A Very Difficult Game Indeed
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"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's avatar
PinPinax|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|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|Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful colors!
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AlikuHirano|Hobbyist General Artist
i love it :happybounce: 
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Ejderha-ArtsEdited |Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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| General Artist
Omg I love that you illustrated one of my favourite stories 😍 this is wonderful ! Xx
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Moonstone27| General Artist
Awesome work:la::la:
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frivolousdistinction's avatar
Very difficult indeed! :D I love the colors, and all the mushroom details on the trees. 
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urminnet|Student Traditional Artist
I like the fungi. So fleshy and luringly beautiful.
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kirika85|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic work
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theheek|Professional Digital Artist
so cute and pretty I love alice
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Thunderpaws101|Student Traditional Artist
I love it so much!
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Gossamer1357|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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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|Professional Traditional Artist
wonderful work!
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ReplicantAngel's avatar
Beautiful. I love the little hedgehogs!
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Why2be|Professional Traditional Artist
This artwork is fantastic !!
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Neil-Macleod|Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome picture, nice detail ! :)
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rhunel| General Artist
Beautiful, very well done!  Congratulations.
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prezaurian|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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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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Rincs| 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|Professional Traditional Artist
I really like the colour palette, and how you usede the colors! :) 
It's gentle and magical 
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