Mikhail at the After the End: A Male Paper Doll

logo-post-apoc-color Last Monday, I posted today’s male paper doll set in black and white. Today, Mikhail is up in color with his world ending fashion statements. I mean, you want to look good at the end of the world, don’t you?

Post-apocalyptic fashion is something that fascinates me. I collect photos and idea on Pinterest even if I’m not prepping for a set, because then when I do want something I can go looking for it. So, I have a whole board devoted to Post-Apocalyptic clothing. This is something I encourage everyone to do. After Wenesday’s post about Paper Doll Principles, I noticed a lot of people asked how I came up with ideas.

Someday, I’ll write on that (in fact, I am working on it now), but for now the short advice I will give everyone is this:

There is not such thing as a totally unique idea. Inspiration comes from having easy and ready access to the things that you like. By having a collection of other’s Post-apoolcyptic fashon ideas at my fingertips, it was easy for me to develop my own.

So, I urge you if you are struggling. Collect images and ideas that intrique you. If I ever draw another post-apocalyptic paper doll, I’ve got 188 images to help me come up with ideas.


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To continue our discussion on inspiration, here’s a shirt that inspired me, a leather harness, this shirt and these boots. All those pieces inspired this set of paper doll clothing and I am sure if I looked I could find more images that I found that inspired me. I can tell you that the red and blue shirt was sorta a riff on the Captain American shield and came about, because I got sick of coloring things green and tan.

I’m still not totally pleased with his hair. I think there’s something off about the angle.

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  1. I was highly amused by taking this quote out of context…

    “So, I have a whole board devoted to Post-Apocalyptic clothing. This is something I encourage everyone to do.”

    While I understood your meaning to be collecting images of whatever your trying to be inspired by, it’s funny to think of everyone having a board devoted to Post-Apocalyptic clothing:)

  2. Pinterest is such an amazing resource. I use it everyday for all of my creative projects so I totally agree with you.

    Am I the only one who thinks Mikhail and the B&B World’s End doll from February make a perfect pair? Because they totally do.

    1. He shaved. 🙂

      Seriously though, I am treating beards and mustaches and whatever else I decide to draw like I do the hair on all the other paper dolls. So, sometimes there will be facial hair and sometimes there won’t be.

  3. I am really loving the Marcus 2.0 series and this page might be my favorite so far. I can’t wait to see where you go next with them!

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