I love Alice in Wonderland, one of my fave stories.
This pic is great, it is both bright and colorful as well as being dark and gritty. Pretty much like the original story
Having been recently inspired by all things "Alice", I decided to take a trip down a familiar path to Wonderland. A childhood favorite, I decided to research Alice Liddell & draw influences from the past & present to create my own version of Alice & her Wonderland. Everything from the original story book illustrations, photos of Alice Liddell, modern interpretations (Tim Burton's works & films like "Coraline," & "Labyrinth"), goth/neoclassical music, & of course American McGee's "Alice" video game series (Madness Returns) served as a template for this project. I also imagine Alice in a darker version of Wonderland where she must fight to survive the beauty & atrocities of the Underground, where one's own imagination serves as the power behind it rather than being lost to our modern conveniences as a way to escape the real world. Her dress is made up of tattered pieces from resewing it from constant shrinking & growing, her Vorpal Sword has seen many battles & she is bit beshoveled, unwound, & mad from the whole affair thus far. Her colors are based on the original inspirations for the story (some of the earliest works, rather than the latter & Disney standards), & the dress is more form fitting like a waitress outfit (with a Cheshire Cat face incorporated into the design) & modernized to keep with my own stylistic choices. If popular this may serve as the first in a new small visual series of art cards titled "Alice: Underground."
wow i love this, hope you do some more wonderland characters.
As a huge of many things Alice as well, I really like your interpretation of her. Fantastic job. I like the chesire cat pattern on her dress, nice touch. I too would like to see more from this series...A Mad Hatter!
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Thanks Count, I really appreciate it!
There is a good chance I will revisit my "Alice:Underground" series again in the near future & the Mad Hatter is definitely on that list!