Since starting as an Illustrator I’ve been sending Christmas cards to friends and clients. The first year it was a dusk view of York Minster with a huge Christmas tree placed at the entrance. The second year a morning view of the local school with lots of snow and children (including mine!). This third year was hard; it’s still a view of York but as I’d been doing ‘high altitude’ aerial views this year and more complex drawings with layers of scenery I thought these aspects should be incorporated and a night view would complete my ‘York’ trilogy. So it was Santa flying over a fictional medieval York in the Moonlight.
Sadly, I just wasn’t as happy with this view compared to the previous two. But I was happy with my Santa and I don’t think I’ve ever had to draw reindeer before… As this was too small to see in the card I’m giving everyone a close-up so you can see Rudolf’s red nose.
Happy Christmas everyone and apologies for the late arrival of the cards for some of you – things were way too hectic this December