Sunday, July 3, 2011

Holly Jolly Mistletoe and A Little Sock Monkey Business...Sunday Sketches!

"Holly Jolly Mistletoe"   Copyright 2011
It's time for a little holiday monkey business with my latest mini that features a beloved Sock Monkey tucked inside a brightly colored Christmas stocking.  Candy canes and mistletoe accents add touches of holly jolly cheer! 
Here's the closeups and comparisons...from Sunday Sketches to completion!
CAUTION...Lots of pix ahead!
 Blocking in the blending yet!
 Background blue...4 shades used...blending as I go.
 Adding textural details.
A mixture of the finished and the freshly blended!
 Details and close ups.
 Holly Jolly Mistletoe Tag!
What a face!
The after and the before!
Be sure to pop over to Blue Chair Diary and check out all of this weeks fun art!
Enjoy a little Monkey Business of your own today!

Here's a Peek of all the designs in my Christmas in July Collection so far!
Have a fave or a break out star?


Jehanne's doodles said...

This is wonderful, such beautiful colour and detail. I am particularly enthralled with the creases in the sock :)

Marlene said...

Christmas in July. This is adorable! I love all the detail in this one but then I love your work as you always use wonderful detail.

Kristin Dudish said...

I love sock monkeys... I love Christmas... I love this drawing! Wheee!!!

Have a Happy 4th!


Virtual Boy said...

Awesome work as always, the texture of the monkey is stunning! *-*

Valerie-Jael said...

This monkey looks so innocent! Hugs, Valerie

Finding Charm said...

Adorable! His lips remind me of those wax lips...hehe.
I see you worked in that lime green too. Great!

I can't wait to be out shopping one of these days and see one of your prints used and be like "I know that girl."

Christine said...

such a cute little sock monkey, I like the eyelashes.

lissa said...

great use of colors, makes one want to smile.

have a lovely day.

Alexandra MacVean said...

Holly Jolly yesiree!! :) I LOVE sock monkeys AND Christmas. So, adore the combo. :)

Sinderella's Studio said...

how can you not love that!!!!!!!
cheers, dana

Heather said...

so cute! love the texture! what a great idea with the sock monkey, totally adorable! have a great sunday

Melisa said...

Hooray for sock monkeys at Christmas! Love it!

Nicola said...

Wow!!! I just love your colourful style!!! So vibrant!!! I love working with lots of colour and this is just fantastic! :0) Great to see it in stages too! Lovely work! I don't know how I've missed you before but I've just become a follower :0)

Debbie said...

love love love the monkey! sooo cute!

Tammie Lee said...

this is wonderful, i love how your details make your art rich and give it depth.