Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Alice in Wonderland

This illustration has been in the works for quite a while now.
I read Alice in Wonderland last year and made lots of notes and doodles in my notebook, and came back to them last week to finally create the illustration. 
When reading the story I had the idea that all of the weird and wonderful things Alice experiences could be all in her imagination, inspired by an odd assortment of toys in a dolls house. Its a sort of "hand-me-down" dolls house where various pieces have been lost and replaced with mis-matched toys, resulting in the strange scenes that Alice imagines.
Everything in this illustration is based on characters, objects and scenes in the story:
The cat, the rabbit, bread and butter, a caterpillar, chess pieces, Queen of Hearts playing cards, tea-cups, a toy train etc.

Emma Margaret Illustration Alice in Wonderland 2016

Here's a few close-ups:

Emma Margaret Illustration Alice in Wonderland 2016

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