I've always been partial to Father Christmas type images over North American style Santas. This fellow is sort of a cross between the two. I added the pockets, silver bells and holly sprig post TAG meeting. Perhaps I will color him up before the 25th.
TAG stands for "Tuesday Art Group"… On the first Tuesday of each month a Seattle based group of Illustrators, game artists, comic book artists and anyone else who seems to qualify, get together to sketch, talk shop, network, perhaps work on an practice assignment and maybe even eventually hire an occasional figure model to pose for us.