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Wonderlost: Queen of Hearts by xanthic Wonderlost: Queen of Hearts by xanthic
The Wonderlost series is my artistic interpretation and dark twist on the numerous characters from Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" stories. The theme across the whole series is to give each character the look of a porcelain doll, with very pale bleach white skin and bleached white clothing. To sharply contrast the sterile white throughout the painting, there are elements that are either black or blood red, either on the character's physical self (as in the form of hair) or in their accessories.

The characters are first visualized and conceptualized using Adobe Illustrator and then executed and painted using Adobe Photoshop. No 3D tools are utilized in the creation of the series, only airbrushing techniques in Photoshop. The final series will eventually encompass the group of major characters in the two stories. When creating the paintings, my palette of choice is mainly whites and mid-grays, with a contrasting dash of red or black here and there. Once I finish a piece, I flood the canvas with an antique wash to add some age and depth in the image.
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Wonderlost: Queen of Hearts by ~xanthic is quite striking. Great use of one color and amazing details! ( Suggested by starvingbambina and Featured by cosmosue )
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darkmae76 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Amazing style ^_^
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featured:[link] !:)
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LUNA858 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i really love the whole gory scene!!!! :3
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ObsydianIce Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is so cool! I love the detail, your concept, and your execution.
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theanguishcure Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
this is AMAZING. Exceptional work.
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Censored-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work has been featured here: [link] :heart:
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Hinata-Loves-Mickey Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Very interesting! ;3
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simpleSimpleton Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is simply amazing and eye catching :D I had always admired digital paintings like this :)
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sombrefeline Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, you are featured in my journal [link] :)
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hobiruke Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's amazing :C Great job~
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urbanlandmines Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Excellent !
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Hitsuji-Yukai Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm Fan !
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AKissOfVenom Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Please, be for sale. Your collection is fantastic.
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lovelysushibear Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
GORGEOUS! :heart:
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xXBloodPixieXx Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
this is epic and awesome!! <3
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CarmenAutumn Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
cool! n.n
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dog-eggs Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
LOVE YOUR WORK......

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Maehedrose Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
She didn't have to cut that boy's head off herself, did she? How vulgar! That is what hand maidens - or would that be Head Mistresses? - are for.
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mustluvdepp Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Absolutely brilliant!
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WarthogDemon Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010   Writer
She had it coming, I think. :bucktooth:
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ManuLuize Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
It's such a nice art work! Loved.
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JWinter Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
OMG!!! It's perfect!!!!
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Tartly-Sweet Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
O_o How incredibly beautiful and morbid at the same time...
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Dragongirl399 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh~ this is gonna give me nightmares, but I really love it. x3
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kaleidoscopic-mind Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
she has the same expression I have most of the time
xD
it's really gorgeous, though ^^
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gatinha-49006 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
very nice *-*
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albert-inferno Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
You're amazing!
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Kontoraktora Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
brrrr!!!! so cold... so heart less... me likey!!!!!!
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rainbowblight Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
FANTASTIC! this is right up my alley.
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Sithspit Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
VERY striking...I love this!
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Ud-the-Imp Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Yeah, that DEFINITELY looks like the kinda leader of a country I want to AVOID AT ALL COSTS
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bvondy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Student Artist
I like your style! It's very similar to Tim Burton's.
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johnsmithctl Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
this is very cool (:
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cherrysin Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
She and the Mad Hatter are my favorite! Great work!
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Time84 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just great, really great. i love this kind of art based on alice:D gimme more
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Ayame17 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Simply gorgeous! Heading into your gallery now to have a look at the others :D
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LizzieLupine Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The paleness of the colour, the decapiated head, and the queen's cool expression makes this a beautifully disturbing picture. I love it!
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dude-o-meter Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Student General Artist
So sinister...i like!
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vampireleniore Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
One or more of your works have been featured in my news article, "Pale":

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Fave the article to further support your work! ^.^
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BriskytheSovietSpy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
I have loved your Wonderlost pictures for a while now, but have only just found them on deviantart. They are amazing! Especially this one :D
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Deyjatuego Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Nicely done,one question,whose head is she holding?
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Christine-E Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Featured here hun ->[link]
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theologyofdeath Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
great !!!
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herobaka Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Wow it's Gore=_=
I love it^^
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Riverine Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
Excellent! Well done. :)
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