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To illustrate the nativity of Christ I chose to show what the Magi might have seen while following the star, with the town of Bethlehem tucked in the hills.
Of course, Jesus was a couple of years old by the time the Magi came bearing gifts, but it is part of the Christmas story just the same.
I sketched out this image in pen as usual but colored it with watercolor. That's where the ripples in the paper came in. The star is a bit hard to see, but it is colored with silver metallic pen.
A very simple design.