I realize it's been about a week since I posted.... A few weeks ago we decided to update our shared office/studio. I thought we'd slap some paint on the walls & call it a day. Well, it got pretty involved! My husband & I (with the help of my dad) installed new bookshelves, ripped up some ancient carpet, and moved around a ton of heavy, unwieldy furniture. And slapped a three coats of paint on everything. I've been spending every spare minute working on it. Once it's totally finished, I'll post some pictures here.
Recently, I mentioned that I want to retire the Fashion Friday dolls. I still want to post a new doll on Fridays, but the current template is getting a little stale. My plan is to run it until doll #100 and then start up with something new. I may do the same for the Kawaii Kids. I have a few ideas. One would be a completely different doll, in watercolors, with a history/fantasy/huge and complicated dresses kind of wardrobe. That would be one or two dolls with a new dress every week, something like what Liana does on her blog. My other idea is to create a child (or children) to go with the fashion dolls. I have a female template, a male template, and adding a child to the mix would create a lot of options. I've thought about developing a line of commemorative wedding dolls, including brides, grooms, flower girls, and whole wedding parties. It's still in the planning stages and it's been on my mind quite a bit.
So here's what I'm going to do. First, I'm going to develop the child dolls. I may still work on a watercolor doll at some point. I have lots of projects in the works!
Here are some sketches I've been working with. None of them are finalized drawings. I want to work on these in Illustrator and it felt like a waste of time to make them too perfect on paper. Blank screens make me nervous and even a rough sketch helps!
At minimum, one of these will become a new vector paper doll. Maybe all three of them will! I plan on going through the process here. I'll be working in my updated studio space (YAY!) and hopefully I can get started by next Monday. Til then, look for new dolls this week and thanks for being patient with me! Sometimes life gets in the way - and I'm not as great at building a backlog of posts like other amazing bloggers! There's a goal to work on, too...!