Firstly, I must congratulate our 17-year-old lad who yesterday passed his driving test at his first attempt! Well done! Now you can drive me around for a change! :-)
Back to the Christmas card:
I've done a loose black keyline for all the main elements now. It's ready to start 'painting'.
First I drop a dark colour into the background. This helps give a little body to the colours.
Next I start smudging a bit of colour into the sky....