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Coraline Jones by TobuIshi Coraline Jones by TobuIshi
Coraline Jones, age eighteen.

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Character design art for my upcoming Coraline sequel story.

Aging a character up for a sequel story is almost as hard, in its own way, as coming up with a completely new character design. The finished work has to be instantly recognizable as the same character, but look believably older at the same time. I hope I came close to that ideal here.

(Still, nothing holds a candle to the one and only original Coraline. :heart:)

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Keep your buttons peeled for an original Coraline fanfiction, coming out on February 5th, 2010.
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pinkheartwolf123 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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iKittiez Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Green Hair
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ETheShinigami Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student Writer
I like it. :)
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MikkiChan01 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student General Artist
CUTE!!!
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Dubdope Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
GREAT, I made also my version of her like at the same age!
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eeveeon22 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazingly awesome! I love Coraline.
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FairyTailfanatic Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
y does she has green hair?
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Ninnik Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Nice drawing, well-aged, love the story-- too bad you're not updating it anymore.
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sa9097 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Very nice, there isn't nearly enough good Coraline art. The hips are a nice touch. :P
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pashmeanie Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm, I love that sort of sketchy look to this. The design for her looks great! :D (I love her green hair!:laughing:)
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TobuIshi Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
I usually don't ink my penciling when I'm planning to paint something digitally. That, and I'm lazy. ^^; Glad it turned out, though!

Have you read the fic it's based on? It explains the green hair. :D
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ncpenguinlover Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Student Filmographer
You drew her perfectly 8D
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TobuIshi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Aww, thank you! I did my best. ^^;
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ncpenguinlover Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Student Filmographer
No problem ^^
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Coraline15 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Hobbyist
Sweet!:D:D I love the hair... and the boots :) I kinda have boots like that :aww: Anyways, great job! :D:D
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TobuIshi Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Yeah, so do I! I used them as inspiration, along with the witchy boots the Other Mother gave her in the film. :heart:

Thanks very much! Have you read the fic this picture is from?
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Coraline15 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist
You're welcome:) and no I haven't yet but I'll be sure to when I get the time to:D
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Coraline15 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Hobbyist
Sweet!:D:D I love the hair... and the boots :) I kinda have boots like that :aww: Anyways, great job! :D:D
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Karkats Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Love the hair and the hips. ^^ Can't wait for your story.
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LimeKatta17 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
I think you did an awesome job! Especially on with filling out her body as a young adult; she looks a lot like her mom in that aspect, just like I imagined. Her clothes are also more mature compared to the movie, but still something I could see her wearing. Love the boots and hair!
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TobuIshi Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Thanks! I figured it would be a miracle if she didn't inherit those hips. ^^; I'm glad the clothes pass muster, and the boots are way fun to draw. I actually own a similar pair, but I borrowed the color only and based the design more on the boots she got from the Other Mother.
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animekittynya Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh, wow! I can totally see this as Coraline at eighteen. :D Love the green hair! xD
This is an awesome character design, I can't wait for the comic! :la:
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TobuIshi Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Awesome! I'm glad. :XD: A girl's got to switch things up from time to time, right?

Gotta admit, though, it's not a comic--it's a prose story. A long one, at least! Several chapters.
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animekittynya Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Student General Artist
Oops! ^^; Well, can't wait for it, anyway! :D
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TobuIshi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Eeexcellent. See you then, in that case! :heart:
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Seiyaku Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
You did a pretty great job aging her up, considering the difficulties. I would suggest trying to change her hair, but to be honest, that'd probably look weird, so you're pretty much golden the way you are and bringing that up was pretty stupid of me. ANYWAYS, I'm just a bit confused by the green hair. In your story, does she dye it or something?
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TobuIshi Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Thank you! Her hair is longer, actually, if you look. She's got it pulled back in a little ponytail.

And yes, it's official that Coraline dyes her hair--her natural color is brown, which you can still spot on her eyebrows and in older photos of the family. Most people I know who dye their hair wacky colors don't keep one shade for more than a year or so, and I wrote her accordingly. Coraline, age eighteen, has gone through at least half the rainbow since first going blue at age eleven (including a few weeks of being bright orange once for Halloween, though it clashed with pretty much everything she wore--including her skin--and she gave up on it by Thanksgiving), and is currently on dark green.

(This is all headcanon, by the way. As far as the story is concerned, her hair is just green now. :D)
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Seiyaku Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Huh. That's nice and subtle. I APPROVE!
Also, that's a pretty great explanation, and now that I know that little trivia I have to bother my friend for the movie and try to spot it and then do the whole 'Oh yeah that person's right I can see it right there' sort of thing. Can't wait for it to come out!
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TobuIshi Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Actually, I do have a screenshot of that photo. [link] :XD:

Looks pretty weird, huh? I prefer it funny colors...
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Seiyaku Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Wow... she looks so much more average. It IS weird! 'Cause the blue hair was nice and suited her! Kinda like the green hair! That doesn't look as weird as the brown hair! Which I guess is weird..?
Uh...
AWESOMESAUCE?!?
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TobuIshi Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
...you know, I can't stop snickering over here. This conversation is almost exactly matched to an actual conversation in the sequel story. Coincidences for the win. :XD:

I agree, though, the brown hair looks stranger than the Kool-Aid colors at this point.
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Seiyaku Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
INDEED FOR THE WIN!

To be honest, I dunno whether it's because I'm used to crazy colors or if they actually really suit her. MAYBE BOTH!?!
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TobuIshi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
I betcha it's a little of both. They really do look great on her, though. :heart:
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SarcasticLeaves Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
She looks wonderful =^_^= I still have yet to see this movie, but I really want to.
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TobuIshi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Thank you! It's a brilliant movie, and I know it's out on DVD in the US, at least...
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missrachelgreen Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Student Filmographer
I'm very excited to see this story come together! People rarely draw Coraline fanart or write stories for it, so I'm glad that someone is finally giving it some attention.
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TobuIshi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Thank you! :heart: I hope it won't be a disappointment!
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Match25 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
she is cute
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TobuIshi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Thanks! Have you seen Coraline?
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:iconmatch25:
Match25 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
yes, it was a good film
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