For December, I have been working on a Christmas image. The theme is “Things that can happen when kids put on a Christmas pageant.” I came up with 45 thumbnails and took several of them a bit further to see how well they would work fleshed out. Then I did three more refined versions of “Baby Jesus escapes and climbs up a wiseman’s robe.” This is the final piece, which I finished just today. There are things I’d still like to change, but I’m out of time for revisions.
Lessons learned: Start earlier next year! (I really need to be packing.) But I already have plenty of ideas for next year’s illustration, so that’s a good start.
Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, enjoy some time with family and friends and see you in 2020!