Friday, April 10, 2020

Alice In April.

Down The Rabbit Hole
To my dearest friends and followers,

On Monday, the physical proof copy of my book arrived!! It looks so good and feels so good to have my actual book in my hands!! Any other creatives out there know that feeling of seeing a finished work and being like, "I made that." It's so satisfying. I'm about to send in another revised version. Once it's accepted, I'll probably order yet another physical proof copy just to make sure everything is to my satisfaction.

Approximately two weeks from now, I'll be a published author!! The release date is April 25th, so make sure you get a copy when the time comes!! XD

Many Locked Doors
On a different note, I began working on something else this week. One of my favorite artists, Jane Davenport, started Alice In April. It's a list of creative prompts for people who are in "self-isolation limbo" as she put it. She encourages people to make art everyday, using the list inspired by Alice's Adventure's In Wonderland, but she also encourages people to create whatever the prompt brings to mind - it doesn't necessarily have to be from the book.
Drink Me

I decided that I wanted to do my best to follow the prompts from Alice's Adventure's In Wonderland, so by the end of the month, I would basically have the entire story illustrated. 

I love the story of Alice, so this prompt list is really fun for me. I'm using watercolor and pens to create my art. I was supposed to start on April 1st, and do one each day, as there are 30 prompts to match the 30 days of the month. Instead, I started on the 5th, so I'm behind. I did, however, start with the first prompt and am going in order.

The Pool Of Tears
As you can see, I have completed the first five prompts. The first drawing, Down The Rabbit Hole, I was inspired by Jane's own interpretation of the prompt. The second drawing, Many Locked Doors, I created from memory, inspired by the room we see in Tim Burton's adaptation of the story. The third drawing, Drink Me, I created based off of a photo I took of one of my tiny fairy bottles. I honestly had a lot of difficulty interpreting the fourth prompt, The Pool Of Tears, but this is what I ended up with. I'm not super happy with how it turned out. Lastly, I created the Cheshire Cat, or The Cat Grinned, sort of meshing together the cat in Disney's animated version of the story and Tim Burton's adaptation. 
The Cat Grinned
I've been trying to make each painting look really wonky and brightly colored to match the sort of LSD look we see in both films. XD I'm still struggling with using my blog since my computer update, so if the images look blurry, just click them to enlarge them. They should be ok after that. My apologies!!

Today's prompt is We're All Mad Here, so we've yet to see how I will interpret that one, but I'm really enjoying these so far.
Thank you so much for reading!! Check out the hashtags #aliceinapril and #janedavenport to see other people creating from the prompt list!!
Also, here's a link to her blog so you can check it out for yourself:
Jane Davenport Alice In April

Yours truly,

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