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A Very Difficult Game Indeed by puimun A Very Difficult Game Indeed by puimun
"A Very Difficult Game Indeed" - Prints here: http://www.shadowscapes.com/image.php?lineid=4&bid=1212
The original painting will be exhibited at the "Down the Rabbit Hole" 150-year anniversary exhibition at Bergeron's Books in Oakland. Show reception is Friday April 10th, 7-11PM. A link to the show's event is in the comments below. Come join us for an evening in Wonderland!

"The chief difficulty Alice found at first was in managing her flamingo: she succeeded in getting its body tucked away, comfortably enough, under her arm, with its legs hanging down, but generally, just as she had got its neck nicely straightened out, and was going to give the hedgehog a blow with its head, it WOULD twist itself round and look up in her face, with such a puzzled expression that she could not help bursting out laughing: and when she had got its head down, and was going to begin again, it was very provoking to find that the hedgehog had unrolled itself, and was in the act of crawling away: besides all this, there was generally a ridge or furrow in the way wherever she wanted to send the hedgehog to, and, as the doubled-up soldiers were always getting up and walking off to other parts of the ground, Alice soon came to the conclusion that it was a very difficult game indeed."
- Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
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PinPinax Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My God, how beautiful it is!  Wow!  I'm really impressed how much life and movement you brought into this scene.
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memorystealer23 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. I feel like my childhood came to life seeing this. Such a wonderful piece that inspires me :)
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Aeruna Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful colors!
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AlikuHirano Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i love it :happybounce: 
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Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner Edited May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!
I love to see new interpretations of Alice in Wonderland and I always love to look at your work, so this painting is a true delight for me. la in love 
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SeraphusPage Featured By Owner May 9, 2015   General Artist
Omg I love that you illustrated one of my favourite stories 😍 this is wonderful ! Xx
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Moonstone27 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015   General Artist
Awesome work:la::la:
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frivolousdistinction Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015   Traditional Artist
Very difficult indeed! :D I love the colors, and all the mushroom details on the trees. 
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urminnet Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I like the fungi. So fleshy and luringly beautiful.
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kirika85 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic work
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theheek Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
so cute and pretty I love alice
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Thunderpaws101 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I love it so much!
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Gossamer1357 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student General Artist
I love this interpretation and scene  from Alice in Wonderland, as its one of my favorite books. I love the way you make her hold the flamingo, a sit she's trying to figure out exactly how this game works and where her hands are supposed to go. Her face also mirrors her curiosity and doubt of how the croquet game will work. Wonderful and gorgeous job! :)
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015   Photographer
This is so gorgeous!  I love your Alice interpretation!  It's fun, quirky, and also quite unique, it's really cool seeing this story in your style :)
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
wonderful work!
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ReplicantAngel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
Beautiful. I love the little hedgehogs!
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Why2be Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015   Traditional Artist
This artwork is fantastic !!
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Neil-Macleod Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome picture, nice detail ! :)
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rhunel Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015   General Artist
Beautiful, very well done!  Congratulations.
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prezaurian Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic!  Your art lends itself quite well to the feel of Alice in Wonderland.  When I looked at your illustration it just seemed to BELONG with the story!  Very beautiful work.
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blob-du-chaos Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
Except for Arthur Rackham, you are probably the most qualified person to illustrate an Alice in Wonderland book ! This drawing is beautiful !
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Aralune Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
lovely!!
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Rincs Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015   General Artist
Always a lovely piece coming from you. One day, I shall have the mastery over this material the same way you do! =u=
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Helera Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I really like the colour palette, and how you usede the colors! :) 
It's gentle and magical 
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leasel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it 6)
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endless-spirit Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015   Traditional Artist
I wish I could come!
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RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful as always!
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :) I love this scene in the book, and you have captured the difficulty so well! And the environment... it's so very like a dream. :love:
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Roogna Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
absolutely gorgeous! love the pose and the hedgehog
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Kaystronaut Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic!!!!
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Tiamatus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Stunning!
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annewipf Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
:love:
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Mohnlied Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Alice looks like she is dancing with the flamingo, it's lovely. I like the way how the pink of the flamingo stands out. 
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pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Gotta love the hedgehog on the flamingo's head.
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wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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Zephiriara Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work. I love the way you portrayed that scene from the story. The color scheme and composition is also fantastic! ^^
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