Or should that be deer Santa? :p
I did this on watercolour paper with coloured pencil, and I really like how the pencils run over the grooves in the paper. For awhile, this looked like it was actually done with watercolours, but after I added a few darker colours, it started to look more like a pencil piece.
I am going to have to try with the paper and pencils again, I liked the look and as long as I keep the colours light, it will look like watercolours. The technique might work really well with small landscapes or if I can't find any water around to use with my paint.
Months in advance and I get a Xmas picture done. Surprise even myself sometimes :p