Other Mother

Other Mother is a classic baddie created bother mothery British author Neil Gaiman in the amazing fantasy-horror novel and movie Coraline.

Using one google search for an image orientation I was drawn to drawing Other Mother because the word available was ‘button’.

I felt like I just climbed back up from a well myself so wanting to keep the creepy atmosphere alive I drew Other Mother’s jittery fingers and red nails using some basic tools of pens, highlighter and spray paint for the background.

I love Other Mother’s spider-like features with buttons sewn into her eyes and drew her wearing a Morticia Adams style costume which I don’t think she actually wears in the movie itself.

I used to draw all the time... then there was a very long gap till I acquired a Draw Something addiction that began in March 2012 which threw me into the world of digital drawing. I now mainly use a drawing app called Sketch Club and have recently created a website for a drawing game my friend and I have invented called Monkey Side Bars. Monkey Side Bars is a twice-a-week drawing game where you are challenged to a piece of art on a specific theme. Players take turns selecting the theme for each round. On the reveal date for each round, we co-ordinate a mass posting to Instagram simultaneously across the globe (see posting times and collages). Be sure to check your posting time. The game is open to all who wish to participate. We welcome all levels of skill from beginners to hobbyists to professionals. All you need is a creative mind, a sense of humor, and a willingness to try. You might have heard it through the ape vine… This game will have you hooked on the monkey bars. Like a monkey likes a banana… it has that appeal. Come monkey around with us and see what all the fuss is about.

4 thoughts on “Other Mother

  1. Love it! The costume totally works and I like the way the eybrows add “expression”! Great job!

  2. Oooh: Cute, Adorable, Stylish, Sexy… Cold, Manipulative, Deadly… Do I run and hug her? Or do I run and hide? Oh my! I’m so conflicted… but… but…

  3. Oooooooh funny Vanessa. Yes, you should run and hug her and if you want to stay you will have to have buttons sewn into your eyes but you get to choose the colour 😀

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