I'm so excited about having a blog, I can't even wait 'til my drawings are finished to share them with you!
This one draws its influence from three different sources. For one thing, I recently bought the new book in the Disney Archive Series, "Animation", which is full of original Disney animation drawings from all walks of the studio's history. A few nice drawings by Milt Kahl from Alice in Wonderland served as my jumping-off point. I also drew inspiration from the underwater photos of Elena Kalis, a.k.a. Sugarock99 on DeviantArt, whose "Alice in Waterland" series is one of the coolest things ever put on film (I was thinking of this one in particular). And of course, I had my old GAC buddy Mr. Semaj in mind the whole time I was drawing this - he makes no secret of his fondness for Alice, and I think he'll get an especially big kick out of this one.
In case you're wondering, yep, I do plan to ink and color this. I just wanted to preserve the original pencil drawing before I do.