Marisole Monday: Autumn Colors

So, this was supposed to go up last Monday, but clearly that didn’t happen. Never the less, here she is on this Monday looking as dashing as ever.

Sunday was Purim, as some people probably know. Purim is one of my favorite holidays, mostly because of fond memories from when I was a child an the joy of making and eating hamentashen. As usual, I made far more of them than I could eat and so I’ll be giving them to various people today. Several years ago, I drew an Esther paper doll, though you’ll have to scroll down a little to see her in the post.

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Anyway, in other news, I know I’ve neglected the blog over the last few weeks. I’ve been really busy, but I’m hoping to get back onto the ball with it. A few things are going to be changing, so keep your eyes open for a new about section and a few other new things- nothing radical, mostly housekeeping chores that I put off for a long time and finally am getting around to.

Today’s paper doll was inspired by a lot of different things, but mostly by my realization that I haven’t drawn very many coats for my paper dolls (with the exception of my Snow Day set, years ago) and my new found favorite research tool- hair style magazines, particularly black hair style magazines which I can draw hairstyles out of.

I do feel a little self-conscious buying the magazines at the local drug store, since the woman behind the counter usually gives me an odd look, but they’ve proven invaluable for getting hairstyles right. This braided bun is something I’ve wanted to draw for a while, but since asking random passer-bys to stand still for art practice isn’t really reasonable, my hairstyle magazines saved the day.

What sorts of hairstyles would you like to see for Marisole in the future?

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  1. Oh, I love the coats!! Very sweet! I do the same thing with magazines, I can’t tell you how wonderful a wedding magazine can be. I used those for all kinds of crafts and drawings. And the hair styles! Completely. You could also try older magazines for hair styles too, like the 60’s and 70’s could be fun. 20’s and 30’s I think fueled some incredible hair styles as well. Say, I don’t suppose a sports set for Marisole may be lurking some where, I fence, it would be neat to have her fence and with all three swords even, jacket, knickers, knee high socks and such. It’s always so hard to find things with fencing themes. 😀 Love your dolls, their all just beautiful. <3 Have a great week!!! Best wishes!!!

  2. Hi there, you should put your Esther paper dolls back up! Where did they go? I would love to print one off but can only find old images on google. It’s exactly what I’m looking for, please put it back up!

  3. Well, it’s been a long time since I commented here! But then, It was a long while since I visited too (I was busy, I am sorry!).

    Anyway, I would like to see more of your awesome futuristic, fantasy, and everyday hairstyles. I guess that would be whatever you like to draw, hehe.

    I went back through your archives and downloaded all the dolls I missed while I was gone, and wow, you’ve had some beautiful stuff! I love your mash ups of different cultures and time periods, so very cool and inspiring =)

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