Monday, December 26, 2005

Illustration Friday: Holiday


Well we made it through another Christmas. Happy kids, worn-out parents, gifts, too much food--the works. I thought for this topic I would pick the painting we used for this years Christmas card. I thought it was nice and Christmasy, and because today is also the start of Kwanzaa, I figured this is a nice added bonus. It is an image from Santa's Kwanzaa, a children's book I did last year. See, two holidays with one stone. We don't celebrate Kwanzaa, but I did enough research on it while illustrating the book that I think we could. Here are a few other pictures form the book. My wife actually painted this last one. She sat next to me and I told what to do. I think it turned out pretty good.


I hope everybody is having a wonderful holiday season. Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my blog. I've been able to meet a lot of great people here and I hope it will continue into the new year.

21 comments:

Sandra Khoo said...

YYAYYYY,and one of the highlights in blogster is getting the chance to meet you! ;)Have a great holiday and new year ahead,Guy! :D

ValGalArt said...

I love all of the illustrations, they are excellent! Wonderful colours and characters. I looked at your site and it's great! My younger brother and sister both went to BYU. I have spent many childhood summers and even a couple winters in Provo, Springville and Spanish Fork. You and your wife are very talented! I hope you have a very Happy New Year!

steve said...

Amazing Stuff Guy! Happy Holidays to you!. Good on your wife for painting that. It really turned out well.

Best,
Steve

Ellen said...

WOW! You are really talented!

carla said...

This is a really great series...each painting has a lot of spirit and happiness. It sounds like you had a great Christmas - best wishes for a Happy New Year:>

Liz Jones said...

Happy holidays to you,too! Love your pictures!

Anonymous said...

Nice selection of images! I like the deer turning the light out :)

zordis said...

Such a nice expression on the holiday. Don´t mention if you have a hole book about it. Beautiful work, Merry Holiday to you and your talented wife.

p.s. The Village on the North Pole is so peaceful!

gudbrandsdottir said...

Those are so lovely pictures!
Happy holidays to you and your wife!

Jaimie said...

your illustrations for this topic are outstanding. So beautifully drawn and detailed.

Leezy said...

great work. I really enjoy visiting. happy happy!

Anonymous said...

Great Work,

I really like your style and colour choices.
I'm curious to know what medium you use and your approach to painting? I read in one of your blogges you use a tonal value to start out your paintings.

Anonymous said...

Great colors. I especially love the reindeer at the light switch. Your blog is one of my favorites.
Happy New Year.
-Skeeter

Christine Lim Simpson said...

Definitely will be back! Your blog is awesome and your illos are super-duper! Have a fantastic year ahead.

compulsive writer said...

Love it! And your books were a big hit for Christmas. Keep up the great work--and Happy New Year!

Alina Chau said...

Beautiful set of paintings!! GREAT WORK!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Drazen said...

Beautiful Work Guy
and Happy New Year!

Hasan Mubarak said...

These illustrations are so cute!
You do a great job...

Wish you a very Happy New Year and an eventful Holiday season!

kay susan said...

This is an outstanding series of illustrations. Fabulous as usual!

Paige Keiser said...

These are wonderful, Guy!! I'll get back to your email soon, I am SO behind in answering mail. Lots of guests over the holiday season. Take care!

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Paul said...

Fantastic holiday illustrations!