This collection, “Down the Rabbit Hole”, consists of concept art for my story. For these photo manips, I used Pixabay for photos and PicMonkey (an online photo-editing site) for the manipulations and other photo effects.
Portal into Madness
I increased the shadow effect to give a sense of “falling through”. I also chose these colors to make the viewer feel unsettled as red can sometimes represent anger and blood. In the Disney version of “Alice in Wonderland” the rabbit hole is depicted as dim-lighted and slightly mysterious. I heavily dimmed and darkened the colors to give the portal a similar effect.
The light in the center is where Eryn Kingsly is going yet you cannot see exactly where it is she will end up.
Uppland and Underland – Before the Jabberwocky
Before chaos, there was harmony. The two worlds were very beautiful. I would like to point out the effort that went into creating a sense of separation between the two worlds, as well as the close-far contrast with the sand dune by the stairs and the mountains in the distance.
Overall, I’m aiming to show the beauty within confusion of how far and close some things are, especially with the rocky lands on the right-hand side of the stairs. It may seem they are close by yet, it may also seem they are way down below the stairs.
Note: The Jabberwocky does not represent chaos. Just thought you should know 😛
Uppland and Underland – Post Had Hadder’s Year
Making the photo manip darker and faded, I wanted to create a sense of lost beauty after the passing of chaos.
The worlds are not the same after Had Hadder’s Year.
This name of the year I came up with inspired by the clever day names in the Tim Burton version of “Alice in Wonderland” and “Alice Through the Looking Glass”.
Example: the Frabjous Day from “Alice Through the Looking Glass”
These day names everyone in that world seemed to know no matter when they were born. Sort of like a collective knowledge which I thought was very interesting and Underland-like. A kind of madness I suppose.
Red Queen Regalinda – The Little Girl Inside
I was almost hesitant in revealing this one but I don’t have to tell you anything about the story behind it 😛
You’ll just have to go read the book, I guess.
If you look closely, her dress is a red rose. Putting the rose on her dress was merely an experiment.
I’m happy it worked out 🙂
White Queen Esrelda – The Little Girl Inside
There’s a reason to my madness with how different White and Red are. But that’ll be a major plot reveal so…let me tell you instead that this one I made her dress a white rose.
I was extremely lucky to find such a perfect picture. I wanted a girl in a white dress looking sad. The crown on her head, I wasn’t expecting to find at all. I was even going to go without a crown.
Shout out to Pixabay
To show the sadness, I made the photo manip blurred and gave it PicMonkey’s “dusk” effect which I often use.