Drawing everything that was in my daughter’s Christmas stocking

Christmas Stocking by Myfanwy Tristram[Click to see larger]

Father Christmas did a really good job this year – it’s almost as if he knows my daughter personally.

Her stocking contained, amongst plenty of other things: a suffragette brooch, detangler spray for long hair, a glasses case – ideal for this newly-bespectacled girl – and patches spelling out her name. Well done, Santa.

Published by Myfanwy Tristram

I am an illustrator, situated in Brighton on the south coast of England, and with a special interest in comics and graphic memoir. I also work for a non-profit which encourages people to be active in democracy and to exercise rights such as the right to information through FOIA.

11 thoughts on “Drawing everything that was in my daughter’s Christmas stocking

  1. I also decided to draw more this year (2015) but i have to say its only day 14 and i struggle to find the time. but reading your post – or more like looking at your drawings for last year – has really inspired to take my resolution seriously. you have ended up with a years worth of stunning work. I would be really interested to know how you have found selling your prints online aswell?

    1. Good luck! Time is always a difficulty, something always has to be sacrificed: you’ll notice lots of references to lapsed housework and feeling guilty about neglecting my family, sprinkled across my posts… As for selling prints, well, I could have pushed them much more, but I haven’t really, so sales are slim. Up until recently, this blog only had a few readers, so there was a limited market, too! I think that if I was serious about selling in large quantities, I’d look at Etsy or similar, because despite their various downsides and costs, you do tap into a worldwide market.

    1. It’s meant to say ‘tangerine’ :) One of the traditional contents of a Christmas stocking. I see my last art teacher was right when he told me to stay away from lettering…

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