How to Paint the Red Queen

THE RED QUEEN, by Lucy Chen, 7.5"x11", oil and gold leaf on primed paper. SOLD.

THE RED QUEEN, by Lucy Chen, 7.5"x11", oil and gold leaf on primed paper. SOLD.


Hello, loves!

In today’s painting time lapse, I’ll show you how to paint the amazing Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland.

We will talk about how to create 50 shades of white to paint her face with very white makeup, and a little tip to paint her very complicated hair style.

Materials List

Fabrinano Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper, Acrylic Gesso, Gamsol, Gamblin Arist Oil Color Intro Set, assorted brushes.


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In Depth Tutorial

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