I recently saw Rise of the Guardians and it was great! Made me want to do some fanart for it.
Tattooed Russian Santa was cool. I was expecting him to pull out a Kalashnikov and bad punny Christmas oneliners (à la Mr. Freeze) at every moment but as this is a children’s movie, it unfortunately did not happen.
I wanted to try something new from what I usually draw, maybe bamf out Santa more, try out some new brushes and techniques. The tattoo was too much trouble, so I blended it from the official artwork.
My Dad seems to like this style a lot, haha.