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Grizzly Santa by whysoawesome Grizzly Santa by whysoawesome
Date Completed: 12/1/2012

Finally finished my 2012 Christmas Card design...

Due to the complexity of last year's christmas card (featuring a monster formed out of a massive toy pile [link] ) I couldn't really get too detailed, so this year I really wanted to just pick a few characters to feature and really amp up the finishing...

And I'm running out of visual takes on Santa Clause.

So I decided this year the theme would be 'Animals'.

I knew right off the bat that I wanted to do a Grizzly Bear as Santa... After that I went through tons of animals till I ended up with a monkey, rhino, owl, mouse, snake, and octopus as elves.

I'm happy with the results...

If you're interested, I've posted a 'Making Of' video on youtube to show the progress from sketch to the final piece...
[link]

Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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KettouRyuujin Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Writer
ROFL!
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Splendidly executed indeed.
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DeadStickGuy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
"fear of holes" - I had to Google that one. And I don't mean to cheapen your condition by bringing this up, by my horse had this! She was even afraid of turtles because they were round, black shapes on the ground.
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EtShadow Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Unique and perfect :)
Congratulations for the DD!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional
far freakin gout
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Sanglamore Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Ahh, i love it. DD deserved. :D
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Chickadde1 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student General Artist
lol don't dont feed the elves....
...why doesn't any one care about the south pole??? :iconsadfaceplz:
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Eliphasthedark Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
This is hillariously strange
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Douglas85 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Okay, okay, I'm not huge on the "cute" movement afoot in our weird world, but I've got to say, when I noticed the octopus in this piece, I laughed aloud. Very funny. Love it.

Douglas85

PS: To prove my meanness is still here: If I catch anybody stealing my work, I'll kill them with a tree. That's right, I can uproot a tree...and use it as a weapon.
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