Monday, December 22, 2008

Early tidings for next Yule


This scribble turned into my lame attempt to get a card around to co-workers at well past the 11th hour. Without meaning to, I got the year wrong, so I decided to call it an early Christmas card for next year. Don't come cryin' to me in 12 months...

Happy Holidays from the small room.

13 comments:

Larry Levine said...

Beautiful card, Happy Holidays!!!

Daryl T said...

Merry Christmas!

oppo said...

Hey, if the month was January, then this picture could've been re-worked as a starting point where Santa forgets Christmas and has to make up for it on January the next year.

But I'm ahead of myself.

Happy eve of Christmas Eve!

Weirdo said...

Merry Christmas to you as well, Mr. Finn. Wonderful card. Hopefully my draftsmanship will get to the point where I can do this for my loved ones. I wonder how long cartoonists have been doing these Christmas Cards.

Tony DiStefano said...

Did you do this on the cintq? How do you like working on it?I have a hard time mentally putting the pencil down.

Will Finn said...

hi tony
this was done on a small tablet pc, not unlike a cintiq. i have been using the digital drawing program SKETCHBOOK from Autodesk (formerly Alias) for almost three years now. it has a nice feel and though certain things are difficult to do on it, quick, fluid sketching is a blast.

i like to use their "airbrush" tool for drawing, stopped down to about 4 pixels per. it has a soft feeling very similar to a pencil.

Weirdo said...

Hi Mr. Finn, will you look at the latest post of my blog? You might like it.

Deniseletter said...

Many thanks Will, now I'm beggining to use Sketchbook is a very good program.I'll try Airbrush 4 pixels. Nice Card and nice Santa !!
Happy Holidays for you too!

Amir Avni said...

Happy Holidays! :)

Patrick said...

Happy Holiday Will.have a very healthy and successful new year.

Sye TenB said...

Sorry for being off topic, but I was looking for information on Henry Syverson, and when I googled him, your blog came up. I'd like to use one of his images on a t-shirt to promote my website, and would like to contact whoever holds the copyrights so I can do this legitimately. If you know where I could obtain this information, it would be greatly appreciated.

My e-mail address is available through my profile.

Thanks,

Sye

Will Finn said...

Hi Sye

Most of the drawings came from THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, which is still a going concern with it's own self named website. They are owned by Curtis Publishing, which almost certainly still holds the copyrights. Google SATURDAY EVENING POST or CURTIS PUBLISHING and hopefully you can get some information there.

Jeremy said...

Happy Holidays Will! Your Santa is awesome and its cool to see it drawn on a cintiq. Sketchbook is very fine program and if you enjoy working with it, I also highly recommend TVpaint(http://tvpaint.com/). The interface is a bit clunky but it has more options than sketchbook and the feel is pretty good. Plus it has a built in rotation table function which is perfect if you're using a stationary cintiq that doesn't swivel.
Have a Happy New years and it'll be nice to read more of your posts in 2009!