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The Mad Hatter by fayrenpickpocket The Mad Hatter by fayrenpickpocket
My... special take on Alice in Wonderland's Mad Hatter. <3

An overdone subject, I'm sure, but I dont care. ;D My tablemates and I wanted to do a series of loli-goth Alice and Wonderland prints... and it sounded like fun. <3

I tried to put a unique spin on it, anyway. Did you know that the phrase "Mad as a Hatter" came from the overexposure to mercury used to make top hats? I had no idea. I learned this while doing some research before drawing. The exposure over the years eventually gave them Mercury Poisoning, and while the Mad Hatter in the book did NOT have the illness, I thought it might be interesting to portray a Mad Hatter that was more timid and suffered from anxiety.

I've also been inspired to pay more attention to fabrics and cloth... so this was a fashion experiment. ;D I usually skimp on the clothes because I enjoy painting skin so much more. .___.
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:icondeathwish320:
Deathwish320 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Odd question.. Can i cosplay this design of The hatter? Please?
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:iconlord-viceroy-ramirez:
Lord-Viceroy-Ramirez Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. :la: An interesting way to serve tea. XD
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:iconroman-the-dragon:
Roman-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
He is Beautiful
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:iconvyethenobody:
VyeTheNobody Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful, omg.
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:iconlilygrave:
LilyGrave Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Student Writer
This is amazing!
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:iconlina37337:
Lina37337 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconfrantastic1993:
Frantastic1993 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I never think of Alice In Wonderland as an overdone subject, its something that can be reimagined over and over again, and I think that's awesome after 150 years :) great work!! A nice modern version :D
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:iconthesnowe:
TheSnowe Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
YesyesyesyesyesyesYESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconnor2themax:
Nor2themax Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
I would LOVE to turn this image into a pin! If you'd be interested please email me at Nor2themax@gmail.com. Beautiful work! =) ---Nora
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:iconelizabeththecool:
ElizabethTheCool Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015   Artist
This is one of my favorite deviants EVER! I simply can't describe how much I love it! <3
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:icondreamsketcher19:
DreamSketcher19 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Guess he misses Alice ?
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:iconpenougi:
PenOugi Featured By Owner May 31, 2015   Digital Artist
My god, that pose...
:+fav:
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:iconmikalover139:
mikalover139 Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
How on earth is doing that? Weirdsville!
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:iconprojectanimation:
ProjectAnimation Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is unreal! The colors and styling is flawless, and the pose and slight boredom on his face is perfect! This is a fantastic piece and i applaud your talent!! 
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:icontheartfuljellyfish:
TheArtfulJellyfish Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Oh my, I took one glance at this and instantly fell in love with it. The lighting and the colors and the pose and his expression and the costume design... So much gushing to do!
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:iconmamiemusicwade:
Mamiemusicwade Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know how you made those proportions work, but good job in doing so. It looks awesome.
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:iconclover112796:
Clover112796 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
:o (Eek) ......he's cute.......Love Nod 
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:iconragunarf:
RagunaRF Featured By Owner Edited Apr 3, 2015
This is absolutely brilliant! I love the Hatter so much :D I feel like hugging him here :aww:
How in the blazes is he able to do that?:o (Eek)  Much less without burning his feet? Disbelief 
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nerdboybelike Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
I love this! The Mad Hatter is my all time favorite character in Alice in Wonderland. I love that he is pouring tea with his feet. XD
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:iconvolksgeist:
Volksgeist Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to see this cosplayed... I might try it myself when I save up enough for another corset.
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:iconlightanddarkheart:
LightandDarkHeart Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
his design is fantastic! and the pose you chose is a very good one too. ^^
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:icondaydreamer-jj:
DayDreamer-JJ Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm Mad about this picture
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:iconxandraclay:
xandraclay Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Those are some very talented feet!
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:icononehellofatsundere:
Onehellofatsundere Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg actual bae tho :" 
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:icondeathringer:
DeathRinger Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tf2 anyone?
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:iconcjcroen:
CJCroen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it!
His pose is the best part, it shows off how eccentric he is X3
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:iconjazzysecret:
JazzySecret Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The detail in this is amazing!
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:icontyleeteto:
tyleeteto Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014   General Artist
He is SOOOOOO cool! Please do a few more drawings of him, i like him a lot~! :D 
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:iconcreepy-alice:
Creepy-Alice Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this
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:iconrockerrainmarie:
RockerRainMarie Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Really great job!
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MasKOfFlaminTwilight Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This could be an overdone subject, but there's always a new way to interpret overdone subjects...and that's right what you did:) (Smile)  How he holds the teapot with his feet...awesome:D (Big Grin) 
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SeventhSkull Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Nice.

He seems bored...
...so bored...
...bored, bored, bored...
...boredboredboredboredboredboredboredboredboredboredboredboredboredboredboredboredboredboredboredboredboredbored...
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:icononi-hakase:
Oni-hakase Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional Artist
Amazing job. Really love the twist you've given it.
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:iconink-and-chopsticks:
Ink-and-Chopsticks Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is still my most favorite Mad Hatter spin!! Need proof? Look at the screensaver on my phone, I haven't changed it in months :D (Big Grin) 
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ASKFreakness Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what it is called skills. Something that I lack a lot in.
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:iconrosherudesu:
rosherudesu Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is awesome btw and if i could i'd totally sit like that. Or try to.!
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:iconameliawolf12:
ameliawolf12 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I love this hatter! Heart 
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:iconmotleyoftheunknown:
MotleyOfTheUnknown Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, he looks so bored :P he's cute, though :)
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:icongigi317:
Gigi317 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
that takes some serious skill o.o
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:iconpercabeth-my-hero:
Percabeth-My-Hero Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the idea!
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:icondark-shadows1316:
Dark-shadows1316 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
don't worry ill be home for tea time!!!!!
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:icondark-shadows1316:
Dark-shadows1316 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
oh father why so glum
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:iconalbusfay:
AlbusFay Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
How delightful absurd, perfect for the realm of Wonderland, or should I say Underland!
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LaysBrotatoChips Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a normal Sunday for me... My dad walks in on me all the time and asks me: "Have you gone mad?!"
Me: "Bonkers..." *keeps pouring soda*
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KiTheYouTuber Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconjjhatter:
JJHatter Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, a TRUE sign of total lunacy: looking bored with life itself while pouring tea with your feet.

Sincerely yours,
J.
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JasmineFParkinson Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Oooh, I really like him. Especially his pose. 
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:icontheraginlion:
TheRaginLion Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Epic!!!
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:iconmerymnb:
MeryMNB Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student Artist
hahah he has like a bored face, and is doing something incredible. Love this elastic mad hatter ahahaha
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:iconralleyzero:
RalleyZero Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw... Poor cutie.  He looks like a sad hatter.  He needs a hug. :hug:  This is a beautiful piece, by the way.
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