As a kid some of my fondest memories were heading to the Christmas tree farm with my family to search for the perfect Christmas tree. Now that I’m an adult we switched to an artificial tree but we still love to decorate the tree with our kids every year. This maze is a tribute to the love of the process of decorating the family Christmas tree.
This maze is very similar to my pumpkin farm maze that I created for Halloween. I loved the nostalgic feel of that maze and wanted to create another similar maze for this series. This is a continuation of my other comparable mazes such as my football stadium, haunted house or Pittsburgh maze. I am always trying to find the balance between a nice image and a challenging maze.
Below are some of my sketches and color tests from the planning of this Christmas maze. I went through several variations to figure out the correct layout and which colors would work the best for this maze. Also, below is a photo of the maze in process. As with all of my mazes they start out as pencil sketches and are filled in with markers then colored pencils.
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