Lewis Carroll

Curiouser and Curiouser

So, after minutes of deliberation and seconds of agony, I have decided to forgo original ideas for the time being to do some Alice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrations, just to save me the trouble of coming up with ideas myself (and give my poor underworked brain a not-so-well deserved rest). Now, before people start assuming that I am a complete embodiment of sloth, it is also because Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass happen to be two of my favourite books and I want to work a bit more with other peoples ideas. I plan to produce more illustrations, but this will probably be the only one for a while.

Oh and to possibly add to my ever growing state of indolence; to anyone who happens to hold any sort of knowledge on previously done illustrations for Alice, yes, I have taken a lot of influence from Arthur Rackham's illustrations. He is already a big influence of mine so it was inevitable that mine would end up similar, albeit completely inferior. I am also forced to admit that for this particular illustration I did look a bit more closely at his work than I normally would. (Just look him up if you have no idea who he is and everything will become shockingly clear)

“But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, or you wouldn’t have come here.”

Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
(Coincidentally, this also saves the trouble of coming up with a short poem/passage about my illustration)