Fan Art Up! (14) – Coraline

July 17, 2014 About Me, Art it Up! 41

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Fan Art Up! is a weekly feature hosted by Tabitha @ Not Yet Read. It is dedicated to showcasing our Fan Art and doodles inspired by entertainment media, whether it’s Books, Movies, Anime, Comics, etc. Or even your random self inspired art! Break out those dusty art supplies!

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This week’s art was inspired by

CORALINE by Neil Gaiman | Goodreads


A few years ago I made this ribbon jointed, polymer clay, self portrait art doll inspired by Coraline. She was the first I’d made so she’s quite a bit ruff and I accidentally used the wrong paint so she’s glossy too. argh.

Tabitha Coraline


Then one of my best friends Rachel (who may be joining us here on the blog in the near future) asked if I could make her one. She had made me a gorgeous humongous painting for my toddler’s baby room so of course I couldn’t turn her down. I’m just ashamed to say it took me a year to make her. But I love how she turned out – way better then the first one! I love her white hair and turquoise dress!

And then of course today since I’m into doodling and watercolor right now I did up a super fast sketch / watercolor. Anyone else love Coraline??




I absolutely adore this ghostly looking chubby guy. And realized that I totally favor the turquoise watercolor paint.

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When I'm in the zone I can flip book pages faster than the eye can see - screaming "More Input!" I'm a book, yarn, & art supply hoarding goblin who loves to draw, make toys and craft all sorts of creepy cute things. My current habit is to listen to audio books while I'm arting it up!
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41 Responses to “Fan Art Up! (14) – Coraline”

    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      I definitely think she likes her. She wanted all the ruffles like my original doll. The ruffles were a pain in the arse because they are hand folded and sewn on one fold at a time – painnnnn LOL I stuck myself alot. Blood sweat and tears I say.
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  1. BookaholicCat

    Your dolls are adorable! I love Coraline too… now I’m envious… I want my own Coraline doll.
    I have noticed you favor the turquoise color… it’s one of my favorite colors. 😉
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      It is totally one of my favorite colors. You should give it a try making one! All you need is some polymer clay, some masking tape for the core….and fabric, paint and hmmm whatever you want to use for hair. I used raw needle felting wool on the first doll and mohair i think for the second one’s hair but i can’t remember. It’s much easier then people seem to think if you go for something really simple like the first one I made.
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  2. lynnsbooks

    I love the little turquoise dude and agree about the colour! You’re so creative. My sister has a thing about collecting dolls too – she’s also really artistic. She has loads of these really creepy goth dolls that look like something out of a Tim Burton movie.
    Lynn 😀
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      Heck yes! Anything that looks like it crawled out of a Tim Burton movie I am all about it! I adore his vision!

      I’m so glad you like him. He’s definitely one of my favorites so far. I actually seem to flip flop back and forth. I’ll do one I like then one I hate and so forth. I don’t have any goth dolls well I guess the one I made of me looks kind of victorian gothic doesn’t it?
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      And I thought I didn’t watch TV. YOu must watch Sweeney Todd! and Corpse Bride! and and 9! – and Coraline and NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

      Or I will beat the ever living crap out of you next time we meet. Or I’ll just lick the side of your face like a dog until you give in.
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  3. Kristen

    I love your monsters and cannot resist anything Coraline, love the progression from the first to the second doll. Is it weird to think creepy things are kinda cute? 🙂
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      I totally love creepy cute dolls and monsters. Now when they veer over into the realm of grotesque thats when I shy away. Which is odd because my sister really likes even the horror style dolls that are bloody and emaciated and just *shivers* NOT CUTE.

      Glad you like them. Yes the progression from the first to the second was amazing. You learn so much from every attempt. I bet if I were to make another it would hopefully be even better!
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