Christmas Critters

Since I started freelancing, it has become a yearly tradition to design my own Christmas cards each year. I got the idea of designing a Christmas-related creature in 2020 and now I’m trying to come up with creatures for the most wonderful time of the year every time!

Christmas Card 2021

christmas candle crab
2021’s card featured a candle-bearing crab creature.

Christmas Card 2020

christmas ball creature
2020 featured a Christmas Ball mimic.

For 2020, I put in extra effort figuring out how this creature would roll up as a ball, so I understood its shape as well as possible before starting on the final illustration.

Apart from the sketches above I also made a proxy model in blender to make sure I got the perspective correct, as well as enabling me to play around with the lighting.

blender proxy model