F.A.Q

Welcome to the FAQ where I try to answer questions that I get regularly. If you don’t see your question answered here, feel free to email me directly. This was last updated on 11/20/2015 and updates whenever it occurs to me to add a new question.

Frequently Asked Questions

General:
How do I contact you?
How often does the site update?
Do you accept donations?
May I use your paper dolls for my non-personal or commercial use?
I drew some dresses for one of your paper dolls, can I post them on a website?
How do I unsubscribe from the weekly printouts?
I don’t see my question on here, what should I do?

Contests:
When will your next contest or drawing be?
What are the rules for contests?
How can I enter your contests?
What is the prize for the contests?

Paper Dolls:
Will you make ____ paper doll in black and white?
Could you draw _____ set for a different paper doll series?
Do you take suggestions or requests for paper dolls?
Do you do custom work or commissions?

How To:
What do you use to draw and color your paper dolls?
How do I attach the wigs and hats to the doll when there are no tabs?
How do I make a stand for the paper dolls?

General

How do I contact you?

You can contact me through email. Since sometimes people have trouble with email links, the address is- paperthinpersonas (at) gmail (dot) com. I check this email address every week and do try to respond to every email I receive, but sometimes it takes me a little while. Do check the rest of the questions to see if I answer you inquiry here, cause that will be faster than trying to email me in person most of the time. You’re also more than welcome to comment on the blog. I try to reply to those as well.

How often does the site update?

The site updates daily. On Monday, there is a doll posted and then each following day a paper doll outfit is posted. Each post posts before Midnight on the day.

Do you accept donations?

Yes, absolutely. Currently, I accept donations is through Patreon. Any amount helps keep this blog up and running. 🙂

May I use your paper dolls for my non-personal or commercial use?

My paper dolls are available for licensing for use in commercial or non-personal applications. It really depends on what your use is and weather or not it is commercial in nature.  Please email me with any questions, I don’t discuss the “business” side of the site in comments for both my privacy and yours. My terms of use does address this issue, but emailing me might be the easiest way to answer your questions. I can only continue to run this blog as long as people continue to respect my work.

Please also bare in mind that these paper dolls are my intellectual property and I do take that quite seriously.

I drew some dresses for one of your paper dolls, can I post them on a website?

Of course, but please do not post the paper dolls (as they are my intellectual property) and a link back to my site (http://paperthinpersonas.com). I always love to see people’s designs for my paper dolls, so feel free to email me or leave a comment to let me know. It’s fun to see what people had done. I try to get back to everyone who emails me their work in a timely fashion, but there is just one of me, so be patient if you haven’t heard from me.

I don’t see my question on here, what should I do?

Feel free to email me or ask a question in a comment. I try to respond to the questions that I get as quickly as possible. If you absolutely need a question answered, email me is the best way to be sure that I’ll reply. I check my email several times a week, but it cane take up to a week for me to get back to people.

Another option is to contact me on Twitter @paperpersonas. I also reply to those questions, but email is better for longer inquiries.

Contests

When will your next contest or drawing be?

I do not know. I run contests erratically and rarely, but hang in there. It might happen.

What are the rules for contests?

The contest rules are as follows, generally, though they change sometimes depending on the nature of the contest and are always posted in the post announcing the contest.

    1. You can only win one contest per year.
    2. I announce the winner on the blog on the day I specify in the original post. I will also email the winner at their email address attached to the comment. If I do not hear back from the winner within a week, I will use a random number generator to select a new “winner.”
    3. The winner will receive a one page custom paper doll based on one of my paper doll series within a month of the end of the contest. Sometimes life gets in the way of this goal, but I will email the winner if that is the case and we can make other arrangements.
    4. There is no purchase necessary to enter my contests and they are void where prohibited.
    5. You must be over the age of 13 to participate.

How can I enter your contests?

There is no purchase necessary to enter my contests. Contests are open for a week, generally, and specific instructions will be posted on the initial contest post.

What is the prize for the contests?

Usually, the prize for the contests is a custom paper doll such as an elven Marisole, a pair of pucks ready for a date or this Chinese street fashion doll. I’ve done a 10th Century Anglo-Saxon and a 1970’s chick.

The blog format has changed since I created those sets and I haven’t decided what the future of contests might look like.

Paper Dolls

Will you make ______ paper doll in black and white?

This is my most commonly asked question. So common that I wrote a whole post about it and you can read that here.

I have also found a lot of people ask this when there is actually a black and white version of the paper doll available, so be sure to check carefully before you give up hope there might be one around.

Could you draw _____ set for a different paper doll series?

Technically, yes. Will I? Nope, probably not. Redrawing stuff I already drew is usually boring to me. Sometimes it happens for a variety of reasons (how many ways can you draw jeans, after all?), but I don’t re-draw sets for other series.

Do you take suggestions or requests for paper dolls?

I do, but taking the suggestion doesn’t mean the paper doll will happen. In fact, rarely do I draw suggestions. Generally, I don’t do fan art or draw living or dead people, because of both legal and ethical reasons. I also don’t draw ethnic dress specific to a culture unless I feel comfortable doing so does not violate that cultures religious beliefs.

In other words, I don’t draw Native American regalia and don’t ask me too.

Do you do custom work or commissions?

Sometimes, just email me and we can discuss.

How To

What do you use to draw and color your paper dolls?

I use black micron pens, black ball point pens, black brush pens (a lot of black, obviously) and do my coloring with a combination of Photoshop CS5 and a plug-in called the Bpelt filter which is designed for flatting in comic strips. I find it speeds up my coloring a lot (which is good, because color is time consuming). I have written a longer explanation about how I color here.

How do I attach the wigs and hats to the doll when there are no tabs?

I’ve written up some detailed instructions with diagrams on how to do this.

How do I make a stand for the paper dolls?

Directions for making a stand for any of the paper dolls can be found here with, fairly bad, iPhone photos. I have some skills. Photography is clearly not one of them.

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