I love the Wizard of Oz...Like, it's one of my top 5 movies all time. That's how much I love it. Alice in Wonderland-- well, I wouldn't say I love the story, but I think pieces of it are rather wonderful...and the characters are some of my favorites to draw (I loved drawing my Mad Hatter chic:). A while back, I read a pretty interesting post on a blog called Her Library Adventures. I had never realized that these two stories of dreamers had so much in common...
Alice and Dorothy are both lead characters in very similar, almost parallel stories...Sure, it was a tornado for one and a rabbit hole for the other-- but either way, they both ended up in magical worlds...being harassed by female villains (although, I much prefer the wicked witch to Dorothy...I think the green lady is just misunderstood. And a little grumpy. Mostly misunderstood. Kind of think Dorothy had it coming, just popping in like that...killing off her sister and stealing some hot red heels;) Anyways, I thought the likeness of the two girls was a pretty neat concept, and I've been wanting to draw a new Alice and a Dorothy for my shop since discovering this similarity...Kind of made the stories sparkle all over again for me. Now I'm in the mood for some tea and a little windy weather:) (Note: I'm obsessed with tornadoes, too. Weird, I know...My first license plate was "1WAY2OZ"...Yeah, I'm a total dork:)
So, here are my new girlies:)...and some food for thought next time you are inclined to do some literary studies...hahaha:)
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