This is my entry in the deviantART "Give the Gift of Art" Competition.

(Rules quote: "The deviation description for your entry must include: the tools used to create your art, and details about who you're giving the precious possession to and why.")

Tools Used: 

Wacom Intuos3 tablet, Manga Studio 5 & Photoshop CS4

Who I'm giving this precious possession to and Why:

My husband's dream is that we will live to be an old couple, side-by-side and endlessly in love with each other. At this moment, we are young, with me at 26 years old and him at 28, and time seems to be drifting by quicker each day.

On November 11th, we had the pleasure of celebrating our third anniversary. Once I heard about this contest I knew exactly what I wanted to give and who I wanted to give it to: the closest friend I have, my dear husband. 

My gift to him was to re-imagine us as an elderly couple brimming with love at the joy of each other's company. I couldn't imagine a better partner and this painting is a testament to the promise we made at the alter. If I could give him one thing, it would be that our love grow with each passing year.

You can watch some of my coloring process on my youtube channel: 


Fingers crossed that I'll do well in the competition, but even if I don't I am very happy with the special artwork that resulted from it.


Now that that's done, I am working on my holiday painting. If you'd like to keep an eye on my process for this holiday piece, here is the link to my livestream:  Joyous Elf on Livestream

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!


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