Dec 12, 2007

Nico Noël



Like most of my ilk, every year I save those holiday cards that are either sentimentally precious or very appealing-or both.
The thing is, after I put them away I rarely know exactly where I've put them. Here's an example from lo, these many years past(1994 actually); it just fell out of a pile of saved paper.
The artist is the prodigious and wonderful Nico Martlet. He handmade and painted all his cards that year-lucky me!

9 comments:

Cooked Art said...

Oh wow!

Lucky you!

I wonder how many he made...

Jenny said...

I suspect he didn't make too many-he did them for everyone on the production but the crew at that time was pretty small-not even a dozen people, and he'd just come over to the US for the first time (btw the bear was a character he designed for the film "Balto").

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

Wow! A beautiful card! I love hand-made cards!

Jack Ruttan said...

I'm afraid I'd have to become a lot more famous and accomplished before hand-made cards from me would be a treat!

I do it for birthdays, but this year, for my big list it's a print of a painting with a ribbon and bells photoshopped around.

SHANE PRIGMORE said...

HA HAAA!! That is so coooool!! I hope your holidays have been awsome! I never get to see you!!!

Love, Shane

toni reyna said...

This bear is great. the pencil lines are very fresh and the pose is very nice.great work here...

Bob said...

Happy Holidays, Jenny!

Sorry...

I didn't get any cards out this year. But after seeing this beautiful Nico drawing, why bother?

Bob

Matthew Kalinauskas said...

Oh, this is georgous! It's so warm and nice. I love the drawing! Joyeux Noel!

samacleod said...

Awesome.