I spent last week laying this Alice in Wonderland illustration out. From initial idea to gathering references (thanks Mom, Aunt Sherri, Sarah and Ava!). Man I have to say it kicked my butt! So much of it was a joy to do but as soon as I sat behind the computer doing color comps and messing with that stuff I got super stressed out. All the reasons why I quit graphic design came flooding back I don't know what the answer is to fix this little problem but I need to figure it out. It's probably more about balance and pacing my work schedule than anything else. I'm just happier working in traditional media than digital. However I have to say that I really like the painting so far. Below are both the layout and an unfinished value study. It's 11 x 14 and will be finished with digital and traditional media. So here's Alice and those mad friends of hers!