This is the fourth year that I’ve drawn members of the Hoffman Design Group staff for their holiday greetings to their clients and colleagues. HDG provides top-flight interior landscaping for many businesses around Philadelphia, many of which can be seen at their website – really an extraordinary company. Hoffman always sends me good photos of each employee for reference. One of the props they use for some large-space holiday decorating is the sleigh in the picture. This year I went right from a rough sketch to the finished art, below, because – well, we were getting pretty close to a print deadline!
I drew this with black prisma pencil for the outlines on cold press illustration board, and painted it with acrylic paints, mostly thinned with water to look transparent like watercolor, but in some areas I had to go a little opaque.