Friday, May 30, 2014

Christmas in June

Both of my male British cousins sent me lovely greeting cards this past Christmas. They are so beautiful - winter scenes of an English Village - that I have kept them with the intent of drawing them. You can view my version of the one my cousin Snafu and his wife sent me, a few posts back.

It has taken me 5 months to complete my cousin Alan's card, but finally, here it is:

I love the splash of colour in the bottom left corner.

This is the original:

Scanning this hasn't done it justice, but it is especially lovely because of the 'silver dust' snow on it. I hadn't realized how very difficult it is to draw snow without using a white pencil/crayon. I opted against using the silver dust as it can get very messy!
Looking forward to what my cousins can come up with next Christmas!