Fantasy Printable Paper Doll Set in Black & Purple

Inspiration for today’s printable paper doll includes the Victorian era, gothic fashion, fantasy gowns, and playing with ruffles. I have been practicing my ruffle drawing skills lately and I think I am improving. Maintaining my gothic inspiration, I gave today’s Marisole paper doll piercings and some red hair to set off that purple. (I don’t know how I feel about the skintone though. I’m not totally keen on giving Marisole fair skin.)

There were a few more pieces of clothing for this printable paper doll then could be easily fit on the page, so I lost the title and just sort of went for it. I intended the white dress to be a slip to be worn underneath the other costumes, but, of course, it could also be a sun dress. I’m not totally pleased with how the ruching turned out on the hem of it, but what can you do?

A fantasy printable paper doll set with a redheaded paper doll and several pieces of black and purple mix and match clothing options. Free to print from paperthinpersonas.com

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This Marisole Paper Doll came out of the same doodle session as my Tokyo meets Georgia paper doll, though I finished the Tokyo meets Georgia one sooner. I tend to do a lot of thumbnail doodling and then those doodles become paper dolls, but sometimes not until weeks later. Paper doll creation is actually a very slow, multi-stepped process and I am nearly always working on several things at once. I mention all this, because sometimes I think people assume that it’s a “one set” at a time kinda gig when, in truth, I am usually working on five or seven or nine sets at one time and they get finished when I feel like it.

This is mostly because sometimes I feel like drawing, sometimes I feel like coloring and sometimes I feel like doing layout work. (Okay, I never “feel” like doing layout work, but it has gotta be done.)

Perhaps not a perfect system, but it works for me. 🙂

10 comments

  1. Monday, I love you so! The haircolour is so pretty next to the purple and I especially like the shoulders on the cape.

  2. I look forward to Mondays for Marisole! 🙂 The colors look great together, and I like her hair, too. It seems like a shame to hide the slip under other dresses, especially when you draw it. And I have a suggestion for your poll..
    If you want to do one where you have a few choices but you also want people to be able to add their own, you can do that on a Polldaddy poll. I use those sometimes in the sidebars of my blog. Just a suggestion. Again, I love this doll!

  3. The slips largely evolved from my memories of playing with paper dolls as a child. When I was a kid, I always liked it when I could dress the paper dolls in layers, including underwear, like a real person would be dressed. Of course, it can also be a sundress or anything else if you are not into the idea of paper doll layering.

  4. Thank you for losing the title and going for it! This is totally me! Red hair and purple! Thank you!

    (too many exclaimation marks? lol)

  5. I am in love with this mini-collection- I would like to pull the lavender-and-white dress right off my screen and hang it in my closet for the sunny days ahead.

    1. Probably not. Based on the age of the set and the amount of black, I don’t think doing an file extraction would be very successful. But I can check to see the status of the original digital files. I talk about some of the challenges of transforming my older paper dolls into black and white versions here: http://wp.me/ps5GH-2nh

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