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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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:iconnerdboybelike:
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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:iconmaskofflamintwilight:
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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:iconaskfreakness:
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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:iconrokkipoobiechan:
RokkiPoobieChan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student General 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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:iconthestarsbeyondthesky:
How delightful absurd, perfect for the realm of Wonderland, or should I say Underland!
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:iconlaysbrotatochips:
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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:iconkitheyoutuber:
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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:iconjasminefparkinson:
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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:iconitaloamericana:
ItaloAmericana Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice!
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:icon91jane:
91Jane Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
love your work, he's so cute Love 
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:iconthalia-grace846:
Thalia-Grace846 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the new spin! Very nice job.
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:iconcatswilltakeover:
catswilltakeover Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Brilliant! Love the design. :)
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:iconxxtchan:
xxTchan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow cool check out my hatter
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:iconjtcreepyface8743:
JTCreepyface8743 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Pouring tea with feet...Now that takes skill! Great art :)
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:icontigereyes45:
Tigereyes45 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student
Cool. :)
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:icondeideiblueeyez:
deideiblueeyez Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is epic, and the feet are drawn so well :O
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:iconhatterofwykkydness:
HatterOfWykkydness Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
I can totally see someone just walking in on him doing this
"Hatter?"
"Yes?"
"What are you doing?"
"Making tea. What else?"
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keira-n Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student General Artist
aw dude I want to do that (but I've only just begun contortion :/)

by the way, this reminds me so much of the contortionist Lucky (she does the same thing)

check her out: youtu.be/DXm95-nyWBU
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:iconlordofthememes:
Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
lol
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:icontheepicpoet:
TheEpicPoet Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love how pouring tea with his feet seems absolutely commonplace for the Hatter : )
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:iconjoshuaskaug:
JoshuaSkaug Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your Hatter rendition inspired me to write up my own version, who is semi-similar to yours (IE Young, Handsome, Barefoot). As long as I credit you, may I use this as a reference point for my own Hatter and his story?
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:iconloverofhtf:
LoverOfHTF Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love this! =D
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:iconlinoru-chan:
Linoru-chan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D This painting makes me happy for some reason!
Thank you
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:iconsiiqeroze:
SiiqeRoze Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! What a weird and cool way of pouring tea! I love this drawing! 
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:iconmidnight9987:
Midnight9987 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've never seen anyone make the Mad Hatter a contortionist so that helps you achieve the unique quality you were aiming for 
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:iconthavrisco:
ThaVrisco Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
He's got skills...
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