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Alice in Steampunk Wonderland

I'm quite fond of thick linework in all of my work. After discovering the awesome effect of colouring the linework, I decided to try not relying on linework at all for a change. Was definitely different! I'm quite pleased with how it turned out :)

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Started with just a quick sketch with a pencil on paper.

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Once on the computer, I traced over my original Alice and filled her with basic flat colours. I quickly filled in my background ideas.

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The castle in the background is fairly basic - So to add a bit of extra steampunkiness to it, I included an airship! The majority of this is done using the watercolour paintbrushes in Manga Studio 5.

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I established the majority of the background before playing with the tones on Alice more. I eventually changed my mind about the white corset, and changed it out for a full black one.

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To get the depth on Alice I used the airbrush tools.

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I merged my linework with my colours to take full advantage of the crisp edges the lines had left.

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Some background personality! Flowers with faces!

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And of course, what sort of Wonderland would this be without the Blue Caterpillar?

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The finished product! Alice in Steampunk Wonderland!