A Christmas Card Tutorial From ImaginaryTrips.com!!

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Back in 2011, I did a "Christmas In July" eClass in the hopes that I'd be ready for the holidays before December 23rd…it didn't work. All I can say is that I had my cards ready!

I've decided to share how I painted a cat face for my Christmas card from that class as a thank you to the many wonderful artists that have passed through ImaginaryTrips.com as well as for those of you who may wonder about the class set up and what's included in a trip.

Below is the video demonstration and pdf handout from the class. Obviously, we don't have a private class blog to post our work to, but I think this gives you an idea of what the classes are like.

This could be used any time you wanted to paint a cat face (rather than just during the holidays) and there are ideas at the end of the video on how to make this even more Christmasy.

I hope you will find time during this crazy-busy time of year to add or keep some art in your life. I know for me, art helps to ground me when things get absolutely nutty.

Please enjoy and let me know what you think!

Merry Christmas!

The assignment can be found here. 

*Below, are a few technical details that might not have been covered in the video:

  • I am working on Arches 140 lb. CP paper torn down to 5.5 x 7.5 inches. 
  • The ImaginaryTrips.com supply list can be found here though you do not have to use my palette to create this type of image. 
  • Uniball Signo white pens still remain the best on the market two years later! Google the name to find a supplier. 
  • The tracing paper is generic in brand and any will do. 
  • You can click on the four arrow icon at the bottom of the video, on the right, to enlarge the video to a full screen.
  • The type was added after the image was scanned.

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