Marisole Monday Paper Dolls To Color- 3 Modern Sets

This is the 500th post on Paper Thin Personas. YAY. Go Me! (I feel like I should do something more celebratory, but I’m not really sure what.)

Anyway, I’ve had several comments lately requesting old paper dolls re-done in black and white for coloring. So, today I’ll be posting three older Marisole Monday Paper Dolls in black and white.

Plus I didn’t quite get done with my planned post, so there’s always that too. I’m doing my usual January poll about what th blog should gain in the next year. Feel free to vote and there’s a drawing/contest with details here.


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This was a pretty early Marisole paper doll. I think she was the first Caucasian Marisole paper doll (which still looks odd to me) and she’s, unsurprisingly, a redhead. I’d had a few requests for redheads, which is where she came from. I see a lot of problems with her now that I’ve drawn a lot more Marisole paper dolls, but I still like her hair.


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I love winter coats and I drew this right after moving to Illinois. It was a cold chilly snow filled place and I particularly like the snowman and the snowball. This remains one of my favorite sets. It’s also a rare set where Marisole’s original hairstyle is visible.


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I was never really pleased with how this Sporty Girl paper doll came out. I drew her because I got a request to do some spots outfits and the requester wrote a really nice email about the importance of girls in sports.I thought the intention was really good, but I think the desire to do something that my heart wasn’t in really shows. I was drawing it because I thought I should, not because I liked the idea or I was committed to it. On the other hand, I like her shoes.

And that is all for this Monday. There will be another edition to Greta’s Trousseau later this week.


  1. Congrats! It’s been a lot of fun watching your journey. I was a lurker long before I was a participant and your blog continues to be lovely. I’d like to see 500 more, so get on that!!

  2. Thanks! Also, I am loving your website at the moment. I go on paper doll kicks. sometimes i love them other times i hate them.

  3. Can you pleeeeeeeeeease make more in black and white? There are soooooo many other Marisole Monday paper dolls that I love! But I don’t have any coloured ink, so I would LOVE it if you would make more in b&w!!! Thanks for the great paper dolls! 🙂

    1. Of the 96 different Marisole Monday designs I’ve posted on the blog, about 49 have appeared in black and white. Converting a full color design to black and white is actually a lot more time consuming than it might seem, especially for early paper dolls where, in some cases, I don’t have the original Photoshop file and have to work from the PDF.

      Maintaining this blog is a hobby, I only have so many hours a week to devote to it. (For example, I’m writing this reply during my lunch break at work.) Generally speaking, if I have an hour to work on the blog in the evening, I would rather spend it working on something new than going back to old work. However, I know a lot of my readers want to see more of the Marisole paper dolls in black and white, so I have been doing a bit of converting in my spare time.

      If there’s a specific set that you’d really like to see, let me know and I will see what I can do. No promises, as I said, some of the sets are extremely difficult to work with. 🙂

      1. OK. a specific one I would like to see is Ancient Chick. (Chic?) anyway, I’m doing an ancient Greek class, and I think she would be fun for show and tell or something like that. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into these paper dolls! 🙂

        1. OK, I’m sorry to rush you, but I need her done by tomorrow. I’m super sorry! I know it’s hard to fit your paper dolls in with your work… but….. yeah. Sorry to rush you! 🙂 (P.S: if you can’t get her done in time, that’s OK.)
          (P.P.S: the Marisole Monday Ancient Chic.)

          1. OK, again sorry! But my school on Fridays starts at 12:00, but she needs to be done before that. So maybe at…. 11ish? Thanks! (And again, if you can’t get her done in time it’s OK.) 🙂

          2. Hi Jazz. Sorry I couldn’t get Ancient Chic done for you, but if you needed her by a specific date, you really should have told me on the 28th when you first asked. Transforming full color papers into black and white is the last thing I do when I work on blog stuff. It’s at the bottom of the pile, because I don’t like doing it. Not to say I couldn’t have gotten it done (I probably could have), but I’ve have needed a few days lead time. Sorry. 🙂

  4. Ohhhhh……. OK….. yeah, I knew I should have wrote on the 28th…… sorry! But right after I posted the comment I had to get my stuff ready for school the next day… soooo…. yeah. 🙂

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