Alice and the Cheshire Cat by Wil Zender

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Monochrome pencils on paper. 35,5 × 43 cm (14’’ x 17").

“Alice and the Cheshire Cat” is the first drawing belonging to my new series entitled “A journey in Wonderland”, which was inspired by one of my favorite books: “Alice in Wonderland”, published in 1865 by the British mathematician and writer Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, known worldwide as Lewis Carroll.

The drawing presents an unconventional Alice, since her appearance differs in many aspects with the book and the illustrations created especially for the edition by the great illustrator John Tenniel. In this version, Alice has a very long and wavy black hair — opposed to her well known blond hair —, a tightest dress, zigzag leggings and comfortable shoelace boots. Similarly, I’ve given to the grinning Cheshire Cat a more personal and stylish look, mix of snake and squirrel, with a long and flexible neck like an elephant’s trunk, bulging eyes, a fur full of sparkles and a bushy tail ended in a spiral.

However, I believe you may be wondering what exactly the scene means. Well, it is known that the peculiar Cheshire Cat may become invisible at will, and that his way to talk can be a little bit disconcerting. And that’s what my drawing represents: the exact moment that the Cheshire Cat is about to disappear, leaving only visible in the air his huge smile. Alice, perplexed by the illusion, said to her later one of the most famous lines of the book: ‘Well! I’ve often seen a cat without a grin, but a grin without a cat! It’s the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!’

I think we all agree with her.

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fantasy, fairy, alice, wonderland, magic, surreal, dream, magical, cartoon, cat, cheshire, smile, moon, butterfly, ladybug, snail, tree, night, love, friend

I’m an artist who lives in Lima, Peru. I enjoy drawing and painting about fantasy, magic, fairy tales, classic children books and mythological themes. I also love to create animal and nature compositions. © All rights reserved. All images contained on these pages are © copyright protected by Wil Zender and any use of these images in any form without his written permission will be considered an infringement of these copyrights.

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Comments

  • scallyart
    scallyartover 1 year ago

    fabulous. Great detail and love the elongation of the cat.

  • Thank you very much! Greetings from Spain!

    – Wil Zender

  • sandygrafik
    sandygrafikover 1 year ago

    Magical work, Will! Love it ♥

  • Thank you very much, dear sandygrafik!

    – Wil Zender

  • Audra Lemke
    Audra Lemkeover 1 year ago

    Reallly fantastic work! Love the concept and the details!

  • Thank you very much, dear Audra, you are so kind and generous!!! Greetings from Spain!!!

    – Wil Zender

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 1 year ago

    love your work Wil. The detail is fantastic.

  • Thank you very much, dear LisaMM!!! I enjoy a lot drawing the ladybug family at the down right corned, and curious snail at the top, this drawing took me good deal of time to complete. Greetings from Spain!!!

    – Wil Zender

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 1 year ago

    wow, fantastic work Wil! :)

  • Wow, thank you very much dear Karin!!! I’m a big fan of your art and follow you on Facebook all the time, you are an amazing artist!!! Cheers!!!

    – Wil Zender

  • JaneRoberts
    JaneRobertsover 1 year ago

    I so enjoy looking at this magical drawing and I love your description.

  • Thank you very much dear JaneRoberts! I’m so glad you enjoy my drawing (and the description too)! This is one of my favourites works! Cheers!!!

    – Wil Zender

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 1 year ago

    For thoughtfully;
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
    Leo Buscaglia
    …………..
    Outstanding work; take care my artist friend,
    Sunny

  • Thank you so much for your wonderful and inspirational comment, dear Sunny! Kind regards from Spain!

    – Wil Zender

  • Anna Ewa Miarczynska
    Anna Ewa Miarc...about 1 year ago

    Absolutely fantastic!!!

  • Anna Ewa Miarczynska
    Anna Ewa Miarc...about 1 year ago

    FAV!

  • Thank you very much Anna!!!

    – Wil Zender

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...about 1 year ago

    Delightful work, Wil . . . what a great cat!

  • Thank you very much, dear Carol and Mike, so glad you enjoy my drawing!
    Kind regards from Spain!

    – Wil Zender

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