Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Card Conundrum 2010

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There is no project—personal or professional—that gives me illustrator's block like the annual Christmas card. So pervasive is this condition that I have not put one together for the last three years. We'll skip the suspicions I have about why this is and continue with the drawing part.

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 Here's the original rough... not much more than a thumbnail.

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This was the original color of the card. After spending an hour on it, and then accidentally printing it on my grey-scale printer, I decided to toss the full color for the duotone version above.

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This is the color with the duotone laying on top of it. For me, this was a close second to the duotone. More wintery... how I am feeling this year.

Which color approach do you dig the most?

1 comment:

Brian said...

I like the original color best, but I'm a sucker for anything with a pronounced blue, and the red pops off of it nicely.