For Christmas this 2017, I made two illustration paintings: “Anticipation” & “Homage”. Inspiration and concept were taken from the Christian origin of the Christmas holidays, which was about the birth of Jesus Christ.
The concept was divided into two parts and illustrations. “Anticipation” depicts the people awaiting the prophesied coming of the Messiah. “Homage” depicts the people paying homage to the new-born King in the manger, with the three birds symbolizing the three Magi visiting the baby Jesus, as told in the Bible.
Both illustration paintings were done in watercolor on cold-pressed watercolor paper. The background colors were added and enhanced digitally through Adobe Photoshop software. Both were used as designs for greeting cards and gift tags, designed by yours truly.