This was a tough one! I have been sketching for days.... I thought a simplified form would be easy. It wasn't! I'm not totally happy with my dolls, but I'm going to go with it. I think once I start designing outfits & themes, I'll like the dolls more.
So here's the process.
First, I sketched out a ton of images. This is just the one sheet that survived!
Most of these scribbles could easily become a doll (and just might). None of them were quite what I was looking for, though.
Feel free to download & play around with those dolls. My plan is to make 30 one-page theme dolls. All outfits will fit all dolls, but each sheet will have a unique doll & outfit set.
I know this isn't as thorough a tutorial as I usually like to write. I really struggled with this self-imposed assignment. I'm still taking theme requests, so let me know your thoughts!