My plan for today was to share some of my old (as in childhood) paper dolls. That plan didn't happen! After spending the weekend with family and car shopping, we finally have our car situation sorted out but I ran out of time to do much else. I also tore apart my studio/office so my work area is currently non-existent and access to my scanner is tough. That room has been a deep burgundy with yellow trim for as long as we've lived here! The color was sucking the creativity out of me, so it was time to paint & redecorate. I can't wait to share pictures of the finished room once it's completed!
Until the studio is organized, there will be some random posts like this one and some digital art since I can work on my laptop anywhere. I'm eager to do more painting, especially after working on the Wicked Women paper doll.
So today I'm sharing five paper doll related tutorials or work-in-progress posts I found while wondering the Web. For those of you interested in such things, I also discovered that my SEO is apparently terrible! When I Googled "paper doll tutorials" not ONE of mine showed up. Really? Not one?! Time to work on that....
1) Shannanigan on deviantArt
2) Making of "TV Moms" by David Wolfe
Paperdollywood, and it's easy to lose a few hours looking through everything! On his site, he has a detailed walk-through of how he made the TV Moms paper doll book. He explains his entire process from concept to completion. One thing I find fascinating is that he makes the bodies & heads of his dolls separately. He has some sound reasoning and I may try this in the future!
3) Knit Paper Doll Clothes Tutorial by Cynthia Shaffer
4) The Making of a Paper Doll, Lily & Thistle
Etsy shop is what I would love my (now-abandoned) Etsy shop(s) to be. On her blog, she goes through a step-by-step process about how she makes her perfect dolls. It's a great look at an artist at work, clearly making something she loves.
5) How to Draw Hair and Clothes for a Virtual Dress-Up Doll in Illustrator by Mary Winkler
here detailing how to make a doll base. Also worth checking out.
So those are some of the things I'm looking at online. Inspiration and education can come from such diverse corners of the world! I'll have a couple of dolls up this week, so look for those on Wednesday and Friday. And my SEO.... totally need to work on that.....