Coloring aside, I really think she looks more like the red queen. The white queen is described as being sort of helter skelter all the time, absented-minded, whereas the red queen is very severe and tidy, like your drawing.
She WAS sposed to be the red queen (or rather the black queen, since it's chess) but it was tough to color her dark and not lose all the details. Even so I still had to lighten it in photoshop a lot XD
Ooh, I've read most of The Looking Glass Wars (if that's what you're refering to).
Would you refer to the mad hatter or hatter madigan, though, since both books contradict one another.
or maybe i'm thinking of a totally different book..?
I love that your sticking to the Tenniel design! So MANY people here try to turn it into something frightening. Foolish, if you ask me. The orginal character's personas are creepy enough. The story is that your planning to use these in must be great if your spending so much time on them.