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Alice Liddell Wonderland Queen by rjoyhelvie Alice Liddell Wonderland Queen by rjoyhelvie
This lovely lady is Miss Alice Liddell, the girl about whom Lewis Carroll wrote his classic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass."

:iconmadmoiselleclau: is currently hosting an Art Jam wherein participants create a piece that portrays Alice Liddell (the "real Alice") with regards to Disney's version of Wonderland.

So here I used a picture of Alice Liddell for the pose reference. I used various Victorian fashion plates from the 1860s as reference for piecing together a dress.

I colored the dress and apron blue and white & made her shoes black Mary Janes after Disney's Alice (the colors were used before that, but Disney made them popular); the lace is colored a golden yellow to reference the original color of the fictional Alice's dress.

Finally, if you look long enough, you'll find all four shapes corresponding with the card suits, as well as a reference to the original Tenniel illustration of Alice as queen (hint: chess).

I used original Tenniel illustrations from the Wonderland books as reference for the style.

There are certainly tons of mistakes in here, in terms of anatomy, lighting, folds, etc. I am still working on teaching myself the ins & outs of those various parts of art.

However, I've gotta say I'm UBER-proud of this, and SO excited that I have finally found the perfect computer program to use with my Wacom tablet.

Guys, Corel Painter XII is AWE. SOME.
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Sibyl-6 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
I think this turned out wonderfully. At first glance I thought it was a pen and ink drawing that got scanned. :)
rjoyhelvie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I gotta say, I'm incredibly impressed with Corel Painter 12. The number of brushes and the realism of them is just astounding.
becsketch Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love the texture of the hatching with the bold, clean colors, well done!
MASilverwolf Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, this is great, Joy! I love the colors. It's been a while since I read the books--was her dress really yellow?
rjoyhelvie Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. Originally, it was just black & white woodcut illustrations. When it was colored for the "Nursery" Alice, the dress was yellow with greenish-blue trim; the dress was redrawn, too, to give it a more fancy gathered look. Later, they went back the original drawings of the dress and it changed to blue with red trim on the pinafore.
madmoiselleclau Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wooow this is great!
rjoyhelvie Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It was a brilliant idea for an art jam!
Tabascofanatikerin Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist
Cool idea :) There's too few Alice Liddel fanart around here...
Alice Liddel in this dress looks lovely :)
rjoyhelvie Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I credit madmoiselleclau for the idea of a mashup of the real Alice and Disney Alice. It was such a brilliant idea that it brought me out of my artists' block!
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July 12, 2011
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