December Art Challenge: 12 Days of Christmas

Because December isn't busy at all (sarcasm) I found myself wanting to take on two (2!) art challenges this month. This one is for the Bad Apple Artist Collective 12 Day Drawing challenge. You know how there's one group that for you would be your Holy Grail? Well, for me it's this collective. The art is amazing! They don't take submissions, so it's just a pipe dream to be one (kind of like when you realize you'll never be one of the in crowd in high school? Ha!) but this challenge is forcing me to produce better work! Win-win!

Day 1 Challenge was "wreath" and I came up with "Natalia."

"Natalia" by Jaime Leigh. Watercolor, marker & ink on 5.5 by 8.5 paper.

"Natalia" by Jaime Leigh. Watercolor, marker & ink on 5.5 by 8.5 paper.

Day 2 was "Candy Cane," and I did this little number. The concept in my head was better than my execution (in my opinion) but I'm okay with the outcome.

"Candy Cane," by Jaime Leigh, watercolor, acrylic & pen on 5.5 by 8.5 paper.

"Candy Cane," by Jaime Leigh, watercolor, acrylic & pen on 5.5 by 8.5 paper.

Today is December 3 and the prompt is "Starry Night." Since it's Saturday, I was able to do a bit more, so I have a Musical.ly and a YouTube video of the creation of the painting.

Here is the video:

A link to Musical.ly:

And, of course, here is the finished painting:

"Starry Night," by Jaime Leigh, ink, watercolor & marker on 5.5 by 8.5 paper.

"Starry Night," by Jaime Leigh, ink, watercolor & marker on 5.5 by 8.5 paper.

Day 4 the prompt was "Nutcracker." I did Clara dancing with her Sugar Skull Nutcracker:

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Day 5 was Gingerbread. I chose to make an elaborate Gingerbread house in the woods with a creepy vibe.

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Day 6? Reindeer. What better way to do this than a reindeer antlered girl adorned with skulls? I didn't think there was one, either.

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Day 7: Stocking. Here is my girl holding a stocking filled with ...er, goodies?

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Day 8 is Christmas Tree. So I chose to create an outdoor decorating scene with some help from the wildlife:

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Day 9 was Bells. My Christmas fairies have a heavy task ahead of them:

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Day 10 is Holly & Ivy, so here they are:

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Day 11 is, of course, Deck the Halls. My marionette is happy to do that . . . or is she?

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The last day, Day 12, is Let It Snow. So, do you want to build a snowman? Haha!

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