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Through the Looking-Glass by wakingdreamer Through the Looking-Glass by wakingdreamer
For some minutes Alice stood without speaking, looking out in all directions over the country - and a most curious country it was. There was a number of tiny little brooks running straight it from side to side, and the ground between was divided up into squares by a number of green hedges, that reached from brook to brook.

'I declare it's marked out just like a chess board!' Alice said at last.

- From Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking-Glass" (chp. II, The Garden of Live Flowers)

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stock: ~THT-stock, =resurgere, *BlackDove-stock, sxc
brushes: *anodyne-stock, ~Falln-Brushes, ~Shadow-Brushes, annikavonholdt

technical notes:
- the photograph was quite blurry and grainy, because it was captured in mid-motion, so i painted parts of it to remove the graininess
- several hours, approximately eight, with some heavy mousework and levels adjustments

other:
- i had my last exam on my Children's Lit course yesterday afternoon... this is sort of an adieu to the most wonderful course i have ever taken in my years at UofT...
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass happens to be my favourite children's book of all time...
- YES! i finally submitted another manip... it's been a while since the last one...
- i might be revisiting the fairy tale and fantasy theme often, as i am very much inspired by that course... :)

also:
- this is dedicated to *iwaslikeWEEE - she loves Alice as much as I do...

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Shane13126 Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
very nice :)
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jesusfreak100 Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love the picture! great job!
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:iconkaydin-xox-chroi:
i love the way you captured the hesitation, the overall feel is great
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:iconprincepuck:
That's so pretty :D
I love Alice themes
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:iconscarlettstar:
I LOVEEE alice in wonderland. I actually did a picture for it myself but i just wanted to say that this is truly inspiring and beautiful. =3
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redhead-saxophone Aug 5, 2008  Student Interface Designer
i love it! it definately fits with the dreamlike quality of the world through the looking glass that Lewis Carol discribed. im a huge fan of childrens lit, so its nice to see such a wonderful story depicted so beautifully.
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:iconmissingyoumore:
Very nice piece of Alice and the magic talking flowers =) I love that book too! :hug:
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the-winter-knights Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Wow that is pretty amazing.
I love the colours and the checkerboard/chessboard to the left.
Amazing. :)
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