Friday, April 17, 2015

Alice and The Caterpillar

Yes, I know it's been a while since the last post, but there was a lot of normal work to do and as they say, "duty calls". 

So this time I thought I would talk about the work done on another of the Alice illustrations. Alice and the Caterpillar  has always been one of those iconic images from the story, so... it had to be done, right? I actually started with this image as the beginning of the Alice series and even painted it just to see if I could. I am not a painter, by trade, so it was an interesting challenge for me. It's fun to be able to experiment when it is NOT your profession. No pressure, you know.

OK. So this is the original drawing I had come up with. I had gone back to the original work done in the books for inspiration, but as the makers of the famous animated film did as well, the caterpillar turned out looking similar.

But I went ahead and painted it anyway. Here is the progression below.

Yeah, so I used almost the same colors as the animated film too, right? Guess I kind of had the animated version stuck in my head. But I like the colors and really didn't want to change it so,... there it is.

But, as time went on and I had decided to use this one a little for one of the designs on Denshima Designs, I thought I may want to at least change the drawing a little  so that there is a more obvious difference in the head of the caterpillar.

Well, for what it's worth, right? That's it for this time. Hope you enjoyed my trials and tribulations through this side project of mine and take care 'til next time.


  1. Che meraviglia i tuoi disegni, Denise! E anche la coloritura ti viene benissimo (non avevo alcun dubbio : )
    Io ADORO i disegni preparatori degli artisti: grazie mille per averli condivisi con noi!
    P.S.: io e la mia piccola Agata siamo grandi fan di Trilli e il segreto delle ali ^_^
    Un abbraccio!

    1. Grazie mille, Monica! Sono contenta che ti piacciano i disegni e mi fa piacere che tu segua il mio blog!
      Un abbraccio anche a voi.