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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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DeathRinger Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
tf2 anyone?
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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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JazzySecret Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The detail in this is amazing!
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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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Creepy-Alice Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this
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RockerRainMarie Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Really great job!
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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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Oni-hakase Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional Artist
Amazing job. Really love the twist you've given it.
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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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