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Alice and the Caterpillar by meluseena Alice and the Caterpillar by meluseena
" The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence: at last the Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth, and addressed her in a languid, sleepy voice.

'Who are YOU?' said the Caterpillar. "

This is the second installment of my 'Alice's Adventures Underground' illustration series. I finally had time to work on it hehe! I plan to make a whole load of these eventually...

I kind of promised myself I'd illustrate the 'lesser known' scenes, but I had to sneak the caterpillar in there hehe.. I think next, I will paint pig-and-pepper!

Incidentally, prints are now only available through me, as signed giclees!
Both 'large' [link] and 'small' [link]

And note that shipping is free, worldwide! :)
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:iconenoa79:
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Nice work. I like your style. 
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Tarzok Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
:clap::clap::clap:
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NamelessSaint Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Writer
This is nice, well done!
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A-nemic-A Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
totally love it :heart:
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Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
awesome
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
hi!your work is featured in my journal:)
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:iconlilacisthenewblack:
LilacIsTheNewBlack Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
Your Work Is Simply Amazing.

My Highest Praises, Keep It Up :)

xo
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:iconmeluseena:
meluseena Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
:hug: What a sweet comment, thankyou :)
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:iconvanillaminx:
Vanillaminx Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
very Mark Ryden-esque in the face, I love the look of this piece. gorgeously painted, especially the ground.
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:iconjeannieblue:
Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this beautiful piece of your work @ [link]
:heart: :tighthug:
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:iconpatito15:
patito15 Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
It's awesome!
I love it!
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:iconmaadalena:
maadalena Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
omg I love this! one of my favorite parts of the story
and you made it so wonderful
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:icon7uc4s:
7uc4s Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
... I'm afraid from that Cartepillar, OMG!
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:iconmeluseena:
meluseena Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
aww he's too doped up to do anything :hug:
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:icon7uc4s:
7uc4s Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
^^ .. :hug:
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:iconlingrem:
Lingrem Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
This is great! You can really feel the atmosphere of the story in this photo, and I think Alice in Wonderland can be a tricky story to really capture the vibe! :)
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:iconmeluseena:
meluseena Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh yes it's hard to stamp it with your own style because it's been done to death as an 'alternative' theme - goth alice, metropolitan alice, fashion alice.. the works!
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EVAVESTER Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
This is Fantastic!:heart:
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:iconstorio:
Storio Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
I really liked your style. :D
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:iconlizwymark:
LizWymark Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
fabulous!
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:iconasofia:
ASofia Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Love this one! (like always) :D
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:iconmagicmeg8:
magicmeg8 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Really awesome illustration! The whole concept behind Alice and Wonderland fits perfectly with your style. :+fav:

~Meg!
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:iconkayceeus:
kayceeus Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I looked at the thumb I thought this was a statue. :D Great job I love her face!
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teabagcomics Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Love it!!!
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:iconhagenees:
Hagenees Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
You really create a Wonderland !!!!!!
And the composition is awsome, the cicular line of the waterpipe matching the white line in the dress, the deviding of the colors,you really have great skills !
:wow:
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:iconmeluseena:
meluseena Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Aww thanks! I drew and redrew the underlying sketch to try and work the composition! I wantesd a slight top view so as to not always be in my comfort zone drawing a mid-page perspective.. fortunately for me, it didnt' matter if th resulting angle was slightly surreal because it is wonderland after all :) hehe thank you :)
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Ren-ji Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Amazing!
This is my fav part of the story! ♥
Love your Caterpillar!
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Marmottegarou Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Filmographer
great ! I especially love the colors and Alice face ^^
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:iconpalmcastle:
palmcastle Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
I gotta read Alice in wonderland.
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:iconmeluseena:
meluseena Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh!!! You must!!
You should get the book 'the annotated alice' it contains both alice in wonderland and the second book 'through the looking glass' - the best bit is that it is packd FULL of annotations, giving insights on the various inside jokes of the story, the puns, references and meanings and double meanings. Truly a gem of a book.
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palmcastle Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Wow, it sounds really cool. I'll check if I can find it. Then I'll buy it. I think. The annotated alice. Okay.:D
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meluseena Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
The cover is so awesome! It has a surreal angle with Alice's shoes, and a checkered floor, and stripey stockings and bright red background! :D
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:iconpalmcastle:
palmcastle Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Hm. I found the book on an internet bookstore, but the cover was slightly different from the one you are describing, more like a classic bookcover. like this: [link]
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:iconmeluseena:
meluseena Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
[link] That's the one I have :) it's the same book you linked me too, but this one has a cooled cover IMO :D
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:iconpalmcastle:
palmcastle Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
YEah, really cool! :D
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:iconburtonizedprincess:
BurtonizedPrincess Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Oh my! You have such a vivid imagination - not only creating such beautiful work, but embellishing on established ideas, such as here! :heart:
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:iconmeluseena:
meluseena Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
:hug: Thanks!!!
I cannot take full credit for orientalising the caterpillar though, because in early illustrations he was even given a turban - on account of him smoking a hookah pipe in the original stories, and in Victorian times when Alice was written - Hookah meant one thing - opium!

:)
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Hannakin Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
It makes me happy to see more Alice's Adventures In Wonderland art that is not anime... Very cute, nice mushrooms!
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Chirpilittle Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Student Photographer
I love Alice and her adventures :D
This one looks great! I love your interpretation of the caterpillar :D
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:iconmissushow:
MissusHow Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Student Artist
I like how you made him kind of turkish
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:iconmeluseena:
meluseena Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
Heh well he WAS smoking a hookah you know! :)
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Monkeymaniac Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
As a rabid Alice's Adventures in Wonderland fangirl, this literally made me squeal out loud. I LOVE the caterpillar, I'm so glad you included him! Also, your interpretion of him and Alice are great. I love the feeling of a childbook illustration. Alice is adorable. :heart:

Oh, I do SO hope you'll draw the Mock Turtle sometime. The Lobster Quadrille is my favourite rhyme in the book. ;)

Keep it up! I love your work!
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:iconmeluseena:
meluseena Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
Haha I love the lobster quadrille too!
And the mock turtle
beaauuutttiiifuul sooooup!

:D
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C0uC0u Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
I really like this one. :)
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tigerXlilly Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the awed and intensely curious expression on Alice's face! I love the fresh look you are giving one of my favorite stories of all time! :D
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meluseena Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
;hug: thanks!
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