Knight in Armor: Paper Doll Knight in Color

logo-knight-armor-colorOne of my good friends has nicknamed this paper doll, “Beardy Swordsman!”. I have decided to go with the poll name winner and call him Mikhail. Personally, I was rooting for Mikhail to win and that was my vote. I feel a little guilty because Mikhail won by just one vote and that might have been me. Still, I’m allowed to vote in my own polls, right? I didn’t vote more than once…

I decided to make a knight paper doll as the first of the Mikhail paper dolls, not out of any particularly grand plan, but because I think a lot about the sort of stories you might want to play out with the paper dolls. Back when I was a kid and I played with paper dolls, the narrative provided by the paper doll book rarely worked out as written. With a wedding set, I might decide I actually liked the Maid of Honor paper doll better than the Bride paper doll and she was going to run off with the Groom and the Best Man was actually the older brother of the….

Well, you get the idea.

So, when I create paper dolls I think about the types of stories you might want to tell. Since every doll of a series can share outfits with every other doll of the same series, Mikhail and Marcus can exchange clothes. Now along with being airship mechanics or casual dates, they can also be knights who rescue princesses or knights who get lost in swamps and need to be rescued themselves.

Several years ago, I met a young lady who was four (I think) and who very much wanted to be a knight. I thought to myself, “Good for you.” I drew a knight paper doll for her, but every time I draw a knight, I think of that young lady.

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I have done a lot of dark haired guys, so I decided to make Mikhail a blond. Frankly, coloring armor is fairly dull. It is made of steel. It is going to be silver. There’s just not a lot of variability in that. I went with a lot of gold accents on the armor, because I have decided that Mikhail is a noble night and can afford to spend a fair bit of cash on his armor. Plus it broke up the grey.

In a totally unrelated note, as many of you know, I am currently conducting a survey. (At this point, my daily readers are like… Can she shut up about the Survey already?) I would ask that if you haven’t filled it out, please do so. It’s about developing products to open a Paper Thin Personas store in the next year. It should only take about 15 minutes and would be uber-helpful and I’ll send you a thank you paper doll if you leave me your email at the end. (The emails are deleted out of the survey results immediately to keep things as anonymous as humanly possible. So, don’t worry about that.)

Check out the Survey Here!

Thanks again to everyone whose already done the survey! I’ve learned a lot from everyone’s comments and responses. Maybe at the end, I’ll do a post about some of the stuff I learned? I don’t know… does that violate the principle of an anonymous survey? Thoughts from my readers?

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6 Responses to Knight in Armor: Paper Doll Knight in Color

  1. YersiniaP says:

    Maybe at the end, I’ll do a post about some of the stuff I learned? I don’t know… does that violate the principle of an anonymous survey?

    I’d say go for it. As long as you don’t list who said what, publishing info gleaned on the survey is still anonymous.
    Also, I’d be interested as well what others thought! 😀

    As for the Knight up there… rowr! He looks amazing in blond. Weird that I thought he was going to be dark haired… no idea why. But blond suits him really really REALLY well!
    And I voted Mikhail as well, because while the other options were great names too, I thought he looked like a Mikhail.
    I couldn’t help checking the poll a few times every day and whenever Mikhail fell behind I was all, nooooooooooo! :d
    Glad that one won in the end!

  2. Melody says:

    I voted Mikhail too. lol I did fill out the survey last week, and I too would be interested to know what others have said. I agree with the above that as long as you don’t include names, it’s still anonymous.

    I have had so much fun following your blog the last few months! I think you’ve got a loyal follower here!

  3. Ticia says:

    I always find it interesting to see the results of surveys other blogs write because it gives me a bit of insight into the different blogs.

  4. Melinda says:

    Both the creations starring Mikhail are redheads. And yes, they were Disney themed!

  5. Cathy says:

    I agree Knights can be kind of boring, but you need them for the princesses to rescue, right? 😉 As for the survey, I’d love to know others’ thoughts. As long as you don’t reveal names, I don’t see any problem.

    Thank you, as always!

  6. boots says:

    i voted for Mikhail ~ glad he won! : D

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