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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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:iconshane13126:
Shane13126 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
very nice :)
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jesusfreak100 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love the picture! great job!
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KaYDiN-xOx-ChRoi Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
i love the way you captured the hesitation, the overall feel is great
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:iconthacal:
thacal Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
wow!
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PrincePuck Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
That's so pretty :D
I love Alice themes
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ScarlettStar Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Hobbyist
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 Featured By Owner 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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MissingYouMore Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
Very nice piece of Alice and the magic talking flowers =) I love that book too! :hug:
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the-winter-knights Featured By Owner 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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EilonwySedai Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
Sorry to bother you with two comments, but I wanted to let you know that you’re now also featured in my 100 Deviations news article here: [link] :heart:
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EilonwySedai Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
I have featured this deviation under the category of Childhood for the 100 Featured Deviations Challenge in my journal here: [link]
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allym007 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
you've been featured here [link] :love:
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Ghostly4 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
I am a really big Alice fan, you did a great job capturing the spirit of it.
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wakingdreamer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
I am too - and thank you very much for the comment. I hardly check this account and I won't update it because I have a new one for my later work: ~stopwatchheart - Regardless, thank you so much for the favourite and the watch :)
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evanesces Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
beautiful, beautiful rendering... excellent work! :)
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spectropluto Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
beautiful!
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Mishapen-Moon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
Beautiful work, I love it :heart:
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This deviation has been chosen as a feature of the week
on which is a community project
promoting artists on dA.
It has been found from the word of the week : "GLASS " :blowkiss:

:bulletblue: To know how it works: [link]
:bulletblue: F.A.Q. : [link]
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wakingdreamer Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
'looks like my gratitude is way overdue...

my goodness... i haven't logged on in so long - this is quite a shock.

thank you so much for acknowledging this work :)

:hug:
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Bethany-Tate Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007
Oooooooo! ~ Great job. :rose:
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ObsceneZeal Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2006   Digital Artist
Wow... Just wow...
:+favlove:
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:iconwakingdreamer:
wakingdreamer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2006
thank you :)
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Star-Watcher Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006
:clap:
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:iconmisternow:
misternow Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006  Professional Photographer
awesome! woohooo! lovin it! :w00t:
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:iconwakingdreamer:
wakingdreamer Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006
thanks a lot! :)
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:iconmisternow:
misternow Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006  Professional Photographer
you're welcome! :)
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Thisstuffinside Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2006
does WOW cut it? i dont think so but i will say it again


WOW!!
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:iconwakingdreamer:
wakingdreamer Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2006
wow :)

and thank you for the kind comment AND the fave! :D

:hug:
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Thisstuffinside Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2006
yvw :glomp:
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missmichelle29 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2006   Photographer
woow...i love this!! it's so well done. amazing job!!
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:iconwakingdreamer:
wakingdreamer Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2006
thank you :)
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gonjonjokos Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006
Most beautiful :clap: :clap: :clap:
My :+fav:
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:iconwakingdreamer:
wakingdreamer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006
thank you - it remains to be one of my more endearing pieces (perhaps it's because Alice strikes my fancy so :) )

i'm really glad you like it :D

:hug:
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Asvander Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2005
I like the vibrant colors.
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:iconwakingdreamer:
wakingdreamer Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2005
thanks! :)
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GabrielKain Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2005
Excellent work! Definite fav. :D
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:iconwakingdreamer:
wakingdreamer Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2005
thank you!!! :D
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:iconneo-tek:
neo-tek Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005  Professional General Artist
this i like, chesire cat next!
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:iconwakingdreamer:
wakingdreamer Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005
oh i know! i wanna do the cheshire cat next but i think i will wait until my tablet gets here... yes, you heard me... my tablet... muwahahahaha! =P
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:iconneo-tek:
neo-tek Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005  Professional General Artist
sweet! and damn you for getting a tablet first!!!! which model are you getting?
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wakingdreamer Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005
well - it's a surprise - i think it's a wacom graphire 4 - size 6x8 ... i'll tell you when it gets here - dave's giving it to me as a christmas present! i'm so excited! :D

muwahahahaha! ;P
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neo-tek Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005  Professional General Artist
ooooh nice ;)
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waterbead Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005
OMG. Sorry to buzz in, but I'm so glad you're FINALLY you're getting a tablet!! WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF TABLET USERS, girl!! And goodbye carpal tunnel! =P
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wakingdreamer Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005
:rofl: =P

yes... i'll have Dave to thank for that! ;)

YAY! :glomp:
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waterbead Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
Whoooa...Issha! That's amazing, yo! I haven't visited this website for a bajillion years but you've done a lot of really great works since my last visit. :D You're so good. *_*
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wakingdreamer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
eeep! JEN! ACK! I MISS YOU!

i will confirm on that new year's eve party depending on whether or not the whole family tradition will go on again this year... mind if i bring dave? :)

OH OH! thank you! i'm glad you like it! :) :) :)
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waterbead Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005
HI ISSHAAAA I MISSED YOU TOOO!!! <3

Ooooh~REALLY? Oh, man. We were gonna just cancel it. I've gotta say, email doesn't seem the best way to go on inviting people. D:
Sure, bring Dave! I'd like to meet him!
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:iconwakingdreamer:
wakingdreamer Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005
let me know if the party's still on!
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gotex-stock Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
beautifull done :aww:
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wakingdreamer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
thank you! :)
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