The art of Alice through the looking glass
I love the illustrations of Alice in Wonderland and Alice’s adventures through the looking Glass. The original Tenniel ones have a charm all of their own and are the ones I remember the most from childhood. There is such a lot of information contained in these small drawings and Sir John Tenniel’s style once seen, is unmistakable.
Tenniel also illustrated for Punch magazine for a while and did some political sketches like the example below. Amazingly this fine illustrator was blind in one eye.
But another illustrator that I quite like is Ralph Steadman. Of course these two are from different era’s, but I quite like the clear lines of Steadman’s work, it’s so very stylish. He has tried to add something new to these well-loved characters – yet make them still recognisable.
But there is another Alice illustrator that I like – one of my favorite authors and who I am re reading at the moment, and that’s Mervyn Peake. It’s interesting to see the different styles of these artists, each done in a different era but with totally original approaches towards the same subject
Ralph Steadman’s website HERE
Other Alice illustrator’s HERE