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Christmas Card Design

For the first time in a long time, I decided (with some gentle nudging from my wife!) a Christmas card. This features the wizards Bill and Butch along with their press agent (!) from the short story The Cowardly Clerics of Rigel V. Pencils, at least when I am inking and colouring my own work, are pretty loose and sketchy. In some ways these are a little tighter than I normally do, but I still leave quite a bit of room for working these out at the inking stage. That has a lot to do with time, but also keeps the inks and even the final colouring a bit more fresh and fun than it might otherwise be. As always, it's an "inside-my-head" kind of thing that hopefully makes sense to you, dear reader. You can see the inked staged and final colour version right after the pencils below.

Rough pencil sketch for a Bill and Butch Wizards Christmas Card by Von Allan

The final inked version features snow as well as a song!
Final inks for a Bill and Butch Wizards Christmas Card by Von Allan

And here is the final version in full colour! YES! Can you tell that I'm having fun with these guys?
Final colour version for a Bill and Butch Wizards Christmas Card by Von Allan

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