IF: Balloon… and a Christmas Card and Contest!

[3 Dec 2008 | By | 9 Comment(s) | 6,187 views ]

I envisioned this piece this weekend as a humorous christmas card, and sketched it yesterday while I spent hours waiting at the car dealer for things to be fixed. I like the drawing for this one, but I’m not thrilled with how I colored it. Maybe I’ll go play around with the drawing again for something more my vision. But, since it’s almost friday and this is for last week’s illustration friday, I figured I’d go ahead and get it out there!

Santa Balloon

Here’s the original ‘watercolor’ version, before I started playing around with it in illustrator and photoshop. My plan was a watercolor feel, but i couldn’t get it to match my vision:
Santa Balloon

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9 Comment(s) »

  • Vanessa Moreira [] :

    I like!

  • Katie [] :

    I think you did an awesome job coloring it. It’s a really nice illustration.

  • sketched out [] :

    Hee heee! Very cute and wacky! I think it’s a great idea for a Christmas card, in fact, I also made cards from my kitty/balloon illo. Great minds, eh?

    Also, love your tree cookies. Think I’m going to give that a try! They’d be perfect for office and client gifts!

  • Bella Sinclair [] :

    Oh, he’s adorable! Getting a little too rotund to actually fit IN the balloon, but that’s ok. I thought your coloring was great, too.

  • Brine Blank [] :

    I like the design myself…nice font…

  • Juan [] :

    Beautiful illustration Nancy!

  • ValGalArt [] :

    I think it’s wonderful :)

  • ValGalArt [] :

    I think it’s wonderful :)

  • yoon see [] :

    Thanks for your awesome Santa hot air balloon illustration.
    It’s so cool! Santa now got the option to choose…not just relying on his reindeers Ha…Ha…