Friday, November 24, 2017

My "Hero" Inspiration

What is a hero? "a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities."  I don't really idealize anyone.  I did think about doing a military theme, but I wanted to do something more personal to me and less generalized.  Who is my hero?  My mom, but I have no idea how to represent that in a paper doll outfit.  So instead, I think I went a little off topic and did more of my inspirations.  The first outfit I drew is on the right corner and represents the artist Mary Engelbreit.  My mother used to get her magazine Home Companion and I loved her detailed, colorful, and whimsical illustrations.  

Her style was instantly recognizable. Of course, her paper dolls!  I greatly admire her talent.  The second outfit kind of emerged from the first, since I drew a sailor collar.  I decided to do Sailor Moon, which falls more into another definition of hero as someone with super human abilities.  In my youth/teen years, Sailor Moon was one of my favorite TV shows along side Dragon Ball Z.  I loved watching the transformation scene and seeing a strong female team take on evil.  Later, I read the manga and loved Naoko Takeuchi's art style.  I drew lots of Sailor Moon fan art (and still do) and I even have a paper doll project buried away.  Sailor Moon helped me make friends (if that sounds dorky) and gave me something to look forward to after the long dragging school days.

For more outfits for this doll drawn by me click here

Wonderful designs from the blogs below as well! Everyone went in a very unique direction for this challenging theme.
Paper Doll School here
Paper Thin Persona here
Pop Culture Paper Dolls  here

Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving.  I will be busy for the next few weeks with finals for school.  

Monday, November 20, 2017

Winnie Winkle Fashion cut out

Winnie Winkle Fashion Cut-Out by Brenner.  Dated May 12-1935.  Cut, missing hat.  Gently mounted to the paper.  Some discoloration from age.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sister's Cut-Outs Toot and Cute

This page is from a newspaper comic called The Kid Sister and the paper doll portion was called Sister's Cut-Out.  These are from 10-28-1934 but certainly have a Thanksgiving pilgrim vibe to them.  These characters are Toot and Cute

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Winnie Winkle Fashion Cut-Out


Winnie Winkle Fashion Cut-Out paper dolls from newspapers by the artist Brenner.  These are from the 1930s.  Both feature a backward glancing base with outfits shown from the rear perspective, a very interesting pose for a doll.  I love the prints on the second page.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Jane Arden Couples

Here are some Jane Arden newspaper pages from the 30s featuring male characters along side the typical female fashion cut outs.  Of course these pages are a bit brittle from age and have discolored over time as well.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

A tale of two Tillies

Haha, pardon my pun!  Above is an interesting look at newspaper comics.  These are the same panel/paper doll but one is black and white dated May 6 1933 which would be a Saturday not a Sunday and the bottom is in color dated May 7 1933.  Both are Tillie the Toiler.  Note the bottom credits the artists but the top does not.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

School Projects

Photo Restoration After (above) and Before (below)

Animal Collage Wall Street Shark

Multiple selves

multiple selves practice

character gif
Busy with school.  Here's some of the projects I've done for my Graphics class.  Top ones are Photoshop, bottom is Illustrator animated gif. And look, pictures of me... and me!  Lol.  Midterms are right now, so test exams and such are sucking up my time.