>> Tuesday, August 30, 2011
|Alice in Wonderland - detail|
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The idea is to create cover artwork for a book (and design if you can manage it). I had thought of Alice in Wonderland, but of course so had lots of other people. But it's amazing how varied the results can be when different artists approach the same project. In a way, that's part of the fun of it. And then one evening an image popped into my head which led to some sketches and I decided to go with it.
This is the full composition but I didn't have enough time left to do the design:
|Alice in Wonderland - click on the image to see it larger|
When this happens, the best thing is just to go back to the stage where you used to like it. So I went back to the line art, which I edited a bit, and started colouring all over again. This time I wanted to try a limited palette and use more flat areas of colour (inspired by linocuts). There's some texture but I tried to stop before it was over-worked.
Here's a comparison. Detail of the first version:
Thanks to the creator of the blog, Heidi for a brilliant concept executed really well.