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I have just worked through a really great class on prop design. It talks about creating props that your characters use in your illustrations, and props that are included in the background, and designing them in a way that makes them belong together.
I wanted to share my finished project for the class, which was to design a lamp, table, something to eat, and something to drink, that use the same shape language, drawing style and design elements. The character I chose to draw this collection of items for is, as you have probably already guessed, Santa Clause.