Thursday, February 18, 2010

Alice in Wonderland

I've been invited to be in the Alice in Wonderland show coming up at the Hive gallery in LA. The show is sort of a celebration of the book and Tim Burton as it correlates to the movie coming out. I've been working feverishly to try to get my piece together. I have an idea to make it very cool, but the parts of the piece really need to come together in order for me to make it work.

For now though, here is the completed drawing at least, with some of the final paint on it. I really like it. I ended up looking through a bunch of images of Alice in Wonderland Walt Disney style and while drawing from some of the photos came up with this Alice. You will notice that my Alice doesn't really look like she would live in a Walt Disney world, and I'm completely fine with that. Still it is nice to have something in your head to think about while trying to put a character together.

I know there are all kinds of crazy characters that I could have worked on, but I really like the imagery at the beginning of Lewis Carrol's book. I think during our boredom a lot of us find ourselves falling down a hole with all of our memories and influences in it. Or wait, was that literal? I'm so confused. I guess it's good I'm not an English major.

well, I have to go to my day job, but on a good note, I start graduate school in four months, so the day job won't be a factor soon. Woot. Til then folks.

peace
-Mike

3 comments:

dhen said...

nice drawing.. i would love to see the show

CRO MAGNON said...

Do have a look at the original John Tenniel drawings. Much more inspirational than anything the Disney studios can produce.

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