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Uploaded: July 4, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: July 4, 2010
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So I really wanted to do a tutorial on "how to draw Coraline step by step". I haven't watched the movie but my brother said it was the bomb. He told me it was about a girl who wants a better family. One day she walks into a doorway she found in her closet and on the other side was the perfect family. They treated her so well that she really enjoyed it. Later on, the family slowly turns evil and tries to get Coraline's eyes. Why you ask? I have no idea, but it sounds pretty creepy. Anyways, the reference I used for the image was from the official Coraline movie poster. I really liked the pose she was in so I got inspiration and drew my own. The voice actress for Coraline is Dakota Fanning. This particular person also appeared in one of my favorite movies, "Twilight Saga: Eclipse". She did an O.K job on the acting for such a small role. Anyways, the drawing was kinda easy. The preparations for the sketches were pretty swift considering that I had a vision of how she would be drawn. The finishing line work was pretty swift and the coloring was great. The background for the original image was inspired from a Coraline book cover I seen. I used some elements and worked my own design. I thought a tutorial to "draw Coraline" would be a great idea so I went ahead and pursued it. I seriously hope you'll enjoy this tutorial; I had lots of fun completing this lesson. Thanks for viewing and have a happy 4th of July!

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how to draw coraline

How to Draw Coraline

how to draw coraline step 1

STEP 1.

This step is very honest, you mainly have to begin with the guidelines. Guidework will aid you towards completing a nearly perfect figure. Make sure you get the guidelines drawn just right. I would suggest using a ruler and compass to make perfect lines and shapes.
 
how to draw coraline step 2

STEP 2.

Next, you will start sketching out the basic face shape for Coraline. Drawing Coraline's face should be a bit easy because she has an oval wide face shape. Make sure you get to sketch out her eyes too.
 
how to draw coraline step 3

STEP 3.

Then, draw the hairline and hair for Coraline. Stay close to the guidelines as your vulnerable to making mistakes. Start drawing the shoulders once you're done drawing the rest of her head.
 
how to draw coraline step 4

STEP 4.

In this step, you'll have to sketch out the rest of the facials to her face. This should be simple because there is less complexity to her. The freckles should be drawn in all the right places. Once you've completed that, move onto drawing her arms and shirt.
 
how to draw coraline step 5

STEP 5.

Finish off her shirt and patterns. This should be very easy. Make sure to keep in touch with the guidelines.
 
how to draw coraline step 6

STEP 6.

Lastly, draw the skirt and stockings that cover her very slender legs. After you've drawn all this, you're set and ready to clean up your lines!
 
how to draw coraline step 7

STEP 7.

This is what your drawing should resemble. If you see any mistakes, go over the tutorial again and fix them. Draw Coraline until you get the hang of her. Remember to keep practicing until you get it right! Thanks for viewing and have fun!