Wednesday, March 3, 2010

WONDERLOST: The Alice Project (reinterpretations of Alice in Wonderland)

In honor of the somewhat creepy looking Tim Burton version of Alice in Wonderland opening this weekend, here is another series of reinterpretations of Alice and her cohorts.
The Artist's Statement from the Wonderlost Website:

The Wonderlost series is my artistic interpretation and dark twist on the numerous characters from Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" stories. The theme across the whole series is to give each character the look of a porcelain doll, with very pale bleach white skin and bleached white clothing. To sharply contrast the sterile white throughout the painting, there are elements that are either black or blood red, either on the character's physical self (as in the form of hair) or in their accessories. 

The characters are first visualized and conceptualized using Adobe Illustrator and then executed and painted using Adobe Photoshop. No 3D tools are utilized in the creation of the series, only airbrushing techniques in Photoshop. The final series will eventually encompass the group of major characters in the two stories. When creating the paintings, my palette of choice is mainly whites and mid-grays, with a contrasting dash of red or black here and there. Once I finish a piece, I flood the canvas with an antique wash to add some age and depth in the image. 

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