No, I didn’t forget about the card from 2009. That year, for the first time, there was no Christmas card to send out. In November of that year, I became quite sick and was unable to make the cards. It was hard to let it slip by, but I was far from able to work on it, so there was no choice. Fortunately, I bounced back in 2010 and was able to get back on track. The drawing of 2010 is my personal favorite of the Christmas series. I used charcoal for this. I love the rich, warm blacks that charcoal produces.
Mary and Baby Jesus
-8×10 inches in size
-Done in black and white charcoal on heavily textured watercolor paper. I like watercolor paper for charcoal because the paper is a very nice weight, and the textures are excellent to work with!
The card appears a bit crooked in the image. Sorry about that.
Thanks for looking! 🙂