Thursday, 25 March 2010

Bonkers!

I've always loved the original Tenniel illustrations.

And although some Disney adaptations can be a little disheartening (don't get me started on Winnie the Pooh) this chap still makes me smile.

And after seeing the latest version at the weekend... (which I absolutely LOVED!!!)

I was feeling somewhat inspired to try my own version...

I'm not convinced I've got him quite right yet...

All that green makes him look like a leprechaun...

And the facial features are a little too menacingly mad rather than gently bonkers (as all the best people are, of course)

What do you think... shall I work on improvements... or should I just stick to the mad vicars?


Mmm... two posts in one day... I think it is time for Tea.

21 comments:

  1. I think it's great! And very topical at the moment I suppose.

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  2. The mad vicars do look more benign but I think your hatter is great - he makes a fab design for a tea cosy.

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  3. i think the green is triffic and not at all Leprechauny.

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  4. Have you done the whole tea cosy in a day?!?!? All I've done is tidy/untidy/retidy my workroom and mounted a few samples.
    I must try harder.
    If I were you, I'd send a photo of the Alice cosy to Johnny Depp and ask him if he'd like you to present it to him.
    Could happen.

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  5. I love the Mad Hatter, I would prefer him on my morning pot of tea to the vicars.

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  6. Gina, keep going... he is awesome and bonkers is one of my all time favourite words !!!

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  7. I'm with Jodie: keep going. Like Mr Depp, he is worth persuing.....

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  8. I like him, but if I'm honest I do think it's his teeth that need the work. The teeth make him look really scary! But I think you should work on him and add him to your repertoire.

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  9. He is very green indeed, but rather endearingly so. Tall Small is reading Alice at the moment and I'm enjoying the Tenniel illustrations all over again. Lovely stuff!

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  10. Yes...keep going....it's definitely worth pursuing...personally, the green is leprechauny (quick glance test)
    Take care

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  11. Gina he's just barking enough - he's brilliant! Don't stop making them xxx

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  12. He's great Gina, but I sriously love those vicars! x

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  13. A fantastic Mad Hatter, but I agree about the hat. Loved the now film, but prefer the original story.

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  14. What a lovely project..you could do the whole book!

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  15. No don't touch him, he's perfectly 'mad' and just a little sinister as he should be :-)
    Love the vicars.

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  16. he's perfect! Don't change him.

    Monda
    x

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  17. I think they are fab...I finished writing a school production version of Alice...there are plenty of contenders for the mad hatter!!! :-)

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  18. I'm with you on disney Winnie-the-Pooh - aaaargh! I love your Mad Hatter - he's got a touch of Dick Emery's vicar about him!

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