Beautiful Boho: A Black and White Paper Doll

boho-logo-bwIt has been a while since we saw Marisole, hasn’t it? I mean… at least since early April, I think.

As her friends grow, I find I sometimes miss her. She is the longest running paper doll on this site and I really do still have a fondness for her.

Today, Marisole is rocking a wardrobe inspired by the boho looks of brands like Free People. I have only recently discovered Free People and if I had a job where I could get away with wearing their clothes on a regular basis, I would. I also wanted to draw a jumpsuit. I don’t like jumpsuits, but they are in fashion and I am trying to be more open minded about them. Today’s Marisole paper doll also has glasses, because I think glasses are cute and I don’t draw enough paper dolls with glasses.

I also have horrendous eyesight and am blind as a bat without my contacts in. As a child, I had glasses and I hated them. Maybe a paper doll or two with glasses will help kids not dislike glasses so much.

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Over the years that I have been drawing paper dolls, which has been a fairly long time, I have come to realize that I really value diversity and variety in my paper dolls. I can’t imagine just drawing modern paper dolls or just drawing historical paper dolls or just drawing fantasy paper dolls. One of the things I like about paper dolls is that they can literally be anything. I’m about to get through the last of the backlog I have of Marisole Monday & Friend’s paper dolls. I have one more after this colored and one more waiting to be colored.

That means it is time for me to return to my sketch book. I’ve made a poll to help me decide what I should make next for them. Below I’ve listed my four major ideas. Vote on one of them and I might make it.

What Should I draw Next for Marisole Monday & Friends?

  • A ballerina or dancer. Tackle your fear of tutus. (38%, 36 Votes)
  • Space princess! Like a normal princess, but with ray-guns in space! (29%, 28 Votes)
  • Something for Marcus. Anything. Poor boy needs some more clothes. (19%, 18 Votes)
  • A warrior with armor. Lots of Armor. (14%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 95

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13 Responses to Beautiful Boho: A Black and White Paper Doll

  1. Maggir says:

    Hello there, I really love your paper dolls so much. Here’s an idea for another paper doll, what about one with different animal costumes. Just an idea, maybe for a costume party 😉
    Thanks a lot for sharing your amazing dolls. Greetings from Mexico.

  2. melodyscraps says:

    Oh so pretty and flow-ey! I would love to wear clothes like today’s too! Especially in the summer heat!

  3. Julie says:

    I like her wardrobe! Very cute. As for your poll, can I please vote All of the Above? I would love to see all of these projects!

    As for the blind artist thing, you’re in good company. A lot of us seem to be that way — I know I am! I once asked my eye doctor what my vision was on the 20/20 scale. She told me 20 over half a mile. With a straight face.

    Monet made some of his most famous works while he was going blind. How’s that for inspiration?!

  4. Ticia says:

    I wanted to vote for all of them as well.

    • RLC says:

      Yes, but letting people vote for them all will not help me narrow down what to draw next. That’s all I’m saying. 🙂

      Actually, they are all projects I am interested in, I just am struggling to decide what next to tackle.

  5. Linda K says:

    You said “a paper doll or two with glasses will help kids not dislike glasses….” I agree. As a 3rd grader I was the only one in class wearing glasses and felt self conscious about it. It would be great to see more glasses on your paper dolls. Today’s doll/wardrobe is very nice and I’d wear all except the jumpsuit!

    • RLC says:

      Yes, glasses are one of those things where I constantly think- I should draw more paper dolls with glasses- and then I forget about it. So I am trying to be better about remembering.

  6. Ladybug says:

    I couldn’t really decide between more clothes for Marcus or the Space Princess. Am I allowed to vote for each?

    • Ladybug says:

      And I just thought of something. If “space princess” wins, you could make her look like Mira Nova from Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000-01 Disney show) or maybe a sister or something.

      I could give you some links if you’re not familiar with it. ^.^

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