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VoS: Coraline Reference Sheet by katima VoS: Coraline Reference Sheet by katima

A new reference sheet for Coraline complete with color splotches, expressions and a guide for her tail stripe. :)

Territory Name: Okeanos
Character Name: Coraline
Character Species: Purple Queen Anthias
Rank: Omega
Gender: Female
Age: 16
Powers/Abilities: None yet

Coraline is a bubbly and cute sort of person. She has a short attention span and quite literally the memory of a fish. She's entranced by shiny things and loves to swim in the sunnier waters around the colorful coral. Often she can be seen wearing a piece of coral on her head that her friend found and gave to her. Coraline is easily distracted and has the severe issue of taking nothing seriously.

Coraline was born in a colorful and busy reef full of life and opportunity. Her life was a simple one, swimming about and enjoying the sunlight through the water, even on occasion enjoying herself on the beaches and rocks outside of the water. Her family was a colorful lot and they all took pride in the fact, keeping themselves well groomed and clean, as not to lose the shine in their hair and scales.
Coraline was in some ways a bit of a black fish to her family as she didn't have enough of an attention span to sit still and brush her hair to perfection. instead, she would run off to play and swim with the others from the reef, enjoying the days as they came. To Coraline, her world was perfect in the warm waters of home. That is until she swam too far from her home reef and found Siyyon, forgetting which direction home was in.
Since her arrival at Siyyon she has made her home in the warmer salt waters and collects anything she finds to be colorful or shiny. If asked about her home reef she often gets a bit of a vacant expression and blinks, having forgotten most of it since she was very young at the time.

About Coraline's Family:
Coraline grew up in a home with several brothers and sisters, though many of them lived far from home, having moved on to lives of their own. Kalista, the eldest sister and the most vain of the siblings would often wake the girls early so they might do their hair and scrub their scales to perfection in the mornings, something Coraline most hated and easily remembers to this day as she greatly valued sleep as a child.
Coraline's parents were often invalid, having been busy with the many social gatherings of the reef. They would often leave the children to their own devices or under the older siblings care. Coraline's father is much of a mystery to her as she remembers very little of him other than his usual stance on their home being orderly and clean. Her mother was a gentle sort of woman, however, and would often tell them tales of the other reefs they would sometimes visit, as well as share local songs and lore.

Coraline and art (c) Myself.
Colored pose borrowed from *uppuN with permission. :)

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Selinelle Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
She looks very interesting
katima Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thanks, and thanks for all of the favorites! :)
EVAUnit4A Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist
Awesome mermaid. :hug:

Bubblegum coloring kinda bugs me, though; the hair is too similar to the tail and shells and it all kinda blends together. A little variety might help, including with the eyes. :confused:
Are you planning to do shading someday? :nod:
katima Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Student Filmographer

Her coloring is actually supposed to mimic the colors of the fish shes based off of. Unfortunately since this is a reference sheet there will be no shading done to this picture of her since I want the colors to be clear which ones they are on her body. :)
Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
:wave: Hello! I'm here to let you know that this deviation has been featured in UnseenArtists Self Pimp-Out Vol. 23! Please be sure to check out the artists featured and :+favlove: the article so that it can reach a greater audience!
katima Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thank you. :)
uppuN Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice ;) I think I want to draw her someday, maybe with Ariel or my OC Alyana :)
katima Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thanks! And I'd be flattered if you wanted to draw her. :)
BANANAguanoBat Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Tobe honest... she reminds me of myself xD
katima Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Student Filmographer
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