Holiday Card Project 2014Holiday Card Project 2014 by madizzlee
The deviantART #HolidayCardProject is back for its 8th year! With the goal of bringing a bit of holiday cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the Holiday Card Project connects artists from around the world, applying their tremendous artistic abilities to designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In 2013 alone, the Project received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 2,000 deviants from 60 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed by deviantART members to local Los Angeles hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for deviantART volunteers and hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who sends in a card will
It honestly felt like gimp 2.8/my laptop/the universe was doing everything in its power to stop me from completing this picture. But weeks later, it is done, so take that, universe!
This is supposed to take place during the two year time skip, when Apen ran away to escape from the pesky Enel. I was going to draw him with a grumpy expression, but then I considered all the irritating things that have been happening to him lately, and decided that maybe he liked sailing, or maybe he was thinking of Melly or something.
The colours are much brighter than I meant them to be, especially with how red the sail/boat is and how purple his shirt is, but I think they turned out well, oddly enough. The ship is not anatomically correct, so to speak, and I am very much aware of that, but I couldn’t (*cough was too lazy to cough*) find many good reference pics of American Rovers.