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

“A mad tea-party” is the third drawing of the 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 takes us into one of the most delirious and entertaining scenes of the book: Alice’s encounter with the Mad Hatter, the March Hare and a sleepy Dormouse during Chapter VII: “A mad tea-party”. In this unusual meeting, Alice will face each of the crazy wordplays and nonsense riddles posed by the guests, who won’t hesitate to drive crazy the little girl. The only one who doesn’t seem to take seriously all the foolishness said by his friends is the Dormouse, while yawn and rub his eyes at all times. At the end of the chapter, Alice, disgusted with the odd characters, will get up from the table and walk off shouting: “It’s the stupidest tea-party I ever was at in all my life!”

No doubt, this is one of the more complex images in the series, filled with numerous details and objects jumping around, among these a couch in which Alice sits. The table also revolves and moves, shaking like a wild snake, sending up dishes and plates. However, in this disorder there’s a character always focus and calm: the owl at the top of Mad Hatter’s hat. This animal — which represents sanity in my drawing — is not present in the book, but it reminds us that no one is safe from madness, including us, who look with apparent discretion the peculiar tea-party.

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fantasy, alice, wonderland, magic, surreal, dream, nature, tales, woman, girl, magical, cartoon, mad, hatter, march, hare, dormouse, sun, tree, tea, party, dish, plate, hat, pot, house, home, afternoon, table, couch, fruit, coffee

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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  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago

    04-22-13 CONGRATULATIONS!
    Your outstanding work has been chosen for
    “The Fairy Tales Gallery”

    Click the banner for your permanent Feature page

  • Thank you very much for this feature, dear Kira!!! A great honour for me!!!

    – Wil Zender

  • Dianne English
    Dianne Englishover 1 year ago

    Congrats on you r feature, you have such a magic talent !

  • Thank you very much, dear Dianne, you are so kind!!! Greetings from Spain!!!

    – Wil Zender

  • wormink
    worminkover 1 year ago

    such chaos enjoy and create

  • Thank you very much, wormink!!!

    – Wil Zender

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 1 year ago

    Fantastic artwork, beautifully drawn and detailed

  • Thank you very much, dear Carol, you are so kind!!! Greetings from Spain!!!

    – Wil Zender

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 1 year ago

    What a fanciful, fun take on Alice’s encounters. Congratulations on your first feature.

  • Thank you very much, dear Frannie!!! This composition was so fun to draw, especially the little dormouse and the March Hare’s house =)

    – Wil Zender

  • Audra Lemke
    Audra Lemkeover 1 year ago

    I am loving your Alice art! Thank you for sharing your gift with the rest of us! :-)

  • Thank you very much, dear Audra, you are so sweet! I’m happy you enjoy my Alice in Wonderland series, soon more works about other classic books and tales. Greetings from Spain!!!

    – Wil Zender

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 1 year ago

    Great drawing! Wonderful details.

  • Thank you very much, dear Cindy, you are so kind!!!

    – Wil Zender

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 1 year ago


    26.4.13

    stunning work .. many congrats on the feature

  • Thank you very much for this feature, dear LoneAngel!!! A great honour for me!!!

    – Wil Zender

  • WhirlingThunder
    WhirlingThunderover 1 year ago

    Great image !! Congrats on your Feature.

  • Thank you very much, WhirlingThunder!!!

    – Wil Zender

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 1 year ago

    ssoooo incredible Wil, amazing detail, you are sooo talented! Wow! :)

  • Thank you so much,dear Karin!!! This drawing is for sure one of my favourites, I’m very proud of it. Huge Aloha!!!

    – Wil Zender

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