Meet Changrui: A New Paper Doll Man

One of the Pose C paper doll men, Changrui is an Asian paper doll with three pairs of shoes. Free to print from paperthinpersonas.com.

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Years ago, I was told that you should never apologize for your art. However, I confess that I sort of feel like I should apologize, because Iā€™m not great a drawing paper doll men. I’ve never felt as comfortable drawing men as I do drawing women.

And my mother’s remark that my Post C paper doll men had “awfully narrow shoulders” did not help any.

Still, the only way to get better at something is to practice. I have come around, mostly, to the the idea that men’s clothing can be interesting. I would like to learn more about historical men’s clothing, for example, and that’ll require a lot of research on my part. It’s something I am not as comfortable as I am with women’s clothing.

The first of the Pose C paper doll men is Changrui. Changrui is a name with Chinese origins. Like a lot of Asian names, the meaning of Changrui depends on which characters are used to create it.

I suppose you might say the Pose C dolls are designed to be the “Dandies” to go with my Pose A and Pose B “Dames.” Anyway, right now poor Changrui can’t be feeling very dandy as he doesn’t have anything clothing yet, but don’t worry- later this week he’ll get his share of outfits to wear.

Meanwhile, let me know what you think of Changrui in a comment and, if you like the blog, consider becoming a Patron.

Quick shout out- Toria of A Paper Closet has started posting again after a bit of a hiatus. She’ll be updating weekly and if you haven’t than I would encourage you to hop over and check out her beautiful black and white paper dolls.

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2 comments

  1. Your heads have are larger than the body in proportion, so compared to his head the shoulder do look narrow. But if you look at the body the shoulders are fine. My way of saying there’s nothing wrong with him or his shoulders ?

    I look forward to seeing more of his wardrobe.

  2. Every time I have an art show there is always one nutcase who says/does something off-the-wall, like the woman who told me that my art quilt portraying standing stones (think Stone Henge) was all wrong. “Those don’t look like standing stones! They look like coffins set on end!”

    My response to these types is always “it is a stylized representation!” šŸ™‚

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