Thursday, October 19, 2017

Halloween Paper Doll

Here's a black and white Halloween paper doll using a modified version of the base I used for Easter here
Her costumes include a clown and a witch, along with hats, a pair of shoes, and some spooky accessories.  No promises on coloring, but I will try. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Quick Halloween Paper Doll in color

My mom in Prismacolor Pencils (limit 12 colors)

Ink shading

Colored by Me with Prismacolor Pencils

Colored by me with Prismacolor Markers (and some Copic)
Black and White here

These are some various colored versions of the above black and white doll.  As you can see, I used a few different mediums.  My mom also wanted to color so her version is here too.  The paper I printed on is a slight off white, so it scans in a bit odd.  May try to color using Photoshop and Illustrator as well.  If you share a colored version of this paper doll with me, I will post it here along with your name.  Email a jpg or png along with the subject "Halloween Coloring" be sure to include your name.  Kids, get permission from your parents before sending anything.

I've also decided to name this witch, Hazel.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

inktober witch part 2

Can you believe this month is about half over!  Above are two more pages for inktober paper doll. here.  Page 1 includes Socialite, I always imaging someone in a sharp cutting edge of fashion suit.  Seamstress I tried to make a human pincushion.  Blood witch.  And lolita witch wearing a cute pumpkin dress with ruffles and bows.  I also added in a broom and a cauldron bag that can go with different outfits. Page two includes a Wicked Witch, inspired by Raven Queen from Ever after High.  Sun witch, inspired by Sun Goddess Barbie. Candy witch, inspired by Katy Perry, and Pixie witch, whose wings are a bit lopsided because I ran out of room on the page! More to come.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Vamps and Villains

So I got my newest/latest issue of OPDAG in the mail.  Issue 118 theme was Vamps and Villains.  I decided to do these two Batman ladies, since they are both Vamps and Villains. Harley Quinn 6 outfits and a 'hat', all of these are from various video games, cartoons and movies.  I was inspired by Bruce Timm's artwork as far as style goes. Just note before you look him up, not all of his art is safe for work.  Poison Ivy has 6 outfits, also from various movies and comics.These characters are owned by DC comics.  I used Adobe Illustrator to create the dolls.  I may add more characters later (Wonder Woman, Cat woman maybe)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017



Brenda Sneathen Mattox

Charles Ventura

Dress a Doll

Shirley Derr

Dress a Doll

Sandra Vanderpool

Dress a doll

Dress a doll

Shirley  Derr
These are some pages scanned from the OPDAG News (Original Paper Doll Artist Guild).  This is issue 34 from Winter 1993 and the theme is Cinderella.  What a great theme! Includes a dress a doll.  All pages are in black and white, not all pages are shown here. 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Halloween Finger Puppets

Here's another Halloween Children's Page from the artist Joan Walsh Anglund.  This page features 5 finger puppet figures along with a pumpkin shaped stage. I believe this is from October 1984 or 1985. 

Friday, October 6, 2017

inktober witch paper doll

Last year I did a Ball joint Lolita themed paper doll for inktober but I never posted it because I want to work on the project further.  This year I found a list of prompts here link  and decided that was the themes I wanted to use for my paper doll.  Day 1 was seasonal witch, I choose a subtle fall theme for the base, if she was colored (which I may do later) I'd imagine soft oranges, reds, and browns.  Second day was urban witch, I went for a modern girl vibe with a oversized sweater paired with a graphic crop top, short skirt, leggings and boots.  The 3rd day was Merchant/Vagabond, I decided to make a potion seller.  4th was garden witch,  I went for a homemade looking outfit.  She is holding a squash jack-o-lantern.  I accidentally skipped day 5 (realized this morning when I went to today's prompt) and did day 6 instead, which is Oracle.  I stuck with a traditional Greek Delphi inspired dress.  I tried a few techniques I haven't used before, resulting in some bleeding ink over my lines, but hey, it's practice.  More outfits will be posted about every 4 or 5 days, (until the page is full) for the rest of the month.  I encourage you to also participate in inktober,  There are lots of prompt list out there if you don't know what to draw.  Or just doodle in ink every day at least! 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Quick Halloween Paper Doll

During the weekend I had a yard sale at my house.  Didn't get a lot of traffic or make much money, but I did had out a few sheets of the doll above.  This Halloween themed paper doll was drawn in a day.  She has 4 costumes, a princess, a witch, a fairy, and Arabian princess like Jasmine (or a genie).  She has a witch hat with wig, a princess crown with wig and a hair jewel to match the Arabian outfit.  Her base costume is a Wonder Woman super hero inspired suit.  I have like 4 colored versions of this, since I had not much to do while sitting around at my yard sale.  I'll post those later.  Maybe if I get time, I will do a boy as well to hand out at Halloween.  But it's also Inktober and I'm trying to keep up with that.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Send Love to Las Vegas

I live in Las Vegas, if you don't know...  I am safe.  The events last night are truly heart breaking. Ever since 9/11 I've always been afraid something like this would happen here, especially on the strip. With such crowds of people, and events almost every night, I felt it was just a matter of time before the city became a target. I had hoped it would never happen. I am saddened to hear it finally did. My heart go out to all those affected and prayers to the families who lost loved ones. We're all asking why, I'm not sure we'll ever know.  I don't usually post personal stuff on this blog, but when a tragedy hits home, I feel it's my responsibility.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Outfits from the Year We Graduated

The month's theme for the Collaboration Project was Outfits from the Year we Graduated, so in my case, 2007.  I choose to draw outfits I actually wore my senior year, including my prom dress.  Don't get too impressed by the lace, though, I just used a Photoshop brush to get the effect.  The Cookie Monster T-shirt is a top I still have to this day and wear on occasion.  I liked to pair it with carpi pants that had a pleat/seam on the front of the legs when I was younger. This year was my 10 year high school reunion.  I didn't go, too busy going back to collage.  Also too much money!  They wanted like $55 a person, no thanks.

For more outfits for this doll drawn by me click here

Paper Doll School here
Paper Thin Persona here
Pop Culture Paper Dolls  here

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Dolly Dingles Little Friends, Gwennie and Denny Sweetie

How sweet is that little baby paper doll?  This page is from the Pictorial Review and features art by Grace G Drayton of some of Dolly Dingles Friends.  There are two dolls, 1 has 2 dresses and a hat, the other has 1 outfit with matching hat and a pet cat.  There's a little story panel as well. Sorry, I don't know the date on this one.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Barbie pages by Siyi Lin

These four paper dolls are from the artist Siyi Lin and were published in January/February 2009 issue of Haute Doll magazine.  It's actually 3 pages, one page has a paper doll on both sides. The pages include: Suburban shopper with brunette swirl ponytail, 1 dress, 1 hat, and 1 pair of shoes; Gay Parisienne with brunette doll and dress, hat, shoes and fur, shawl; Silken Flame with blonde bubble cut along with dress, coat, and shoes; and finally Busy Gal with brunette ponytail, dress, jacket/top, hat and shoes.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Selling large lot of Barbie Paper dolls on Ebay

My first ebay listing.  Large lot of Barbie Paper Dolls plus some non-paper doll items.

Barbie Jewel Secrets Big Coloring Book

I did not scan all the coloring pages, but focused on the paper doll and outfits along with one page I thought was pretty.  This coloring book is from Golden published in 1987 and features Mattel's Jewel Secrets Barbie.  The paper doll has 4 dresses and 2 accessories, all which can be colored. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dress Me! Over and Over

This is another cute Queen Holden baby doll from a set called Dress Me Over and Over (not to be confused with Dress me! Cut-Out Dolls by the same artist), published by Whitman 1950.  The doll has 20 outfits, 10 hats/wigs, 2 pair of shoes, and a bath tub with accessories. Not complete, some small accessories missing from the cut set. 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Baby Betty

Aside from any 'life size' paper dolls, Baby Betty by Queen Holden is one of my biggest, she barely fits in my largest scanner.  I hate stitching (scanning two images and putting them together) so even some of these are clipped slightly. The doll measures roughly 15.5 inches tall.  This set was from Whitman 1937.  Shacksman did a reproduction set in 1985 but I think the doll is smaller, like 13 inches or so.  She has 6 large outfits, a hat, and 6 accessories.  This is not a complete set, she is missing some  accessories, like shoes, a doll, and some bows.