Saturday, August 1, 2009

'It's not Caraline. It's Coraline. Coraline.'

'The cat yawned slowly, carefully, revealing a mouth and tongue of astounding pinkness. "Cats don't have names," it said.

"No?" said Coraline.

"No," said the cat. "Now, you people have names. That's because you don't know who you are. We know who we are, so we don't need names."'

I just recently had time to read a book or two and thought I'd plop down and read another children's story (since they seem to be the only books that can hold my interest these days.) And there had been some hype about the new 'Coraline' movie coming out on DVD soon, so I decided to pick it up and give it a chance. To my surprise, the book had many things that I enjoy in a good book: a good plot, fun characters, an evil villian, dark humor, a slighty, slightly, slighty gothic style, and many others that I won't mention here (for the list would likely go on for a while.)
Anyway, by reading this schpeel, you'll probablly guess what today's picture is of. It seems to have become a bit of a cliché with me (reading a good book and then drawing a picture of it), but...oh well. It's a bit of a tribute to both the look of the film and the desciption from the book. If you've read the book, you'll know what's in the picture and what it signifies. If not...I highly recommend you go read it. It's a relatively short book and reads fast, so not much of your precious time will be wasted.
Hope you all enjoy. More to come soon.

© 2009 Jeremy Owen
Coraline film logo © 2009 Focus Features


  1. Question: Do you have a Deviant Art profile?

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  2. I really like this, if they would ever want to do another version of the graphic nove, your style would be very well suited for it. very nice :)

    - D

  3. hey i like this one :) very cool...
    so to answer your questions, it would awesome if you wanted to draw a picture of me... maybe you could do one of me and Ben together? :P whatever you'd like but he loved your site and looked through all the art...
    question of my own... are you planning on doing anything with your art professionally? and are you doing anything like that now, or just this blogg? I wish i knew a way to get your stuff out more cuz it really is totatlly unique and amazing...
    hope your summer is going great! and happy birthday (soon, right?)