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I knnooww it's a bit early but this is an entry for my art department's christmas card contest. Don't think it really works as a card but I think it's nice and snug 'n stuff.

Began with paint/collage, with digital characters and other embellishments. I hate the word embellishments.
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drudgeons Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
It's that time of year again. Love this one.
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional
Thanks! That reminds me that I haven't done a festive picture this year yet. Still time though!
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lizzybeth Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
I love tree tent <3

are those drop shadows or duped layers behind the trees and mountains?
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional
There was actually some real shadowing, because the mountains, main triangle shapes and snow are actual collage so they were sticking up a bit. I just kind of enhanced them and added some here and there.
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blouse Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
I love the colors of the little characters! They really tie in with the ornaments.
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Professional
Thank you! :)
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scouting-for-stars Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
It's different to a lot of Christmas Cards. :] I love it! There's something really quiet about the scene.
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Professional
Thanks a lot.
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Skulldaggery Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
I wanna work at an art department!
this is well nice by the way, brilliant even.
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:iconmumblingidiot:
MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Professional
I don't work in one, I just mean my university's main art department.

Thank you! :)
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Skulldaggery Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
oh ok. Wow you're still in school.
Your shit is so epic.
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Professional
Haha, thanks. I've been education my whole life, I'm scared I might die or evaporate or something when I come out of it so I'm trying to make my shit as epic as possible in the meantime I guess.
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Skulldaggery Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
smart move sir!
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bright-little-star Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
Just about the best idea for a Christmas card I've seen in years. I love the stillness of it, I can almost hear the snowflakes fall. And the light around the star at the top is wonderfully done :)
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Professional
Thanks very much. Glad you like it. :)
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Ficeetos Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
I love it. The colours, the scene and the implementation are all great!
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Professional
Thank you!
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ninamo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
A Christmas theme that isn't cheesy - an amazing accomplishment!
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Professional
Haha, thanks. There really are so many rubbish cards out there.
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antlercat-anon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it! :)
I definitely think it works as a card - the background is definitely *Christmassy*...the painterly style sums the feeling of traditional Christmas card up to me, yet your adorable characters give it a modern twist. I like :D
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Professional
Yay, thank you very much. :)
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
it's a nice illustration. great to see you use traditional materials and see the textures here. love the character designs, they are neat and should be used again !
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Professional
Thanks! Yeah, I just kind of made them up on the spot but I like them too. Maybe they will return (history tells me they won't though).
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laresistance Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
ya never know, they're pretty good characters man
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Brutus-Illustrator Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
It's cosy and wintry and I'd be very happy if someone gave it to me. It's also likely that I'd buy it for someone else if I saw it in a shop. Nice work Luke
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Professional
Thank you very much!
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Papposilenos Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
Yes. waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too early. But i like it!
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Professional
Well, I had to force myself into the christmas spirit to make it, so I figured I may as well inflict it on everyone else.
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Papposilenos Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
hahaha. i like your logic.
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liljeska Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
wouldn't mind getting this in the mail!
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samwongsart Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
Very nice. Would make a great christmas card :)
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Professional
Thank you. :)
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samwongsart Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
Your welcome :)
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KuSo-e Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
very good detail with the two characters, and I cant help but notice and say.
dont you eat the yellow snow
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Professional
You had to taint it. :P
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KuSo-e Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
;:D
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paperdull Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009   Interface Designer
woot woot. kurissmaas desu.

i like how some of the snowflakes are blurred at the back. i wanna get a christmas tree/tent thing too.. good idea! will set up something like that on my room on kuurissmas desu.

reminds me of this project [link]
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Professional
Woahh I saw about that project a while ago. They're really cool. Maybe it influenced me subconsciously.

Thanks! What is kurissmaas desu? It sounds like someone saying christmas in a really long, drawn out way.
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paperdull Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009   Interface Designer
haha it's just my version of a japanese saying christmas.. it means "it's christmas" .. or something.
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pinguino Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i think its an awesome card
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:iconmumblingidiot:
MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Professional
Thank you!
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Parasols Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This has an awesome, textured look to it. The colours are nice and warm--love that you used gold instead of blue on the snow ^^
Not to mention the deer and bunny- people, they're simple but very cute <3 and the matching red and blue works quite well
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Professional
Yeah it was weird, I like to warm pictures up but I realised this was a bit counter intuitive for snow. But did it anyway.
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al-tele Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
That's some good job :party:
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Professional
Thanks!
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witnessthepower Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
cosy
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Professional
Indeed.
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Koda-chrome Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
Fabulous characters, the colours are just wonderful. I love it :heart:
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Professional
Thanks!
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dustdream Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
That's really cool and in your own magical style I love !

Good job.

Mr. F
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