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12 December 2017 @ 06:49 pm
Merry Christmas and Happy New Fears  
At last it is finished! I didn't think I'd finish today. But here is the 2017 Christmas Card.



I'm very proud of this because this is the 10th anniversary card. My icon is the very fist card I ever made back in Dec of 2007. This one is kind of a throw back to that as it also has a red ball with a reflected character. So we've got Schuyler Feargus looking at his reflection in the ball. His true form as Scary Fear smiles back at him. Scary Fear has always been one that casts very strange and creepy reflections. I really like how Schuyler turned out in this. So I hope to send these out soon to friends and family. Though I'm not sure when I can get to the print shop. Hope that they aren't too backed up and this won't be too late to send out. Also this is the first card I did not include the year. The reason is that I got stuck with a bunch of the 2016 cards and I can't reuse them because they say 2016. So I think I won't be putting years on these from now on. The year should be in my sig anyway and discreet. Ah I love this new character so much. Fear himself is two years old now and I still love him as much as ever.
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actipton80actipton80 on December 13th, 2017 12:38 am (UTC)
Shiny.

I love how happy he is about the Christmas ball. I love Christmas balls. I probably won't get a chance to go down to Charlotte to see the decorations downtown and make faces in the big Christmas balls.
Des: Tropical Christmasthagirion on December 13th, 2017 12:41 am (UTC)
Yes. Wanted it to be shinny and bright. Glad you like it. Yes he's rather amused by it. I love them too. They are my fave type of Christmas ornament. I love the metallic ones best because of the reflections and how they shine. Oh too bad. Well maybe you have some at home you can play with hehe.
jokerforever: Grinning Jeromejokerforever on December 13th, 2017 10:47 pm (UTC)
Excellent Presentation! Schuyler turned out really nice here, looks great form profile view and it was a good idea to have him look at his reflection revealing Fear from a Christmas ornament, both expressions are great. Schuyler's white hair is actually quite complimenting to the falling. Fear has come a long way for sure.
Des: Christmas Tree Bluethagirion on December 13th, 2017 10:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I knew I had to show him from the side because it's very different from his front view. I had to include Scary Fear in this somehow, so a reflection was the way to go. Can't let people forget who this really is. Yes he has quite the icy look with his white hair and eyes. Thanks. Yes he's definitely come a long way and become so developed.
solartornadosolartornado on December 14th, 2017 02:41 pm (UTC)
The card turned out awesome, Schuyler turned out really cool here, and the reflection of Scary Fear on the Christmas ball is well painted. I like look of the silver, metal text too. Hmm, didn't at first realize that his white irises kind of hint at the white pupils of his normal form, neat. Great card!
That first card of the budgie and it's reflection is really cute.
Des: Christmas Budgie Ballthagirion on December 14th, 2017 02:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you. It's always fun to play with the reflections that Fear casts. Thanks. I thought it would be nice to add an icy and cold looking text to give it an over all winter feel. Yes, so he has white eyes in both forms. Something he was not able to change from his true form as is typical of my characters with such powers. Thanks. I still remember making that budgie drawing. I can't believe it's been 10 years.
Samantha Falcosamanthafalco on December 19th, 2017 03:27 am (UTC)
Aww I like how it is really is like a throwback to your first card. Those round ornaments are my favorites, but I prefer the shiny ones like that instead of the glittery ones. You did a great job with Schuyler, too.
Des: Christmas Budgie Ballthagirion on December 19th, 2017 12:49 pm (UTC)
Aw thanks. Yeah, mine too. It's great we love these roundular Christmas balls so much. Yes me too. I prefer the metallic ones for the sharp reflections and how they shine than the glitter or matte ones. I'm glad you like Schuyler in this. Now we get to see what he's like from the side.