Sunday, December 4, 2016

December Angel Paper Doll - Day 4

I had several goals for this angel series.  One, I'm trying to establish a sense of style and continuity.  I may have multiple styles but I want each of those to be cohesive.  Much of my vector work is starting to look cohesive, as is much of my raster work in Photoshop. Secondly, I wanted to create a non-white individual.  It's easy for me to default to pale skin and light hair -- that's what I am, more or less.  I'm going to continue to be more conscious of this and continue to diversify.  Third, I wanted an unconventional angel image that ran the gamut from "traditional" to really fun & colorful.

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Today's outfit falls on the more traditional side of the spectrum.  I was going for a traditional choir robe with this outfit.  I really wanted to include a singing face and honestly, I went the Peanuts route with a big ol' oval mouth.  It was easy and graphically expressed exactly the idea I wanted it to express.

Tune in for more tomorrow...and let me know what you think! I'm loving these so far.....!


  1. I love how her open mouth looks. I confess that I have never been very good at the alternative faces thing, but I think both you and Boots do a wonderful job of it.

    1. Thanks :) I always liked paper dolls where I could change hairstyles. I guess some things never change!

      And the mouth is directly inspired by the kids singing at the end of Charlie Brown Christmas. It took a few tries to get it right!