Submission Saturdays - Christmas Tradition

One of my favorite things to do come Christmas time is sing, carols or popular christmas music, it doesn't matter. So i'm very happy to be able to honor Jared and Heather Stanley's entry this week. Jared and Heather are part of Greenville's newest chorale ensemble, the Rivertree Singers. It's a tradition of the group to offer open performances in downtown Greenville's Second Presbyterian Church. I've gone for the past two years and loved every second of it. I usually take a post-its and pencil, music is of course very inspiring, here are some doodles from the concert.

Initial Drawing.

The masking process is tedious at best, but does bring great results, I would never skip it. While listening to audiobooks it can be really enjoyable actually.

The background is a composition of only two drawings, whose various parts I replicated and transformed abit before putting all together. The shading is done with the same technique as above.

Final.

Don't forget to check out the Rivertree Singers whenever you can. They are honored by being selected to perform at the American Choral Directors Association Southern Division Conference in Jacksonville, FL on March 7, 2014. They were one of the 15 choirs selected from 77 submitted auditions, a great representation for Greenville, South Carolina! You may consider getting involved and sponsoring them here.