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Wonderland State of Mind by CQcat Wonderland State of Mind by CQcat
I was very lucky to get to work on the domestic online ad campaign for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. This piece is inspired by this beautiful movie.

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Finally, teh CQcat enables critiques, but is there much to critique?

Lets face it, with the new Tim Burton adaptation out, there is going to be a lot of work out there heavily influenced by either Burton's dark style or by the story itself.

I really like your take on Alice in Wonderland and the characters... from Alice herself to the subtle Cheshire cat in the background - which you'd almost miss if you don't look twice and let me say it's worth the second, third and fourth look at this.

I'm glad that when you first showed me this on MSN you've changed the 2 elements (in the hair and the odd mushroom) to blend more into the palette you've choosen. Although it's a restricted palette of blues, pinks and purples, it's exploding with colours.

You're confronted first and foremost with Alice, styled in a typical CQCat fashion with soft flowing fabrics and your trade mark shading. I love the additional touch of the some what emo inspired fingerless gloves... beautiful touch.

You're then brought to the caterpillar, a small element but it brings you more into the tale of Alice. Then you're confronted with this wonderfully detailed foreground, in such bold colours as Alice herself.

What I love most about this is the use of muted colours in the background to push your foreground and main character into the focus, giving the impression shes deep in the forest.

I think the only element, which truth be told I had to really concerntrate to find something, that I'd personally improve on would be the mushroom detailing on the one in the foreground left... the curves could be a bit smoother. But really, in the grand scheme of things, this piece is near on perfect.

Beautiful gradients and delicate patterns... this has to be one of my all time favourites from you. Ever inspiring and ever styled, keep them coming Helen :D :hug:
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Morgween Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Student Filmographer
Your illustration's style is so delicate and beautifull!
I'm loving it!! And faving XD
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CQcat Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Awesome! Thanks so much! Very glad you like them! :hug:
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piecees Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing..............in my fav
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CQcat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Thank you.....!:hug:
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piecees Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are Welcome
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Prismatic-Prince Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Quite nicely done, indeed.
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CQcat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Thanks! :XD:
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destructeddesire Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
oh wow. this is amazingly beautiful.
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CQcat Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Aww, thank you! :XD:
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Passion91 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist


so AMAZING :wow:
cute .. like it a lot

:clap: great work

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