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FEATURED BY INSPIRED ART GROUP – 9th May 2011

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I am slowly running out of old drawings, so I thought I’d better do a new one.

I’ve kept to the Alice theme and I used my new Faber-Castell refillable pens for this one.

I ws inspired by Lewis Carroll’s own original drawings for Alice. I took Alice from his drawing of the white rabbit and the caterpillar from a drawing of Alice and the caterpillar. I then altered the scale of the Alice drawing and added it to the caterpillar one. I stylised them both and added elements of my own.

In my opinion, what I did was not plagiarism, but an act of inspiration. See the originals here for yourselves:

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alice, lewis carroll, dave edwards, blythart, ink, faber castell, pens, wonderland, caterpillar, literature, classic

I am a retired man who enjoys expressing himself in pencils and paints. I have had two solo exhibitions in my home town and I love Redbubble. I get as much pleasure from viewing the works of other artists as from creating my own.

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  • Helena Wilsen - Saunders
    Helena Wilsen ...about 3 years ago

    Fantastic Dave. I particularly like the caterpillar and the decorative landscape….lovely.

  • Thanks Helena.

    – BLYTHART

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanabout 3 years ago

    What an interesting take on this… you did an excellent job on this one… and really put your heart and soul into this one… very nice indeed!!!

  • Thanks Barb.

    – BLYTHART

  • LordTemplar
    LordTemplarabout 3 years ago

    Well done Dave. I like the leaves and the toadstool. They really speak to me. As a matter of fact the whole picture speaks to me.

  • Thanks Chris …. a nice compliment.

    – BLYTHART

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 3 years ago

    Super work my friend …

  • Thanks Tom.

    – BLYTHART

  • Luke Brannon
    Luke Brannonabout 3 years ago

    Dave your work is so whimsical… I love your playful use of texture!

  • Thanks Luke.

    – BLYTHART

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainabout 3 years ago

    So favbulous & so lovely, Alice is so charming & lovely, the Caterpillar a delight. Love all your lines, such exquisite & wonderful details

  • Thanks for favouriting this Lisa.

    – BLYTHART

  • maggie326
    maggie326about 3 years ago

    Beautiful drawing Dave lovely Image

  • Thanks ever so for the favouriting Maggie :)

    – BLYTHART

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityabout 3 years ago

    Ooooo I absolutely LOVE it !!! A beautiful and charming piece. I particularly love the Blythart castle and background detail, the hanging leaves framing the piece & daisies in the foreground. The whole comp is just wonderful !!! One of my favs thus far :))))

    I have a teeny tiny bit to go on mine, so you’ve inspired me to get going after my current cup of tea. My one focusses on Alice too with the caterpillar smaller- a nice little sync- maybe we can sync up for the next round of Alice- I’m thinking the pig and the pepperpot scene from the Dutchesses kitchen might be my next one :)))

    PS- I love the Lewis originals which inspired you but you took it to a whole new level- I think he would be most impressed by your vision of Alice xx

  • Thanks my friend. I showed the originals because I am trying to demonstrate that my style involves using photos, etc., but I don’t do direct copies. I enjoyed doing this drawing.

    – BLYTHART

  • Thanks for favouriting this.

    – BLYTHART

  • linmarie
    linmarieabout 3 years ago

    AMAZING, AMAZING, BRILLIANT AND PURE TALENT!!!!!! and no this is not plagiarism, your work stands on its own, and actually puts the older illustrations too shame,, I am still picking my jaw up off the ground,, hugs linmarie

  • Thanks Linmarie, but I would never claim to have outdone the great Lewis Carroll.

    – BLYTHART

  • linmarie
    linmarieabout 3 years ago

    you know what they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I SAY THIS IS BRILLIANT,, surpasses any other portrayals of this wonderful story..thats my story and I AM sticking too it,, laugh out loud!!! hugs♥♥linmarie

  • Well, I am certainly not going to fight you for saying you like my work :)

    – BLYTHART

  • Thanks for favouriting this picture. I like comments and I LOVE favouritings :)

    – BLYTHART

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