Sketchbook, Again…

So, some of you might be wondering what I was drawing while I was not updating and here’s a little look at some of the things that are sitting in my sketchbooks. Normally, I try not to post things that won’t someday become part of this site, but here I’m making no promises.

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Most of my paper dolls begin as one doll body with multiple heads, so they look like this in my sketchbook. I have been told by friends that they are, and I quote, “kinda creepy looking”.

sketch-6b

Hair is drawn separately, usually, then attached to the paper doll with the power of Photoshop. Sometimes I draw heads with hair, but in this case I didn’t. If I am going to give the paper doll “wigs” I usually draw a short hair style and then create the other styles to go over it.

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Lastly, I’ve been working on Dictionary Girls outfits. I’ve been enjoying drawing things inspired by the fifties and early sixties. This is a set focused on bows which I think is kinda obvious. I quite pleased with both the dresses and slightly frustrated by the shoes. I really love drawing shoes, but I really hate drawing feet which always seem to end up at odd angles. And don’t even get me started on hands…

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2 Responses to Sketchbook, Again…

  1. boots says:

    your love for shoes shines through!

    hands and feet are definitely a milestone ~ tough anatomy! but you do really well, nonetheless ~ and i continue to enjoy seeing these sketchbook preliminaries.

    : D

  2. RLC says:

    Thanks for the nice words about the hands and feet. Its the feet that frustrate me. There’s so few decent paper doll leg poses and then I have to deal with drawing shoes for them and… ugh… The hands don’t bother me as much.

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