A Purple Fantasy Princess Frock With Shoes

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Thoughts on Today’s Paper Doll
The first paper doll outfits I drew for the Jewels and Gemstones were fantasy gowns. This was one of them. The other, I’ll be sharing on Friday for my Patrons.

I tend to return to these sorts of medieval inspired fantasy gowns when I don’t know what to draw. I don’t know why, exactly, but it’s a style I like and a style that doesn’t take a lot of thought for me. I think?

I’m not sure.

There are things  like these sorts of gowns (another example, and another, and another) that are simple and I can draw without having to look at lots of source images or worry about historical accuracy.

The paper doll equivalent of that recipe you make over and over again, because you know it will come out. Maybe not super innovative, but comforting. The pumpkin bread of paper doll clothing.

Inspiration for Today’s Paper Doll
Today’s paper doll gown lacks a real specific inspiration. Medieval clothing, I suppose, but only in a fantasy universe sort of way.

Specific Source Images: I haven’t got any this time.

Learn/See More
On the Blog: More Medieval Inspired Paper Doll Gowns & More Jewels & Gemstones Paper Dolls
Around the Internet: My Fantasy Clothing Pinterest Board

Last Thoughts
I almost called this set “Purple Princess”, but I felt weird doing that, because there’s also a black and white version.

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  1. Whatever your reasons for going back to fantasy gowns, I always enjoy them, so I’m not complaining! lol! Thank you for another great outfit. I’m really enjoying this new series!

  2. Often times when I’m having trouble thinking of what to draw, I look at older paper dolls for inspiration, for example with this theme I would look at the gowns for Sleeping Beauty or something similar. Love the color.

    1. Oh, yeah. I have lots of tricks for finding/getting inspiration, but sometimes I just want to draw and this tends to be the style I go back to at those times.

  3. Pretty! My fav films have always been princess bride and the lord of the rings trilogy so fantasy is always my number one favorite. No matter how much my interests range those always stay the same.

    1. I love Princess Bride and I love A Knights Tale. Lord of the Rings I have mixed feelings about. Visually, it’s stunning. I just don’t totally like how they adapted the novels in places.

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