Sunday, October 19, 2008

IF - late


"I'm late, I'm late - for a very important date!"

This is an older image that I did just for fun a few months ago and I thought it was perfect for this week's theme on Illustration Friday. Alice in Wonderland is up at the top on my list of all around favorite stories due to it's rich characters and Lewis Carroll's wonderfully vivid imagination. It is an excellent story to illustrate and of course has been done so well numerous times. This is my humble attempt at illustrating one part of his great story.

I'm glad I had something to enter this week because I'm taking a 2 day workshop to learn how to use Illustrator. The 1st day was yesterday and the last day will be next Sat, so I'll be spending whatever free time I have this week practicing my new found skills. I learned so much the 1st day, but I think it will be a while before I will be able to use it to produce anything decent to post here. There is definitely a learning curve! So exciting, though! Hopefully, I will be able to share something soon, all done in Illustrator!

8 comments:

in with the misfits said...

Great stuff! I'm loving Alice in Wonderland!

:)

Heather said...

Great job on Alice. (the white rabbit was my first thought about the topic--but then I wanted to do something different.)

ArtSparker said...

Very nice and subtly uncoventional. I think any English speaker who hasn't read Alice in Wonderland is culturally deprived so I totally agree with you there.

Bella Sinclair said...

I must agree with you. Alice in Wonderland is one of my most favorites. And THIS is an excellent illustration of it! What a great idea to put a map behind Alice! And the White Rabbit is simply adorable. Gosh, I sooooo wish I could take that Illustrator class with you! Sounds wonderful.

Rhonda said...

This is SO cute! My kids and I just watched a newer non-cartoon version of Alice in Wonderland on tv the other day, it was a pretty cute/crazy rendition of it and my kids were enthralled by it!! :D TFS!!

thedoodlegirl said...

What a wonderful illo!! Very cool patterns and textures. Love Alice in Wonderland!!

Kelly Medina said...

This is great! I love the dress.

Thanks for your comment. :)

Good luck with Illustrator - I think you will really like it once you get familiar.

elizabeth said...

love it!