The Wonderlost series is Raymond Sepulveda’s artistic interpretation and dark twist on the numerous characters from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” stories. The theme across the whole series is to give each character the look of a porcelain doll, with very pale bleach white skin and bleached white clothing. To sharply contrast the sterile white throughout the painting, there are elements that are either black or blood red, either on the character’s physical self (as in the form of hair) or in their accessories.
The characters are first visualized and conceptualized using Adobe Illustrator and then executed and painted using Adobe Photoshop. No 3D tools are utilized in the creation of the series, only airbrushing techniques in Photoshop. The final series eventually encompass the a group of major characters in the two stories. When creating these paintings, his palette of choice is mainly whites and mid-grays, with a contrasting dash of red or black here and there. Once a piece is finished, Raymond floods the canvas with an antique wash to add some age and depth in the image.
Follow the White Rabbit
"But I don't want to go among Mad People"
"You won't make Yourself a bit Realer by crying."
"It should have been a Red Rose Tree"
The Mad Hatter
"Your Hair Wants Cutting"
The Queen of Hearts
"Off with Her Head!"
"Who, Are You?"