Illustration Friday: Brigade

We put up our Christmas tree this weekend (after much pestering from the kids) so 'its beginning to feel a bit like Christmas' (thanks Bing...) at our house! Even the Santa stockings are hung by the chimney ready to be stuffed to the point that toys are spilling out onto the floor. The size of the stockings seems to be getting bigger every year (if someone actually wore them they would be a giant...) and kids' Christmas lists are definitely getting longer (and very specific). This led me to thinking about poor old Santa trying to deliver the HUGE amount of presents asked for by kids all over the world each Christmas. How does he do it? With a BRIGADE of helpers of course! If there was ever anyone who needed a brigade it would have to be Santa, hands down, he wins. So this weeks illo is in honour of Santa and his brilliant brigade of helpers who miraculously get the job done in just one night every year...

Santa and his trusty Brigade
It would seriously take a brigade to get that HUGE sack of presents into the sleigh. What would he do without them? Sketched in black felt tip pen, scanned onto the Mac and coloured in Photoshop.


  1. Cant get into it. Used to put my tree up on the 4th but it's still in the box. Enjoy Christmas with littlies around, it changes so fast.

  2. hehe! Great illustration :)
    Thanks for your visit to my blog. Funny how you were thinking of Fizzygigs! There is an illustrator who calls himself fizzgig. I thought of Fizzyjinks when I created an account on deviant art 18 months ago- it sort of morphed fizzy drinks and high jinks! Seemed to go with my work. Anyway it stuck and now its my blog and deviant art and red bubble name. Im quite attached to it now !!


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