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Creative Insights: Alice In Hell

Our first feature is by the one and only Ben The Illustrator aka Ben O’Brien. He’s one of Somerset’s finest, with a fun, wacky illustration style, Ben’s talent is undeniable.

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Here’s what he had to say about his work: Alice In Hell

“I have always loved Alice in Wonderland, the characters, the craziness and the balance of darkness in a colourful world, so I thought it would be a good story to start with, but what if the ‘Wonderland’ had no wonder, just fear, and horror.

Alice may not make it back from this adventure.

The colours were fairly simply inspired. The fresh blue is straight from Alice’s dress in the Disney movie, and I just saw a great striking blow by having that alongside the hot orange, black for darkness and white for highlights. I enjoyed playing with the cards too, twisting the suits into something more halloween inspired.”

So there you have it, Ben’s insights into his work of art. Alice definitely ended up in a whirlwind of nightmares this time, don’t believe us? Check out Ben’s work here.

PS. Don’t forget all money raised from our Little Shop Of Horrors goes to Forever Manchester.

Be nice and dig deep.

Alastair Dickie

25th September 2014