanks for checking it out Jibes!:)

gigicharm
11-30-2010, 06:14 AM
My interpetation of your masterpiece, Mr. Sketch! Fabulous, memorable work of art! I wish I could do as well but this is as close as my version could get!

Love to have a tutorial on this piece!
Blessings and admiration!

Peter Pinckney
11-30-2010, 07:06 AM
[QUOTE=barnburner;325055]WOW! Sketch, this is simply fabulous... amazing work.:):)[/QUOTE


BB said it all for me too! (Lazy me:o:o)

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Lee
11-30-2010, 07:19 AM
Dear Gigi, sooooo beautiful!!! and love the Peace Star on top, terrific!!! :)

Sketchism71
11-30-2010, 06:43 PM
Gigi, Peter, and Lee... Thank you for the great comments!

Gigi - What a wonderful gesture from you and a beautifully painted card. This absolutely made my day today when I saw it... THANK YOU! :D:):):)

byroncallas
11-30-2010, 10:35 PM
Hi Eddie. This is my first comment post in months - I've been away. Your card is outstanding. All the kudos are well deserved.
I've missed you. Nice to see this from you while I'm popping back in.
Have a great Christmas while you're at it.
:)

gigicharm
12-01-2010, 04:22 AM
Thank you again for this beautiful inspiration! I find myself visiting it over and over! Really excellent!

eighty+
12-01-2010, 04:25 AM
thanks for the card and a happy Christmas to you and your family and wish you a happy New year E+

waheednasir
12-01-2010, 06:36 PM
thats very cute...:). thanks and happy christmas to you to too.