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12-20-2011, 04:00 AM
Paint tubes among the main protagonists here (also two/ three types of sticker used outside their supposed role for the scenario effects).

Maybe I'll be able to add a little angel a sheperd with a lamb and, at Epiphany (the 6th of January) change them with the Magi, but I hope You may appreciate this classical and traditional Xmas Greetings in the meanwhile.
Actually baby Jesus is added at Midnight between the 24th and 25th, but it's unlikely I may do the operation in that very moment ... :p
Best Wishes to everybody once again!

12-20-2011, 05:42 AM
Nice image Caesar. Happy Christmas to you.

12-20-2011, 05:50 AM
A great effect you have created here Ceasar and I wish you a Merry Christmas also!

12-20-2011, 08:03 AM
Merry Christmas to you to my friend... Love the image....:):):)

12-20-2011, 08:17 AM
dear Caesar.... a great image will lots of details... wonderfully done... I think it would be a great Christmas card...!...

12-20-2011, 09:29 AM
Great card Caesar. Very well thought and flawless executed.

...Even this valiant palm tree growing in the snowy night reminds, that Bethlehem is present in our lands of cold climate and cold hearts...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Caesar :)

12-20-2011, 10:46 AM
A lovely image dear Cesare:):)and a Merry Christmas to you and your family:):)

12-20-2011, 12:43 PM
This has a real "dimensionality" to it (is that a word?) Nice card Caesar!


12-20-2011, 01:59 PM
Caesar, a wonderful painting and so in the meaning of Christmas

Merry Christmas to You and Yours :)

12-20-2011, 10:11 PM
Thank You, dear Tony. An experiment to get a more solid-looking effect using paint tube and smearing it apropriately with the knife into an area as a base.

Once more I tried something different, dear Jibes. Glad You like it. Thank You!

I've got no 3-D program (You're a master of) I can use fluidly and easily enough, dear Kenmo, so I hope You would forgive my shortcut and AR tricks here to get some more solid effect. Thank You!

Thank You, dear Gary! Just another business I should enter into, also considering that I'm pretty good with words too (in Italian I mean ...):p

Dear Strandy, I tried to introduce and communicate the feeling of the various different materials we use here to set-up the manger scene and reproduce, the ancient tangible way, what today would be defined a virtual reality. :D

Thank You, dear Amanda. Best wishes and blessing to You and Your family too. :)

I hope they look solid enough, dear Al, but I enjoyed the advantage they cannot fall and get broken, since the Thun characters they inspires to are not that cheap to buy ...:p

Thank you, dear Jean!
Actually also the original image of Santa Klaus, Saint Niklaus (or Nicholas), with his mitre and red bishop attire, would perfectly recall the non-consumer driven spirit of Christmas.
My best wishes to You and Your family!

12-21-2011, 07:18 AM
Love it dear Cesare and it would make a wonderful card:)

12-21-2011, 11:12 AM
Caesar....Very good (almost 3D) to me, nice, clean and sharp too..Happy Christmas to you and yours....Jack.

12-21-2011, 07:48 PM
I like the micro detail, for example the frost on the windows...

12-21-2011, 10:23 PM
Thank You, dear Katie! I hope it conveys the warmest feelings of a family and of love even with the coldest weather all around ...:)

I found one more approaches in my experiments, dear Jack, and got inspiration from a little statues line of products we make in Northern Italy called Thun for the characters. Thank You and all the best for these Holidays and the year to come!:)

You've got a keen eye, dear Iceaxe! :p Thank You!

12-22-2011, 03:59 AM
That is so lovely Caesar and you have certainly captured the essence of Christmas. best wishes to you and your family.

12-22-2011, 05:39 AM
How very lovely dear Caesar, wonderful work:):):)

12-22-2011, 04:23 PM
Wonderful Cesare! Merry Christmas to you and family; and may you all be blessed with good health and happiness this upcoming New Year!

12-22-2011, 05:27 PM
Nicely done, Caesar. The log cabin looks very natural.

A Joyful Christmas and best of luck in the New Year!

12-22-2011, 10:18 PM
Thank You, dear Geoff! All the best to You and Your family too, including any wonderful husky You may have around! :D

I wish baby Jesus takes Your husband a full recovery as a gift and full happiness again to both of You as the best of the gifts, dear Pat. Thank You!

Thank You, dear Sandra! I'm sure Your heartful prayers are always welcome up above, so I'm very confident that I'll get what You wish. I hope just the same for You and Your family too, although I guess I'm far less popular in Heaven, maybe because I draw too many pin-ups ...:p

Dear Hinket, although I usually don't look after excessive realism as a value in itself when drawing and painting, this time I wanted to have You touch a little bit what constitues the actual ancient tradition in many places in non-Lutheran Europe and in Latin America. The Christams crib (presepe) was started by St. Francis and was and is represented in any form here, including sand, salt and ice statues and real persons as well, far before the Christmas Tree and St. Nicholas (re-configured as Santa Klaus to take gifts to kids instead of Baby Jesus or our good Witch, the Befana coming on the 6th of January, the Orthodoxes Christmas) were added to our custumes too (also to give a much more commercial content to these Holidays).
Thank You and have a wonderful Christamas and Happy New Year!