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Alice and the Cheshire cat by MichaelBrack Alice and the Cheshire cat by MichaelBrack
I was reading Alice (for the first time...) a few weeks ago and felt like drawing something about it... So here is my version of the Cheshire cat, which for some reason looks a bit like a scary version of the cat-bus from Totoro :D
Alice, although drawn in a "semi-realistic" way, is inspired by the real Alice Liddell.

Pen & ink, washed ink and white acrylic on paper (29,7 cm x 42 cm).

Note: You can buy the original on Etsy [link]
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AmalgamImage0 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love this it's the way someone should do a dark version of Alice In Wonderland. Providing a sense of alienation and fear as well adding blood and murder.
RoseQueen2424 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Writer
This is really cool and creepy. I like it.
Quell-Altra Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Finally someone inspired by the real look of a character :lol:
What do you think about the book? I've read just something , but not the whole original story yet.
MichaelBrack Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, the book is great, with lots of crazy characters and a cool "nonsense" humor. Just read it already :D
Quell-Altra Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I'll do as soon as possible ;)
NamelessSaint Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Writer
Wow...well done!
AnnethK Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
*O* *U* :heart: Amazing!! have you ever see th game of alice?? there's a game of mad alice and the character are just like horror style i love. Sorry for the bad English i speak spanish x.x
MichaelBrack Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I know this game but I didn't play it (yet...).
AnnethK Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
I like that game, hope you play (someday in the future)
Hobo-pup Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow... this is... wow...
KeySketch Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student General Artist
This girl at my school did this drawing it was similer but differeent great job I like it
LuciferBUSHYtail Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
if i were her i would be freaking out!!!
madmoiselleclau Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I would like to invite you to enter to my Art Jam for this month with this pic!!!! Take a look at my journal and let me know if u want to participate! :D
MichaelBrack Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Sure, why not!
madmoiselleclau Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! u just have to add the thumbnail or link on my journal so I can paste it :D
AndreTheStrange Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, great atmosphere.
Anny-Fisher Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Very cool!!! Dark Alice :)
JessieLovesDinosaurs Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
I absolutely love it x) GREAT job.
seiko-neko Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
woooow awesome drawing!!!!!i just loove cheshire!!!!!
hanaishi-chan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Student General Artist
Love it :heart:
Dominik528 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Aww, Alice-- trapped in her own nightmare...
SomniumWandrian Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Love it!
Brawler210 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I like probably like this cheshire cat the most out of the other versions. ^_^
eden-paradox Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Hello, :D, I've featured you're awesome work in my journal, I hope you don't mind :hug:
Finnish-Penguin Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This lovely piece has been featured here: [link]
crazy-cheshire-cat Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Very Nice!
Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have been featured in "Rain in Wonderland" journal >> [link]
Hope you like it :dance:
seigyuu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
Oh my gosh! It does look like the cat bus from Totoro! But I love it!
purinsesu-akisame Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
I love this, and I so agree that the cheshire cat here looks like a twisted version of the Catbus and I thought that when I saw it, it's great you noticed too! :3
aine1989 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
nice work!
xxMizerable Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Creepy Cheshire cat o_o I like it ^ ^
frenchiegal Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very detailed, creepy in the best way possible, and I'm glad you based her on the actual Alice Liddel.
phoenix-grl Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
AWESOME! Even if it has that bit of creppiness too it, it looks cool. I love the cheshire cat!!!
wuzup3 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! Ah, the Cheshire Cat, the King of Wonderland XD
black-cat16 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
You drew the cat awesome! =D
Barbarella91 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm lovin' it!
Elayzee Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
Love it. The wickedness of the cat. The sorrow in Alice. Loving the gray scale.
ISqueezeBugs Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Student General Artist
I love this pic :3
it really inspired me when i drew my own alice in wonderland pic
ThePACclub Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008
I like this alot. the chesire cat is Huge! but i like how he looks creepy. and there's alice sitting there oh so unaware.
RevivalPhoenix Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
It kinda reminds me of a Hayao Miyazaki picture. Like if he made his own anime version of Alice in Wonderland, it would look like this.
XhelloaloneX Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
XD he does look a tad lik the cat bus. but seriously i love it very nice
horror-lover Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
what do ya mean the "real Alice Liddell"
MichaelBrack Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
The actual little girl who inspired Lewis Caroll to write Alice...
padfootness Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
This is SO COOL! I love the black and white of it :heart: Seet cheshire ;]
crocodilehinata Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
Awesome! He looks like hes gana eat her! :D
antheapotsides Featured By Owner May 13, 2008   Interface Designer
i love it! i was also inspired by alice in wonderland ! amazing work check out my "pyscho alice" mite come to interest:P ahahah i saw alice a little different then disney did lets just say that ! also check put american mcgee alice pc game:D muak
MansonsSyndrome Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
that's so cool...I love it()oo()
And I love this cat so much...he's so cool
secretladyspider Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
that's incredible... I love the textures the trees seem to have... and the frightened, nervous look on Alice's face really seems to be what she would be feeling right then. I love the grin you gave the cat. The detail of the work on the background is absolutely marvolous and stunning. If I could suggest DD, this would be one that I would put out there.
Dru-chan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
Great! <3
inuzrule Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
Actually, the CatBus was inspired by the Cheshire cat...Miyazaki (the producer) was, and still is, heavily influenced by Lewis Carroll's work. :nod:

Great work! I love how realistic!Alice contrasts with cartoony-Cheshire cat.
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