November 3, 2009


Little known fact: Despite his otherwise great girth, Santa is plagued with quite the spindly, chicken legs.

The “Illustration Friday” theme for the week is skinny and, well, it’s time to break out the Santas, eh?


31 Responses to “skinny”

  1. Ratlion Says:

    Lol. Love those skinny legs (and striped green drawers!)on Santa!

    Um, and has he forgotten to put on his pants?! (Not that I blame him, he’s probably got a lot on his mind huh?)


  2. barbara Says:

    Love those legs…beautiful illustration!

  3. Deepa Says:

    Very funny one!!!

    Who would have thought this…

    wonderful illo:)

  4. Andy Bauer Says:

    Great illustration!

  5. The dreaded chicken leg syndrome…a plague of many a man!
    Love the intensity of the colors Linda!

  6. erin Says:

    “nobody likes a skinny Santa” (top ten Rudolph movie lines) fun, fun striped boxers!

  7. Haha! Lovely illustration. Really unique:)

  8. Vicki Says:

    Hee heeeeee.
    Love the way his toe is up to balance. 🙂

  9. This is hysterical! Love this illo…

  10. artseafartsea Says:

    Regular laff riot.

    Who knew about the skinny legs?

  11. artseafartsea Says:

    That mouse is a nice touch. LOL!

  12. faruffa Says:

    Oh my, that’s skinny!!!
    this illo is extra super wonderful, love the skinny legs and the mice :o)

  13. dt.haase Says:

    great illustration

  14. hee hee, love those wiggly toes! Your color choices and shading technique are absolutely marvelous here! And as always, with your work, his character is shining through! 🙂

  15. PainterWoman Says:

    Also love the comb-over. Great pose, action, colors and surprise.

  16. michele Says:

    Years of riding around in a sleigh and letting the little people assist him with his chores have taken their toll on this jolly fellow’s physique. But you gotta love him, and your wonderful illustration!

  17. theartofpuro Says:

    Absolutely perfect! I love the idea and the character is superb!

  18. theartofpuro Says:

    Thanks for the comment and no problem about the question.
    Normally if we draw realistic or comics drawing Andrea do the pencils and me the inks,about colours dipends sometimes half and half sometimes alone.
    About children illustrations ,normally I do pencils and colours but sometimes he helps me with backgrouds.In fact for the children book we are doing he did all the backgrounds.

  19. kathy hare Says:

    I haven’t visited for so long.. it’s so lovely to visit your blog! He is a wonderful Santa, as my Mother would say those legs “wouldn’t be able to stop a pig in a passage”. 🙂

  20. Monica Says:

    I love the toes (and the mouse!) Your characters always have so much personality, Linda!

    And it was from seeing all your illos that I got interested in drawing bunnies 🙂

  21. valgalart Says:

    Really great and clever idea, perfect for the coming holidays 🙂 Good to hear from you too !

  22. Eric Barclay Says:

    Really funny… I needed that. Wonderful illustration!

  23. TrüSka Says:

    Getting ready for Christmas!! : )

  24. Cheryl Lynn Says:

    This is positively hilarious! I love everything about this illo. Santa’s toes, the mouse, the hair and his earnestness with his task.





  26. aaronpocock Says:

    absolutely ‘SUPERB’!!!!!

  27. OH, this has to be a Xmas card!! I just love those chicken legs!

  28. Amazing Santa!! I love your interpretation,

  29. Mary Says:

    Love it! My those are the skinniest legs ever! I expect to see him tumble over any minute and roll in a ball. Cute little mouse peeking at him….wise enough not to laugh, or he might not get any Christmas cheese 🙂

  30. Frankelstache Says:

    First thought that came to mind:
    Santa’s affected by the recession. The economy made him svelte.


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