Sunday, May 10, 2009

Alice in Wonderland/The Caucus Race

...they began running when they liked, and left off when they liked, so that it was not easy to know when the race was over. However, when they had been running for half an hour or so, and were quite dry again, the Dodo suddenly called out, "The race is over!"

I'm straying pretty far from Tennyson, since the Caucus race was never pictured. The prompt for illustration friday was parade, and since I had gotten to this point in the story, I figured it was close enough.

22 comments:

ger said...

The shadows, again... the Californian sun is your ally...

Karen said...

Cool - great combination of photographic background and shadows (how did you do that?) and the line drawn characters. Good work.

rosedale's 4 head said...

the depth and elongated shadows are genius...i'm captured by the countenances...their faces...their motion...stance in...Alice's eyebrows make her beautiful and very womanlike...but certainly a diligent on-going girl...

could write more....

aimee said...

i'm really enjoying this series of the black & white doodled figures with a realistic background - nice contrast!

Laurie Cannon said...

Yes, the shadows are
way happening

those delicate little shadows and
earnest chorus line sprinters

Reya Mellicker said...

I love the shadows. Your visual creativity has no limits, does it Susan?

Nicola said...

I love this piece (and your others below)--there is something intriguing created by the everyday background, the characters, and, of course, the shadows. This mix challenges our sense of reality, eloquently touching on the mystery of our existence.
; )

joseph's art and stuff said...

stared at this for quite some time, loved every second of it!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

how I love the mouse in this series.....hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Edrian Thomidis said...

Very clever...It does remind me of 'Where the Wild Things Are'.

yvette said...

What's a monday without a smile...you made my day!
yvette

Bee said...

Is it wrong to call these paper dolls deluxe? I love the way they run amok through the "real world."

Lori said...

love the way the shadows bring your drawings to life

Tomás Serrano said...

Absoluty great, Susan. I love the whole Alice´s serie.

herhimnbryn said...

Love this series. The shadows add to the image.

justdoodleit said...

Lovely! The shadows add to the allure. Too bad, the rat race for survival had ended for Dodo.

Sparkle Plenty said...

OOH! Wonderlanderful. I feel like I found a bunch of tiny treasure chests in these here artsparker parts. Left you a comment over yonder in your Tiny Town. Thanks for visitin' me, c'mon by anytime, and beeee well! :-)

Nao said...

And now this, you really are an inspiration.

voz said...

I love this one so much. The caucus race cracks me up. AND that dodo is great.

Tammie Lee said...

Your drawings are wonderful and I love their shadow in your photo!

Caroline said...

Great action in this piece and perfect for IF!

grrl+dog said...

that brings back the dimmest of dim childhood memories..