Advent Calendar : Day 26? : The Anti-Claus!

Hello dear friends, I hope that you all had a Merry Christmas full of family and love, and of course food. The advent calendar is finished at last! I am pretty happy with most of the images that I came up with and exceedingly pleased with every poem my mum wrote for the project. Mercy me she is a talented lady. We are currently working on a few other projects together and hope to get into the childrens ebook scene. 🙂 Stay tuned.

I feel that this post needs a bit of an explination ;). A friend at work wanted me to illustrate a Krampus as an Advent/Christmas challenge. This little insert from the Baltimore Sun is a pretty short sweet discription of the villian :

Krampus, a sort of anti-Claus, horned beast who stuffs bad children in his sack, brandishes birch branches, rattles chains and spirits away naughty kids to eat them, drown them or take them on a holiday tour of hell. Krampus has been a part of Central European, alpine folklore going back at least a millennium, and since the 17th-century Krampus traditionally accompanies St. Nicholas and angels in early December to visit households to reward children that have been good while reprimanding those who have not.

So there you have it. You better be good or it won’t be Santa coming down your chimney. 😉 I am sure none of my followers are naughty little newts. Yes?

Teehee! Cheers y’all!

angel

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