Now there’s this reading app that allows you to post annotations in the margins of your ebooks. It’s named glose.com and I love it (I happen to work for the startup that powers it, but honestly the product is just great. Give it a try). You can post all of the drawings directly in the margins and they just become part of the ebook.
This is your last drawing step. So what is the first thing you will do? Yes, erase the guidelines and shapes because you just don’t need those anymore. Finish drawing her hair and make sure it is nice and full looking. Give her some pretty looking eyes and eyebrows and then detail her nose and lips. Add the lining for her apron and detail her left shoe.
Well I decided to switch it up a bit with a tutorial that is geared toward girls and young kids. This next tutorial will be on a Disney character that I think you are all familiar with. She is cute, sweet, soft spoken, and she has blonde hair. That is right; you will learn “how to draw Alice in Wonderland”. Alice is a character from a novel written by an English author named Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. The story revolves around a young girl named Alice who one day followed a rabbit wearing a coat and carrying a watch down a rabbit hole. As she went down the hole, she started to fall slowly until she came to a halt. That is where her adventure began and her childhood stopped. By the time she finished her adventure she experienced several different things. First she shrunk as tiny as a mouse, and then she grew up again. She grew so tall that she became very upset and started crying until there was a pool of tears. Along her adventures she meets the White Rabbit, The Mouse, The Dodo, The Lory, The Eaglet, The Duck, The Lizard, The Caterpillar, The Duchess, The Cheshire Cat, The Hatter, The March Hare, The Dormouse, The Queen of Hearts, The Knave of Hearts, The Gryphon and The Mock Turtle. The book was great and the movie by Disney was awesome. Some of my favorite characters from the book are of course the Cheshire Cat, the Caterpillar, and the White Rabbit. This is a very simple tutorial because all the steps are easily explained and the instructions are detailed so that you will have minimal problems with understanding what to do. I tried to keep Alice look the way she does in the Disney version, that way there you can be familiar with who you are about to draw. So anyways, this tutorial will teach you “how to draw Alice” from Alice in Wonderland, step by step. I will be back with more drawing fun so stay tuned…..
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Ok people, what your going to do now is basically draw the rest of her legs. Alice can’t float, right? Drawing this part of the body of Alice can be pretty easy. The shoes are probably the most easiest part. Are you ready for the finished line art?
Start this step with some simple guidelines and shapes to make a frame for Alice. Draw a small circle for her head and then add facial guidelines. Make the horizontal line for the shoulders and then add the torso circle. From that add the limb guidelines for her arms, legs, hands, and feet.
You will then sketch in the front part of her hair and then the bottom lining for her arms. Add some ruffle for the bottom of her dress and then sketch in the lower half of her legs.
I’ve always fancied the idea to draw inside of books. But the margins where always too tight to draw anything fun.
Wha la! here she is all dressed and ready to be colored. Get out your markers, crayons or colored pencils and give her some color. That will end this tutorial on how to draw Alice from Alice in Wonderland step by step. I know you don’t think I’m gone for the day right? 🙂 stick around I will return.
“Oh dear! I shall be too late!” But when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket and looked at it and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and, burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it and was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole, under the hedge.
Down, down, down! Would the fall never come to an end?There were doors all ‘round the hall, but they were all locked; and when Alice had been all the way down one side and up the other, trying every door, she walked sadly down the middle, wondering how she was ever to get out again.
“Well, I’ll eat it,” said Alice, “and if it makes me grow larger, I can reach the key; and if it makes me grow smaller, I can creep under the door: so either way I’ll get into the garden, and I don’t care which happens!”“O Mouse, do you know the way out of this pool?At last the Mouse, who seemed to be a person of some authority among them, called out, “Sit down, all of you, and listen to me!“What do you mean by that?” said the Caterpillar, sternly.
“Explain yourself!”“Oh you can’t help that,” said the Cat.; “we’re all mad here.”“I didn’t know that Cheshire-Cats always grinned; in fact, I didn’t know that cats could grin,” said Alice.
“Take some more tea,” the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.Just as she said this, she noticed that one of the trees had a door leading right into it.“Can you play croquet?” shouted the Queen.
“Give your evidence,” said the King, “and don’t be nervous, or I’ll have you executed on the spot.”Join the monthly illustration challenge
By the time you reach this step you will start seeing Alice’s features shine through. Add more lining for her hair and then give her pouting lips. A collar and fingers are next and then some creasing ion her dress. Make the lining for her shoes to give them a look, then proceed on.
I’m planning to set up a monthly book illustration challenge (need to shake myself up!). If you’d like to join, I’d be delighted to greet you in the reading group I’ve created in this purpose. Just ask me and I’ll add you to the group.
All you will do here is add some more lines. Sketch out the lower portion of the shape of her face and then begin drawing the lining of her hour glass shaped dress.
You will now use the facial guidelines you drew in step one to add the shapes of her eyes. Then make a line for her neck. You will then finish off the shapes of both her arms and hand. Add some ruffle for her sleeves and finish off the bottom lining of her dress. Thicken her legs and feet as well.
Hope you enjoy them! If you do — or don’t!, I’d love to know about it.
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Once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, “and what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversations?”
For a month and a half, I have illustrated Alice in Wonderland. In a café, on the corner of a dining table or during a lunch break…
They’ve all been made directly with a bic pen, and took me between 20 minutes to several hours to complete. They’re spontaneous drawings based on my re-reading of the text.