Posts Tagged ‘christmas art’

From Me to You – Christmas Graphite Pencil Drawing

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

From Me to You - Christmas Pencil Drawing

From Me to You
Medium: Graphite Pencil
Paper: Canson Grain
Size: 18 × 13 cm (7″ × 5″)

For the past two years, Faith had created the Christmas artworks for our site. But this year, I decided to produce one. The drawing is called “From Me to You” and it was drawn using graphite pencils. It features an angel figurine with a harp, ball ornaments, a gift, a greeting card and a bell, all of which are only some of the traditional things associated with the Christmas season.

I got the theme for the drawing from a thought I have about a “traditional Christmas” in which everybody is being merry and having a wonderful time.

I managed to save a few progress scans of the drawing and I have included them below.

From Me to You - 1 - Christmas Pencil Drawing
From Me to You - 2 - Christmas Pencil Drawing
From Me to You - 3 - Christmas Pencil Drawing

From Faith and I, we wish you a joyful Christmas and may all your wishes come true for the coming year!


A Christmas Scene – Pastel Painting

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Since Christmas is just around the corner, I worked on some compositions and sketches and decided on the one below. Sketches I made on the reverse side are visible as this is on printing paper ;) .

A Christmas Scene Sketch by Faith Te

I have never seen snow in real life. So on this pastel painting, I mostly relied on my imagination and what I can remember of pictures of winter that I have seen before. Working from imagination allows me to use a “looser” approach. It is a contrast to working on portraits from photos where I strive to be as detailed and realistic as I could. I find it quite refreshing to change styles (and subjects) once in a while ;) .

A Christmas Scene - Pastel Painting

This pastel painting is on 12.7 x 17.7 cm (5″ x 7″) Canson paper. The sky area required a little more work than the rest — it started out very rough — but I greatly enjoyed layering the soft light blue, violet, and white on the snow area :) . I managed to scan it twice as I was working on it. I have included these scans below.

A Christmas Scene - Stage 1A Christmas Scene - Stage 2