Whimsical Retro Inspired Quirky Christmas Elf Speed Paint


girl wearing a cute original art Christmas elf tee by Malissa Melrose

My Whimsical Elf Design is A Splash of Colorful Holiday Fun

I just love Christmas and always enjoy painting for the holidays.  This year I wanted to make something a little offbeat and different, but still in the spirit and this quirky elf made his way to my page!  This fun new elf design is full of whimsy, charm, and a hint of retro flair.  He was definitely inspired by my love of the classic Christmas stop motion specials that I grew up watching, but with a Melrose Originals twist! The playful palette of pale pink, aqua blue, and red combined with fun doodles and scribbly lines make this a unique piece that will be a fun addition to your holidays!  

Original Art quirky Christmas elf greeting card by Malissa Melrose

A Quirky Twist on a Holiday Classic

Forget everything you know about traditional holiday elves – this little guy is here to shake things up with his quirky personality and sugary sweet color palette. With his pale pink outfit, aqua blue hat, and pops of red, he definitely stands out from the sea of traditional green and red. (Not that I don’t love that as well!)  But what truly sets him apart is the way he I added doodles and scribbles to his face and his asymmetrical features.  He is so charming and whimsical that you are sure to love him!

fun snowflake pattern on green leggings by Malissa Melrose

Watch Him Come to Life in My Fun Speed Painting Video

Curious about how this whimsical elf came to be? Well, you're in luck! I've filmed the painting process in a fun speed paint video on my YouTube channel. Set to fun, non-traditional Christmas music, the video takes you from the sketch through all the layers to the final piece so you get an up-close look at the magic of creation. It's a festive and fun-filled experience that's sure to put you in the holiday spirit!

From Paint and Paper to Customizable Creations on Zazzle

You can find my elf design plus 2 cute coordinating patterns of a hand drawn pink and red stripe and soft snowflakes on a green gradient background in a whimsical collection of customizable products on Zazzle. Whether you're planning a festive gathering or simply want to add a touch of holiday cheer to your wardrobe, there's something for everyone. From real foil invitations that shimmer with elegance to instant download invitations for those last-minute parties, the collection has you covered. And don't forget to check out the t-shirts and leggings – perfect for spreading holiday cheer wherever you go!  Need personalized gift wrap? You can find that too!

set of 3 coordinating gift wrap sheets for Christmas featuring an elf, pink and red strips, and snowflakes on a green background

Stay Tuned for More Elf-tastic Products!

I'll be adding even more products to the collection in the coming days, so be sure to keep checking back for updates. Whether you're decking the halls or spreading holiday joy, my whimsical elf design is sure to add a splash of color and charm to your celebrations. So, what are you waiting for? Shop the collection and let the holiday magic begin!

flat Christmas greeting card with original art elf on one side and your personalized photo on the other

What do you think of my quirky elf design? Have you ever painted your own holiday characters? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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