Marisole Monday: Sugar and Spice

So, I’m a bit late with Marisole Monday, but I think it was worth the wait. I may have gotten a little carried away with these Lolita style paper doll clothes. Just, you know… A bit. See, I got this new paper which is designed for pen and ink (it’s a hot press smooth Bristol with lots of sizing in it) and the result is that the inking goes so smooth and so I sort of was having a lot of fun and kinda forgot that I had to fit everything onto a certain amount of space.

It happens.

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On the list of other confessions to be made about today’s printable paper doll include that I really don’t know anything about Japanese street fashion. I don’t speak/read/understand any Japanese and so most of my information came from the Wikipedia article on Lolita style and a dozen Japanese clothing brand websites like Angelic Pretty and Baby, The Stars Shine Bright. Navigating them while not speaking Japanese was an adventure to say the least. American stores like Candy Violet and Sweet Rococo.

I think I’ve mentioned before, I’m trying to work on improving my art by doing things that scare me and what scared me about these paper doll dresses was the ruffles and the ribbons and the general high level of detail. I didn’t draw any patterns because I didn’t know if I wanted Sweet Lolita (full of pinks, ruffles and floral patterns) or Gothic Lolita (full of black, ruffles and a distinct lack of floral patterns). In the end I settled on Sweet for today’s paper dolls, but there will be an Extra Special Not on Monday, Marisole Monday post tomorrow which the darker Gothic version of the paper doll and her clothing.

On one last note, cut along the dotted line in Marisole’s hair, so that she can wear her bows and hat.

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  1. I like these and I’m pretty sure I know a little girl who will adore them. I can’t wait to see tomorrow’s version, I wonder if her hair color will be different.

    Have you tried Google’s translator? I hear people complain from time to time, but I’ve had no trouble with it. It even has more obscure (at least to me in Eastern NC) languages like Estonian. It has a option to translate the whole page and it does leave out a few things, but it makes it a lot easier to navigate pages with foreign languages.

  2. Wow! Both of these recent paper dolls is a wonderful thing to come home to after a day and a half on the road! I love both of them!!

  3. I LOVE this doll! I used her and the Gothic version as Wild West dolls. I would absolutely love a doll of THAT!!! She would have at least one gingham dress and a sunbonnet, and probably a parasol. She would be modeled by Maeghan and the gingham dress would preferably be blue. Her hair should be brown or blond- not red or black. It would be in ringlets, curls, braids, or loose. You could also make an Indian girl to match!!

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