Marisole Monday: Modern Girl

Full color printable paper doll with a modern wardrobe{Click Here for a PDF to Print} {Click Here for a PNG to Print} {Click Here for the rest of this series}

One of the challenges of drawing clothing for the Marisole paper doll is to make sure things seem to fit together thematically. Full Color Printable Paper DollIt’s easy to do when the theme is zombie or fantasy or steampunk, but it is harder when I’m dealing with contemporary clothing. So, I try to do it with color. By making sure I use a consistant set of colors throughout the paper doll, I can make it look like an actual set of clothing that a person might own… if, you know, they were the most color organized person on the planet.

Liana has written before about how when she is paper dolling everything seems to fall into “paper doll” form. I find the same thing is true for me. When I am in the midst of thinking in terms of paper dolls clothing, everything I see becomes me wondering if I could draw it. I love the fall and spring when the big name fashion houses are putting out their new collections. Magazines are always full of clothing, so I can pick up one or two and sit on my couch looking for ideas.

As with last week’s Marisole paper doll, I ended up playing with the paper doll a little. I shouldn’t make a habit of it, because it just creates more work for me. And more work is not what I need when I’m trying to keep this site up and running. Still, it is fun to play when I have time. I’m fairly excited about this Marisole paper doll, because I think I finally got a caucasian skin tone I like which is fairly exciting. Skin tones are very difficult. I want them to be the same, so the dolls can share shoes among each other, but I also want to like the skin-tones.

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2 Responses to Marisole Monday: Modern Girl

  1. Monica says:

    I think this is almost one of my most favorite Marisole paper dolls that you ever drew. I really like her clothes, hair, skin tone, shoes, accessories, everything about her is totally awesome. Plus I like the color scheme. =] Thanks,

    Monica
    thebestpaperdollblog.blogspot.com

  2. joanne says:

    i love the hair and the purple dress thanks =]

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