Christmas Cards: November 2023 Digital Art Painting Brief

Hey fellow artists and creative wizards! Let’s dive into the holiday spirit with a sprinkle of digital painting enchantment! ❄️

‘Tis the season to fire up those digital brushes and craft some merry and bright artwork that captures the essence of Christmas. With Santa, snowmen, Christmas trees, presents, and all the festive cheer waiting to leap off the screen, this is your moment to shine.

🎄 NOVEMBER'S BRIEF: Chrsitmas Card Design

Picture this: Santa, snowmen, Christmas trees, presents galore, toys, turkey feasts, milk, cookies – all the festive goodness rolled into three Christmas cards. But here’s the twist – you’re not just the painter, you’re also the client. How cool is that?

Now, the magic touch? Make sure your trio of cards is like a squad – they’ve got to match! Whether it’s using a similar color scheme or focusing on a specific theme (maybe a bunch of whimsical Christmas trees), as long as they scream holiday spirit, you’re acing it.

And once your artwork’s done and dusted, don’t hide it in your workshop! Spread the cheer by uploading your designs on cool platforms like Society6 or Redbubble. Share the word with your nearest and dearest. Imagine the thrill of making that first dollar from your creative genius – it’s the dream!

So, get those brushes, digital of course, and let’s sleigh this project together! 🎅🎄✨

🚚 Deliverables & Deadlines

During your digital painting brief, you will have deliverables that should be shared within the #monthly-project room in the Discord Tribe community upon completion. This allows you to receive feedback from your peers (and sometimes myself!) and view the work of other students.

👉 Week 01: November 01-09
• Moodboard
• Composition thumbnails

👉 Week 02: November 10-16
 Final sketch line
• Color thumbnail
• Color thumbnail

👉 Week 03: November 17-23
 Rendering (work in progress)

👉 Week 04: November 24-30
 Final illustration

Remember to post your work in the #monthly-project room by each Sunday! (Psst, if you’re having any trouble with the Discord, please email me at [email protected] and we’ll get you sorted ASAP!) 👍

📃 Artwork Specs for your Digital Painting

Here are some specifications for the final artwork:

  • Dimensions should be a minimum of 2000px by 2800px
  • Add a 30px bleed all around.
  • The image should be in portrait orientation, not landscape.

👉 All the materials you need for this project can be found inside the Digital Painting Academy.

🧠 Stay Inspired: The #MyDaily5 Challenge​

Looking for ways to stay inspired? Every day during the month, the Tribe community can participate in the #MyDaily5 challenge.

These daily prompts based on our monthly digital painting brief are meant to be sketched or painted in 5 to 30 minutes MAX! They are the perfect way to warm up before working on your main project.

Don’t forget to share your work in the Tribe, or tag us on InstagramLet’s celebrate your 5 minutes of creativity turning into hours of awesome painting! 🙌

I hope you have a wonderfully magical time with this month’s brief! ⛄ 

If you have any questions about the brief (or anything at all!), please don’t hesitate to reach out to us by emailing [email protected] or on the Tribe Discord. Good luck and happy painting!😊

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