|Hatter-inspired design on DeviantART|
Based on Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, I tried to combine elements of the Mad Hatter's costume - pinstripe suit, top hat, spools of thread as belts (which I pretty much copied exactly because they remind me of bullet belts which is kind of cool) and bow tie - with elements of Victorian women's fashion. So out came the frills, lace and killer boots I've been doodling for years and years, with an eclectic mix of patterns and colours for the 'Mad' in the Hatter. (Ain't nothing like a bit of mercury poisoning.)
This piece was very much in my comfort zone, and it's probably the one product of taking art I value most. My other big painting was for my final exam so I never had the chance to photograph it, and never will for at least half a year. Until then, I'll just have to mope around with an empty space on the wall where my Hatter painting once hung.