Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

This is one of my favorite Christmas presents this year, a drawing done for me in a "Secret Santa" exchange at Drawspace.com. We each made a list of things we wanted for Christmas, and our Secret Santa chose one to draw for us.

I have always loved toucans. We had a painting of a toucan on the wall when I was growing up, and I have enjoyed drawing them myself. This one is very cheerful, and I like the flowers, leaves and greenery background.

The picture I drew was of a $21,200 electric guitar I found online (the most expensive guitar I could find). My recipient wanted an electric guitar and did in fact receive one for Christmas, so she liked the drawing. I am not so pleased with it myself--the many lines that should be straight are not, and I could not think of a suitable background, so left it blank. But I 'm posting it here anyway. The guitar has a lot of mother-of-pearl, which I tried to duplicate using metallic colored pencils, but I do not have the technique down yet. Onward and upward! We had a great Christmas with my daughter, son, and his girlfriend, playing games, eating, and talking. Hope your holidays are wonderful!

4 comments:

Paulette said...

Hi Maricello,
Merry Christmas!
Great job on the guitar! You did a good job of the mother of pearl look. I haven't had a chance to ask you, how did you like hosting the challenge week? I hope your Christmas was good,
Paulette

Laura said...

HI!!!
The guitar looks fabulous. I am glad that you had a wonderful holiday! Thinking of you...

Maricello said...

Thanks Paulette and Laura, for your appreciation of the guitar and for stopping by.

Paulette, I enjoyed the hosting week, and would be inclined to host again. December was a busy month--not that they all aren't!

Laura--I'm looking forward to getting together soon. Hope you are having a great time!

Teri C said...

Your guitar is fabulous! You certainly achieved that rich look very well.

Happy New Year!