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Christmas Card 2018 Finished - I am NOT a Reindeer

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Finished version of the Christmas card for 2018. Now to get it printed and mailed out to folks. Sorry everyone is getting their cards in January instead of December. 

Actaeon is a pain. His hair color changed three times while I worked on this and I still don't think it is his final color. I have decided to give him and his buddies their own story. They are still part of the Three World's Universe but not part of Duo Ninja, Hawke and Co, or Gray Days. Say hello to the first image for Keepers of the Moon. God I need to draw more.

Previous sketch:
Christmas 2018 - I am NOT a Reindeer! by Ryuyujin
Actaeon Houyi, Three Worlds, Duo Ninja, Hawke and Co, Gray Days, Keepers of the Moon, art, line work, colors, concept, design, and composition © White Noise Graphics and Jennifer M. Riddle

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:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

(Please ignore the star ratings, I find them unhelpful so I just drop in whatever.)

I like the humor in this image, we don't even need the title to get the personality here. Although I wouldn't mind something that's even more a direct play on the title, put him in the position of Rudolph and see how well that ends <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/let…" width="15" height="15" alt=":P" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="395" title=":P (Lick)"/>

Either way, great expression - including both facial features and body language. I like the consistent linework, good variation and the cel shading pairs well with your style.

Only complaint I have is with the colors added, this image is a bit busy. I'd at least try it without the word in the back - I think it's very clear from his expression anyway, and makes it harder to see he's got the lights strung on his antlers (which is also funny).
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Glad you like the humor and the line art so much. ^_^ I like doing off the wall non-typical christmas cards. And yes, I wasn't keen on leaving the text in there either after coloring, but my manager insisted. Christmas lights, especially multicolored ones, are very hard to portray in any context without it looking busy sadly. I hope to do more of my grouchy candy loving elk demon in more humorous situations in the future though so stay tuned!