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With it being Christmas, a suitably festive artwork to go with it was obviously going to come about sooner or later. And I just had to base it around what is probably one of my most favourite fandoms – Project Canada, or the IAmMatthewian Project, or Sherry Lai’s Canada (as I call it).

Though it might be just a little bit late, Canada has gotten on to decorating the Christmas tree, with all his province and territory kids watching. He’s now just putting on the finishing touches by sticking a huge golden star on top, glimmering with the reflection of the light given off by the falling snowflakes.

As it’s cold and snowing, everybody is decked out in their winter wares (except, strangely, Canada). Their winter outfits this time look slightly different to the last time I drew them, though – I decided to change them up a little for the new winter season, and not a cheesy Christmas jumper in sight!

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IAMP Provinces in Winterwear
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IAMP Provinces Wearing Santa Hats

(Manitoba and the territories keep their normal outfits – with a few minor additions – as their winter outfits, since they’re already geared up for the cold weather.)

Much like a previous artwork of mine, the star atop the Christmas tree and the snowflakes were coloured using metallic coloured pencils – gold for the star, and metallic blue for the snowflakes. Metallic coloured pencils – including gold and silver – are now common in many artists’ pencil packs, which means you can also give sheen to objects which need a little more shine. Metallic gel pens can also make a drawing shine, though it may take longer to colour something in with them, particularly if it’s a large area.

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Prismacolor metallic and neutral coloured pencils
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It’s Christmas in the City of Canada – Promotional Artwork

A very Merry Christmas to everybody, and I’ll be seeing you all in 2017!

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