Gus Maier's Xmas IOU 2011
I usually give my father artwork for Christmas. Unfortunately creating fresh artwork requires lots of time, and I occasionally get swamped by end-of-year work. When this happens, I make him an IOU card to let him know that I haven't forgotten about him, his gift is just going to be a bit late.
Since I usually don't have a lot of time to spend on these IOU's, I haven't posted any of them on this site before. In this case, several people happened to see the IOU before it was given and told me how much they liked it, so I decided to make an exception.
This year's IOU combines a tweaked version of one of the images from the Winter Mix 2010-2011 series with a Mandelbulb image I had previously created using a Pixel Bender plugin for Photoshop.