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Dark Alice meets...Lovecraft? by zirio Dark Alice meets...Lovecraft? by zirio
Drew this in February, finished it in May. Had never played American McGee's Alice until just before I finished it. Love that game to bits. So awesome. It all started with the Chthulu...thingie. Then I realized I didn't know how to draw them. So I drew Alice, then the Cheshire (upper left), and went all over the place from there. And the Chthulu thingie ended up in a box. A present. A very merry unbirthday to you, indeed... And yes, I know, this is in Anime because I really didn't know where to put it.

Done 100% in Bic ballpoint pen, with red Copic marker.

My favorite things about this are the psychotic hedgehogs (they're in there, really they are), and Catapillar's hooka. I love that hooka! I'm so happy with it. It's neefty. Ballpoint pens are my friend.
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:iconmr8bit:
mr8bit Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
I like the shading style. How did you get the shading to look like that?
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zirio Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
A lot of trial and error in practicing with a ballpoint pen. It's rather like shading with a pencil, really.
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Mimi-la-Seul Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
Aw! Such cute little psychotic hedgehogs. *is spiked in the face*
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lonelynightmares Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is awesome.
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zirio Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoy it. :3
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Kantama Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2006
I don't normally leave comments (far too lazy), but this drawing just demands it. It is insanely amazing. The shading is O o O inspiring, and boy do I wish I could do that with a ballpoint pen! I'm lucky if I can write with one, let alone do something as gorgeous as this.

I want to see this as an Alice in Wonderland movie! Forget Disney; they didn't make the characters hawt (I'm sure you remember what Disney's version of the Mad Hatter looks like)! Though I'm not fond of the medical paraphenalia.... At least, I hope it's for medical purposes (though I rather doubt it) O_O;;;.

I see the hedgehogs!
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zirio Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2006
Thanks, it's nice to have someone actually leave comments once and a while, you know? (and yes, hedgehogs!)

The medical paraphenalia is there because that's what happened when I was doodling. It's just there because I liked how they came out.
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Kantama Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
From what I can see you tend to get quite a lot of comments! With art so lovely, it seems almost a given.

Wait, something was happening involving medical paraphenalia or you just doodled that in and decided to leave it? I am confuzzled by this.
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zirio Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006
I just doodled it and decided to leave it in. :3
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Kantama Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
Alrighty then, that explains it.

* stares at the evil alien.........thing * Creepy.
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canderson Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2005  Hobbyist
That is awsome!!! (I need a bigger vocabulary lol). I love the lines and the shading. I especially love the way you just put that tiny bit of color in. You're an incredibly artist!!
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zirio Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2005
Aw, thanks! I really had fun with this one, and I think that's a really big thing with art. You have to have some emotional attachment or release with it, otherwise it's just not worth it, you know? Your heart has to be involved somehow, even if it's just through having fun while drawing.
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canderson Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2005  Hobbyist
You're so right!! My most recent pic was not very well done, but I like it just the same, mostly because it was an emotional picture. your dark alice pic has totally inspired me though!! I so want to draw something cool like that (not copy don't worry...) Something kind of bizarre lol. But simple because my drawing skills are not that good lol.
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zirio Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2005
Awesome! Well, if you finish the picture, send me a link, okay? I love seeing other people's stuff, and it's always nice to hear I've inspired somebody else. ^^
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Nif Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005
WoW! It's wonderful. The shading is perfect! It's so soft! Very good job.
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EdensBlood Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2005
When is a croquet mallet like a billy club? So many good lines... My fave might be 'I'm not edible.' This all be loverly.
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zirio Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2005
Best game ever, I tell you. Wonderful stuff.
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EdensBlood Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2005
Hmmhmm. I just bought the vault of darkness pack. Best decision in a long time. Alice was so damn good...
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kay-tie Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2004
i love it
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omgwtfbbqjfkfc Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2004
you make the mad hatter look sexy. XD
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zirio Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2004
That's 'cause the mad hatter is sexy. XD Just you wait 'til I draw the March Hare from the front. Although I have to admit I took a few liberties and made the Hare female...
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SanjirGomez Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
say, thats qiller twisted shit nyo.. Crazy, I like crazy.
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spygirl4000 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004  Student Filmographer
You ink Super Well I wanna ink like that sooooo much X_x I like how you shaded the hat I need to put in more ink in the printer so I can print this out and use it as a refrence :nod:
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mowii Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2004   Traditional Artist
She has my eyeliner swirl. =o Damn.. your shading is roxxor. +fav. -_-
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zirio Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2004
Thanks Mowi, and yeah...she does, doesn't she? I didn't even really notice. Hum, subliminal messaging, maybe? Oo;;
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zirio Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2004
Eh, who knows? I don't anymore. X3 Miss you!
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mowii Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2004   Traditional Artist
I guess. It's that whole "goth" thing. xD
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newvani Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2004
Loving the Cthulu-In-A-Box. I want one!
Also liking very much the umbrella-shading of Doom! I so need to start using ball-points rather than fine-liners...
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zirio Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2004
To each their own mediums, I say. I hope you find a way to work with them that works with your style.
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NumairShimmer Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2004   Traditional Artist
You have awesome pen shading! :)
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mitani-chan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, my fav part is Mad Hatter!! he lookstoo hot!!
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zirio Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2004
I based him off of Link, from Legend of Zelda. I can't remember why, though. I think I just wanted to draw an elfie boy or something...
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Shikamaru-Trunks Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2004
I want your ballpoint skills, woman! Seriously, you're good with those things...
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zirio Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2004
I'd teach you if you'd like... oO;;; I just do with ballpoint what some do with microns, is all...You think I could ink an entire manga like this?
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Shikamaru-Trunks Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2004
Definitely...and it would be cheaper, to boot...
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zirio Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2004
It would, wouldn't it? *laughs* Watch me do it, then!
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xerianna Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2004   Artisan Crafter
the level of detail is amazing it really is :)

I founf the hedge hogs. The look like Critters, you know..the little buggers who ate anything and everything?
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zirio Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2004
Actually, no, I don't get the reference. But thank you! I'm so happy right now.
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YYO Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2004   Traditional Artist
WHOA, funky shiznitties!!! I mean just seriously whooaaaahohohooo...it's purty in this strange twisted way (in a good way :nod:) I truly like this piccy for its shading, da really awesome-looking characters, & overall...I LIKE IT!!! :hug:

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Love it! Worship it! Kill it!
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zirio Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2004
Thank you so much! You have no idea how happy this is making me. Really. Thank you. :hug:
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