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:bulletred: Note 1: Re-uploaded as a bug test for the Help Desk.

:bulletred: Note 2: Reduced resolution for better overall viewing.

:bulletred: Note 3: Not inspired in any way by Burton's upcoming film.




18x24" Arches hot press watercolour paper
Water-soluble crayons, alcohol, graphite, ink
Cylindrical objects for stamping
Keith's bokeh stock




Alice in Wonderland
How do you get to wonderland
Over the hill or underland
or just behind the tree

...

Where can it be?



Lyrics by Al Ho
Disney's Alice in Wonderland







I hope fans of the stories (admittedly I did add in a bit of Through The Looking Glass) would enjoy the elements I chose to include in here. It was certainly a tough selection, especially with the flowers... given how much the Tiger Lily made fun of poor Alice, I thought it'd be fitting :3


Also, for those of you who claim Perry doesn't get enough action... Well. There you go ;)

This is my largest ever watercolour canvas.
And the longest I've ever worked on a piece with this medium.

FOUR DAYS :faint:

Drafting took pretty much a whole day.
The flowers alone took more than 2 hours, the chandelier 3.

Anyway... here she is :heart:

Now I must... eat. Drink. Return to healthy human activity.



Hope you enjoy, and thank you for looking :iconkissmeeplz:





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:iconmissphotogenesis:
Critique by MissPhotogenesis Sep 24, 2009, 8:30:43 PM
I wasn't sure if I was ever going to use the Critique feature upon getting my subscription. But after seeing this I've found I just can't help myself. It's always wonderful to see one of your artworks and instantly recognise it. Once again your unique and finely tuned techniques are shown at their very best in this piece.

As a huge fan of 'Alice in Wonderland,' I'm always interested in seeing how people make their own interpretations on such a universal and at times, intangible story. Looking at this, I'm most impressed seeing your usual abstract beauty juxtaposed with something just that little bit more feminine and girly. It just reflects your ability to experiement and explore new ideas.

The other things I can't help but comment on are the fine details and the use of colour in this work. It's bright and cheerful without being painfully overbearing, and it's the subtle extras such as the little splatters of paint, the different colours of the icing on the cupcakes, the fan in Alice's hair. These are all little details that would make all the difference in reailty, so it's really a mystery how many painters can miss them out on a canvas. Not an issue here though.

In terms of subject, I find there is a risk of doing the same thing over and over, making the idea 'tired' and 'done to death.' Thank you for proving to me that there are people out there using a little thing called 'imagination,' exploring new ideas, yet still staying true to what they do best.

I don't know if this Critique could truly do my appreciation justice. Or your abilities for that matter. This truly is another beautiful piece. Well done!

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demonicdrama Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Oh my God. Its beautiful.
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snowmask Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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yinyang389 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
This is an amazing piece of artwork! I must say your very talented!
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconschumy:
schumy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
lovely!!!
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snowmask Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug:
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:iconpoppysmith:
poppySmith Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
This is my all time favorite by you:)
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:blushes: I like this piece too. I actually plan on redoing it!
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:iconpoppysmith:
poppySmith Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
you should :D make it even better :)
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:iconburntflower:
BurntFlower Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Added to wishlist :)
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you enjoyed this piece :)
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:iconburntflower:
BurntFlower Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
yes, very much
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KalliaModel Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
Good, because the Tim Burton movie... stunk so bad... that there will never be anything more smelly
:fellarectum::giggle:

Colors colors colors colors what! They're everywhere. Its perfect. I love the shading & texture, as always, I really can't pay you enough compliments on that. It is always wonderfully done. You'll probably get tired of me saying that, but honestly, its gorgeous.

I love the doll-like image of Alice here, and the aspects of childhood coming into play too. The white cat... is that from Through the Looking Glass when they mention the while and black kitten, who are Dina's kittens?
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snowmask Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha I still need to see that film... just so I know what I'm talking about when I rant. I'll be renting it when it's available... and taking notes :P

Really happy you enjoy the colours... I lose my mind when it comes to colour. Can never get enough of it.

So awesome of you to have noticed the coming of age aspect, which is what I feel is the books are about. The white cat is actually my Perry... his first appearance in my work, and as an embodiment of Dinah :) I hadn't thought about Dinah's kittens! Very observant nonetheless :nod:

Thank you so much for taking a look :hug:
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:iconjedidah:
Jedidah Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
this is really cute!
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :giggle:
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:iconbellethebeauty:
BelleTheBeauty Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is absolutely breathtaking! Every detail in this is beautiful all in itself, from the main focus on the girl to the chandelier to the sweets, but then you look at everything as a whole and you have a brand new, just was wonderful experience! :love:
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm very happy you enjoyed this :hug:
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:icononigirichan23:
onigirichan23 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
I think i'm going to faint..:faint:
Can't think of a word to describe this,and if i can supposedly get to think of words to describe this,this page may not be enough..
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:blushes: I'm very happy you like this.
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Outstanding. I love the way her foot is tucked under; very Asian! Great job on all the detail.
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:giggle: Guess who it was who posed for this as reference :B
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Perry! :lol: ...oh do you mean the girl? Why, she's so gorgeous I'd say you are the reference ;)
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I use references of myself for pretty much all my paintings. Keith takes them :) Vice versa for when I'm doing males.
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
I thought it might be you, since they resemble you ;)
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snowmask Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:blushes:
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:iconayhe:
Ayhe Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It´s so pretty and so detailed that I am still in an awe :heart:
If I say "I love it" it will be too short :D
The sweets and cakes are so well done that I´m desperate to eat some. The flamingo´s head over the chandelier is one of the craziest and most original details and I liked it! :boogie:
Alice looks very sweet, and I think that Lewis Carrol would have adored your perspective of his story ;)

And the little cat with the clock...it´s so touching!
I would look at this picture forever, you are an awesome artist and I am enjoying very much visiting your gallery :blowkiss:
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:blushes: It's a huge compliment, as I greatly love the books. Thank you so much for taking a look, I'm very happy you enjoyed this!
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:iconayhe:
Ayhe Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still didn´t finish looking at your gallery, because each of your pieces is unique.
I am truly intrigued, because it passed a long time since I´ve been so impressed by somebody else´s artworks.
:smooch::hug:
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:blushes: I'm truly honoured by your words. Thank you.
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:icondizzylittledotty:
dizzylittledotty Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
haayyyy. that is soo great!
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Powdered-Sugar Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Filmographer
wow wow wow this is incredible.

I love the way her feet are positioned, and the flowers look just amazing.
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, I'm very happy you enjoyed this :heart:
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:iconautumntales93:
autumntales93 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
I luv it, totally <3
Cupcakes are soooo tiny and colourful sdasdadsasdas *OO*
(:
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
lol I want a million of them :faint:
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Marty-Crouz Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
I love the book of lewis carrol. And your interpretation is very swwet !
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :hug:
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:iconmone-bo:
mone-bo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
You have a gift with color and the way her expression takes you into her mind. this is a beautiful work. i am sold!
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:blushes: You are too kind. Thank you so much for taking a look! :love:
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:iconmone-bo:
mone-bo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
You're welcome. I love your work! I will be back. :)
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DeadSweet Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful, its really different from alot of the Alice pieces I've seen around, its so wonderful, inovitive and detailed,
I especially love the cubensis mushrooms on the wallpaper! :heart:

xx
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I love that you noticed the mushrooms :blushes: Thank you so much for taking a look :love:
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DeadSweet Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
My pleasure :D

xx
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thuyt Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
The background is just ahh amazing. I like your style, its quite breathtaking.
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:love: Thank you so much for taking a look <3
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:iconthuyt:
thuyt Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
It is my pleasure.
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009   Traditional Artist
oh it's alice's private tea party! i want to join in. i want to lick that wallpaper and see what those mushrooms taste like :heart: then i'll know for myself how she got to wonderland. the tigerlillies are absolutely impeccable. that's my favorite flower.
i'm a little ashamed to say it took me a long time to realize the chandelier was upside down. :blush:
and i see you in her! your face shape, your eyes, dear alice.
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:kiss: I am beyond pleased that you enjoyed this dear. Thought about you a lot when I made this, for obvious reasons.

Keith says she looks like Audrey Hepburn :blushes:

I hope you've been well, missed you incredibly.
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009   Traditional Artist
i always think of audrey tatou when i think of audrey hepburn and i have to wonder if she grew up wanting to be her... but i can see the resemblance a little, i think it's the mouth shape, but her nose is cuter. hepburn has that strange little bird nose :heart:

also i giggled that you wrote it wasnt inspired by the new movie coming out in march. how could it be? it made me want to be a time traveler.

ive been okay. working out the details. soon i'll be free of this place :heart: apartment hunting always exhausts me. OH and there was snow yesterday!! in october haha! it warmed up to sixty today but it was fun to pretend <3
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