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Coraline II by AdamHughes Coraline II by AdamHughes
From the Big Apple show in NYC, just last weekend.

Some fellowtold me I could draw whatever I liked, so.... for no really good reason, I drew a grown-up Coraline (a book & movie I loved!)

Pencil, PITT pen, Copic warm & cool gray markers, Winsor-Newton white calligraphy ink, black & white Berol Prismacolor on 11" X 14" Strathmore Drawing paper
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:iconmadamelecreep:
madamelecreep Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome :D
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ScarlettJellyfish Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011   Digital Artist
I think the movie was really under appreciated; it was so great!
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KCmasterpiece321 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
WOW! XD
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LordoftheBling-XXL Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
:jawdrop: I love the book and movie as well, this pic just made my day!
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Zapdos-Smithh Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the cat.
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:iconarucelli:
Arucelli Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
after watching coraline, i was mutually afraid of buttons
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:iconcolonelcam:
ColonelCam Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so delightfully random.
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:iconjumbifed:
Jumbifed Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
what the f
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EsauBB Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist
Perfect
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Yglesiaz Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
I think I would have enjoyed the movie even more if Coraline had looked like that.
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:iconwtfwonder:
WTFWonder Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
While the whole image is fantastic, I find myself really loving the cat's little stare.
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:iconunefleur:
unefleur Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Hah me too ! Plus it's like my cat's twin :D
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:iconwtfwonder:
WTFWonder Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Lucky. :)
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:iconunefleur:
unefleur Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I know :la:
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:iconcloudpoppie:
Cloudpoppie Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Student Writer
awesome!
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paintedmenagerie Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
I like Coraline in her realistic body form here. You did her justice
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DangoNori Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
<3<3<3 I love this, purely for the quirkiness. It made my day. Thank you, Mr. AH!
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:icondavefox:
davefox Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Wow, I passed by your table on the way to mine while you were working on this...amazing to see it done...
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caesaraugustus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Well... at least it's not digital...
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yayacosplay Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
How can people not get this? I just re-watched Coraline again tonight and your sketch makes me super happy. She is such a fire cracker of a character, this is so her!
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AdamHughes Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Hey, Neil Gaiman likes this sketch, so everyone that objects can shut their pieholes.
Some people miss the gentle fun of seeing a beloved childhood character grown-up & bodacious; basically, humorously out-of-context.
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JudeDeluca Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
People are so weird.
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:iconakchilug:
Akchilug Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
She rocks here ))
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IsisMorningstar Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
I like the grown up version!
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jabawokee-star Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
a neil gaiman fan I'm hoping. Amazing story, amazing film, amazing picture! Love it!
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:iconelfen-lied-nyuu:
Elfen-Lied-Nyuu Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
what do you mean by "personal" i mean isent stealing your parents and pretending to be your mother personal?
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
It's a joke you probably aren't old enough to get, :-).
One of the JAWS sequels had the tag line "THIS time it's personal!"
Which was laughably stupid, even at the time; the idea that a shark has decided to make your ongoing war is fantastically silly.
So....for geezers MY age, adding 'this time it's personal' as a tagline to a sequel is a sort of shorthand for saying "This sequel is really unnecesary". Which is the joke I was going for: another Coraline, with her as a full-grown woman, would be a REALLY unnecesary sequel.
:-)
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Elfen-Lied-Nyuu Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
oh lol i get it!!
hur dee hur!! XD
thank you for being nice most people would say "omg you stupid kid why are you even on here im gonna report you!" lol sombody accually said that to me but i love to draw but my scanner sucks so they torn out crap... :,(
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elixirplease Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
of all things i could comment on; i really like your handwriting. thats also a nice cat.
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Jerry-the-Hatta Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
Uhm...Adam, Neil himself has officially seen this. I didn't know if you knew or not, but whoa. He retweeted it on his twitter: [link]

Go you!
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AdamHughes Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
Oh, wow! That's fantastic!

Thanks for the head's up!
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dragonladych Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Neil Gaiman just tweeted about this! That's got to be better than a DD!
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AdamHughes Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
A Daredevil? A Direct Deposit? ;-)

Thanks for the head's up!
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dragonladych Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
He, he! I've been on deviantArt too long, I speak the linguo without noticing ;)

No problem, it was cool to see that, but of course totally deserved!
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MimeHarlequin Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
The colouring is so fantastic!
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JackAViolet Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
I like the idea,and the execution is proficiently done,but do you really think a girl like Coraline will grow up into the cliche "sexy superheroine bimbo" mold?
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AdamHughes Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
It's just a fun joke sketch, nothing to fret about.
If Coraline ever DOES grow up (meaning, in some sort of sequel), I don't think she'd wear the same clothes, either.
It's all a bit of fun. Apparently, Neil Gaiman just saw the peice, got the joke, and liked it.
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JackAViolet Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
By itself, I suppose it's a joke, sure. But it's a bit less of a joke when ALL your women look the same. And when in general our culture has a tendency to sexify everything.
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AdamHughes Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Thank you for your insights. I hope our culture takes your words to heart & changes the way it does business.
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grantgoboom Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Looooove this.
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Funny and cute!
I read your dialogue with ostracizedbleu, and I agree with both your viewpoints; I sometimes get snarly if someone goes overboard doing a grown-up Alice in Wonderland! You can make her sexy, just don't take away her innocence, you know? A hard balance to strike, but it can be done!
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GothicFeverDream Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
ahahah
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DLPP Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
fantastic sequel
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SacherTorte Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Awesome, I love the balance of the image and text. Also the fonts you drew are cool ^^
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ostracizedbleu Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
not that it isn't good, it is amazing, but is nothing really sacred anymore? that story was not even remotely sexual at all, but yet again a young, strong female character has been pimped out and objectified for the pleasure of horny adults. it just seems unfair that in literature and movies, when guys grow up they become heroes, and when girls grow up they lose most of their clothes and gain a perfect barbie figure.

sorry, this is just my opinion. i bow to a skill and technique far greater than mine.
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AdamHughes Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Don't apologize - I really appreciate negative opinions or opposing viewpoints when they are voiced as politely & intelligently as yours. :-)

Normally, I don't respond to comments like this, because it makes me look defensive, and there's usualy never any sort of productiive resolution greater than "We shall agree to disagree; good day, madame!"

But! You seem smart & courteous, so I feel like responding...

Your opinion is 100% valid. No arguments here.

However: bear in mind that objectification exists on both sides of the fence. Yes, most female characters are sexy, but most male characters are, too. Almost every male hero from Superman & Batman on down the line is portrayed as tall, muscular, wide-of-shoulder & narrow-of-hip. When I was a kid, Wolverine was a hairy midget; now he's Hugh Jackman. Objectification happens to guys as much as gals.

Now, that's not so say that female characters (and women in general) don't get reduced to pieces of meat (even though men do, too, these days); but it doesn't happen here. I draw very sexy women, surely, but they are also powerful, assertive, and in control of their situations. I didn't draw grown-up Coraline on a fur rug in the nude; she's grown up to be an adventurer & explorer - she's still got all her exploring gear!

Finally, please bear in mind that this was a convention sketch, a commission drawn for a a fan, at a show. I have a good sense of humor about what I am known for, and this sketch was meant ot be a sort of gag: if they ever did a Coraline sequel, they'd probably make her grown-up, and Lordy, did you hear? They got that bastard Adam Hughes to design her.

Again, thank you for your thoughtful words and opinions.

-AH!-
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ostracizedbleu Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
first of all, thank you for your thoughtful reply!

men are indeed often portrayed as brawny grizzlies in the comic industry, i absolutely agree. it just seems to me that in that industry, while boys look like male models, the writers and illustrators focus more on emphasizing their crime-fighting prowess (which is the most practical reason for being so muscular), and girls are more sexy than powerful looking, which really doesn't add to their worth as a hero.

you did her justice, i was just a little disenchanted at seeing her pushing out those perky DD's! :)

and i'm sure anyone would be lucky to have you design their characters! your art never fails to take my breath away.
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artybel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks lee-kalba for reminding me about one of my favourite shows from when I was a kid. Just looked it up on imdb and you were close, her name is Soleil Moon Frye. And you were right- she did change heaps!
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Lyingbastard Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Very funny. Tagline almost demands a huge MichaelBaysplosion in the background.
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