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-Tea Party In Wonderland- by PurplePeepBits -Tea Party In Wonderland- by PurplePeepBits
My entry for the "Picture yourself in Alice in Wonderland Contest".

:bulletpurple:Why Alice?
I just adore all adaptions to this story and I'd watch the Disney version non-stop as a kid. *I'll be sure to make a tribute to that version in the future*

So I Alice-ized myself as well, of course Alice. I've always had a connection with this character, shes a day dreamer, innocent, imaginative and bores of reality from time to time yet shes witty, a little distant from her peers but always knows what she wants. Plus, I can think of 6 impossible things every morning. C: Shes just such a fun character in a bunch of different ways you look at her, an explorer, a mental case living in her own mind or a brave champion, shes still totally likable. I did enjoy Burtons take on Alice, the way he portrayed her as an older young lady dealing with the odd and boring world around her was really nice and the fact that we got to see her as a child having dreams about wonderland after the first visit was really clever. A really great character in Alice, but, I feel as if theres a little bit of each character inside us all. Its hard to just pick one.

:bulletpurple:The Illustration:
I chose the classic tea party scene as its nostalgic and fun all its own. And in my opinion, represents Alice in Wonderland the best. Its a scene made of pure imagination and in the Tim Burton's version, a great intro to some of the most beloved characters of the movie. The start of the journey ensues after this tea party and who didn't dream about participating in a un-birthday tea party? This is just pure imagination and I had fun working on this. I tried to add as many trinkets and fun items from the movie, the scroll, the vile, playing cards and clouds to represent the red queen, the White Queens castle, Bayard under the table, the key to the door, the sword, the tarts and cupcakes and tons more. Can you find them all? Theres just so many memorable moments and characters for this movie and Tim Burton has done a great job reconstructing this world. Giving it a dark tone, letting us know that all fantasy has its dark sides. The costumes and special effects for this movie were superb.

:bulletpurple:The Inspiration:
Old Children Golden Books and Mary Blairs concept art for the cartoon adaption of Alice in Wonderland were major for this and brought out the bright colors, painted like textures and exaggerated cartoony caricatures. While the other half of the inspiration was based on both movie adaptions and of course, Tim Burton's vision for this whacked out new Wonderland. That brought out the gritty, detailed textures, spiky lines of motion, over the top detail, dark tones and even some of the bright color tones. Anything Tim Burton does is a inspiration for me and it truly shows in this tribute.

:bulletpurple:Technical Skill:
This image took me 3 days to do on and off. One of the longest pieces I've ever done. The traditional sketch and concept of the image took about an hour+ to construct. It is a digital painting made in Photoshop and the full size image is 93.8 MB with a 300 dpi. I need to work very VERY big in order to create my crisp and sometimes unnoticeable details. Everything you see in this image has atleast more than 10 layers. Hair, table, everything. To textures, to base color, to shadows, to color shades. It has over 100 layers of detail. I really wanted to go overboard with this.

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I really enjoyed creating this digital painting and being able to join the fun of these unique and well known characters. I felt like a child again working on this.
This is the first time entering a DeviantART contest and I put a lot of effort into this so if you all would be so kind as to comment, fav and view the image, Id truly appreciate the support!

I'm so glad I could take part in such a fun contest and just before the deadline too. *Phew* Thanks for looking and wish me luck!


~Tara
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EDIT:Fixed some parts of the image and some of the line work. I also added the wound Alice receives on her arm from the Bandersnatch.
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:iconblondetardis26:
BLONDETARDIS26 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Ah... Wonderful art, missy
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:iconkittycom4:
kittycom4 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
so cool
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:iconmaddilovesanime:
maddilovesanime Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
EPIC WORK :)
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:iconlycanproductions:
LycanProductions Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Killer work!!
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:iconmikathewolfx:
mikathewolfx Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO COOL
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:iconaradia430:
aradia430 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
looooooooooove ittttt!!!
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:iconprofrasah:
ProfRasah Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
wow... just wow... *bows in amazement*
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:iconjoshcorris:
joshcorris Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
wow, there's so many details. what size canvas do you use on average? i'd think it would have to be reasonably large, what with all the details, but i do recall salvador dali's average canvas was no bigger than a postcard, and he was a big fan of heavy detail as well. anyway, this is great. i'm gonna show it to my girlfriend, she loves alice in wonderland.
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:iconjeanniejeannie123:
JeannieJeannie123 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
This is amazing I love all the detail
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:iconnicolemhamilton:
nicolemhamilton Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I swear, the contest must've been judged by a blind man. Beautiful work.
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:iconpurplepeepbits:
PurplePeepBits Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Thanks! And I agree! I saw some really amazing "Original" tributes out there!
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:iconcme:
cme Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Zomg this is soooo colorful and cute! ...my fav is the march hare! :aww:
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:iconblackeraser:
BlackEraser Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Oh the hysterics.XD Alice has always been trippeh. As it is always a triumph for someone to draw something Alice-related. Props to ya, buddy. C:
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:iconwierdo-kid:
Wierdo-kid Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Amazing! :)
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:iconchocolatechipkayla:
chocolatechipkayla Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwwww!!! very nice love the detail and colors!
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:iconmrreflet:
MrReflet Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student Filmographer
Trix es solo para chavos... lindo estilo
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:iconihni:
ihni Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
I love this one, the style and everything is just great! Good luck!
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shimmyshammy Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
This is a very nice take on the concept and showing just how much you've improved a great deal in the workings of illustration and the unusual/captive character designs. The overall appeal is strong, but it feels a little confusing in areas due to how much there is and how closely everything is, which not a true problem yet it feels that some space would have been good. The colouring is strong and the various textures and hues chosen really work beautifully and give it that extra oomph of power.
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:iconpurplepeepbits:
PurplePeepBits Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
I always enjoy your comments, it really makes me feel like Ive come a long way and my improvements in my work show. ^-^ I agree, there is a lot to take in beacuse this is a confusing world that can lead you all over the place. The whole concept of it is imaginative and odd, making you think and look around the image as if exploring wonderland itself. :3 I'm glad you like my designs and color pallets! Thanks for commenting! :heart:
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:iconshimmyshammy:
shimmyshammy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Your very welcome and I'm glad it helped you out for future projects.
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:iconsuidairan:
Suidairan Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
...spoon. :o
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:iconpurplepeepbits:
PurplePeepBits Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
XD Thats the only thing I can think of when I think of the March hare.
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:iconretrogamersblog:
Retrogamersblog Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow I don't think I've put that much thought into anything, let alone a single picture, but wow, just WOW it shows this really is a remarkable piece of work!
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:iconpurplepeepbits:
PurplePeepBits Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
XD I put TOO much thought in most of my tributes. lol Thanks for looking! :heart:
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:icongeewei13:
geewei13 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
Miss Tara,
this is simply amazingly done, the colours, the characters, everything pops out and it would surely be hard to not to stop by this wonderful work of art and fave and comment on this.

The chesire cat's colours are divine and make him stand out, three characters stand out mostly. which would be the chesire, the hatter, and yourself. the colours attract the attention and help push out the other characters as well :clap:

I love this picture, your art is always something amazing to look fowards too ^ ^
p.s I wish you luck with the contest
~Luucy
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:iconpurplepeepbits:
PurplePeepBits Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Awwwww! Thank you! :3 I just love working with colors and making my own twist to my tributes. ^-^ The chesire cat was the first thing I colored XD Couldn't wait to color the funnest thing first. Thanks for the sweet compliments and for the luck! Theres a lot of tough competition out there. :heart:
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:icongeewei13:
geewei13 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
You are very much welcomed :tighthug:
I would love to enter the contest but right now, my tablet is being dumb :\ so i can't XD

But You're are will surely stand out to them and hopefully with all this good luck you'll win ^ ^

I wish you lots and lots of Luck :dummy:!:heart:
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:iconrocky-o:
Rocky-O Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
B'awww how fun!!
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:iconpurplepeepbits:
PurplePeepBits Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
Tea partys are always fun. :D
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:iconartsan11:
artsan11 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Student General Artist
WOW!!
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:iconpurplepeepbits:
PurplePeepBits Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
:dance:
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:iconvioleta960:
Violeta960 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:drool: :clap: Beautiful. Just...beautiful. Everything is so nice and detailed. :D
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:iconpurplepeepbits:
PurplePeepBits Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Thanks! I wanted to put as much detail as I could. ^-^
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:iconvioleta960:
Violeta960 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :D And you did!
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:iconeres13:
ERES13 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Tara, your a shoo-in for victory!
I can't find the red queen though :'(
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:iconpurplepeepbits:
PurplePeepBits Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
I hope so! And I couldn't fit both queens without making the image looked to cramped so I symbolized her into the queen of hearts playing cars floating around the picture.
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:iconeres13:
ERES13 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Oh I saw the card but didn't know if that was what you meant or not.. Yay, I found them all then!! :D
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TheBoneYard Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
WOAh the close ups are INSANE! I love your cheshire cat the best. He is even more impressive close up. I also love that u dont do white on your eyes. I noticed you started doing that in your work and it really makes a whole new look that I have not seen anyone else do. super props!
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:iconpurplepeepbits:
PurplePeepBits Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
XD I'm glad people notice some of my little trademarks from time to time, that really means a lot. I just always made white eyes grey or a different color shade. I sometimes think that white eyes are boring. XD Hearing this is really awesome.
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:iconvashtastic:
Vashtastic Featured By Owner May 31, 2010   Digital Artist
awesome job! i love your cat and the hare!!! lol omg fantastic.
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:iconpurplepeepbits:
PurplePeepBits Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Thanks so much! :D The cat was the first thing I colored. XD
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:iconvashtastic:
Vashtastic Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010   Digital Artist
no problem, i keep going back to look at the piece lol
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:iconjuanbauty:
juanbauty Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning!!
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:iconpurplepeepbits:
PurplePeepBits Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Thanks so much! X3
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:iconfrauleinluft:
FrauleinLuft Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Student General Artist
I love this. <3 The chaos and trippy-ness you added certainly works perfectly with your style. C:
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:iconpurplepeepbits:
PurplePeepBits Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Thanks! I wanted to put a lot of things going on at once in this, so a little chaos can't hurt. :heart:
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:iconfrauleinluft:
FrauleinLuft Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Student General Artist
A little chaos never hurts. C:
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:iconhironemo:
Hironemo Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Student Filmographer
Wow, this came out very elaborate! Everything is --- delightfully mad. :crazy:

Good thing you remembered to keep the pinky out; there's a difference between a mad tea-party and a psycho tea-party, and I don't think you wanna know what it is.
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:iconpurplepeepbits:
PurplePeepBits Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Hahaha, even if your at a mad party its always nice to have SOME manners. :D
Thanks!
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:iconpaintedmenagerie:
paintedmenagerie Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
WOAH this is colorful,fun and amazing hope you win
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