another quick drawing of the installment version of my "alice"
i can only explain as much i can write here - apparently i cant write anything - i can only express my vision on the imagery of the queen - pls feel free to write about what you can see on what am i saying thru this lines...
alice - http://soulspline.deviantart.com/art/American-Mcgee-s-Alice-58308262?q=gallery:soulspline/251206&qo=69
white rabbit - http://soulspline.deviantart.com/art/American-Mcgee-s-White-Rabbit-58830064?q=gallery:soulspline/251206&qo=68
hatter - http://soulspline.deviantart.com/art/American-Mcgee-s-mad-hatter-59390804?q=gallery:soulspline/251206&qo=67
dum and dee - http://soulspline.deviantart.com/art/American-Mcgee-s-Dum-and-dee-157550590?q=gallery:soulspline/251206&qo=12
chesire - http://soulspline.deviantart.com/art/American-Mcgee-s-cheshire-187044776?q=gallery:soulspline&qo=1
caterpillar - http://soulspline.deviantart.com/gallery/31284785#/d384usa
The Queen is believed by some to be a caricature of Queen Victoria, with elements of reality that Dodgson felt correctly would make her at once instantly recognizable to parents reading the story to children, and also fantastical enough to make her unrecognizable to children.
Her identity was hammered home for the purposes of popular culture in the 1966 live-action film, where she and the King of Hearts are portrayed without any attempt at fantasy, or disguise as to their true natures or personality.
The Queen may also be a reference to Queen Margaret of the House of Lancaster. During the Hundred Years’ War, also known as the War of the Roses, a red rose was the symbol of the House Lancaster. Their rivals, the House of York, had a white rose for their symbol. The gardeners' painting the white roses red may be a reference to these two houses.
The Red Queen is commonly mistaken for the Queen of Hearts in the story's predecessor, Alice in Wonderland, but in reality shares none of her characteristics other than being a queen. Indeed, Carroll, in his lifetime, made the distinction between the two Queens by saying:
I pictured to myself the Queen of Hearts as a sort of embodiment of ungovernable passion - a blind and aimless Fury.
The Red Queen I pictured as a Fury, but of another type; her passion must be cold and calm - she must be formal and strict, yet not unkindly; pedantic to the 10th degree, the concentrated essence of all governesses! "