Black Alice Blacklight Series

Sketches

Queen Kitty – Pencils

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Here are the pencils in progress. I’m still working on adding details to the robes and jewelry. For the black light view we’ll see Alice’s huge hands swooping in to snatch up the queen.

This illustration is based on the final chapters of Through the Looking Glass where Alice shakes the Red Queen into a kitten. Here’s the excerpt:

‘And as for YOU,’ she went on, turning fiercely upon the Red Queen, whom she considered as the cause of all the mischief—but the Queen was no longer at her side—she had suddenly dwindled down to the size of a little doll, and was now on the table, merrily running round and round after her own shawl, which was trailing behind her.
At any other time, Alice would have felt surprised at this, but she was far too much excited to be surprised at anything NOW. ‘As for YOU,’ she repeated, catching hold of the little creature in the very act of jumping over a bottle which had just lighted upon the table, ‘I’ll shake you into a kitten, that I will!’

CHAPTER X. Shaking

She took her off the table as she spoke, and shook her backwards and forwards with all her might.
The Red Queen made no resistance whatever; only her face grew very small, and her eyes got large and green: and still, as Alice went on shaking her, she kept on growing shorter—and fatter—and softer—and rounder—and—

CHAPTER XI. Waking

—and it really WAS a kitten, after all.

White Rabbit Sketches

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Drink Me Sketches

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Concept sketch

Caterpillar concept work

card_halberdOne of Matt’s quick doodles.

caterpilar_concept A character study of the caterpillar

hedgemazeA study for the hedgemaze in the background

Cheshire studies

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cheshire-chrctrA Cheshire character sketch. Yes it is heavily referencing Totoro!

branchOne of Spencer’s initial texture studies. It’s a branch. And that’s part of the first attempt at a cat beard.

Studies for Rebecca’s Passage

Concept work for Rebecca’s small print.Alicepassage

Sketches for the Jabberwock

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Jabberwock sketch

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One of Jim’s first sketches.

Sketches for Alice

Alice1Rebecca’s initial study for the final print. Then below, working in finer details and notes.

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