Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Art from Christmas Past

Anyone remember Spencer and Jay? The characters who were originally supposed to star in The Undeath of Me, before Jay’s father hijacked it? (Dagnabbit, Ethan.) They’ll still become main characters eventually, but I’m such a slow artist that that’s gonna take...um...years. Since I miss ‘em, and figured some of you might, too, I’m gonna repost old art of those two celebrating the holidays as children. Why? BECAUSE IT’S MY BLOG AND I CAN DO WHATEVER I WANT AND ALSO HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO POST, THAT’S WHY.

First is some traditional art of Spencer with his father, Leroy! It’s Christmas Eve, which also happens to be Spencer’s birthday, so woooooo, TWO CELEBRATIONS IN ONE. (Spencer was born in 1939, so he’ll officially be 80-years-old this month, haha.)

Illustrated in 2017

And now, some digital art (which was originally supposed to be traditional art, shhh) of Jay celebrating Christmas with his family! (Well, Jay’s celebrating. His older sister, Tess, and father, Ethan, are off being...er...Tess and Ethan.)

Illustrated in 2018

For those of you hoping Spencer and Jay can have some Christmastime fun once they eventually meet...sorry. This is the time of year Spencer became a vampire, and that experience was...traumatic, so any hint of the holidays makes him go ballistic anymore. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  1. Those are fun. I can definitely see the difference the two mediums produce.

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    1. I really love the look of traditional art, but when I color digitally, there's that glorious undo button, so I dabble in both. XD

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  2. I remember them! Love seeing them again and these pieces are both great. I especially love Ethan's "open your damn presents" line. :D :D

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    1. Thank you! Ethan's being so calm right now by using the D word instead of some F-bombs. I'm so proud of him. XD

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  3. Stunning Christmas art in both mediums, Heather. Really like the playfulness, holidays can make anyone go ballistic with all the gift shopping. :D

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    1. Thanks for the kind words! And haha, yeah, gift shopping can certainly have that effect, sometimes! XD

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  4. Fun to see Jay and Spencer celebrating the holidays. Great artwork, Heather.

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    1. Thank you! I always enjoy drawing holiday art of these characters... :)

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  5. These are soooo amazing. I love that Christmas mug and those striped jammies.
    Woot. Woot.

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    1. Thanks so much! I remember those stripes taking forever to draw, haha!

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  6. Looks like such a happy Christmas gathering! LOL. Great job on the art.

    Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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