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Mabel 'Ginger' Joliet 070612 by VinDeamer Mabel 'Ginger' Joliet 070612 by VinDeamer
EDIT: decided to color it woooo~

a better look at Mabel Joliet, Mallory's mother.

In the first pic I drew her during the time she would have still been with the French Resistance. She earned the nickname "Ginger" from her husband initially, but it was picked up by her comrades who often joked about how spry and "on-fire" she always was. It was a slight jab at the color of her hair, which was a dark shade of auburn.

Obviously her second portrait is a while after the war had ended, when her life transformed from the rough and tumble of war to the relative calm of being a housewife. Of course, being a single mother during a time when it was considered taboo doesn't make the transition to "normal" life any easier. :v

(I suppose I could slap a bit of basic color on this to make it come alive a little more. idk I really should get in the habit of coloring more of my art PROPERLY)

so yeah the date is different on this because I drew it several weeks ago but forgot to post it. oopies

~VinDeamer

Mabel Adrienne "Ginger" Joliet is explicitly my character!! She may not be used in any form or capacity without my express, written permission.
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Adrianpink Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Cute :) And happy birthday!
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VinDeamer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you!!

~VinDeamer
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Adrianpink Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
you're welcome! ^_^
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PuddinPopKlayman Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
love the year how the life is passed on ;D
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VinDeamer Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012   Digital Artist
haha yeah, I love doing age progressions. they're actually harder to do when only a few years have gone by. =P

~VinDeamer
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PuddinPopKlayman Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
agree:D
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gizmo01 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work :)
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VinDeamer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you! C:

~VinDeamer
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gizmo01 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yw ^_^
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MU-Cheer-Girl Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
She looks ever cooler in color!

Also, I noticed that you mentioned her being in a French Resistance. Is this going to somehow be related to Larousse, or a completely different story?
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VinDeamer Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   Digital Artist
(long reply ahead, I'm so sorry!!)

well originally, since she was meant to be an expansion of the character from Ratatouille, I did have her related to Larousse. in my fanfiction canon, she is Larousse's great aunt, and she was indeed a part of the French Resistance in her younger years. (to explain the gas canister, shotgun, and WWII-era helmet she uses in the film. =P) She was also made to be a link between Horst and his German-esque features, which is why I created Mallory, to bridge that "gap", since it would have fit in directly with the timeline. However, her story evolved enough that I could break it from Ratatouille entirely if I wanted to, and re-write it as an original story, which I plan on doing.

So to answer your question, it's a bit of both! I can really use her and her story either way, but since I have plans to write it out as a novel someday (hopefully!), I don't post a lot of art or writings pertaining to it. C:

~VinDeamer
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MU-Cheer-Girl Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the explanation! I'd love to read the story someday.
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VinDeamer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012   Digital Artist
haha no problem C:

~VinDeamer
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Crpdude Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The figure looks amazing, and I'd say your before-and-after descriptions match the way these characters look rather well! Especially the after pic. Not all stress is post-traumatic, no?
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PuddinPopKlayman Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
I do love the hat! i always wanted hats like that! >w< nice job!
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VinDeamer Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   Digital Artist
oh gosh I've always wanted one of those hats, too! (they're called berets, which you probably knew but may have forgotten?? idk???) ;u; thanks!!

~VinDeamer
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PuddinPopKlayman Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
your welcome! X3 best hat ever!
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MU-Cheer-Girl Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very amazing character! Love her.
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VinDeamer Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   Digital Artist
awww thank you ;u; :love:

~VinDeamer
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MU-Cheer-Girl Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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Rainmaker113 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist
Of course I'm the first one to fave this but WHATEVAH. You know I love it. :3
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VinDeamer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012   Digital Artist
you'll probably be the only one to fave it, don't worry :V
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Rainmaker113 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist
I feel bad, though. :iconcryforeverplz:
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VinDeamer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012   Digital Artist
why tho. it's kind of the dA rule that no one cares about your original characters unless you already have an extensive dA history issall good just something you get used to I suppose weh
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Rainmaker113 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist
:iconthrowplz: (that is me throwing the world, by the way)
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VinDeamer Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   Digital Artist
O..............kay
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Rainmaker113 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist
I wanted to show you the throwing thing
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