Saturday, December 15, 2007


Merry Christmas everybody! This is a very quick, unfinished study of Santa with his list bearing elf (I just thought he would have one).I also wanted to try something new with a christmas elf and make him look more mythological in contrast to a human Santa. I'm not sure what the story could be here because it was just a fast flow of consciousness piece done last night. I really love Christmas and holiday art and wanted to do something fun. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


Blogger Unknown said...

Hey , sorry for any confusion everyone.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Elaine R said...

this is beautiful! i really love how they are each sunk into the snow a different amount for their size. i wouldn't have been so perceptive and just drawn them floating on top of it somehow not having any weight going into it. Frame it!!! :)

12:33 PM  
Blogger MikeS said...

Lovely as always Mr. Prigmore! Happy Holidays to you as well.

1:48 PM  
Blogger Shawn Escott said...

Very nice! Great details like the fuzzy white fur on Santa and his nose texture. :) I'm a big fan of Christmas too! You've inspired me to try something!

2:08 PM  
Blogger Mike Caracappa said...

My favorite thing about it is the creepy looking elf. It's nice to know Santa is an unbiased employer. ;)

3:03 PM  
Blogger OV! said...


nice man. haha, i have your story for you.

"that night as santa geared up for his trip he decided to take the only elf who wasnt buzzed from all the spiked eggnog. but on his trip he realized that not only was his helper elf the one who spiked the eggnog, but he was an undercover creepy crawler goblin from the banished land called Xmas and he brought along his list of naughty kids and burned santas nice kids list."

9:41 PM  
Blogger Anson Jew said...

Great sketch! My brain is really getting overstimulated looking at all the great work on this blog!

8:46 AM  
Blogger Mel Maduro said...

Ooohh, more Santa goodness! Way to pump out the amazing work AND put me in the Christmas spirit. Happy Holidays right back at ya!

10:08 AM  
Blogger Teddy said...

Hey Shane!

We have to do the Dreamworks free lunch soon! I'm supposed to meet with some director fellas over there this month-- let's get some FOOOD.

Oh yeah, nice illustration of course. And the nose was a result of a surfboard meeting my face.

11:26 AM  
Blogger Tim Heitz said...

Great santa!

Love his nose,
the fur around his collar,
the awesome tree,
and the creepy elf.

Ps--where'd all the big lots/apple art go?

1:02 PM  
Blogger RAWLS said...

hahaha...I love the idea of Santa with ugly little elves! Great stuff my friend! Have a very merry Christmas!

4:56 PM  
Blogger SHANE PRIGMORE said...

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7:19 PM  
Blogger Dougmian said...

Thanks! I am happy that you liked of my bugs!
Your art inspire me! I am great observer of the style "Shane Prigmore"!

7:31 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Ha! I love the expression and color palette. Fantastic! Happy Holidays Shane!

11:48 PM  
Blogger uri said...

Hey, Shane!!
Amazing works as usual.
Merry Christmas for you and your family from Ediacara Studio and me.

3:22 AM  
Blogger Juanma said...

this Sephia colour doodle is heartwarmin´
very Christmassy.
Now what happened to the apple commercials post shane?

9:10 AM  
Blogger Edward Juan said...

Hey Shane!
Wassup dude. I saw the commercial you did for laika on the big screen. Its pretty sweet. I am totally jealous that you get to design for that commercial. How do you find time to do all this stuff!? You are the busiest multi-tasker I know. And a damn good one too.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Juanma said...

Do ya have contact info, like an email, if not give me a shout to juanmanimation@hot

oh..and sorry about one thing.
the fist time I posted the 3wisemen it i forgot to turn off one layer in Photoshop,
so the Basic sketch showed up on the final export.

thanks for the comments

1:29 PM  
Blogger Bill Ferguson said...

Quick and "Completely Flapping Amazing!!!" So much character!!

10:50 PM  
Blogger Steve Talkowski said...

Hi Shane,

Excellent work. I'm glad I saw the Apple ad sketches before they magically disappeared. ;)


9:50 AM  
Blogger Martin Wittig said...

Wow! Beautiful Design and great color choices! Overall a really appealing design!!--As Always;)Happy Holiday's!

10:32 AM  
Blogger Samanta Erdini said...

I love this Brown!
He is so Cute Shane!!
Merry Chritmas to you too!

10:51 PM  
Blogger maarten said...

thanks a lot for the comment. i really appreciate it.
im a regular visitor of your blog.
Your work is absolutely incredible.
Love the santa, great choice of colors!

11:46 PM  
Blogger Dave Dick said...

Super nice! I love the expressions. Merry Christmas!

10:49 AM  
Blogger Mukpuddy said...

This is freakin awesome dude!! Stoked you dugthe Caravan of Courage strip :)

5:16 PM  
Blogger April said...

merry christmas shane! I see many people already came by while I've been away from my computer. I like the color scheme for this piece a lot! not so colorful, but still has warmth to it. now it feels like holidays. thanks for stopping by, it's good to see you keep on posting even though you're very busy. by the way, the big lot commercial was pretty sweet! I don't have tv but I got to see it at my boyfriend's home.
keep posting! :)

12:36 AM  
Blogger monkeyfeather said...

More greatness Shane! Merry Christmas!!!

7:27 AM  
Blogger lennard schuurmans said...

strange contrast in style between those two bu i can see you had fun making it :)

7:38 AM  
Blogger SHANE PRIGMORE said...

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11:32 AM  
Blogger Drake Brodahl (pumml) said...

The more I think of Santa and his reindeers and elves, the creepier they seem to me. Your goblin-elf fits perfectly with that notion. Very cool piece, especially considering it was a quick one!

2:09 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Very cute work Shane! Kei and I saw the santa commercial you worked on yesterday hehehe... it was great.

Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

10:19 AM  
Blogger libra bear said...

And a great christmas to u and yours mr prigmore. Great drawing as usual

5:54 AM  
Blogger SHANE PRIGMORE said...

Hey Everyone, thank you so much-

ELAINE-I hate buying frames.

SMOOK- Thanks alot!

SHAWN- Thanks man. I can't wait to see what you do. i'm sure it will be beautiful.

MIKE C- Yeah, Santa loves ugly people too:)

OVI- Dude, Ha , that's it. Freaking Xmas elves!

ANSON- Thank you so much.

MEL- Glad to put anybody in the Christmas spirit! Thanks

TED- Dude , Yeah let me know when your gonna be here! Lets do it. And "F" the ocean man!

TIM- I'm glad you like it. Thanks.

RAWLS- Thanks alot!

DOUGMIAN- Thanks man!

GREG- THanks, the colors are just a place holder for now. I just had to get something new up on the blog quick.

URI- Thank you so much. Merry Christmas.

JUANMA- Thanks!

EDWARD JUAN- DUDE! Thanks alot! Merry Christmas.

BILL- Thank you so much!

MISA- I'm Glad I could motivate anything. Thank you.

STEVE- Thanks , and merry Christmas.

MARTIN- Thank you , that means alot.Happy Holidays!

SAMANTHA- I'm glad you like it, and yeah Maybe one day I'll have time to add true color. Happy Holidays.

MAARTIN RIJS- Thanks for the regular visits, and thank you for the kind words!

DAVE- Thanks! Merry Christmas.

MUKPUDDY- Thank you again, and I LOVED the "Caravan of Courage" strip so much! Happy Holidays.

APRIL- I'm happy you like it and I'm glad it gave you any Christmasy feel. Happy Holidays and thank you!

MONKEYFEATHER- Thank you so much man. Merry Christmas!

LENNARD-There is definately contrast but they are in the same style. Santa is a human and an elf is not. I really wanted this elf to look mythalogical and not like a small human in a costume.Jennifer Connelly doesn't look anything like the trolls and creatures she encounters in Labrynth,(except for David bowie who sucks because he is not a cool puppet), and Jen doesn't look like the Mystics or Skeksis in the Dark Crystal.Heck Gollum doesn't look like Legolas in ANY version of LOTR. I'm just a big nerd that wanted to try something different with how a christmas elf was conceived. I thaught theire contrast would make the elf seem more fanciful. Maybe not. But Thanks man, and Happy Holidays!

PUMML- Yeah its tottaly dreepy, A bunch of elved working for santa.I'm glad you like it.

BOBBY- Thank you very much, Merry Christmas!

LIBRA BEAR- Merry Christmas. And Happy New year.

Happy Holidays Everyone!And I love visiting all of your blogs!

9:03 AM  
Blogger dancing platypuss said...

wowv hahahaah .... man watch out the elf.... i think he is up 2 something...

5:29 AM  
Blogger Tim Heitz said...

Thanks Shane! Merry Christmas to you too!

ps--any way I could get in on your guy's character design assignments?
I know I can't technically be part of the workshop, but I'd love to participate and get feedback!

2:38 PM  
Blogger Kei Acedera said...

Great sketch!! So much personality in them! Really appealing and wonderful pallette. Merry Christmas Shane!!

9:42 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Hager said...

Hey Shane! Totally awesome Santa! Sorry I missed the end of your character design class. Things got busy with portfolios and stuff. Sometimes I wish there were two of me. :)

9:44 PM  
Blogger Jenny Lerew said...

Hey Shane-a very merry holiday to you & yours!
Thanks for posting this beautiful study...thanks for all the artistic inspiration you're so generous with all year--and especially thanks for being such a fun guy to be around at the ol' workplace.

7:48 PM  
Blogger Skid Knee said...

I really like how creepy the elf is! Way better than all the cute elves that are always drawn.

10:21 PM  
Blogger Josh 'Hat' Lieberman said...

Hey man.
So i found out i got the internship at Dworks. I start Janurary, not sure exactly what date yet, but i'll def stop by soon.
Hope you had a good holiday, and happy new years.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Aurora Cascudo Román said...

I found your work in artswhore web, and it´s really amazing!
I love your scrooge..
happy new year!

9:19 AM  
Blogger Will Finn said...

so i just found out YOU did the designs for the Rankin/Bass-styled MACINTOSH ad. (Alaska has become the 50th state too, I hear)

You son-of-a-freakin'-gun, that thing is poifect! I am a big fan of Hodgman and thought the puppet was perfect. Nice Christmas card too. Joy to the woild in 2008, pal.

4:33 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Great! He looks like he's about to fart on the elf.

8:52 PM  
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I have the feeling that's the same breed of elf that makes those keebler knock-off cookies you find at CostCo.

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