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A Matter of Perspective by pseudolirium A Matter of Perspective by pseudolirium
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"She comes from the same gene pool as the Red Queen. She really likes the dark side, but she's so scared of going too far into it that she's made everything appear very light and happy." --Anne Hathaway

I painted myself as the White Queen, based on Hathaway's intriguing commentary and a favorite photo of myself. The title is a double entendre. It refers to the warped perspective used in the painting itself, and the perspective that a person sees and is seen through.

I was going to scrap this painting because it was truly dreadful in the beginning stages. I couldn't get the composition or colors to work out properly, but I persevered. Now it's become my favorite and best painting to date. I'll post the steps of the painting in a little bit.

Critique welcome, but I won't be able to make corrections since this is a contest entry.

Time: 23+ hours
- 100% digitally painted in Photoshop CS3


Myself: [link] [link]

White Queen: [link] [link] [link]

Castle: [link] [link]
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Given 2011-04-03
A Matter of Perspective by *Akanei-Rin CATEGORY: Contests / 2010 / Picture Yourself in Wonderland The suggester states, "The title says it all: good and bad are sometimes a matter of perpective. Great concept with lovely colors, details and textures. The perpective here is indeed one of a kind! Don't miss the rest of this young artist's works!" ( Suggested by Minato-Kushina and Featured by WDWParksGal )
First, let me say that this is beautiful. I really like the soft, painted feel. The details and shading is superb, especially on the dress. It looks like gossamer or chiffon, and is very befitting of the White Queen. The checkered, Wonderland-esque floor is a nice touch.
But the thing that really stands out to me is the perspective. It's original and a little peculiar, ideal for a piece regarding Wonderland. I noticed that while the white roses on top on the picture frame are pristine, the roses on the bottom are being painted red. I think it's a really clever, subtle reference to the original animated Alice in Wonderland. (Recall, the playing cards were painting the white roses red.) But more than that, the White Queen is fighting to keep the darkness, the crimson chaos of her sister, at bay. And yet somewhere, as evident by the roses and the bit of red dress peeking out from beneath the frame, it's still part of her.
Anne Hathaway's quote really ties it all together, so I'm going to cite one of my own. I heard it from another lady on DeviantArt and know not if it's a genuine quote or one she created for herself, but I think it's perfect for your piece either way.

"Live in the light, know the darkness."

Well done and good luck!
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MaliziaBleeding Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
wooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it's great! :D *-*
F0xf1r3 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is SO COOL!!!!
IreneWeasly Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
I can't even :o (Eek) 
This is definitely my favourite artwork EVER!
Fav + Llama
I really admire you, your talent is so impressive  Clap 
pseudolirium Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aw such high praise!! ty <3
IreneWeasly Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Hehe, I've seen your entire gallery, you're very talented with portaits also!
I wish I could art as you when I'm older :)
PrincePedro Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
This drawing is already better than the whole film
pseudolirium Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg lmao your comment made me chuckle irl thank you!!
PrincePedro Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
no prob! :D
MadHatterMCR Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's pretty awesome.
Bella-Anima Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very beautiful, you should be proud. :)
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