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The stripes of the Cheshire Cat by CoyoteCanine The stripes of the Cheshire Cat by CoyoteCanine
Remember me saying I might do the whole wonderland cast in this way: [link] ? Well, I decided to do just that =D

First of all: Cheshire :icony-u-noplz: :iconsaysplz: Y U NO have a definitive gender?!?!?!
I so wanted to stop drawing androgyn characters!!! But I failed miserably! FAILED! :iconcryforeverplz:

But oh well whatever nevermind =D I promise the other wonderland characters will be better defined, gender-wise that is. Have to learn how to draw the manly men after all!!! :iconwhatdaplz:
As for Cheshire here, just see it as a girl or boy or whatever you like better. Actually what would you like better? If it was a feminine male or a boyish female? Tell me, tell me x3

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. They were, never meant to be, but rather became the role they play now.

In Cheshires case, it's subjected to the delusion that it'll one day disappear into thin air. Physically, it imagines that one day it'll simply unravel along it's scars like a ball of yarn. Mentally it's losing it's "self".

Next is probably the March Hare so stay tuned =D


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 :iconmhhmplz:

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roundtower Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº5 o Destacados nº 5" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo! 

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* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 5. (Best works of the group). 
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!
the self portrait Gold Medal Emote :painting: 
mastahofdisastah Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
..... fuck.... that's... deep. I love it. ive been trying so hard to come up with my own version of chesh, cuz im kinda rewriting alice in my own way. ive been at it for MONTHS... how long did it take you?
CoyoteCanine Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks, I'm happy you like it =D 
Well the initial idea of the mental ilnesses was inspired by the song "Alice" by Sisters of Mercy (hence I started with a picture of Alice that's somewhere in my gallery). 
The idea of the Cheshire Cat was a kinda instant one, at least the scars. The straight jacket and the pseudo-grin kinda came to me while drawing. 
mastahofdisastah Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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CoyoteCanine Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks :hug:
Cryvelline Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I love this, it's just...awesome, so expressive.
CoyoteCanine Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you :hug:
AkashaLoveless Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I LOVE this picture, concept and all :D
Nesuki Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ich würd maal sagen... die Resonanz auf dieses Bildi spricht schon für sich, wa?? :eyes:
Supergenial gemacht. Es gab echt lange was zu gucken bis ich mal der Meinung war, einigermaßen alles bemerkt zu haben :3
"Sehr kreativ die Idee mit den Zwangsjackengurten als Streifen" dacht ich mir zuerst. Aber im nächsten Moment fiel mir dann auch auf, dass sich die Katze an sich ja schon in Streifen auflöst sozusagen °////° richtig geil papiermäßig sieht das aus!
Zuerst dacht ich auch, dass seine (btw. ich mag männliche Cheshires lieber >//<) Beine voller Narben seien. Was auch immer es sieht geil aus >//<
Lass mal mehr Wunderlandkram sehen, Bro! :la:

Da hat ihm Bane wohl ne Maske geliehen, wa?? :eyes: X//D
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