In old Scandinavian lore, mythical creatures like giants and trolls where not necessarily evil creatures. Rather they roamed their respective domains of the forest or mountains and could even be helpful if humans just respected and kept up good relations with them.
Here we see a family doing the rounds through the landscape to visit their neighboring giant and spread some Christmas spirit!
This is my Christmas card for 2010. I'm putting it up relatively early, in case someone's interested in getting one to send.
An early Merry Christmas to you all!
All done in open-source programs GIMP and MyPaint on Linux. I aimed at getting a style closer to the 19th century landscape artists for this one.
I won't be changing much in this at this point (my cards have already been sent off to the printers after all), but I am as usual always interested in feedback and critique anyway.
Older Christmas cards of mine:
2009 (Surprise gift
2008 (Night in the troll forest
2007 (We're THIS tight!