December 30, 2011

An urban Christmas card

Forge Church commissioned me to illustrate their Christmas card this year. They had a very specific vision of a traditional nativity in an urban setting, with lots of charming details. We talked about ideas, but it took me a while to realize that they wanted me to draw exactly what they were describing. They kindly sketched out their ideas on a whiteboard:

Sure, it's rough, but it actually helped tremendously. I basically just drew what I saw and got their feedback.

Next I did the digital linework, once again sending it to the church for feedback. I also added a few details of my own, such as the cat and Christmas tree in the window.

I received a few copies of the finished product today. I think it turned out really well.


  1. I love it. All the details, it is wonderful!

  2. love, love, love seeing the process!!!! Very nice card!!!

  3. Great card! Loved seeing the process!


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