2010 Holiday Spectacular: No. 20

Are you ready for a hand drawn masterpiece? Sydney Newsom‘s Love and Peace Eternal is just that. And it’s also No. 20!

So clearly Sydney has some real talent–I just love all of the hand drawn elements. It’s truly a beauty. Let’s just take a minute now and unravel her design genius piece by piece. Isn’t the ‘a’ in peace awesome? And isn’t it helpful how white, red, green, and blue are evenly spread throughout the entire composition? The globe is simply fabulous. Ditto re: the pictogram of the heart. I love the little banner with the tiny dots around ‘and’. And I also love the simple snowflakes that fill up any empty space. ‘This’ spelled out vertically looks really awesome. Finally, I love how the olive branch in the dove’s mouth pulls us into a peaceful 2010 and slightly overlaps across the photo! What other bits and pieces of fabulousness am I missing?

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  1. Laura

    Congratulations Sydney!! Love your illustration πŸ™‚

  2. Karly

    Congrats, Sydney! Fabulous design!

  3. Brooke

    Yay, Sydney! Congrats on such a fabulous design.

  4. Yolanda Mariak Chendak

    Congratulations Sydney πŸ™‚

  5. Meg G.

    awesome work, sydney!! my favorite parts of this design are the words “this” and “peace.” love your lettering style. keep it up!

  6. Maria Estigoy

    Love the organic feel of this! Congrats Sydney!

  7. Erin

    i absolutely love this one, it is one of my faves, CONGRATS sydney, you deserve this

  8. Paige

    Congratulations, Sydney!

  9. Amanda Larsen

    Well done! So original and fun.

  10. Jana Volfova

    This one was one of my favourites! πŸ™‚

  11. Nam

    Woohoo, Sydney!!! Love this one and well-deserved win for your design and your valuable comments.

  12. cora

    I saw this on Andress’ FB….Fab job on this design Sydney!! Mom and Dad would be so pleased!! πŸ™‚

  13. Candice

    I love this one, congrats Sydney!

  14. annie

    congrats sydney!this design is so unique and refreshing!

  15. Sydney

    Thanks so much, everyone! When my Mom saw this design she said that it looked like everything I drew between the 5th and 12th grade and that my style had not changed! I’m so happy that I was able to rediscover that style through this challenge.

  16. Sharon(crimsonlane)

    This was so fun Sydney. Congratulations!

  17. Oh, YAY Sydney! I’m so pleased this one made it!

  18. Kelly

    Oh, I loved this one! It was one of my favorites. Congratulations Sydney!

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