Friday, July 28, 2017

Music Inspiration

Alright, managed to finish this today!  Been SUPER BUSY with summer school doing very strange 'art' projects.  For music inspiration I decided to focus on bands and band shirts, (mostly rock).  My orignal idea was to do outfits inspired by Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Beyonce but once I started school I knew that would not happen.  The tank top is a shirt I actually owned (the version I owned was 3/4 sleeve) for the band Siouxsie and the Banshees.  The top under that is a No Doubt t-shirt (I had a different one with the band drawn as cartoons)

The last shirt is a Linkin Park shirt, and as many of you know (or may not know) one of the singers, Chester Bennington committed suicide earlier this month.  The band now has a new logo but I decided to do the old logo.  I grew up listening to this band, especially their first two albums.  I was very saddened to hear the news.

As much as I would love to include every band I ever loved, it would be too much!  For the pants I've included patches from the following bands (in no particular order):

Rolling Stones
Pink Floyd
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
David Bowie (not a band but love him!)
Led Zeppelin

I tried to choose bands that had iconic logos (and also easy to draw) I did NOT freehand any of these!  Anyway Offspring patch is particularly important because when my fiance and I started dating, he invited me to an Offspring concert. I was too embarrassed to tell him I had no idea who the band was and declined his offer.  After the concert, he gave me the patch.

And so, the last thing is the hair, which is inspired by Sia's famous wig. For more outfits for this doll drawn by me click here

Please check out the other great outfits for this month's theme!  So much variety!

Paper Doll School here
Paper Thin Persona here
Pop Culture Paper Dolls  here

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

KR Simon and Halbig

A wonderful boy doll!  This two page paper doll features a ball jointed boy doll with 4 outfits and 2 hats along with some accessories.  This is from the artist Karen Reilly and was featured in Doll Reader November 2006.  K R stands from Kammer and Reinhardt.  My Nana's doll (she is now 102!) is marked with the K and R star from this company. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

FR Monogram Collection and Night Warrior Vanessa

These two pages of paper dolls represent real dolls from the Fashion Royalty line.  Both dolls were exclusive, the top was a convention exclusive and the bottom was exclusive to Japan.  The top doll has a dress, stockings, and an extra pair of shoes.  The bottom has 2 tops, pants, boots and a katana sword.  The artist is Lisa Miller.  These pages are from a doll magazine, but I forget which one! 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Paper Figure

This bright magazine page features an action figure paper doll.  The man has 3 costumes; a spacesuit, a soldier, and a super hero.  Inspired by but not based on any particular action figure, it reminds me of Captain Action.  This two page paper doll was in Haute Doll Magazine August 2013. The artist is H. Kuffel. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Googly Baby

This adorable 2 page paper doll is by the artist Karen Reilly and was featured in Doll Reader June/July 2008.  The doll has 3 outfits with 1 hat but tons of cute tiny accessories such as toys, kitchen items, and vanity items.  The little bunny on the first page reminds me a lot of Grace G Drayton.  The soft pastel colors are quite pleasing.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Just a note

I've started summer school. For the next four weeks I will be very busy!  Not sure how much I can post or update the blog while I'm in school.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Genevieve Tobin

Another beautiful Movie Dressograph sheet featuring the actress Genevieve Tobin.  This page is from the St Louis Post Dispatch and is dated May 7 1933.  Genevieve has 3 lovely dresses along with a jacket and two head pieces.  The outfits are from the movies "Perfect Understanding", "Pleasure Cruise" and "Infernal Machine". Great color on this old newspaper page. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Jane Arden's Wardobe

Here is a newspaper sheet of Jane Arden from 6-15-1941.  Hope everyone had a nice 4th of July.  The doll has 4 outfits, 3 head pieces, and an extra pair of shoes.