I've met Nathan Bonvallet on a Pixar forum when I was about 15. He was writing, I was drawing. We were both passionate about the Pixar Universe and since I known him we wanted to do a project together. I remember doing some posters and designs for his short films. We tried to do a few projects that always failed because of me trying too hard to do too well, leading to me never completing them.
But in 2012 we decided to do something and this Christmas story was born.
I've done everything on Illustrator first and then in Photoshop for the extra light and texture.
Here's the final without the text.