What came to my mind first was what I often observed in my classroom; particularly during grammar lessons. "Nah," I thought. I need a scene showing lost....part of a story. Then I happened to look at my favorite calendar, hanging above my desk. It' s a sixteen month calendar of Alice. I quickly doodled and cleaned up a sketch. I loved it!
I scanned it in and transferred it to my watercolor paper. Finally, I used acrylics and pen to complete the picture. This is a cartoon interpretation, hence the flat color and very simple lines.
"Alice soon realized that, despite his good intentions, her new acquaintance was helping her get nowhere fast."
*oh, and thanks to Court for the kind advice. I'm finding it to be very true!