This is my first "Christmas Fairy". Since I've only been doing fantasy art since the spring of 2010, I don't have a holiday-themed fantasy piece in my gallery yet. As it is getting closer to Christmas, I finally got into the mood. As time-consuming as it is, I still like stippling for shading. I don't do it often, especially for line art that will be colored later. I love stippling and crosshatching for shading of pen-only piece.
Here's the closeup view of the stippling on the wings and her face. I just recently watched 2005 version of "Garasu no Kamen" (Glass Mask) anime series. She looks a little like the main character, Maya Kitagima, when she played Princess Aldis from the play "Two Princesses". ^^ She was all sweetness and warmth.
I scanned this and saved as a file of its own for digital download/digital stamp, but I would like to add a big of background (probably some roses, evergreens, and cranberries... stuff like that). Looks like I'll be able to have a holiday greeting card after not doing one for so many seasons. XD