I recently had the opportunity to help out TML Studios on a Christmas video for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints entitled The First Noel with Lexi Walker. I created these early Color Keys which served to inform the Mood, Staging, and Visual Design.
I also did a bit of 3D Modeling and UV work for the Nativity Scene. I am not a 3D artist and so the crude 'Hand Carved' style worked well with my limited 3D skills.
I hope it will bring a greater measure of Christmas joy into your life. Enjoy!
Helen Chen is a wonderful artist. She recently shared her brushes on her tumblr site and so this is a study using them as well as being inspired by her visual style. Also, here is the original reference image.