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 comments

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

  3. 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?!

    1. 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.

  4. 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!

    1. 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.

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

    1. 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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