Friday, December 21, 2012

Why Buy When You Can Draw?

Happy Yule! In honor of the winter solstice, I’m going to share some of the art I’ve made this year as gifts.

This first piece I gave to my grandma, since she loves both dogs and snowmen:


The next two pieces were given to my friend Sarah Whisted. Ever since we became critique partners, it’s become tradition for me to make art of her characters every holiday…


(Tilian really needs to learn to embrace gaudy Christmas sweaters…or at least stop being naughty enough to be forced to wear one as punishment!)

Anyone else like to hand-make some of the gifts they give?

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  1. Fantastic drawings! That is one horrible Christmas sweater. Hehehe! My son made a pine cone Christmas tree for his teacher. I'd love to learn to knit or something to make things for people, but I don't have the time.

    Happy winter solstice!

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    1. Yeah, crafts like knitting are definitely time-consuming! I sometimes cross-stitch gifts for people, but that often takes me months to do, if not a year or more. I admire people who are able to do more crafty things like that regularly!

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  2. I used to knit, but I haven't done that in a while. This year I'm writing a story for one of my friends -- it's based on an idea that they said would be intriguing as a story and urged me to write someday. I figured, why not write it now? :)

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    1. What a fun idea for a gift! I'm sure your friend will love it. :)

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  3. Great drawings! Your snowman looks so happy! I love snowmen. And now I've finished work for a few weeks, I would kind of like some more snow. Snow for Christmas would be lovely!

    I've been wrapping gifts all morning and, while I'd love to hand-make some, I'm just not creative enough for that. Maybe I'll bake everyone a Christmas cake and some Christmas cookies instead!

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    1. Christmas cake and cookies sound like a wonderful idea! I have a friend who makes cookies every Christmas, and they're always an awesome gift, not to mention yummy. :)

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  4. Those are really cute. I used to to a lot of cross-stitching and sewing. I made a lot of presents by hand when I did that. I think people like one-of-a-kind hand made gifts.

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    1. I've fallen behind on cross-stitching and sewing, too--especially sewing. Those hobbies can be so time-consuming! I agree, people really seem to love handmade gifts like that, which is why I always try my best to do 'em when I can!

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  5. Haha! Love the expression on the guy in the last one.

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    1. He was the most fun to draw, for sure! :P

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