I've been asked to be the artist on a new 5 part series; Abe Lincoln Vs Kris Kringle.
Yea I know, when I first read the idea, I thought what the...??
I didn't give an answer straight away, not because I didn't like the idea, but because of the commitments I've got. So the writer asked, while I was making my my mind up, if I'd mind doing a 1 page illo, so he he could show it around Wonder Con in April (1st-3rd).
So I said sure, and did a few sketches, as you do, until I settled on the one I liked.
Then I Inked the two major characters.
So far so good.
Liked how it was going.
The writer, Ken Thomas wanted union solders in the background, so on another layer I drew the soldiers above.
And he wanted Elves, so I drew a bunch of elves looking decidedly scared and nervous.
The I did a forground with all the toys being tossed about.
Well, you can't have Santa's grotto without toys and prezzies.
So I put it all together, and it came out Ok. Of course a lot of what I'd drawn was hidden behind characters, but that couldn't be helped.
Next I drew the backgound...
and added a bit of tone and highlights...
Ken likes it... I like it (which is unusual, cuz I'm not usually happy with me stuff)
And it'll be shown around Wonder-Con.