Last week’s Art Journal Adventure prompt was “Time”. Time is a major stressor for me because I am perpetually over-scheduled, often needing to be in two places at once, and because I am a control freak who is neurotically punctual. The conflict between those pragmatic and psychological states generates a whole load of mental exhaustion. And that is precisely why I thought of the White Rabbit. His being late has him strung out and fizzing with frenetic energy, so needing to propel himself that he is almost paralysed by how overwhelmed he is. I can relate.
I went whimsical for this illustration. I used old book pages as my substrate since the White Rabbit is, of course, a book character. The brown hue of the paper then inspired the colour palette. I think he looks pretty cute and surprisingly relaxed and cheery for someone who is running so late for a very important date.