Advent Challenge 2014-Part 1

So….I’ve decided to participate in The Advent Challenge 2014, organized by Faye Brown of Faye Brown Designs. I wasn’t sure if I could keep up with it, but I decided to try. And it turns out I’m having such a fun time creating these daily holiday illustrations!

#adventchallenge2014 sketch © Mary Tanana 2014

First I’ll do a rough sketch of the layout. Then I’ll scan it into my computer and redraw it in Adobe Illustrator.

#adventchallenge2014 Day 1 © Mary Tanana 2014

Every day has a different theme.

#adventchallenge2014 Day 2 © Mary Tanana 2014

I’m trying to keep each piece fairly graphic and simple.

#adventchallenge2014 Day 3 © Mary Tanana 2014

I’m also experimenting with lots of texture and layer masks.

#adventchallenge2014 Day 4 © Mary Tanana 2014#adventchallenge2014 Day 5 © Mary Tanana 2014

Not sure which one is my fave so far!

I’ll be posting these every 4 or 5 days, 25 in total! Hope I can keep up!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

One comment

  1. I’m doing this same advent challenge – which I probably read about on your blog – but I’m doing it on twinchies. I’ve actually opted for a similar cool-toned colour scheme too. I guess we are both rebelling against the traditional bold reds, greens and golds. I love your designs. Your layering of texture is fabulous. I love the chunkiness of your designs too. I very much look forward to seeing how the other images turn out.

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