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coraline after mckean by dholms coraline after mckean by dholms
so anyway,...
as i was getting close to 30K pageviews, i started thinking about what i could do for you guys,...in the way of a 'thank you'. you know?
at the time i was reading 'coraline' and 'wolves in the walls' by neil gaiman and dave mckean. also had just finished 'go ask alice' by anonymous and was really drowning in some cure,...'disintegration' mainly. i was pretty much in a strange state of mind. uhm,...make that stranger than usual. *smirk*
so, i got the idea to do this. a tribute to gaiman and mckean,...and a tribute to you guys.
i know i know,...some of you guys don't like to bring up the 'page view' thing. i understand.
but, it's nice to know someone's looking.
you know?

so thanks.
for looking.

loud love people.
-d

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sorry about the cruddy scan. it looks loads better in person. i promise. it's about 12 x 18. i'll be doing a local show down here in valley, al on valentine's day. it'll be there. so if you guys are 'passing through' about then (heh.), stop by. we'll go down to earl's place afterwards and play quarters. :P
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DoubleDandE Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job, I like how the colors and shading came out. Good job. 
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dholms Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so very much!
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DoubleDandE Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome. 
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TribalGraces Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, wow, this is so cool!
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dholms Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you.
that's very kind of you.
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Matt-Baldwin-Ives Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Awesome :)
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow, this is bizarre. When I saw this image I knew I remembered it from something, and when I read 'Coraline' I realized I read that book when I was around 12. You captured the style—and as far as I can remember also the story—very well!
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dholms Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well, i have to give dave mckean most of the credit.
i basically used alot of his work on the project for reference
and then threw in some of my own junk.
i love mckean.
he and sam keith are two of my favorites.

thanks!
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Jessica-Lorraine-Z Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is fantastic, love the colors and textures in this piece. It's Soft but edgy. :)
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caddman Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
ooohhh nice concept! very cool...:heart:
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Firefly1910 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
This is stunning...so good! I love Don McKean's art, and this is a beautiful tribute to him and Neil Gaiman. Well done!
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BansheesRock5 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
I loved the book and movie so much it was what got me trying be an artist.
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InavderKatie22 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
i got the book for this movie
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AmaryllisBrayWalker Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
....These drawings scare me....Im not joking...,XD
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EonForgery Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
One of my favourite artist of all time. Thanks for bringing this here!
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secretladyspider Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
I freaking love this. 00
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Lady-Dracoleo101 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Okay, this is just neat. <3
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rockinmidnight18 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
I really love how you did this picture and the setting :)
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larynia Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Awesome! :heart: I love this book and this pic ;)
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Magic-Kristina-KW Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Student Artist
Coraline's beautiful than the blue-haired Coraline.
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oldschool-sinner Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
this is great!
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mousecircus95 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
*should've commented before* xD

I absolutely adore this. :3 You portrayed Dave McKean's style brilliantly, to every degree. Especially his way of almost hiding images within the picture, like the rats. And the texture look of it really ties it together.
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JLSilvea Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
amazing
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mysh-dude Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
What tools and technique did You use for this one? :)
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CalamityJade Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hi! I featured this lovely dev here --> [link]
Thanks for sharing ♥
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Tiziopide Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
wow! :D
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cuffygirl Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
the book cover is soo scary! my personal opinion i like the book better
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SpawnGuy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Nice work on the brush strokes and other textures. It makes theforeground characters (particularly the cat) stand out from the background, but one dosen't overshadow the other.
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dinkybruiser Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
wow this is aamazing !!!
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TheWaveWrider Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This defiantly is an awesome piece of art you got here buddy. I especially love how you designed the rats. And all together it reminds me of the movie Mirror Mask. I deeply enjoy Neil's work and yours as well.
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DeborahWolfdancer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
This is really good and precise job! ;)
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stull Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Dave McKean was by far my favorite illustrator for the Coraline books. I like the additional background you gave to it.
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Spazzeon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing
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PurpleFuzzy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
is there another painting that looks similar to this? because i swear i've seen this before.. ?
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death-by-fangirl Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
o.O woah, i saw this on the cover of the book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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BriLikesMaximumRide Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
I love the book this is really good!
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i just finished reading coraline for the second time and i got wolves in the walls for christmas (along with mister punch)i love gaiman as much as i love my own mother<333
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moshrocker Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
neatoness
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Emerette-Julia Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Sure this deviation is old but still. I read Coraline years ago and loved it. I fainted when I heard they were making it a movie. And I love thispiece, the effects and everything!
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astrid-luvlykwinter Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
have any shows in the philippines? lol
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DracMakens Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
i have and love this book! nice picture too!
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articpenguin Featured By Owner May 27, 2008   Traditional Artist
very nice. i can't wait for the movie to come out
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despondentsoul Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
Ubelievable, I love this. I've never seen fan art like this before. BEAUTIFUL! You have so much skill and talent.
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Zweihander400 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
lovely... :worship:
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sburak Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
great piece i love mckean:)
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pumpkin-girl27 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
awesome..... i'd love to see that in person XP
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Ville13 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
This is fantastic... It brought back all the emotions I felt when I read the book. Great work.
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Ithidet Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
youve done his style great nice work
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xxxdarkravenxxx Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
i love the book, this was done beautifuly!
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Hellraiser87 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
what can I say Just a very nice work ! :)

/)RIEs Van Lommel
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