Monday, February 15, 2010

Alice portraits 1/3

In addition to my painting of Alice and the Gryphon, I wanted to make three small portraits for Curiouser and Curiouser, the upcoming Alice in Wonderland show at Gallery Nucleus.

I settled on portraits of Alice, the Cheshire Cat, and the Caterpillar.

Here is the progression of Alice.

This just wasn't doing it for me and got ripped in half.

This one also started out working but ended up ripped in half.

Finally I decided to have Alice doing something, however inactive looking at a bottle is, it worked much better for me.

This finished piece is a mix of pencil, watercolor, and gouache.

Next post, Wednesday : The Cheshire Cat

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