This Christmas portrait was a little subdued when compared with the pastel I did earlier in the year. Where the last one had garlands, window wreaths, red bows and two reindeer on the porch, this one only had some lights hanging from the eaves and the tree in the window.
The brick was an interesting mix of grayed browns and pink and blue accents. The trim was the same gray/beige. Needless to say there was not much in the way of shingles to show.
The brick work was pretty straight forward, but I tried a different technique for the snow on the evergreen trees this time around. I started with just hinting at the branches with the ink and not adding too much green at the start. I tried to show the snow basically with shadowing. Overall, I like the effect of this pastel. I feel cold just looking at it. Brrr. Winter.