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A Mad Hatters Melting Mind by NimeniCanine A Mad Hatters Melting Mind by NimeniCanine
Hello there dear fellas,

now that I am free, I shall draw to my hearts content!
And of course I started with a brand new piece for my project Wonderland.

This time it's the mad hatter (neither the Tweedles nor the Dodo, sry)! He was one hell of a piece of work. I spend hour after hour on the hat alone, I tell you...

Special thanks goes to :iconblaetterklingen: this time for suggesting a mercury moon. I think the result is a little bit to monochromatic for my tatse though, but nonetheless it suites the story of the mad hatter perfectly.

I'm trying to draw all wonderland characters with an unusual twist. I don't want to depict them in their usual role in wonderland or in a twisted version of wonderland (the way McGee did), but as more or less normal people, whos deseases, addictions, mental illnesses, ticks, states of minds and many more actually FORCE them into the role of those mad residents of wonderland.

The phrase "As Mad as a Hatter" was coined because of the profession. A hatter had to work a lot with mercury, which affected their nervous system. Mercury can function as a neurotoxin, that, in this case, caused tremors, mood swings and aggressive behaviour. All the mercury he came in contact with intoxicated his mind, 'melting' it away and made a disfigured, cranky and bizarre man out of him.

Well than, who should I draw next...

Greetingz and Welcomes

P.s. If you have any suggestions, wishes or ideas of how the other wonderland characters should look like, feel free to share and I might just go along with it~
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CrazyMai Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student Writer
Omg so beautiful :3  ♥
ZyriFrost Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like your style to draw :) Keep doing!
ponitmanic Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome !
NimeniCanine Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot x3
ponitmanic Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome :)
curlyhair Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely! I enjoy all the little details
Nesuki Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Schönes neues Stück für deine Serie.
Besonders gefällt mir sein Hut mit den vielen Details.

Melting mind *schauder*
rockabells Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nooooooo fucking nooo, I wrote on a comment for half an hour and accidentally pushed the "back" button and it was all deleted..... T___________T nooooooooooooooooooooo.....

Ooook maybe i can get it together again. First of all, I hope you don't mind that I'm mimicing kind of the art-critic about those wonderland pictures. It's just that I really love the idea, and since I was attending your first brainstormings and stuff, I'm always really excited about the results. Always when you post one I really like to take my time and think about what effect it has on me.

Now, it really turned out to be somewhat very monochromatic which kind of sucks out some of the energy this picture could potentially have. But this is how mercury simply is like (I didn't recognise it until I read the description, though). Maybe something like a twisted or foggy frame would have done the job for the picture, something that narrows the sight of the viewer like a tunnel view... in my imagination this would add some dynamics. However, I don't expect you to change anything, since this is about the character concept, and this turned out to be the hell of a good job you did!
I know how challenging the Mad Hatter was to you, so I'm even more proud of your outcome. The details simply give me the creeps and the longer you look at those disintegrating skinny bodyparts, the more nauseaus you get. And then you might realize the slight mechanical touch on his limbs, almost not noticeable, which is really cool. You really got the hang of drawing bones and bony stuff, it's amazng. And also the design of the outfit is really cool. Could be on the cover of a manga!^^
Overall: It really moves something deep in your guts. Really good!
creanima Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ich finde dieses Projekt so dermaßen toll eh ;U; So auch dieses Bild! Seeehr genial wieviele kleine Details du einbaust.. das is einfach absolut dein Ding! Find ich große klasse..
Ich mag ganz besonders die untere Hand, die is einfach super gelungen! Das Outfit ist genial, der Hut geht total ab o//O Und dieser Blick erst.. zieht einen total in den Bann o_o
Du hast ein riesen Talent!! Wozu PC-colo-krams? Du hast das hier voll drauf!! :la:
Schon 4 Bilder zu deinem Projekt! und dieses Projekt ist so.. extrem interessant, das kannst du glauben! Toll... ;U; Find ich sehr schön, mach unbedingt weiter damit! >u<
Du fragst nach Vorschlägen? ich hätte jetzt die Grinsekatze vorgeschlagen, aber da hast du ja schon eine epische Interpretation abgeliefert :3
Also ich stecke in der Thematik noch nicht so tief drin (nur die Kindheitserinnerungen, ich muss das erst noch unbedingt auffrischen!) aber ich würde uunbedingt sehr gern deine Interpretation vom Caterpillar sehen, die rauchende Raupe ;U; und was ich mir auch noch toll vorstelle, wäre ein Bild zu den singenden Blumen c: Dann die Kartensoldaten und die Königin natürlich unbedingt x3 und aaah auch den Jabberwocky bitte *-* und alle anderen 8D Ja.. los los! Nun mach schon! x3
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