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Advent Banner

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My very own Advent wreath! I drew this almost exclusively on MS PowerPoint (with some flat colour on Autodesk Sketchbook). Those of you who have been hovering over my Newgrounds and Twitter pages will remember this, and its related images, as my banners. I changed each image on the Saturday, the vigil before each Sunday of Advent.


Other versions, in much smaller resolution:


Pre-Advent

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First Sunday of Advent

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Second Sunday of Advent

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Third Sunday of Advent

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I had some pointers from my beloved Seán a.k.a. @IrishChieftain, who was a sacristan and altar-server before his neurological condition meant that he could not serve nearly at all: he pointed me to finer details. Like, for example, how the tops of the candles are bright and hot. Or how the base of the flame is blue.

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In MS PowerPoint whaaaat?! Are such things even possible in such a program... that's an awesome feat in itself.

You really captured the warmth and lighting, and a both fruity and ancient arrangement, with that uneven wax you somehow always correlate with Christmas and coziness. Or maybe even more so a white and icy winter.

What an awesome idea to have these as banners too, shifting from occasion to occasion. Even if you'd think the height of each candle would shift a bit after each Sunday. ;) Pre-Advent could be Post-Advent too, btw.

Nice work. Blue flame is definitely something most don't seem to think about too. Impressive attention to detail too.

-cd-

Troisnyx responds:

Post-Advent normally calls for all four candles + 1, a white one, by the rubrics. 😁

On PowerPoint, one does need a tablet plugged in first off, then open the program to enable the Draw function. The Draw function actually gives these smooth lines — one needs to know when to select all parts of the sketch, save as PNG, reimport and change transparency — and with some practice, it can function like a rudimentary drawing program, which is admittedly what PowerPoint is not made for.

The warmth and the light and love are what I hope to impart to all who see this. Glad you like this one, thank you!~

It's so lovely! Truly reflects the hopeful spirit of Christmas <3

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