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Black Queen by DeadInTheAttic Black Queen by DeadInTheAttic
Concept:

For a contest of 'Alice in Wonderland' by Tim Burton I decided to pick the White Queen and reveal her real character.
Just look at the dark hair, eyes and lips and you will see, that there's a goth inside. And here it goes.
The White Rabbit is flabbergasted by her look, the spiderwebs at the door make the cat look drooling and perhaps the rabbit also is flabbergasted by seeing dame-stones where he supposed chess-figures.

My theme song for this is 'Collide - White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane cover)'.


Nice to know:

Chess is an old chinese war game, training in strategy and tactics. And many other games derived from that, not only some kind of 3d-chess in the series of 'Star Trek'. Imagine all those table-top games and those basing on hex-fields.


Technics:

After picking many references I created some rough drawings, which I used to illustrate this within Photoshop.
My usual technic is similar to airbrush. Masking the single elements (so I don't need to take that much care of the borders later on). Custom texture brushes increase the credibility. The original size would fit on a poster.
By example the robe has been made by several strokes of a smooth standard brush of Photoshop. Afterwards I used the liquify-filter to increase the sharpness of the edges and painted textures over it in different layer modes.

Closeup of her face

Here goes the White Rabbit



Feel free to comment or ask!


Your friend

C.
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:iconmeeriam:
Meeriam Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Nice to see you like Anne Hathaway
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:iconmaliciarosenoire:
MaliciaRoseNoire Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hello :) !
Little feature here !!
:hug:
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:iconrose13red:
Rose13Red Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
HOT---*shiver*
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NamelessSaint Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Writer
Please let me put this in my group, wonderlandMetropolis.
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NamelessSaint Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Writer
Awesome!
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:iconmiycko:
miycko Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
WOW :love:
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:iconkazemizu:
Kazemizu Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Your art has been featured on our Awesome Alt Art blog! You can check it out at: [link]

All the best!
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Noirin-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is great!
incredible lovely ^.^
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mermaidash Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Ok.. I saw the closeup of this and thought it was pretty hot... but after seeing it zoomed out like this, all I have to say is WOW!!! *drool* XD
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EmmaUrsella Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
waw very nice hot pic :)
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Hats-For-Alice Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student Writer
Wow, I think this is amazing, and you really have a good angle at the White Queen!! I also thought when I saw her that maybe she covered up the black with the white on purpose or something!!! xD
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DeadInTheAttic Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Thank you! It was meant the Way that she just was hiding her darker Side. You can see some dark Parts of her even as the White Queen, which initially made me illustrating this :)


Chris
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Hats-For-Alice Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Student Writer
No probs!!! :) Great minds think alike obviously :P
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MiranaWL Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
*nosebleed* Hum, I would say, great work ! #^^#
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:icondeadintheattic:
DeadInTheAttic Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Thank you very much, much appreciated!


The Mad Illustrator ;)

Chris
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MiranaWL Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Your very welcome ^^
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Juckalope Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!! Really great work. :D You know, I created an alternative suite of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with one of my friends and Mirana is the "Black Queen" x) But we didn't think she was so... wow. xD It really looks like Anne <3

I add it to my favourites u__u.
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:icondeadintheattic:
DeadInTheAttic Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Thank you so much! I hope she looks like Anne, else it would be waste of my Time. There are Photos enough about Anne Hathaway to have enough References to make her look the Way she does (or would as a Goth Queen :D ) when painting this.

And thanks for Adding, of course!


Chris
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Juckalope Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh!! You're welcome!
This is really awesome!! :3
Anne is awesome. xD
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Ebsie Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no idea how you didn't get a placing with this. It is so gorgeous. Do me nowwwwwwwww xD
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:icondeadintheattic:
DeadInTheAttic Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Thank you! Well, perhaps the next Artworks will be better to achieve a Placing. At least I am trying hard to ;)

Chris
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ArinaFoxy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist
Wow! Great idea ;) Well done! :tea:
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:icondeadintheattic:
DeadInTheAttic Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Thank you very much :)

Chris
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QueerAngel8900 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have been featured in my journal at [link] :D
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:icondeadintheattic:
DeadInTheAttic Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
It's an honour to see my artwork in your gallery of faves, very much appreciated and many thanks for this.

big hug


Chris
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QueerAngel8900 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No trouble at all, it's a brilliant picture! :D
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:icondeadintheattic:
DeadInTheAttic Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Thank you again ;)
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:iconlittle-nuri:
little-nuri Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
OMG!! Hab grad erst gesehen, dass die Grinsekatze ja der Torbogen ist *___*
Das ist AWESOME!!! :meow:
Bin wirklich fasziniert von deiner kunst... bitte mach weiter so!!

btw. wie lange zeichnest du schon?? Oo
(wenn ich fragen darf XD)
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:icondeadintheattic:
DeadInTheAttic Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Hi! Vielen Dank, freut mich immer sehr zu hören, wenn meine Bilder Gefallen finden. Ich hoffe, da werden noch viele weitere Bilder folgen ^^

Als Kind habe ich ab und an mal gezeichnet, aber mehr wurde es erst so mit sechzehn. In 2009 habe ich erst mit der digitalen Illustration begonnen. Also noch ein Frischling. Aber ich versuche mein Bestes ;)

Chris
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little-nuri Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Krass... und dann schon so toll??
Suuper.. das heißt ja, ich hab kein Talent.. bin seit 2008 beim digitalen zeichnen/colorieren *seufz*
XDDD~ naja, aber ich hab auch schon ein paar fortschritte gemacht *lach*

Aber du hast echt Talent!!!
Ich bin wahnsinnig begeistert...
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DeadInTheAttic Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Danke nochmals!

Naja, ich bin selbst und ständig. Genug Zeit zum Rumprobieren. Zwar mache ich momentan mehr Werbung als Illustration, aber früher oder später würde ich schon gern mal mit einer Illu ein Buchcover zieren.

Ich glaube, sowas wie Talent gibt's nicht wirklich. Talent ist eher die Motivation und Disziplin, Begeisterung, die man hat, um ein Ding durchzuziehen. Letztlich ist der Weg, den man wählt, entscheidend dafür, ob's was werden wird. Ich habe mich beispielsweise für den naturalistischen Weg entschieden, was leider auch den Nachteil mit sich bringt, schnell Bilder zu haben, die nach Photomanipulation aussehen. Wird mal Zeit, daß ich sowas wie Drachen male :D

Als Empfehlung folgender Vorschlag: mit jedem neuen Bild machst Du Dir beispielsweise eine neue Pinselspitze. Das Gefühl für Proportionen und Dynamik bekommt man gut über Comics wie die von J. Scott Campbell und in Sachen Farbe kann man eher gemalt unterwegs gehen mit Programmen wie Painter oder photorealistisch wie ich es beispielsweise versuche zu erreichen. Das 'gemalt Wirkende' hat natürlich eher eine persönliche Note, ist damit meist auch eher das, was der Betrachter wünscht, Dich auszeichnen wird.

Ansonsten ein Skizzenbuch immer zur Hand und jeder Name, jede Idee, jedes Bild schnell festhalten. Bei mir sind's beispielsweise mehr Namen, die mir in den Kopf kommen. Und mit den Namen assoziiere ich dann Charaktere. Beispielsweise 'Nero' für 'nen Drachen, 'Stubs' wäre die kleine Freundin eines grobschlächtigen Automechanikers, 'Richard Death' wäre sowas wie der Tod als Geschäftsmann und viele mehr.

Viel Erfolg (kann ich auch brauchen :D )!

Chris
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little-nuri Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Hey,

danke für die ausführliche Antwort und auch die ganzen nützlichen Tipps! Ein skizzenbuch hab ich auch immer parat *g*
Und die Sache mit den Pinselspitzen werd ich mich auf jeden Fall auch nochmal zu Gute tun ^^
Ansonsten finde ich J. Scott Campbell auch echt toll... (hab sein Skizzenbuch zu Danger Girl, dass man so kaufen kann, bei mir zu hause ;D )
Und das mit den Namen umsetzten... das ist wirklich ein guter Tipp, danke! Ich hab mich damit immer ein wenig schwer getan :D

Aber deinen "Stubs" würde ich ja gern bald mal sehn ^^
Ich mag Drachen! *smile*

Weiterhin auch dir viel Erfolg und danke nochmal!

Rina
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DeadInTheAttic Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Danke auch ;)
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little-nuri Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
:hug:
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured your amazing work here: [link]
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DeadInTheAttic Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Thank you very much for featuring my artwork. Very much appreciated!

Chris
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wendystrucked Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
Oh damnn. I love what you portrayed. :]
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:icondeadintheattic:
DeadInTheAttic Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Thank you very much!

Chris
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lightbluenym Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Have to say, you rock. Thoroughly.
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:icondeadintheattic:
DeadInTheAttic Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Thanks! Still trying to keep on rockin' ;)

Chris
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PsilocybeTea Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
genius
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DeadInTheAttic Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Thank you very much!

Chris
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DragonsLover1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
My way of "voting" for the contest is to add my favorite one to faves.

This is my choice. ;)

Hope you win. :D
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:icondeadintheattic:
DeadInTheAttic Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Thanks for your support. Well, though the contest was the initial moment to paint this, I never figured out to have any chance, for it is not that 'fantastic' or 'self portrayed'-like. But finally I was able to make the queen gothlike the way I thought her to be.

Nevertheless, thanks for you compliment, much appreciated!

Chris
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DragonsLover1 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
You should've ranked. :no: I don't know if you checked out the top 25 or winning 3, but the top 25 had 15 Hatters and none of the winners struck me as the ones deserving of winning. :no:

You're welcome. :D
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Protexena Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The details made me cry :) This pic is even more than awesome!
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DeadInTheAttic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Thank you so much for your compliment! Well, the details made me cry, too. It's like your right hand becomes a stranger after so many hours of working with a pen ... possessed by Satan or something like that :D

Chris
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Designdivala Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Wow, can't imagine how you couldn't win this one. Very beautiful! I can't believe it was only 5 days!
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DeadInTheAttic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Thank you! Well, one day for concept and rough sketches. Another one for the rabbit, a day for the background, another one for the woman and the fifth one for cleaning up (mostly the clothing of the woman).
But actually I was hoping to take only three days for this, but the clothing really was difficult (it took me three starts for her white robe).

So thanks again, see you!

Chris
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NightWish666 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
AMAZING WORK!
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