Today’s Printable Paper Doll Inspirations: Stuff I See Kids Wearing These Days
One of the classic problems I face is that I tend to draw and then ink and then scan and then post. Sometimes, this means I am posting weeks or months after I drew the paper doll content. While I actually like this schedule, because it keeps me from going nuts, there is a downside.
The downside is that sometimes I really don’t remember why I drew a set of paper doll clothing or what inspired me.
Take today’s summery Sprite clothing, for example. I have no idea why I drew these. I have the vague recollection that I felt like the Sprites had gotten so much fantasy stuff, that I should create something that was not fantasy.
“Something not fantasy” is not the most revolutionary reason to create a paper doll set, but that doesn’t make it less true.
I do remember in the coloring process that I struggled to find a color scheme that could be both masculine and feminine. It is no doubt a sign that I have stereotypical views of color, but I struggle with putting male paper dolls in pink.
If you do feel comfortable putting male paper dolls in pink, there is always the black and white version of today’s paper doll clothing.
In a side note, I really like the butterflies on the green dress and am super proud at how they turned out. Drawing tiny butterflies is hard and I am pleased with those.
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