Saturday, December 5, 2015

December Paper Doll -- Santa, Outfit 3

Edit: I realized too late that these sets were out of sequence! I'll fix it for tomorrow & get back on track, in order, by Monday!

And the Santa paper dolls continue!   Next up are country cowboy Santa and Mrs Claus.  I decided this year (since this project isn't ambitious enough) to create all of my patterns and brushes in Illustrator.  Unless I can't figure it out, like the rope. I have a great rope brush and I'm not big on reinventing the wheel.

The Christmas tree pattern, however, is all mine.  And that hat! I drew these all out on paper first and that really helped to get the hat right.  Sometimes I see something or try something and suddenly it clicks.  It finally makes sense.  And that's what happened with this hat.  I might draw cowboy hats with every set now!!

So here's out country cowboy Santa, lasso and all.  You can right-click and save this image and they will be a pdf at the end.  Enjoy!

If you're looking for the dolls, you can grab them here.


  1. the texan in me is screaming ~ hahahaha

    : D

    1. That's great!! I always get a little nervous when I tackle a theme. I'm a 10th generation New Englander with a rural, blue-collar background, currently living outside Boston. I always feel like if I try to do anything that's not that, I might get it wrong. I'm glad I got it right!

    2. i know what you mean! but i especially love the Christmas tree boots ~ so simple, but perfect!