A wasp in a wig is altogether beyond the appliances of art.
It is a curious fact that with 'Through the Looking-Glass' the faculty of making book illustrations departed from me... I have done nothing in that direction since.
Well, I get my subject on Wednesday night; I think it out carefully on Thursday, and make my rough sketch; on Friday morning I begin, and stick to it all day, with my nose well down on the block.
By means of tracing-paper I transfer my design to the wood and draw on that.
I carry out my work thus: I never use models or nature for the figure, drapery or anything else.
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