How to Draw Alice in Wonderland

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"I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then."
- Alice, Disney's Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland was first brought to life by the English author Lewis Carroll in 1856. The children's book was then titled Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The story follows young Alice, who falls asleep in a meadow. She dreams that she chases a white rabbit into its hole and enters a world full of characters such as a smoking caterpillar, a Mad Hatter hosting an endless tea party, and a playing card Queen who wants to have everyone beheaded.

According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, "Appearing at a time when children’s literature generally was intended to teach moral lessons, the book at first baffled critics, who failed to appreciate the nonsense that so captivated its young readers." This "nonsense" has inspired countless books, theatrical performances, films, and ballets.

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Did you know? The stories of Alice were first told to entertain the children of the author's colleague. One of the children, who happened to be named Alice, asked for a written copy of the stories, and this was discovered by a visitor to her home who thought the stories were worth publishing. The rest is literary history.

Would you like to draw a cartoon of Alice in Wonderland? This easy, step-by-step cartoon character drawing tutorial will show you how to sketch this classic Disney character.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Alice in Wonderland

How to Draw Alice in Wonderland: Step 1

1. Begin by sketching Alice's face. Use curved lines to outline the brow, cheeks, and chin, the hairline with its part, the hair above the ear, and the ear itself.

How to Draw Alice in Wonderland: Step 2

2. Use curved lines to outline Alice's neck. Then, use additional curved lines to sketch her flowing hair and the ribbon around it. Texture the hair with additional curved lines. Enclose two irregular shapes above the head to form the hairbow, and detail the bow with curved lines.

How to Draw Alice in Wonderland: Step 3

3. Use curved lines to sketch Alice's clothing. Enclose rounded triangles to form the collar. Use a "U" shaped line for the neck of the apron, and several curved lines for the apron itself. Don't forget to outline her hair between her shoulder and cheek.

How to Draw Alice in Wonderland: Step 4

4. Use curved lines to draw Alice's puff sleeve and arm. Note the curved lines that indicate the overlapping material of the sleeve. Erase as necessary.

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How to Draw Alice in Wonderland: Step 5

5. Draw Alice's remaining arm. use a curved line to enclose the sleeve, pairs of lines for the arm, and narrow "U" shaped lines for the fingers.

How to Draw Alice in Wonderland: Step 6

6. Draw Alice's eyes. Use curved lines to outline the eyes, gently pointed at the corners. Draw several successively smaller circles within each eye, and sketch short curved lines at the top to indicate eyelashes. Use curved lines to enclose the pointed brows.

How to Draw Alice in Wonderland: Step 7

7. Outline Alice's nose and mouth using curved lines.

How to Draw Alice in Wonderland: Step 8

8. Outline the skirts of Alice's dress. Use long curved lines to outline first the apron. Then, use overlapping lines to draw the draping skirt. Texture the fabric with curved lines. Use additional curved lines to draw the bow tied at the back of the dress and the wide ribbon hanging down.

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How to Draw Alice in Wonderland: Step 9

9. Draw Alice's legs and feet. Use a long, curved line and double it back upon itself. Note the indentions that form the heel of the shoe. Then, use additional curved lines to outline the shoe itself.

How to Draw Alice in Wonderland: Step 10

Color Alice. The classic Disney character typically wears a blue dress and hair ribbon with a white apron and stockings.

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