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Christmas 2018

By pandapaco
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Christmas is coming, one of my favorite seasons on the year, where you can feel a very nice and positive environment, where all the people wants to share the best of them.

And this panda, as every year, is wanting to share a picture representing a Mexican Christmas tradition.
Previous years, I had explained the Posadas tradition, festivities 12 years before Christmas, where we sing songs, plays a representation of the seek for a shelter of Mary and Joseph, and thenm we eat a lot of food and break a piñata.

But, what a piñata means? Because a piñata must have a specific and traditional shape (no donkeys or your favorite character), the shape is a sphere with seven points, each point represents the seven deadly sins, and the sphere is the evil. So beating the piñata is representing the struggle against temptation and evil. When the piñata breaks, the treats inside represent the rewards.

And this tradition is original for the posadas, for this Christmas season (not for birthdays or other celebrations, but of course there is always an excuse, nowadays, to break a piñata, I don’t think that’s wrong).

On this picture you can see my characters from my comic: Julio, Nemorio, Art, Biro, Parinton (aka. Paco), Rocky and Roni (who is also the fursona of my boyfriend). I promise this next year I’ll complete the first chapter of my comic, but now you can see it online on the webpage

Feliz Navidad a todos!!

Merry Christmas, everyone!!

Traditional. Colored pencils.
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IgorXXXmirror's avatar
Hey. Merry Christmas!
lunathepredchina's avatar
no hagas trampa paco se que tiene uno destapado el ojo 
RebellingLemming's avatar
Merry Christmas! Wish you health and happiness everyday! And great art!
Cambion-Hunter's avatar
Looks like a cute and fun cub Christmas here. Great job and Merry Christmas to you as well, Pandapaco. :) (Smile) 
Pigducks's avatar
Looks like fun!
LipsterLeo's avatar
Feliz Navidad, and God Bless You!
LocalPeaches's avatar
Feliz Navidad, Paco! :hug: 
Chiletrek's avatar
 Feliz navidad para ti y los tuyos!!! christmas la Christmas La la-elf (mistletoe) 

 A ver si te dejan reventar una piñata este año :D .
Noviceartist89's avatar
Nice drawing! This reminds of home, I miss Christmas in Mexico. Haven't done the pinata thing since I was a child. I'd outgrew it when I moved to the states. But we still cook Tamales and Pozole for Christmas. Making the Tamales right now been up since 3:00 am making the masa boiling the Chile Colorado and etc...

Anyways: nice job on this piece I love the details and colors it looks real and lifelike.

Feliz Navidad a para ti tambien!
TheGroundedAviator's avatar
Name a more fun way too do it as well?!
DeckardCanine's avatar
I had no idea they were traditionally shaped like naval mines. It explains why they explode when hit.
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