Tried to keep it simple with this Santa. I wanted a smaller, more primative, folk art Santa. He stands about 9-1/4" tall. He's made entirely from paper mache clay, with a cardboard armature.
He stands on a mound of "snow". The base has been trimmed with vintage and newer buttons all around for a more folksy look. All the paints are acrylic. The red parts of his costume were underpainted first with a deep purple. The red was then drybrushed over, letting a lot of the under coat show through. I used a thinned down neutral mix of blue and brown to wash over the white areas so that it would sink into the low spots. It accentuates the texture, and makes him look like he's been around for some time.
This will probably be my only post this month. I'm getting ready to move, so I'll be busy packing for the next several weeks. What a chore. I hate moving!
Have a great week!