Saturday, December 13, 2008

Epic Battles

I was just going to draw one of the ornaments on my tree. But I do not like still life, apparently on a molecular level, because this happened:

The mighty wooden soldier does battle with the ancient dragon-fly for the life of the Christmas Tree! Huzzah!

My favorite thing about this picture is the way the background turned out. I wanted to get some of the speckled effect that actual Christmas ornaments get from the lights and branches and all, and it was just luck that the background showed through pretty much along those lines.

Also, I love the heck out of Christmas. Expect blather along those lines for at least the next 12 days.


Rose Works Jewelry said...

I love this! So cute :)

Kara said...

Hurrah! You saved Christmas!

Carapace said...

Rose- Isn't it fiercely cute? I hadn't planned to make it a print, but I'm reconsidering.

And see? No self-slamming.;) Because this is better than it looked in my head, frankly.

Kara- Yay! Christmas is saved! I guess the soldier wins the Christmas angel as his bride? Oh man, I feel a whole storybook coming on..

Random Musings said...

Great pic. It made me think of someone day dreaming

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Cute picture.

Carapace said...

Thanks, Random! It's me daydreaming, at least.:)

Thanks, Grandma Marilyns! I hope you're having a fantastic set of holidays, with many opportunities to Grand it up!