Well, I figured since I put many hours into this, I might as well upload it. They kinda blew me off this year and didn't give me the job for the poster, which makes me really sad... And they're holding an open contest for the playbook cover (which I also did last year...) so I figured I'd win enter the contest.
How I did it~
Alice- Nothing really special, here. She's more than 20 layers just by herself. I pretty much just used brushes on varying opacity for her skin and clothes, along with a light filter on her clothes to make them a bit rougher looking. The hair was done in 12 different layers, the ponytail, the loose stuff, and the pulled-back stuff. The clip is dodged and burned. (And yes, I know that her hair is traditionally in a headband and that she is blond. The girl playing her is a brunette.)
Leaves- I started with the basic shape, each leaf getting it's own layer. I then added the basic shadows and shines, following up with a lot of detailing with the burn tool.
Cheshire Cat- Again, he's on a lot of layers as well. I used my hair brush to smudge the outsides of his fur to give it a realistic look, and followed up with burn and dodge brushing to make the insides look realistic.
Queeny- Nothing really special, here. Brushes, brushes, and brushes. She's on a ton of layers, as well.
Cards- Line tool, mostly for the main one. I put the base without the numbers on a separate canvas. I draw one model heart and simply copied and free transformed. Each individual card was flattened on the external canvas and moved onto its own layer of the main piece, at which point I free transformed them in the Warp setting to get them to turn away like that.
Trees: Started with a base color (each on its own layer, of course) and added various similar shades in patches and lines. I filtered, then dodged and burned. I wasn't really going for a "real tree" look, because this IS Wonderland.
Background: A lot of grudge brushing. I was very crunched for time (I completed this in two days) so there wasn't a whole lot I could do with it. There are many things I would have liked to have been able to do, but just didn't have the time, unfortunately.( Collapse )