my xmas cards have

an evolution, from the early days when they were of our cat, and now of our cat with our children.  Originally I did them as wood or lino cuts and hand tinted them but now I have not the time to carve and then print the number of cards so I do a watercolour and have the cards printed.  I still start with a concept sketch:

now the idea was that the children were co-operating to catch the cat in the tree, but there was not sufficient drama or movemnet so I reworked it in the left of the first drawing, then redrew it to add movement and more drama and did a watercolour:

and other years underwent similar development:

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