My first ever ‘project’ when learning to screenprint, way back in the mists of time, was to design a christmas card. Being the festive sort of person I am I came up with this ;-P
Finding it again recently, but alas too late for xmas, I decided to redo and update it. I scanned in the original drawing, which was on A2 paper so had to be scanned in segments and pieced together, and set to work.
Used vectors for the outlines and then used my graphics tablet to do the colouring and crosshatching. The drawing was the first time I’d ever attempted crosshatch for shading and I wanted to stay close to the original for this version, yet update it slightly with some highlights and details (and a background) that I didn’t do back then.
I’m pleased with the result :-)
Also available as prints and posters (which had to have slightly different scaling) here