Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Alice In Wonderland: The Croquet Game

Wonderland grows ever more chaotic as the Jack steals by in the background. The original post copied the Tenniel illustration more excatly...this one expands on it.

Tomorrow: The Jack - alone with the tarts, at last.

20 comments:

jude said...

oh i just SO relate to the bending over backwards part of the game.

Tom said...

now i am wondering if anyone has produced an Alice in Wonderland croquet set!? Awesome production here today!

tony said...

Back-Flips!

Caio Fernandes said...

the greens and reds .. with the white of the drawings :
beautiful !!

Jenny said...

After looking at your artwork again, I started to think of the illustrations a Swedish artist and old friend, Emma Rendel. Her work and imagination is also out of the ordinary. Even if your styles differ, I can see a connection. If you want to look at her work, here is her homepage:

http://www.emmarendel.com/

ArtSparker said...

Jenny - Thanks for the referral, I have forwarded the website to another illustrator friend who I think will also like the work.

Eva said...

This is so clever! To reduce the playing card back into 2D!

Jukka said...

I really appreciate your art. The flips is funny and full of curve. Reminds me of diving in the North sea in early autumn when a schol of fish passes by and my students are all lost in the sea.

Cheryl said...

Very nice. The rose petals is a great little detail.

Titus said...

Love the composition and colours - and the little hedgehog, of course.

aleph said...

it´s a great "misse en scene"!

California Girl said...

that's wonderful.

Romina Quirós said...

your blog is so sweet! I like so much!

regards,
Romina

steve said...

Blown away!! Is that a tiny mole I see in the foreground? This is truly superb work Susan.

michael robertson said...

I love it! those scattered rose petals add the perfect touch!

subtorp77 said...

That sneakin', theivin' Jack; always trying to get in the scene-LOL! Wonderful set-up here, Susan. I'll ahve a new one up, anon :)

mum said...

Rick: right you are - I knew somebody would get it some day!

(there was also the matter of drinking the undiluted, hyper-concentrated tea without adding hot water from the samovar which goes a long way in explaining some of the more hallucinatory bits; but that's a story for another day.)

krisztina maros said...

fantastic! love the composition as well!

Abz said...

:D how fun! great blog! come visit me

Francisco Martins said...

Love this!! great idea!

Francisco Martins