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    Haha - Like that idea Caesar.
    Not Santa's main problem in the world my childish mind inhabits - although definitely worth considering . . . . . . hmmmmmmmmm . . . . ..
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    .... tell elves not to forget that brass buttons
    show high fragility at very low temperature,
    therefore I wouldn't risk, like Napoleon did, for sure
    to let the poor old Santa show everybody his buttocks!
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    That's interesting stuff Caesar. No wonder brass monkeys are so at risk.

    Here's a very early stage of page 8. Reckon this one will change a lot.




    EDIT
    - here are some more layouts as this bit evolves.
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    Still not quite right with the first one but getting closer. Plus a ciuple of screengrabs of some of the parts in porgress - all organised as groups of layers within one document.

    And a vague layout basis for another one.
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    I'm utmost delighted by Your update, dear Nick, and also very interested and grateful to see how You progressively reworked and improved the composition. A most valuable lesson, especially for me owner of too little patience and discipline .... Thank You very much again.
    I thought several time to exercise myself on Your works and style too, but I don't have the courage to realize how much short I would get qualitatively.
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    Thanks chaps.
    Who doesn't love polar bears and penguins? Well as long as the bear isn't too close that is!

    On a self generated project like this where I'm playing around with writing text and creating images, I have the freedom to let the layouts kind of evolve. It would be better to work in a more disciplined way, finalising text first and then thumbnailing layout ideas so that the imagery and its content is defined before I begin the artwork proper.

    However in working this way, although it may take a bit longer and lead up occasional blind alleys, there is the joy of stumbling across ideas I might otherwise have overlooked. Sketch ideas feed the text and vice-versa.

    For instance - the idea of having a polar bear and penguin pulling a cracker didn't come up until I'd reworked the text on that page for about the fifth time, and in reality was controlled by trying to contrive a rhyme for the word 'thinking'.
    The sort of little verses I do are really high-brow, intellectual stuff - cough!!!!!

    EDIT - Typically I've got ridiculously busy now and probably won't get to finish off my silly poem card in time for this year's Xmas festivities. Anyhow here's progress from one of the obstacles to that situation.
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    Best wishes to You, dear Nick and thank You very much also for such an utmost valuable illustration out of Your art and genius!
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    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    A belated Happy New Year chaps.
    Busy, busy, busy, which os good. But behind, behind, behind which isn't so good.
    Here's a sequence of wip's for an illo just done. It's a bit of a spot the difference competition in some cases. All done using chalk, crayon, pencil, inkline and watercolour tools, with a bit of texturing using various sticker brushes and one stencil made from a picture of a stoney surface.

    Not sure if it's of any help but who knows? Finish is in the gallery section.

    First 5
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    WIP's 6-10
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