Puck: Jian

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It’s a MAN! Well…sort of. The following conversation may have occurred.

Me: Look. I’m trying a guy paper doll.
My Male Friend: That’s a guy?
Me: Yes.
My Male Friend: He’s kinda girly.
Me glaring.
My Male Friend: But his clothing is cool…
Me: Uhuh… keep back peddling. Then we’ll talk.

So, I redrew him, edited him and gave him manly strong man arms. He might not be like… the ultimate in masculinity, but considering I haven’t even tried to draw a guy paper doll in… um… seven years? Since high school anyway, I’m fairly okay with how he turned out. I agree his pose doesn’t scream MALE, but I wanted him to go with the Pixie dolls and match them to some degree. He’s like a male Pixie paper doll.

And my critical guy friend made up for his criticisms by suggesting the name Puck for the series.

This all began because I got a very sweet email asking for a paper doll for her son who wanted a boy paper doll. And since this year is about be trying new things with my paper dolls, I decided to go for it. My plan is to do one per month for the year, though I have to confess that most guys I know just wear jeans and t-shirts. It’s making for really boring paper doll clothing drawing, hence the steampunk paper doll.

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9 Responses to Puck: Jian

  1. Sarah Boye says:

    Love it! I think he would be more manly with a squarer jaw. Otherwise, I think he’s great!

  2. Sarah Boye says:

    Well, wait, squarer chin? idk, I guess his jaw is very square. lol

  3. Monica says:

    I love him!

    I know, boys/guys/men wear the most boring clothes ever!
    Try a Regency time period for a guy paper doll. I like their clothes in that period. More diversity.

  4. Cami says:

    Awww- he’s totally a boy, and cute too! Maybe my little boy will play along now? Any chance for a pirate boy?

  5. Ana says:

    i like him too but the proportions on this arms seem really off, but maybe it’s just me

  6. Toni says:

    Hmmm, I like that you have a guy. Just a thought… maybe do a version with a broader, square chin and less girly lips and eyes? Make his mouth wider and thinner and his eyes either flatter or rounder. I don’t know if that makes any sense…

  7. Ana L. says:

    Did you ever release this paper doll in black and white? This doll and your other Steampunk dolls in this same style would be lovely to have on hand for kids to color at our local Steampunk convention. The girls seem to have black and white versions, and I would love to have some boy options too.

    • RLC says:

      I haven’t released him in black and white. He was drawn long before I started doing both black and white and color versions of my work. I would also ask that before you hand out my work at any form of convention that you please read my Terms of Use and email me, because I might be able to throw a black and white version together for you.

      • Ana L. says:

        Thank you for pointing to the Terms of Use!

        I will absolutely email you about my intentions, and only proceed if it’s ok with you.

        I just got so excited by your work (and I’m high off the buzz from my first convention in years and excited about next year), I got ahead of myself.

        Thank you for making your lovely art available, and I hope I can share it with others, in an appropriate way that you are comfortable with and which gives full credit to you. If not, it won’t happen at all. Stealing art isn’t a Steampunk thing!

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