Marisole Monday: Yellow Princess

When I was a child, I always wanted one of those cakes which had a doll inside of it, but I didn’t like Barbie dolls, so I don’t know what I would have done with one if I had gotten it. I was reminded of them as I worked on this set of paper dolls. Marisole doesn’t have a lot of huge skirted dresses. I think because I more often take my inspiration from the Regency then from the Antebellum eras of costume. Never the less, I knew I wanted to draw some things that were utterly over the top and I think these qualify.

marisole-yellow-princess

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I don’t usually start knowing a color scheme, but in the case of these dresses I was pretty sure I wanted them to be yellow from the beginning. Because the dresses were going to be yellow, I chose a warm pale brown color for Marisole’s skintone and a dark color for her hair. I was really concerned with her skin clashing with her costumes. I don’t think it does, but I was worried it might.

I have, as I sometimes do, left this to the last minute. So, now that its posted, I am going to crawl into bed and sleep for I have work and homework to finish in the morning.

Edit 8/10/2013: There is now a a black and white version of this paper doll for coloring.

6 comments

  1. You know, I always wanted one of those cakes too… until I saw them making one. It was only half a doll. That totally creeped me out, though, thinking about it, it’s kinda creepy to want to eat the skirt off a barbie doll too…

  2. HI,
    I’m just a Mom with two little girls who love paper dolls. I found Marisole Monday today and we LOVE IT!!! I wish you had more available in black and white though. My girls love to color and make their own fashions. We’ll watch for more B&W!!

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