The sequence of cards are on: http://lindbergcrafts.blogspot.com/
The composition is in tribute Frank Frazetta's Silver Warrior cover art (Frazetta was a legendary fantasy who passed away this year- 2010; Heidi insisted I remove the sword from Santa's hand...actually she talked me down from doing a "Gift Dealer" rendition of Santa riding Rudolf that mirrored Frazetta's Death Dealer --actually, "Father Christmas" has a history of riding Yule Goats in Scandinavia folktales, so this might be okay for next year's theme).
I thought I should share a little of my workflow:
|Frank Frazetta's Silver Warrior painting inspired the composition||(Frank passed away in 2010)|
|Initial Sketch of Santa (without sword)|
|Photoshop Screenshot revealing excessive layering and masking|
|My Final 2010 Cover|