Marisole Monday: April Showers in Black and White

logo-april-showers-bwI desperately wanted to get this paper doll up before the end of April, as she is, after all, called April Showers. I posted the base doodle I did for planning, so here you can see the actual paper doll that came out of that planning process.

One of these days, I keep meaning to do a “start to finish” sort of post, but since I take SO LONG to finish anything, I struggle to keep all the relevant pieces together and since so many doodles never make their way into paper doll status, it is a struggle to document the process for me.

I think she’s wonderfully cute with her her braids and her glasses. I try to do one of two paper dolls with glasses a year, as I know when I was a kid and had to wear them I never found paper dolls with glasses. I still draw braids the same way my mother taught me to draw them when I was fairly young. I sometimes think I should learn a new technique, but it seems to work.

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Personally, I love her rain-boots and her floral skirt (those are supposed to be pansies, though I’m not sure anyone can tell that…). I am regretting not making some more neutral tops to go with her other pieces, because I think the mix and match options for her may turn out to be more limited that I like. Never the less, I am proud of her potted plant and her seed packet. I have been trying to draw more little accessories for my paper dolls and I’m pleased with how these ones turned out. Now… if I could only draw a decent looking horse, I would finish that cowgirl paper doll that people keep asking for.

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17 Responses to Marisole Monday: April Showers in Black and White

  1. jazz13 says:

    Personally, I think she’s the cutest with glasses. 🙂

  2. Melinda says:

    She reminds me of Molly McIntyre from American Girl in those glasses and braids

  3. Billie Jo says:

    She is cute! I would not have guessed they were pansies but they are some cute flowers. Well done!

    I can’t wait to see this cowgirl. I have to say this is the first I have heard about it but sounds cool!

    • RLC says:

      The issue of the cowgirl is the issue of a horse. I feel like I can’t draw a cowgirl without a horse and I can’t draw a horse to save my life.

      • boots says:

        i totally was going to have horses in my Reconstruction collection (still will if i ever get back to it…er…i mean WHEN i get back to it).

        and yes, cowgirl definitely needs a horsie!

        i love how different this doll is from your others; the glasses, the braids ~ she’ll probably be the first one i download and color since you think she doesn’t have enough tops for coordinating (now i have to test it!).

        : D

  4. Julie says:

    I love the braids. As for the mix & match options, I think if there’s a cohesive color scheme then it would be fine. I think wearing the rain cloud shirt with the floral skirt is just logical. My oldest son has been telling me lately that rain makes flowers, so there’s that!

    • RLC says:

      Yeah… we’ll see about the color scheme. This one is giving me fits just like Jinn in the Desert did. I’m remembering why I gave up pattern for so long. It’s all coming back to me now. 🙂

      Actually, I think most of it is coming out quite cute and I can’t wait to share it next week.

  5. rebekah says:

    sooooooo cute! the glasses are adorable! I really cant wait to see it in color. also I cant wait to see the cowgirl 😉

  6. Amberlee says:

    Omgosh! Thank you ever so much! This is just what I was thinking of for my new art journal–perfect!!! Thanks again.

  7. Melinda says:

    Don’t stress yourself out on the pony! When it comes to this, the artist’s opinion is most important.

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