Saturday, February 13, 2010

Elongated Alice



I was lucky enough to be invited to participate in a really fun art show called "Two Days Slow: An Alice in Wonderland Group Show" at the Canteen Art Shop and Gallery in Ottawa. My friend and fellow Heeby Jeeby Comix artist Bob Flynn also contributed an incredible piece that must be seen to be believed.

My piece was inspired by a scene from the book where Alice eats a piece of a mushroom that causes her neck to grow really long. It gets so long that a bird in a tree thinks it's a snake. I wanted to incorporate some of the other bizarre characters as well, so I felt they should be spectators to this strange scene.

The show runs from March 4-28, so if you're wondering around Canada and want to check out some fun artwork, stop on in!

11 comments:

Brad said...

absolutely fabulous! this would make a lovely print! beautiful lines and color!

Sjan W said...

nice stuff, fun looking drawings, I like it :)

Chris Sabatino said...

David, this is such a wonderful piece, so much cool detail! What a great project and fun show to be involved in. Awesome work as always!!!

David DeGrand said...

Hey thanks a lot guys!

Brad, I plan on making a print of this piece real soon, I'll be sure and let you know when they become available.

Thank you Sjan!

Thanks so much Chris! Yeah it was a lot of fun researching the Alice books and coming up with this bizarre image, glad you like it!

Gavin Goo said...

This is really great!! Nicely pruned tree! :D

Jason Curtis said...

Fun project.

This is awesome David, as usual. I just love all the details, and the way you brought your wacky style to Alice in Wonderland.

I love the two guys on the right.

David DeGrand said...

Ha thanks Gavin! Yeah apperently in Wonderland there are lots of gardeners :)

Thanks as always Jason! The two dudes on the right are my versions of Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, for some reason I envisioned them as backwoods redneck types.

Jason Curtis said...

I think they're the perfect Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum.

Justin said...

I saw Tim Burton's Alice but was disappointed. Your Alice, on the other hand, is awesome! Love the white hare.

bonerack said...

I just wanted to drop a line and say thanks. I picked up your piece at the Two Day Slow show along with(which I wasn't aware at the time) Bob Flynn's piece. It was a great show and I look forward to hanging it up and showing it off!

Thanks again!

David DeGrand said...

Hey thanks for buying the piece bonerack! Much appreciated and I hope it looks perty on your wall. Glad you made it out to the show!