Marisole Monday: Feeling Blue

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As a paper doll, Marisole provides a few options which the other paper dolls on the site don’t. One of those is to play around with mix and match clothing options which is what I tried to do with this set of paper doll clothes. I wanted to show a variety of options which were available with one dress and several vests, cloaks, jackets which could be placed over it. I stuck to a blue based color scheme when my red based color scheme just didn’t work out very well.

So, my original idea was that Marisole here was some sort of exotic noble lady in a world where fabric (being handmade) was extremely expensive. The resulting society would rely on accessory pieces to turn a simple gown into a lovely dress for a variety of occasions. And since fabric was at a premium, absurd hairstyles could be the status part of a ladies attire. (It is also entirely possible, I just like drawing absurd hairstyles. I would not rule this out.)

Though Marisole’s family has some money, they are not absurdly wealthy. Perhaps some bad investments many years ago have dwindled the family fortunes. So, she must make-do with one dress and a few other pieces to shine in. Her elaborate hairstyle is a sign of her noble status, but she relies on her beautifully made outer garments to keep herself up to date.

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4 Responses to Marisole Monday: Feeling Blue

  1. Monica says:

    Wonderful! They remind me of Chinese clothing!
    And I like your little story too!
    Monica
    thisismybookonly.blogspot.com
    or
    thebestpaperdollblog.blogspot.com

  2. Lindsey says:

    This is cool. Would you consider doing an african-based set like this?

  3. RLC says:

    Well, I’ll consider doing very nearly anything. I think I’d need some reference photos to see what you were thinking. Feel free to drop me a note about it- rlcohen (at) paperthinpersonas.com. I love requests, but sometimes it takes me a little while to get them done.

  4. joanne says:

    if you ever see this and you feel like making a 10 plus girl’s dream come true,please do a beach set with towels,beach food,swimsuits and a nice little doll pppppppppppppppllllllllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssssssssssseeeeeeeeeee. the please comes with a puppy dog face tested on my mom

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