making of 2011 Christmas card

The title of this hand-drawn open edition card is “Above the Christmas Tree”. Initially this card was intended to represent the view of a Christmas tree from above. The center point is a treetopper star and the circle forms are the tree. My four-year old daughter simply said it was a star. Now there’s some symbolism. Here we have the Star of Bethlehem risen in the sky above all pointing to the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Check out the behind-the-scenes videos below. The first includes special guest appearances by a zebra, Optimus Prime, and much more. Such intermissions are at 1:23, 2:07, 4:00, 4:30, 5:10, 5:40, and 7:00. Visit the video here to have active links in the “description” section that immediately place you at the intermissions (if that’s all you want to see). The second video is prep work leading to the production of the card. There is a shocking ending.

Bonus photos are soon too be available at Flickr.