Marisole Monday: Knights and Ladies


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I threw this together on Saturday when I realized I didn’t have a Marisole for Monday. It’s not my best work, but I do love the sleeves on the red dress. I’m working on my ruching (sp?) since I got some books on drawing fashion from the library. So, you can expect to see more of it as I practice. I’m also practicing shiny fabric. Neither has come easily as I thought it would.

I’m trying to stretch myself.

Part of that means trying to draw an actual male who looks like a male rather then like a rather unconvincing woman in drag. The upside is there might be a male paper doll someday. The downside is that that male paper doll might look like a woman in drag. We shall see.

Edit 3/28/2016: There is now a black and white version of this paper doll. Find it here.


  1. All I can say is that it’s a darned good thing that poll is multiple choice…. I picked the two fantasies, and whatever you feel like. See, I love medaeval type dresses, and I have a thing for those fantasy punks, but I love being surprised by what you draw. It’s just lovely =)

    Once again, I want all these dresses for myself =O

  2. Yeah, I made it multiple choice since I figured people might want to be able to pick more then one. I’m mostly curious what wins, but I already kinda had a guess what would win before I even put it up. We’ll see if I’m right or not next Monday when it’s done. 🙂

  3. I love paper dolls! I used to play with them when I was a little girl! I had been looking for them for a while, I didnt like most of them but yours are very pretty! Thank you for sharing!

  4. I like the sleeves too!!

    Hey– I’m always on the lookout for more fashion books. Do you still have the titles of those? What fashion books to you usually use?

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