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This T-shirt is based on a Christmas card sent by my grandfather. That's why I painted a Christmas motive in January (which admittedly was a bit strange).

date Jan 2000
time 4 days
object T-shirt
technique brushairbrushsketch


To paint a faithful copy, I used the strengths of both brushes and airbrush. Santa Claus was painted like an oil painting, mixing the wet colors on the canvas to create the three-dimensional structure of his dress. Note how I used metallic gold color to emphasize some items (as in the original source). Then I covered the foreground objects with adhesive plastic foil to airbrush the blue-violet background. Finally, I added some white strokes that represent snow.


Source Santa Claus Xmas card


Santa Claus.overview


Santa Claus.closeup

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