December 5, 2009

My three Elves


The above quote is: Be a student, learn as long as you still have something to learn. (Free Digital element from Jan Hicks at Scrapgirls last year).

This pretty much sums things up for me lately! I drew these three elves yesterday. I love their hats. There is so much possibility in the hats alone! Just think of the patterns and colors you could draw up there, fun! The blue elf looks to me like he could be related to Porky the Pig. The red elf looks related to the South Park family and by the time I got to the green elf, by leaving his/hers eyes closed she looks the most like an Elf. Ahhh, live and learn… live and learn. I did accomplish one goal. I wanted each set of eyes to have some personality. They do have that don’t they?

I had fun coloring in my elves, but I couldn’t stop there. Next was the background; off I went with my ruler and measured off for my default background of diamonds! But, I may have taken it a little too far! It’s a busy little colorful background. I also wish I had made my Calligra-Fun “Elves” word bigger! It got a little swallowed up! I extracted the 3 elves in photoshop cuz I was curious how they’d look on there own. Ahhh, the wonders of photoshop!


I got my inspiration for the hats from this picture from Pam Carriker.

Thanks for stopping by,


P.S. What are some of your default backgrounds? Do tell :D


Janet said...

Your elves are so cute! I love their hats!!

Anonymous said...

your elves are so much fun. i hope they get a closet full of new hats. as for default backgrounds, mine is white! hahaha

BlueRidgeLady said...

Hi Eden! These elves are adorable!! I love your work!!

Shalae said...

Hi Eden. I have to tell you that I've loved looking through and seeing all your little drawings, illustrations and art journal. It's so neat to see it develop and your own styles. I LOVE IT!

Martha Lever said...

Hi Eden! These are so adorable and the lettering is great! oxox for the link!!!

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