Friday, December 19, 2008

Santa "Big Red" Claus

47 comments:

Mike Boldt said...

That is AWESOME! He looks like the real Boss Hog of the north pole.

"I'm blinded by your awesomeness"

Merry Christmas!

-Mike

Kactiguy said...

Ho ho hoedown. Extremely cool. Hope you have a Merry Christmas.

Dillon Thompson said...

He is always standing under the mistletoe. You even make Santa clause a bad-ass.

mike said...

aw man- that's the best claus ever.

Koldo said...

Wonderful illustration! Something really nice to hang on the wall for Christmas!

virginia said...

really outstanding ryan

Kei Acedera said...

That's such an awesome Santa! Really wonderful :)

Melannie said...

love his beard and his very realistic cloth collar

bane the jester said...

Great!!!! as always :D

C├ęsar Samaniego said...

Great Santa!!

Jason Seiler said...

Saved to my desktop . . . awesome piece Ryan, really, really nice!

RAWLS said...

You're the man Wood! Great piece my friend! Merry Christmas!!!

priyanshu said...

Waw!! Amazing!!

"Merry Christmas buddy" :)

ANTONIO said...

hehehe!! fantastic!Santa will rise again! he he he! Merry Christmas!

Sam Nielson said...

Ohh yeaah!

I always knew deep down that Santa was a fan of bolo ties.

Anders said...

perfect as usual! I dog the beard!
bravo!

Adam Ford said...

This is really classy Ryan! Merry Christmas!

woodjo said...

Love this Santa Claus - you need to do a Christmas book with Mel.

Mimi Cortazar said...

Hahaha! Great Santa :)Merry Christmas!Ryan!

Manoj Sinha said...

Very nice Ryan,
I like the cheek [tomato].
Ryan I posted caricature of George Bush. Hope for your suggestions. I wish you and your family Happy New Year.

Mark Behm said...

Nice. Move over Sunbloom, Santa's got serious style now.

Marco Bucci said...

That's great man - your handling over texture is perfect. Not to mention clothing design. Happy New Year!

S.T. Lewis said...

This is awesome... very nice, Ryan, just like always.

Ken Chandler said...

He's stylin'.
Happy New Year Ryan.

mclean said...

Too awesome, this is a must-add for the ole' google-reader!

Ken said...

great take on Santa... love his beard! Happy New Year

joonasjoonas said...

That must be the best Santa illustration in 2008. You're setting the bar high for next year!

Ben Reynolds said...

This is awesome. He Doesn't get much more Jolly than that.

Aaron Wilkin said...

Hey Ryan.....Great blog. This Santa painting is awesome.

Jordan Lamarre-Wan said...

WOW!

Holly Sh*t Ryan!

as always, awesome!

Love how much you've pushed the exgeration on proportions!

Tim Bye said...

This is just amazing! not much else to say! :o)

Jenny said...

Hey cuz...I'm not sure if you remember me, but I am Dean and June's grandaughter (Jeanine's oldest). This is an awesome blog! I had no idea you were such an artist!

Parka said...

It's great to see him in some other clothes. Great illustration!

BOKY said...

He'so "juicy" if you don't mind me saying! ;) great portrait...and impeccably done :)

Hans said...

Now that's a cozy cowboy Santa!

Hey Ryan,

How's it going up there? Hope you got a good start on the new year.

-Hans

tom said...

Flipping neat... i can't imagine a cooler santa... so rad.

Kyle Poling said...

can't say enough about how you use color and light, how you can make everything so soft yet get great debth - awesome piece, love your stuff!

Sandro Cabral said...

Hello, all right?
Very good work indeed, congratulations for the beautiful style of art.
Regards .........

Adrian Lubbers said...

Hey!!!!! We need some more Ryan Wood "How to" tutorials! The artwork is amazing as usual, but I love seeing how you approach it.
I'd also love it if you checked out my new site and ripped it apart. Be gentle!
www.lubbersportfolio.blogspot.com

Thanks

Pavel Jakubec said...

Woooonderfuuuuuuulll !!!!

dpanupam said...

Happy New Year Santa. Web Designer

Ben Clanton said...

Wow! This is incredible and so is your other work. I would love to see your process with this piece. The detail is phenomenal

jason hazelroth said...

haha!!! really really great

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Shane said...

Such an awesome portrait! I love your work.
Thanks for sharing!
Shane =)

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