Creature Feature: Be Wise. Be Brave. Be Tricky. – Beautiful Freaks Fest Day 3!

I knew right away when I came to my blog today what I was going to write about for the final day of the Beautiful Freaks Fest.

As mentioned in yesterday’s post I had planned my day out to work on a commission piece. The client asked me to do a painting for their niece’s birthday present. She has a healthy obsession with the movie Coraline and they immediately thought of me to do the piece. I was told to do what I wanted and am really happy with how it turned out. I also think it fits in quite nicely with the overall theme of the blog festivities.

I call it “Be Wise. Be Brave. Be Tricky”…….

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I love commission pieces. Especially when they have to do with cool themes of things I am into. Coraline is an incredible movie and this piece was right up my alley. The movie has been described as being “a child-friendly premise interlaced with twisted imagery and psychological depth”. The story line in general is often compared to some of my other favorite movies (Labyrinth, Alice In Wonderland and Wizard Of Oz). Even though the client would’ve been happy with a painting that was just a close up of the character I wanted to do a little more because I love the movie so much and had yet to do a piece inspired by it.

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Besides the creepy yet magical feel of the movie its the character of Coraline that I love so much. She’s not your typical girl from Pontiac Michigan. She’s a blue haired girl with an adventurous heart. She tells it how it is and enjoys the little things in life like playing in the rain and making dowsing rods to track ghosts!

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And even though her curiosity causes her some danger she is smart enough to find unique ways to overcome her obstacles.

I am going to see if I can find a place with a large enough scanner so that I can offer prints of this piece. So come check back here soon! Also feel free to check out the Drippings page of my website for other paintings I have done and don’t forget that today is the last day to take advantage of my coupon code! Just put in code BEAUTIFULFREAKS17 at check out in my Etsy shop and watch 13% get slashed off your orders (of $5 or more)!

If you are interested in having a commission piece done by yours cruelly contact me for more info and then go visit the remaining posts for the Beautiful Freaks Fest! Let your curiosity go wild!

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Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

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5 thoughts on “Creature Feature: Be Wise. Be Brave. Be Tricky. – Beautiful Freaks Fest Day 3!

  1. Coraline (and everything Neil Gaiman) is revered in my household. I love the movie. I adore the book. I might’ve read it too many times for the number of times not to be ridiculous to share.

    I love the painting–the look on Coraline’s face, the way you placed the cat behind her, and of course the key.

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    • You know I have still not read the book. I really need to. My book reading is limited to my lunch breaks at work and when I am waiting for my husband to pick me up at the end of the day. My time gets so consumed with work and then my art on the side. I am gonna put it on my GoodReads list. I am sure its incredible.

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