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December 2, 2012
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Watched Wave - Christmas Card 2012 by Griatch-art Watched Wave - Christmas Card 2012 by Griatch-art
Watched Wave

You never know who's watching when you're out in the forest.

Update: You can now watch a timelapse video I recorded while painting this. You can find it on YouTube here: [link] (consider watching in HD quality)

My Christmas card for this year. Putting it up early as usual, to get feedback and in case people want to get a card of their own as a DA print. Oh, and an early Merry Christmas!

An insane amount of detail in this one, lots of which might not come across fully in this smaller size. Will be interesting to see how the print fairs. Can you spot all the "watchers"?

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Done in open-source programs MyPaint and GIMP.

Previous Christmas Cards:

2011 (Vaettebron):

2010 (Good neighbours):

2009 (Surprise gift):

2008 (Night in the troll forest):

2007 (We're THIS tight!):
:thumb72284672: [link]
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Griatch
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:iconvgiselleh:
Gorgeous piece, like all your cards, and each year it gets more impressive than the last. The detail and realism here is beautiful, I especially love the snowy trees, all the different types.
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Griatch-art 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Gaeva! I take way too long time in making these; but it's fun and friends and family are actually starting to send some physical Christmas cards back to me in turn - so the curiosity is turning into a tradition. :)
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Griatch
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Phoacce-Cell5 Feb 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
I watched the speedpaint and enjoyed it ^^ Great art! Your tutorials helped me get started back when I was first starting in Gimp!
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Griatch-art 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to hear it and that the video helped you out. Thanks for the comment!
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Griatch
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Phoacce-Cell5 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
My pleasure :)
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:iconfromthedead:
fromthedead Dec 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
awesome christmas card!
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Griatch-art Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Griatch
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:iconrollia:
It's brilliant! I like the colors and mood of this job, amazing :)
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Griatch-art Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, glad you like it!
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Griatch
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:icondinhosaur:
Beautiful piece, loving the blobbyness of the snow terrain :D.
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