Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Doodle Dump

witch and Sailor Moon inspired lolitas

same character different art styles

funky fashions

Some sketches I did on Staff Day in October of 2017.  We had some colored pencils, so the bottom ones are in color.  Some kawaii fashion designs inspired by Japanese lolitas.  Also a quick character design in two art styles, which I may resurrect later.  I'll post some more sketches I've been doing on my class notes later.  Also my Birthday is Friday!  December 1st!  So maybe I'll have time to do a birthday paper doll. (maybe not, final projects for school!)

Monday, November 27, 2017

Joan Walsh Anglund Christmas Pages



Can you believe it's almost the end of November?  Forgive me if you feel it's too early to post Christmas themed things.  Above are 3 Joan Walsh Anglund Children's Pages. Two have cut outs, one has an illustration of a tree. These are from Good Housekeeping magazine (is that still around?  Perhaps we should send them paper dolls)

Also, notice to the left of the blog on the upper corner is something new.... Apparently I'm a Top 100 Doll Blog *number 47 I believe* So thanks everyone!  I don't know much about Feedspot, the website that gave me the award.  Also, if I started a Facebook page, would you guys follow?  Lots of other blogs have a Facebook.  I just don't know what I would post that isn't different from the blog.  Maybe a Facebook group?  Idk.  Twitter is another option but I've never done Twitter and don't really see the appeal of it. 

Friday, November 24, 2017

My "Hero" Inspiration

What is a hero? "a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities."  I don't really idealize anyone.  I did think about doing a military theme, but I wanted to do something more personal to me and less generalized.  Who is my hero?  My mom, but I have no idea how to represent that in a paper doll outfit.  So instead, I think I went a little off topic and did more of my inspirations.  The first outfit I drew is on the right corner and represents the artist Mary Engelbreit.  My mother used to get her magazine Home Companion and I loved her detailed, colorful, and whimsical illustrations.  

Her style was instantly recognizable. Of course, her paper dolls!  I greatly admire her talent.  The second outfit kind of emerged from the first, since I drew a sailor collar.  I decided to do Sailor Moon, which falls more into another definition of hero as someone with super human abilities.  In my youth/teen years, Sailor Moon was one of my favorite TV shows along side Dragon Ball Z.  I loved watching the transformation scene and seeing a strong female team take on evil.  Later, I read the manga and loved Naoko Takeuchi's art style.  I drew lots of Sailor Moon fan art (and still do) and I even have a paper doll project buried away.  Sailor Moon helped me make friends (if that sounds dorky) and gave me something to look forward to after the long dragging school days.

For more outfits for this doll drawn by me click here

Wonderful designs from the blogs below as well! Everyone went in a very unique direction for this challenging theme.
Paper Doll School here
Paper Thin Persona here
Pop Culture Paper Dolls  here

Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving.  I will be busy for the next few weeks with finals for school.  

Monday, November 20, 2017

Winnie Winkle Fashion cut out

Winnie Winkle Fashion Cut-Out by Brenner.  Dated May 12-1935.  Cut, missing hat.  Gently mounted to the paper.  Some discoloration from age.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sister's Cut-Outs Toot and Cute

This page is from a newspaper comic called The Kid Sister and the paper doll portion was called Sister's Cut-Out.  These are from 10-28-1934 but certainly have a Thanksgiving pilgrim vibe to them.  These characters are Toot and Cute

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Winnie Winkle Fashion Cut-Out


Winnie Winkle Fashion Cut-Out paper dolls from newspapers by the artist Brenner.  These are from the 1930s.  Both feature a backward glancing base with outfits shown from the rear perspective, a very interesting pose for a doll.  I love the prints on the second page.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Jane Arden Couples

Here are some Jane Arden newspaper pages from the 30s featuring male characters along side the typical female fashion cut outs.  Of course these pages are a bit brittle from age and have discolored over time as well.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

A tale of two Tillies

Haha, pardon my pun!  Above is an interesting look at newspaper comics.  These are the same panel/paper doll but one is black and white dated May 6 1933 which would be a Saturday not a Sunday and the bottom is in color dated May 7 1933.  Both are Tillie the Toiler.  Note the bottom credits the artists but the top does not.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

School Projects

Photo Restoration After (above) and Before (below)

Animal Collage Wall Street Shark

Multiple selves

multiple selves practice

character gif
Busy with school.  Here's some of the projects I've done for my Graphics class.  Top ones are Photoshop, bottom is Illustrator animated gif. And look, pictures of me... and me!  Lol.  Midterms are right now, so test exams and such are sucking up my time. 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Tillie the Toiler Fashion Parade

Here is a panel from the Tillie the Toiler comic dated 1-14-40 drawn by Peggy Gaffke.  She has 2 outfits and a hat.  i love this dolls hairstyle and fierce face. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Phillip Holmes

Another male dress o graph paper doll featuring Phillip Holmes.  This one scanned in a bit washed out, and defiantly has aged and discolored.  He has 3 full outfits, a jacket and hat.