Tuesday, December 2, 2008

illustration Friday - balloon

Looks like Santa's belly is a bit more
balloonish after all those thanksgiving pies!

17 comments:

Elyse said...

adorable. very whimsical. i have an old version on illustrator. is it difficult to learn?

Amy C said...

Hey Elyse, you can pick up the basics in a few days then its lots of practice and tweaking etc. A good book I used is Illustrator Bible by Ted Alspach

Heather T. said...

Love the beard and the cute details!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Santa is so cute and puggy! I really like this fun and sweet illustration. Your illustrations always, always warm my heart and make me smile. There is so much power in them. YOU GO GIRL!!!

Buskitten said...

Hey Amy,
Lovely illustration, how clever that you can do that stuff with Illustrator - that's something I want to learn when I get my mac up and running. Is photoshop good too? Is Illustrator Adobe Illustrator? I will have a look on ebay and see if there are any old ones going!
I adore your hand-made wrapping paper! It's fantastic Amy, how clever you are,
Best Wishes from Scotland,
Liz

Diana Evans said...

Hi Amy...so nice to meet you...I love your take on the theme ....wonderful piece and Santa is so much fun...you know I still Believe!!!

Hugs
Diana

Jedda said...

Lovely as usual, and remember santa needs those extra layers..its cold out there....

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh! Wonderful! I love the retro feel and the fact that his belt is a skinny ribbon. HA! He'd better do a little fasting. He's got a lot of cookies and milk coming to him.

Illustrator Bible? I know what I'm asking Santa for this year.

Eric Barclay said...

Really cute!

Roberta said...

Santas are supposed to kind of balloonish!

Cute!!

Reg said...

aww so adorable! santa's string "belt" looks funny on him haha! really cute illustration, i love santa's beard and the trim on his hat!

Majeak Ann said...

haha yes it is! Really like it. Specially the colors and textures of the beard. Nice!
-Marjorie Ann

parisa mahmoudi said...

So nice idea!This is great to have this amazing illustration for Christmas card!so lovely!

Bearded Lady said...

Santa's belly is tied up like a christmas present. Definitely would make a great christmas card.

Mark Cavell said...

Spare a thought for Rudolph and chums!
Lovely work Amy as per.

Bethany Hissong said...

Looks like a great Christmas card to me! I love that it has a slight vintage feel to it too!

Mamaliga said...

Hi Amy,
Thank you for your comment. Really like your artwork, so sweet and charming! Love the beard and the lovely texture in the sock. Retro style but yet modern. Great!