Santa, Krampus and Grim Baby New Year

Xmas 2017 Holiday Cards

I decided to make a hand made card for the first time ever. I own a small business with my wife that specializes in all things macabre so I went for that theme. I have a tree circled by a candy cane border. Peeking around the tree are Santa, Krampus and Grim Baby New Year

 

REALLY rough sketch. I intend to use some stock images for ref to make better Santa and Krampus when I transfer to lino
REALLY rough sketch. I intend to use some stock images for ref to make better Santa and Krampus when I transfer to lino
Improved the drawings and inked the lino before carving
Improved the drawings and inked the lino before carving
Getting started, Carved background and start on Krampus
Getting started, Carved background and start on Krampus
Mostly done initial carving
Mostly done initial carving
A test print, had to do the baby new year again to see better - needs some cleanup and minor fixes
A test print, had to do the baby new year again to see better – needs some cleanup and minor fixes
I like Santa and Krampus,
I like Santa and Krampus,
The final block, inked.
The final block, inked black ink for check print
Santa, Krampus and Grim Baby New Year
Close up of the printed card
Drying cards
Printed cards drying.
Had to use my wife’s studio space so shelves = drying rack.