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:bulletred::bulletgreen: Another Christmas drawing! :w00t: :bulletred::bulletgreen:
Tis the season to be jolly falalala laaa la la la laaa :sing:

Now that I've finally got the scanner working again, I can upload this drawing! I thought it was a fun concept of the elves riding one of Santa's reindeer, taking a break from work :)

I used pen and ink, and watercolour for change, instead of pencil.

One thing that didn't work out was the original background, which I also did in watercolour. To be honest, it wasn't very exciting and mostly consisted of a snowy landscape, but the scanner made it look like a muddy grey... =/ So I used Photoshop to replace it with a digital, more simple background instead.

All the stock photos were great as usual, although I had to use a few more reference photos to draw this scene. This was drawn on A3 paper, and it took a while to complete, but it was really fun to do! :lol:

I've also entered this into DamselStock's Christmas Elf competition!…

I would appreciate any constructive criticism and comments ^^

Reference Used:
:bulletred: Elves… and… by DamselStock
:bulletgreen: Reindeer by Sikaris-Stock
:bulletred: Bird by hatestock
:bulletgreen: Riding poses… by Unlocked-Stock and by HorseStockPhotos
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HorseStockPhotos Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
love how you've done this! Thanks for using my stock!
crittercat Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thank you! :D
DamselStock Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aww! That's just adorable! I love the garland and ornaments on the antlers, so cute! Great job at merging Seth's head with those horseback riders poses.

You might not have much experience with this pen and watercolor mediums but you could never tell from the finished piece. Very professional work as always!

We are hoping to do our LOTR/Elven Ranger stock series this January... I'm thinking you may like this series! We hope to do a few horseback riding poses including horseback archery if we can create a "horse" for Seth to use.
crittercat Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Yay I'm glad you like it! :w00t: Thank you very much

:wow: LOTR/Elven Ranger!?! That's going to be awesome!!!! Wow, I'm really looking forward to this :dance:
What kind of outfit will you make/buy for it?
DamselStock Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Normally we make all of Seth's costumes but I found a really nice medieval tunic in blue with yellow accents that he liked. This is it: [link] It should be here in a few days. Also, he received a child sized chain mail shirt for Hanukkah that we may use over the medieval tunic for a few shots too. I placed a bid on a new bow & arrow set on eBay that I hope I'll win... It's a recurve style bow and looks more medieval than our bow & arrows we used in the Native American shoot. We have an axe/hatchet and a dagger to use as props and I hope one of the dogs will cooperate for a few shots as well.

If you have any pose requests let us know and we'll see what we can do.
crittercat Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Ooh that is a really nice tunic! Simple and elegant :)
Chain mail, a new bow and arrow set, an axe and a dagger!?!! Wow, this is going to be awesome :woohoo:
(I loved the Native American Indian shoot and how you had front, side, behind and 3/4 shots, and the poses were varied and dynamic. I know this next shoot will be just as great!)

Thanks for asking. I can't really think of any particular poses, except... just for the fun of it, a classic Legolas pose: [link] ? :D
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December 30, 2012
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