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Been working on and off on this for a few months, 20+ hours total I think.. Never though I would actually finish it.
I was going for a blend and digital and old disney film/children's books style. Can't tell if the saturation is too high because my monitor is really temperamental lately.

Gambler's debts eh?

Here's some close ups, minus the texture.
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I gave up on trying to copy/paste real playing card photos in because it looked awful and instead drew my own cards.

I love the Cheshire cat :D He's going to have to find himself a monocle to go with his new gold watch.

Edit: So thrilled this made it to the front page ^__^ Wasn't expecting people to like it so much! Thank yooouuu :heart:
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Chessurrr Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
This is lovely) Does White Rabbit really think he can beat Chessur?!
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Ori-J Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Wow, doesn't help that I have a serious weakness for Alice In Wonderland XD
Oh God, though, got to love Cheshire's face! I want one :)
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Faulken Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alice in Wonderland has so much thematic awesomeness to play with, letalone the actual characters and all the different takes on them. Really nice to see yours. Some people go all out too gothy and dark (good ol' American McGee...), but there's a certain level of sophistication to yours in remaining true to the source material; child friendly with some hidden depth and sinister elements.
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nekophoenix Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Good lord! :heart:
Youjust have the most beautiful digital colouring!
This is like it's been drawn with magic and velvet, the tones are just so rich <3
Great call on drawing your own cards too, I think it'd look off otherwise.
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dollbacky Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
cool!
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TheEpicOshawott Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shiny. owo
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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GargoyleGardens Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
That is SO awesome. I'm sharing this on my FB page, you are getting full credit of course. :)
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:iconmalta:
malta Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aw thanks :D You can add me on FB if you feel like! [link]
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GargoyleGardens Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
thanks for the offer, i appreciate it, but unfortunately due to some ridiculous drama, I no longer add people I dont know in real life :(
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:iconmalta:
malta Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh no worries :)
Sorry to hear you had FB drama, I know that can be a pain.
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white-dragon-freya Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
so beautiful!!!!! Cheshire cat has a wonderful grin, I love it! *__*
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iv0rine Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
brilliant! love the colors!!
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nixena Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Очень красивая работа!
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Nathair77 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
I'm glad you decided not to copy real playing cards into this, it works better this way ^_^
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xXNyotaXx Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
like this ♥
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xXUnicornXx Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome :heart:
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Celebphilin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Oh My God I LOVE IT!!! This has to be one of the best Alice in Wonderland artworks I've seen in a while, its cartoonic, yet contains such realism!! great job, I love the detailed deck of cards too!! :heart:
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elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OwO Awesoooome.....
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kamikreations Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I love your work! Love the use of color
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aniwablue Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, wonderful! And me who love poker game! (But I never play with money! :D)
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Schakalo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh my~ This is beautiful! The soft colours and the details on the Cheshire cat, and his paws... and those cards. Dude you seriously amaze me!!
I also admire how you make the characters look like they belong in the scenery! I struggle with that sosso much and its so hard to get right, but it looks like you've aced it! The saturation looks fine to me!

Love love love it <3
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malta Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aww thank you <3 I think part of the trick is to draw them all at the same time.. I'll post some step by steps of how I did this, but it started out as a black and white pencil sketch, then I did a rough full colour of the whole pic. Then I built up detail throughout the picture some (then I fudged up the detailing layers and had to spend 30min or so creating a mask over the rabbit and cat so I could do proper detailing on the background without painting over them..) As long as you don't draw characters THEN draw the background but instead draw them at the same time it's a lot easier to make em fit together!

You can do it :D Did you get the links I posted you?
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Schakalo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem, and sorry for the reaaaly late reply, I've been all up in my exams. I've got one more in one week. Then I'm done oh god. Have you posted the step by steps?? And really? Everyone I know does the character separate from everything esle, I think animators do that to, with the separation of the character from the background, but either way this looks awesome. Oh man not with the masks, I just don't know how to Photoshop, I need youtube to guide me through technical stuff like that.
And yup I'm pretty sure I got the links, I can't remember now! Lemme check, I think I have though! Thanks v much <3333
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LynxMB Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool! Awesome colors! :clap:
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Sacred-Shadows Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Teehee! Cute concept ^^
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HeavyRainIsFalling Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful, love the colours :heart:
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LeahLevi Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconla-plz:
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GoblinPrincess Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Wow, such a great scene :heart: And also a whole story that can be understood at first glance, and with two well known and well liked characters. Superb ^_^
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malta Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha yay I'm so glad, I was really worried people wouldn't get what was going on C: Thank you!
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chibiyuni Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist
Just awesome :D
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Zombie-Wiesel Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Daww, this is amazing!
The so-not-pleased-look of the White Rabbit is just brilliant! :D
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zeropainter Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
like it so much
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monthgirl Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
i love wonderland, sweet drawing :D
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PARTYBOXX Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist
Woaaa, so cool
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The-Obsessive-Artist Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I love this! Your coloring and drawing skills are undeniably good!
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morgan1bucky Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute! But we all know the Cheshire cheated ;) Very nicely done
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malta Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I was tempted to try and hide some cards behind him or something, but I like the idea that he won legitimately better, and that the rabbit is being a sore loser! (Although you can understand him not wanting to part with his watch, but if he's bet it it's his fault!!)
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hannahv92 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow this is incredible !! which painting program do you use ?
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:iconmalta:
malta Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This was all Photoshop all the way through C: And thank you!
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hannahv92 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I am still trying to get my head around using Photoshop, but thankfully when I start Uni in September we do a unit on digital stuff. I become more amazed of this each time I look at it !! Would I be able to use this as a wallpaper on my computer ? I completely understand if not :)
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malta Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Photoshop took me ages to get used to, it has so many settings and things! Hope you have fun learning it though, once you get the hang of it, it's a very fun program to use.

Of course you can! I'm really flattered that you would want to ^___^
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inkusu Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012   Digital Artist
This is amazing. I love the way the Chesire Cat looks. ❤
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I5Spiders Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Very cute and awesome
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