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Penguin Family's Igloo Nativity by Isynia-Artessa Penguin Family's Igloo Nativity by Isynia-Artessa
My Christmas card for 2012, inspired by my daughter, who loves penguins. I wanted to create a piece about penguins, family, and also incorporate a subtle religious element. I has toyed with the idea of doing a gingerbread nativity, but like the igloo interpretation better. Artistically, I wanted to push the softness of the lighting and colors, and also incorporate many little details without letting the composition feel too busy, or hard to navigate visually.

Hope you all have many warm and treasured moments with your families and loved ones this Christmas!
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:iconpdevinney:
pdevinney Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
Cute, adorable!
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:iconmockingbirdontree:
mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
What a gorgeous picture! Looks so happy! It's a super idea with the igloo cake! It seems so delicious! Super done!
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:iconisynia-artessa:
Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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KZ-jello Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Aww, penguins!! :D
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lemonmarshmallow Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
^3^
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Silvermare Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable! I am just like the youngest penguin. I love candy canes too much to use them for crafts. I often intend to, but often end up eating it instead. :giggle:

Have you considered offering this as a greeting card print? I think many people would enjoy receiving this image in their physical mailbox.
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Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  I typically offer my Christmas cards as prints 1 year after I submit them.  The reason for this is that I use my yearly Christmas image as promotion for my business and as mailers to my clients, and don't want anyone else distributing the image at that time.  So I usually don't upload my Christmas cards as prints until the next holiday season.  Thank you for your interest and kind words!
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Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aww, so sweet. :)
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:iconisynia-artessa:
Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Welcome :)
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ArinaFoxy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist
=D Awesome idea! Adorable cake-igloo)
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:iconisynia-artessa:
Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like the concept!
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DMerchen Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love penguins!! Beautiful image!!
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:iconisynia-artessa:
Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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JoannaBromley Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Happy New Year! :heart: :huggle:
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:iconisynia-artessa:
Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! You too!
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:iconmesai:
mesai Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A very adorable family having fun <3 Penguins ftw!
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:iconisynia-artessa:
Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it!
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:iconhiraku-kun:
hiraku-kun Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
so cute! I love it!
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:iconisynia-artessa:
Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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:iconmebeme14:
mebeme14 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
oooooh, I want to make a igloo now too. :)
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:iconisynia-artessa:
Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Go try it! Should be fun!
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:iconconny-from-france:
Conny-from-France Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Still amazing work ! Bravo ! :D
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:iconisynia-artessa:
Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconhistorybuff262:
Historybuff262 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
awwwww. this is great :)
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:iconisynia-artessa:
Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Aaron-Randy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
very nice, i love it, great choice of color
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:iconisynia-artessa:
Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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Demosthenes-101 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Awesome!!!!! :w00t: Adorable and colorful and just out right heartwarming! :D Brings back memories of the candy houses we used to make as kids for Christmas! :nod:
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:iconisynia-artessa:
Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :) Glad you like this piece.
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:iconchester1010ir:
chester1010ir Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
soooooooo cute and beautiful :love:
i love the colores :heart:
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:iconisynia-artessa:
Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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hezoo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
An igloo made out of marshmallows? I love it!!! What a sweet illustration :)
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:iconisynia-artessa:
Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I really like this years Christmas card.
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:iconisynia-artessa:
Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Rome!
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CourtneyBowen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love this. So cute, and you have a fantastic style!!! The penguins have so much personality! Great work
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:iconisynia-artessa:
Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmhbilder:
MHbilder Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice picture, cute small pengfamily :)
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:iconisynia-artessa:
Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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