Dec. 8 - Wrapped Up

Just thought I'd share the illustrated wrapped package I made, complete with tape! (Check out the 2x for a better look!) This was from my ongoing, daily advent calendar illustrations over on my blog.

Design-wise, I stuck to Illustrator for the whole thing in an attempt to force myself to learn how to add a bit of realism that didn't look forced, or rely on my usual spellbook of custom photoshop layer styles and such. I feel I had a little success, as there at least appears to be a sense of depth around the folds and tape. As always, thoughts and help are always appreciated!

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