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Santa Claus by GENZOMAN Santa Claus by GENZOMAN
Hi Guys!

I love xmas (who not? delicious food everywhere and people is more nice than the other days on the year... also, cool movies on TV like "A Christmas Story" or "Scrooged" with Bill Murray XD)

....Wanna to be in the Xmas mood? Lets check one modern myth today, which is really more old than people usually think: Santa Claus.
This pic was done for Big-Bang Entrainment.There is a Holiday-Card version if you want to check :)

Done in a stream a time ago, maybe you were there :)
Bamboo/PSCS3/3hours or so/Music: Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms


Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, or simply "Santa", is a legendary figure who, in many Western cultures, is said to bring gifts to the homes of the good children during the late evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve, December 24. The legend was derived from the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas which, in turn, may have part of its basis in hagiographical tales concerning the historical figure of gift giver Saint Nicholas. A nearly identical story is attributed by Greek and Byzantine folklore to Basil of Caesarea. Basil's feast day on January 1 is considered the time of exchanging gifts in Greece.

A well-known folk legend associated with Santa Claus says that he lives in the far north, in a land of perpetual snow. The American version of Santa Claus says that he lives at his house on the North Pole, while Father Christmas is often said to reside in the mountains of Korvatunturi in Lapland Province, Finland. Santa Claus lives with his wife Mrs. Claus, an unspecified but large number number of magical elves, and at least eight or nine flying reindeer. Another legend, popularized in the song "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town", says that he makes a list of children throughout the world, categorizing them according to their behavior ("naughty" or "nice") and that he delivers presents, including toys, candy, and other gifts to all of the good boys and girls in the world, and sometimes coal to the naughty children, on the single night of Christmas Eve. He accomplishes this feat with the aid of the elves who make the toys in the workshop and the reindeer who pull his sleigh.

Saint Nicholas of Myra is the primary inspiration for the Christian figure of Sinterklaas. He was a 4th century Greek Christian bishop of Myra (now Demre) in Lycia, a province of the Byzantine Anatolia, now in Turkey. Nicholas was famous for his generous gifts to the poor, in particular presenting the three impoverished daughters of a pious Christian with dowries so that they would not have to become prostitutes. He was very religious from an early age and devoted his life entirely to Christianity. In Europe (more precisely the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Germany) he is still portrayed as a bearded bishop in canonical robes.

In the Netherlands and Belgium, Saint Nicolas, ("Sinterklaas", often called "De Goede Sint" — "The Good Saint") is aided by helpers commonly known as Zwarte Piet in Dutch ("Black Peter") or "Père Fouettard" in French. His feast on December 6 came to be celebrated in many countries with the giving of gifts. However, in the Netherlands the Dutch celebrate on the evening of December 5, with a celebration called "pakjesavond". In the Reformation in 16th-17th century Europe, many Protestants changed the gift bringer to the Christ Child or Christkindl, and the date for giving gifts changed from December 6 to Christmas Eve.

The folklore of Saint Nicolas has many parallels with Germanic mythology, in particular with the god Odin. These include the beard, hat and spear (nowadays a staff) and the cloth bag held by servants to capture naughty children. Both Saint Nicolas and Odin ride white horses that can fly through the air; the white eight-legged steed of Odin is named Sleipnir (although Sleipnir is more commonly depicted as gray). The letters made of candy given by the Zwarte Pieten to children evokes the invention of the rune letters by Odin. The poems recited during the celebration and the songs the children sing relate to Odin as a god of poetry.
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Unknowngyu Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Haven't seen a santa that badass before...
DracowormArt Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
supercool! ;) (Wink) 
the120cxx Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
RubyJulie Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
I always went with 'notorious home invader'.
Ph03n1x-Warr1or-Z Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Epic representation of good ol' Saint Nick.  Despite his super-manly nature, you still make him warm, inviting, and jolly through warm colors and excellent lighting.  Keep up the good work!:thumbsup: revamp The Clauses - Smileys Santa fella (Universe) 
ZenroGaiaX Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student General Artist
11Doctors Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This...this is brilliant! I love the angle and colors you used, beautifully made! Though in my head, I hear "Rudolph, I choose you!" hehe :) Happy Holidays!
alexathephoenix Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I need this on a t shirt, do you sell them anywhere?
spiderxand Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
I like the level of detail you put into the drawing. This is the best drawing of Santa I've ever seen! :-)
Quick-5 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Ho ho ho, motherf*ckers!
ninjanoto Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
.............he's real...................
MagpiePrince Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it's kinda ironic that santa claus originated from a kind, but really strict man.
xXCamper61Xx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Kn1ghtGr3y Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
LOL wow this is actually really awesome
Michael-J-Hawk Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming... to KICK YOUR ASS!!
JonathanEli Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
I never thought that Santa Claus could look so rude and cool. Well done! :) 
rachie-smith1212 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Deviantwatcher4532 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Nice work! Pretty scary though. I wouldn't want that guy climbing down my chimney!
TheTimeVortex Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so awesome!
MrGorgonchuk Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Great "Battle Santa"!  What would Krampus look like, then, in this style?
Cocoman68 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Luv it!
Crossroadsghost Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Merry Christmas.
AngelicPaladin Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I never expected Saint Nick to be such a badass... Awesome work! ^_^
NineTailedTrickster Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
"He knows if you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake."
Zyndarius Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Este es el viejito pascuero más "a toa raja" que he visto. Excelente trabajo Genzoman :P
pytko3 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
I always figured Santa was a beefy man rather than a fat one.:D (Big Grin) 
CristianAC Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
¡Es el Santa más Macho que he visto!, genial trabajo. ;)
PD: la expresión de su rostro fue lo mejor. ^^
rex3030 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Ghostpampo1997 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Zeus T_T
SKYcomicsSTUDIOS Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
This Santa looks more kick-ass then the one on "Rise of the guardians." lol
Ryou-kuga Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ideal for chrismas
VotM Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Holy Fuck! Bad ass santa!
thepoweroflogic Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Only you could make Santa look like a baddass, just awesome
x-Rosewolf-x Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student
skrik-1349 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Wow, this is awesome. So badass :D
mibevan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
ok to be fair
that santa's fucken awesome
GHENGIZZ Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is the most badass Santa I've ever seen. Ever.
lolman4199 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
You made Santa look like a badass. I'm very impressed
Warthog-Flammarion Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
OH Papá Noel!!! OoO
koopaparatroopa1924 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
My God, that's impressive :wow:
Shiragos Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
jajajajajajaja xD
dcblackstar Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
odin really so loki always got coal in his stocking all year round?
AquaDewRose Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude this was on Smosh :la: [link]
Mocallio2 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist
Nicee. Check out my Christmas drawing. [link]
Plaid-F Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Best thing ever. Merry Christmas!!
jessicaallen23 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
I really like that! Awesome!
Lightninging63 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
Now THAT is a Santa.
He's tough, against the ice and snow. He's big, burly(less fat, more muscle), dressed warm and snug, and his sack is loaded up with all sorts of surprises.
His face is what gets me- it's jolly, like you would expect, but this is a Santa who's seen a few storms before. He feels more 'down to earth', more lifelike, and I like that in this Santa.

Also, I dig the details on his ride. Does that man know how to work wood or what?

Great work on this. :D
slamminsumner Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
This is my new Desktop bg. Thanks GENZOMAN, merry christmas everyone!
Makayla1100 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
That's so good! O.O
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