Vue Weekly Krampus Cover 2015

One of my favourite yearly projects is my annual Krampus cover for Vue Weekly. In my last post I went through my history of Vue Weekly Krampus covers. So far I've visited a whiskey drinking Krampus, Hipster Krampus, and late night talk show host Krampus Letterman. How do you top that? For this years inspiration I turned to the movie that I have seen more than any other: The Big Lebowski, and while it would have been easy for me to do a great version of Dude Krampus I thought I'd leave that for another time. I went with a supporting character who shares a namesake with a savior who holds what is most likely the most famous of all birthdays. The one, the only, The Jesus.

 The Jesus.

The Jesus.

Like most things this started as a sketch, which I then inked. Scanned it and brought it into Illustrator to clean up the lines and add a few details. From there I added colour and finally dropped it into the Vue Weekly cover template. Behold Krampus Jesus!

The initial sketch / inks.

Simple line work done in Illustrator.

Basic colours done in Illustrator.

Brought in to Photoshop, and finished off.

So, there you have it. I had a great time getting this cover together. Now that you've seen the process, why not pop over to vueweekly.com to check out the paper, or you can read the whole thing online via Issuu. It's never too early to start thinking of next years Krampus. If you have any thoughts or ideas of what I should do for next years cover feel free to leave them or and other constructive feedback in the comments.

Thanks for dropping by.