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joelinne tristen raoul 081612 by VinDeamer joelinne tristen raoul 081612 by VinDeamer
I never draw Joelinne. :V

quickie facts for those who are new to this guy:

- Joelinne was born on September 17, 1990 to Danielle Raoul (Colette's mother. Colette is two years older than Joelinne) as a result of rape.

- Joelinne's father is Mallory Joliet, who also fathered Horst 20 years earlier.

- Joelinne was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of four.

- He's generally loud, rude, opinionated, intrusive, flighty, compulsive, crafty, and angry.

- He never met his father. Mallory was considered to be one of the most wanted criminals in Paris, and Joelinne unknowingly followed directly in his footsteps. Hate, evil, and murder are in the bloodline. (Horst is the only one who never ended up this way.)

- From the time he was a young child, Joelinne had an impulse to destroy and kill.

- He does have a good side, but it takes a lot to coax it out of him. He has quick comedic wit and a dry, sarcastic sense of humor, a contagious laugh, and despite the lifestyle he lives, he is quite intelligent.

- He battled with depression for most of his life, but never took prescribed medication for it.

- His mother died when he was only 14, leaving him completely alone with no family. He ended up on the street and lived there the rest of his life.

- He attempted to find work around this time and actually ended up as a janitor/garbage boy at Gusteau's. His recklessness eventually got him fired from the job, after which he was replaced by Alfredo. (He never figured out he was related to Colette or Horst while he was working there.)

- He eventually resorts to taking heavy drugs, more so during stages of deep depression.

- He has been arrested on multiple occasions for everything from petty thieving to full-out murders. Only once did he break out of jail.

- He finds out about his brother in mid-2009, and the two met up and instantly connected.

- Joelinne dies from a drug overdose in an act of suicide on September 5, 2009, roughly a week before his 19th birthday. (The culprit was methamphetamine, specifically.) If it weren't for meeting Horst, there would have been no one in his life to give him a proper burial.

- (random extra) If he had lived and put aside his reckless lifestyle, Joelinne would have ended up becoming a concert pianist.

so yeah, that's Joelinne. I feel like I've explained most of this before, but it doesn't hurt to make it clear again for new watchers and whatnot.

also I've been trying to draw that particular picture on the bottom for months now and finally got it.

please do me a favor and watch this video because it is literally Joelinne.

~VinDeamer

Joelinne Tristen Raoul belongs to me.
All elements of Ratatouille belong to Disney-Pixar.
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thedriveintheatre Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Wow it's kinda sad that it wasn't the cops or crooks that did him in the end, but the drugs.

Also kinda poignant knowing that the same fingers that picked people's pockets and pulled a gun's trigger could've been put to more beautiful and fruitful use on ivory keys.

As I always say, you have a penchant for dramatic storylines and characters. Do you watch like, crime movies or read detective thrillers or somethin? Haha pretty cool story, though, it's interesting how linguini, Horst and joelinne's lives are all intertwined.

Is he left-handed? I notice his supporting arm is his right.
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VinDeamer Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012   Digital Artist
I intend to do an actual piece of fiction relating to this story and how Horst and Joelinne meet each other. Right now I'm hung up on how to have them find out they're related, however. I want to present it in a way that's realistic, yet not linger on that detail for very long, though it's important. (I mean, there's got to be a lot of mixed feelings over finding out that you have a half sibling who is twenty years younger than you, and on the other end, learning that your father was a sick rapist who was 45 when you were born.) I want to move right in to the story line of the two getting to know each other, and Horst's attempts to "save" Joelinne.

I honestly don't watch any of those kind of shows. Anything with any measure of blood in it is far too much for me. I have the weakest stomach in the world. :'D sometimes even hearing things being described in relation to an accident or medical procedure can send me over the edge. I learn a lot from what I do happen to catch on the TV or the news, or by reading internet articles and such. Most of these ideas just spring from my own mind.

Interesting you mentioned the left-handed thing - I never put any thought into that. I often find out even more things about my characters when I draw them, and it looks like I just found another thing about Joelinne I didn't even know. C: thanks for pointing that out! (I think deep, but honestly don't think that much into things when I'm drawing xD)

I always loved the bittersweet, somewhat romantic aspect of Joelinne having a talent and a future that he'd never discover or live out. Kind of makes you think about people who take their lives every single day - how many of those people had futures brighter and bigger than they could have ever imagined? Yet they were gone too soon, and will never fulfill those dreams or destinies.

Sorry for such a long reply. You usually give me a lot to talk about in reply to the things you write, which is good!

~VinDeamer
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whos-the-lemon-now-4 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow what a sad story, but i love the way you draw people. :D
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VinDeamer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012   Digital Artist
do you really?? aaa that makes me so happy to hear ;u; thank you!!! :heart:

~VinDeamer
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whos-the-lemon-now-4 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yea, of course i do! ur style is just, really original, i've never seen humans drawn like yours, very nice job!!! :love:
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VinDeamer Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Digital Artist
fdjgkdlfh I've had this message in my inbox for several days because every time I see it I feel so happy ;o; it's so nice to know that I have a style that's distinct and recognizable. it's taken a while for me to get there! :') thanks SO much again!!! :heart:

~VinDeamer
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whos-the-lemon-now-4 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awww, now that makes me feel all happy that i made you happy!! :happycry:
and yea, i could recognize one of your drawings easily. they're beautiful! :love:
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VinDeamer Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012   Digital Artist
pffff anytime someone comments on my style I feel like a million dollars. :heart: THANKS AGAIN I keep staring at this message too ;u;

~VinDeamer
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whos-the-lemon-now-4 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww, well i'm glad :hug:
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Novanplz Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Awesome.
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