Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland concept art: Queen of Hearts
Here's my painting of the Queen of Hearts as a concept for Alice in Wonderland. All the work I did for "Alice" was done around two years ago, and I spent about a day on each image, some a little more. It's great to be able to finally share what I did. I saw the film on Friday, and thought it was a lot of fun especially in 3D. However, it was what I expected from a Tim Burton film. A fantastic looking movie with a not-so-fantastic story. Still a fun movie, with a lot of great eye candy to enjoy!
This concept of the queen was exciting to work on, mainly because I was emailed a sketch of the queen that Tim Burton himself sketched out. I was asked to paint on top of his sketch, bring some life and character to his drawing, his drawing was loose, and quite simple, with no background. So I decided to paint her in a creepy forest, to give the piece a more finished look.
Detail of face. You can see it was painted fairly loose.
References I took for lighting, expression and color.