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In Wonderland - Photo Montage by igtica In Wonderland - Photo Montage by igtica
~Down The Rabbit Hole~

Inspired by Lewis Carroll's - Alice in Wonderland:

'Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything; then she looked at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with cupboards and book-shelves; here and there she saw maps and pictures hung upon pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she passed; it was labelled `ORANGE MARMALADE', but to her great disappointment it was empty: she did not like to drop the jar for fear of killing somebody, so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as she fell past it.'

~by Lewis Carroll, from Alice in Wonderland. All rights for the above written passage remain with regisitered holder/s.


This is my first ever photo-montage piece!

As you can probably tell ;) This was a project set for my university course in Illustration. The idea was to take the photoshopped person and place them in a montage of our choice. I chose to montage a scene from 'Alice in Wonderland' as it would encompass creating something realistic in look for a very ficitional idea. Plus I had studied the books at A-Level and know them well.

I chose the 'down the rabbit hole' chapter as it meant that I had a challenge, but not that of a whole teaparty for example. However I found it oh so much more challenging. I'm very new to photoshop, so I learnt so much from this. I chose to go for a more 'disney-esque' version of the scene as I didn't want the hole to look like a library, and to create a ' plesant' falling atmosphere. Of course floating objects turned out to be a pain, and it was so hard getting the 'darkness' of the hole right, as well as the hues for such a 'fantasy'.

I know it's not 'correct' to the passage. I wanted it to be recognised as a hole without reading the package, hence the weird hole I created. Also the image I found of Quinta da Regaleira added to the fantasy feel with it's beauty, and I didn't want to cover that with the maps and pictures mentioned. Also I chose a full jar of orange marmalade, so that you could tell what it was. Oh and the whole is bottomless to shed light and to make it more fantasy-esque.

I'm still not happy with it. I just can't seem to work out exactly what is the main problem. I keep tweaking and it just doesn't improve :(



The following describes where each image came from which was used and due credit is given to each artist for their own image in it's right. The only right I have is over the composition and creation of the montage of images you see above:

* Sparkle trail brush - [link] - :iconexotika-brushes:
*Fairy Dust brush - [link] - :iconn-q:
* Open Book - [link] - :iconlunanyxstock:
* Quinta da Regaleira (top of hole) - [link] - :icondreamstock:
* Alice body - [link] - :icongarphoto-stock:
* Closed Book - [link] - :icondelainestock:
* Both chairs - [link] + [link] - :icondeathbycanon-stock:
* Jam jar - [link] - :iconashlee7307:
* Tabby Cat used as 'Cheshire Cat' - [link] - :iconaopt-stock:
* Rabbit used as 'White Rabbit' - [link] - :iconshnarfle-stock:
* Bottom of the hole - [link] - :iconadaae-stock:
* Written Page - [link] - :icontinder:

*portrait by Noel Douglas - [link] (there is no direct link as I was told to use this image).

All other parts (as far as I can remember) are either from [link] - Photoobjects or there a a small amount that I was unable to source, back, but I don't think any are on DA.

If you own one of the pictures used, or know of one I have forgotten to credit (please forgive me if so, there are so many components in this and I haven't the best of memory and I was pushed for time) then let me know. Either of addition information, or if you are unhappy for it's use and I will have to modify this image. I do apologise fully if such is the case, but as far as I'm aware ( I have checked each images rules) I should be ok.

Feedback and help very much appreciated! As being my first go and all.

Copyrights as described.
Image idea and character designs based on work by Lewis Carroll and Disney.

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garphoto-stock Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008   Photographer
thankyou for using my stock :). much appreciated
igtica Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008   General Artist
Thank you ever so much for making it avaliable! I appreciate the fave too ^-^ I hope what I did is ok! Look forward too look at more of your stock in the future!
FakingVanity Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Me loves me Alice stuffs. And you know that :D
As I told you and all...

ppad is eating meh aliiiiiiiiive....!
igtica Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008   General Artist
Must admit your mood board was a bit of an inspiration. I was surprised you didn't try something like this! Shocked you faved it though! :poke: it's uni work!!!! How odd was it being onthe projector though. My Reese piece sucked on the projector.

Anyways yes me being eaten too! And shouldn't be on here.... * :slap: self*
FakingVanity Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Haha I escaped the horrors of the projector.

My neck hurts worse than when I've been headbanging all night. I hate paperwork. -.-
taiyoukousen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's been a very long time since I commented on a work from you ;__; ~ May I say, then, that this montage is very well done? It really fits with the Wonderland--- down the rabbit hole theme. I love the placement of the objects which were collaborated here =] And it gives me an idea of a later project for creating objects to create a large... I MEAN LARGE Montage ^_^... o__o -ideas connect and connect- -calms down-

Anywho, great work :thumbsup: as I cannot find any work that has really let me down. You put so much effort in each piece you post here, that I can't help but love and cherish each uniqueness that luminates from them ^^.

Keep up the great work, Iggy =] -waves-
igtica Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008   General Artist
Wows tsuki! You blow me away with yet another comment that I'm undeserving of. I'm just glad you like it, and it's lovely that it's inspiring ^-^ It's nice to have the effort I put in appreciated. I hope to try even harder on my pieces I'm working on atm for an illustration book.

It's been a while, I hope your okies. Nice that you andyou sibling were first to comment on his :D
taiyoukousen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^_^ Aww :blushes: ~ I think you deserve every comment, every favorite, every smile you get-- in fact you need more and more ^o^! :hug:

That's a good goal--- aiming to try harder-- that will truly make you a better artist, and gain you valuable experience. An illustration book =O? When you finish, can you tell me? I want to be one of the first to buy it =D

Hehe :) ~ It has been a while indeed, and yes, I'm doing well, I hope the same for you =] -laughs- really, we were? :O I guess people are getting back to school and all--- and so have trouble commenting lately :P <3
noorichanwazhere Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
really cool =D
igtica Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008   General Artist
You think so? :blush:
noorichanwazhere Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
yeah it is!! =] it's so interesting and so awesome :hug:
I mean I can't even do that lol. haha the colors in this picture is really cool.
it's sucha colorful pic ^^ great job :glomp: :heart:
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