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RA: Duchess and March Hare by sadwonderland RA: Duchess and March Hare by sadwonderland
Yet more Ringmaster sketches. You can tell the Duchess thinks she's the hottest thing in Wonderland. Definitely a looker.

March Hare thinks he's a pirate.

I think Duchess is my favorite sketch to date. I had a discussion with a friend once about ugly things being beautiful in their own way...she wasn't on board with me, but I feel this is my best drawing yet for the series.
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bathens Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
The duchess is the best! Would you mind if I tried to make a cross stitch picture of her?
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DaBair Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The Duchess is one of my favorite characters in the book! I'm glad I could find fanart of her - she was not in the Disney movie or the Tim Burton movie. (I like fanart for characters in books that do not appear in their more-famous movie versions.)
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TheCreatorOf4 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
You really are on board on understanding what wonderland is truly about... just by how you draw these characters alone, I know...

"Ugly things being beautiful in their own way"
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hwilki65 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love the Duchess^^ I agree with you, ugly things are beautiful in their own way and the duchess looks so beautifully ugly ^U^

By the way, I love Bizenghast! I have some of the books.
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sawulik Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
It's one of pages for real book that I want to print for myself. I'm not going to reproduce it elsewhere online. Thank you!
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
oh, that's fine then! Thanks!
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sawulik Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
I used your amazing duchess for my scrap page about Alice. Thank you very much!
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
This picture is NOT a stock image, please do not copy or use it!! thank you!
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sawulik Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
I understand that your picture is not a stock image, but I used it for myselves, to create an album of my daughter on the theme of Alice's adventures. And your Duchess was the most suitable. I can remove my scrap page from the gallery, if you are against the use of your picture...
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Is it online or is it just a scrap book image, like in an actual book? I don't mind if you use it for that, as long as it's not reproduced elsewhere online! :)
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TimTheScarecrow Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
the duchess always terrified me. i have no idea why.
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KiwiTang Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Whooaaaa...these are awesome. I espcially love how you did the March Hare (he happens to be my fav AIW character).
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That March Hare sure looks crazy with those bits of grass in his hair! :giggle:
I love his fancy coat!
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violetbeefstick Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
Ah think im a pirate.
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Ribb0ns Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
I like the duchess. She looks like the duchess in "American Mcgee's Alice". Whats odd is that is he level im stuck on at the moment. She keeps trying to eat me!!!xD This is a wonderful sketch. Cute~
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Seraphynth Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
Your depiction of the Duchess is scarier than the original drawings! Especially in colour.
It's great. :3
I know exactly what you mean about there being a certain beauty in ugliness.

And...is that grass growing out of the March Hare's head? O_o Or did he just have a really bad hair cut a few times?
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RosytheCat Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
Very awesome, Marty. Though wasn't the Duchess described as having a pointy chin, and fat?

I suppose the "fat" part could have been taken care of by years getting rid of her pregnancy poundage--she did have a baby, after all, even if he turned into a pig--and/or Alice has them on minimal rations. Still needs the jabbing pointy chin, though...

-- Rosy the Cat
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Vashtastic Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007   Digital Artist
the duchess is awesome, she has a lot of character to her, reminds me of duchess from foster's actually lol in the way that she carries herself.
i had a conversation about ugly things being cute. like gollum from lord of the rings
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PhantomTeacup Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
I love March Hare's coat.
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hemostatvampire Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007
The Crusty Duchess is my favorite character from Alice. I love the soup scene...I can't help it...
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LeMoire Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007
ahh! the duchess is so classic! go you!
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WintersKnight Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I think they're beautiful (as always) indeed. I would write more or something witty however I haven't slept yet since yesterday about this time.
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sess-chan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
The Duchess kind of looks like a hooker...a hooker with a pointy hat.
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VanillaHigh Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
heee awsome :)
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Lunamis Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
really great, but it looks like March Hare's got a little wheat coming out of his head o_0

If only I looked as good as the Duchess *le sigh*
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
he's got straw in his hair!
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twisted03 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Wonderfull work. I really like your charatchers =)
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cafe-lalonde Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, wow, the Duchess is too awesome. The hairpiece is lovely, and her expression is classic. xD I want to hug that March Hare...he looks like he wants to know where the rum's gone. <3
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Muse21 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
I love that you remembered the March Hare's straw in his... hair. (Say it aloud and you'll see why I paused.) And yes, she is quite a looker.
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rchelsea2005 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
=D Wonderful. I absolutely love the March Hare myself, but that's just me. He looks so cute ^^
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Duplica Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
looks good :clap:
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TheTower Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
When you mentioned how ugly things can be beautiful I thought of squishing bare feet in mud. o.o
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KawaiiUsagiChanSan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
i love the Hare! the Duchess freaks me out...then again she always has :P
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TheTower Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
The gunpowder treason and plot
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Shampoo333 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
perfect pic of the duchess. i love it X3
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TheTower Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
Not many people realize, but putting on your combat boots is a state of mind. Its like, you can't leace the house until you "put your combat boots on" ready to kick ass.

Thus-gunshine and painbows =)
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TheTower Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
I hunger for gunshine and painbows.
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
teh gasp!
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TheTower Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
teh bwuahaha!
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TheTower Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
The Duchesses. You're not arrogant! Your nice, Marty! ^.^

Your description reminded me of V for Vendetta. o.o
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Shampoo333 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
go V!!
remember remember the fifth of november..
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
and I hunger for crack!
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ilikepickles Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
yeah that would definately be the duchess...gj
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TheTower Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
The rabbit looks like he's hungry for crack. xD No offense or anything. =)

Keep up the good work! =D
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
I think he's hungry for the fall of the evil gov'ment who took away his home and beams laser messages into his brain.
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TheTower Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
Hubris! x)
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
mine or the duchess'?
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Sound-of-Heaven Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
I see what you mean about ugly things being beautiful. Sure, the Duchess has kind of a big head and masculine features (and too much makeup :giggle:), but she looks so confident and pleased with herself that it makes her almost attractive in some weird way. She has some very nice clothes, too.

And the March Hare's coat is awesome. He does remind me of a pirate. A pirate who looks a bit like he's suffering from acute insomnia, but I guess that's a hare for you. ;P Great designs! <3
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
yeah, when before drew her she was sposed to just be this background character with little to no story, but after I drew her I was like, "oh yeah, I got all kinds of ideas about who she is now." I think this drawing perfectly illustrates the fact that she has all this confidence because she's incredibly vain and thinks of herself as this gal-with-everything type...good looks, money, social status...and the fact that she doesn't really have any of those things just makes her look even more confident, or possibly insane, but definitely not boring.

YESH.
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hokuto Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
*hides from Duchess* ;o;

She's awesome-looking, but she SCARES ME. ;o;

I love the March Hare's coat, though. X3
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