Jessica: City Girl

Today’s paper doll is named after a friend in middle school who always said she was going to leave Juneau and head off into the city down south (when you’re in Alaska, the habit is to call anything outside of the state “South”. It’s a matter of perspective I suppose). Eventually, I think she ended up at college in New York, so I suppose it worked out for her, though I lost track of her since then.


{Click Here for a PDF to Print} {Click Here for a 150 dpi PNG to Print} {Click Here for The Rest of this Set}

It’s funny how people we’re close with at one point in our lives drift away from us later. I hadn’t thought about Jessica until I was trying to name this paper doll and then for some reason she came back to me. Odd how the mind works.

Coloring the paper dolls is always a bit of a crap shoot. How they show up after converting them into PNG’s is always a bit of a shock. Colors are always more muted. Sometimes I like it, but it can play havoc on skin tone. I think I managed okay with Jessica’s coloring, but I wish the brightness of the coat had converted better. Oh well, I suppose I’ll just have to keep messing with formats.

She’s also the first paper doll to be posted in a vertical print format, not a landscape print format. Just something to remember when you’re printing out the PDF.


  1. Wow!! She is wonderful! I think her skin tone is perfect too! It totally matches her brown hair and blue eyes!

    Now.. I think I asked this before. heh. But how do you color them? On the computer? Because it looks like you colored them on the computer. =] Colored pencils or ink?

  2. The line work is done on paper and the color is done on the computer. I use Photoshop with a plug-in filter called BPelt which is designed for comics, but works for me.

  3. Oh…… You should do her in black and white…. But…… I know you probably won’t because you don’t like doing old work. But that’s ok because I don’t like to either. 🙂

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