Monday, August 31, 2015

Movie Dressographs Greta Garbo

A while ago I purchased a lot of 3 large paper doll albums.  The albums contain Movie Dressograph paper dolls from the Sunday Magazine- St. Louis Post Dispatch from the 1930s era.  Some of the dolls are high quality copies and some are newspaper originals, attached carefully to sturdy paper to help them from ripping.  Newspaper is fragile and although I usually prefer unaltered dolls, I believe the white paper has probably prevented much damage to these pages.  Above is Greta Garbo from December 6th, 1931.  This one is a copy.  The main difference between the copies and the original newspaper is that the photocopies have a slightly more yellow tint while the newspaper have more of a brown color.  These paper dolls are very large sheets and I've scanned this in two parts, then stitched it together using Photoshop. Can you tell where?  I hope not!  I have just begun scanning the first book and will post more soon.  The albums also included Muny Opera Dressographs from the same era and newspaper.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Surprise Garden card

Sincere Congratiluations

A secret garden for you

not signed!

seed pack
So while sorting through the never shrinking pile of things I need to scan I came across this unusual vintage greeting card.  The card features a lovely pack flower of seeds.  I think this is a very unique idea, especially since the seeds are a 'secret' so you don't know what is going to grow until you plant it!  There is no card company name on the back, just Made in the USA.  The inside is still black, which is always nice.  I love the beautiful rose artwork and the die cut front where the pack of seeds slips in.  Hope you all enjoy.  I know it's not a paper doll.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Fresh Fruity Dress Up Game

as a prize for Rachel Cohen winning the Fresh Fruity contest, she requested the paper doll to be transformed into a dress up game.  it can be played here on DA.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Scooby Doo Paper Dolls Daphne and Velma


My newest issue of OPDAG's Paper Doll Studios came in yesterday.  The theme for issue 112 was Mystery.  I decided to do the two female characters from the cartoon Scooby Doo, Velma and Daphne.  These characters are owned by Hanna-Barbera.  I used Adobe Illustrator to create the dolls. Each doll has four outfits.  The outfits follow a color scheme common in the show.  Daphne wears purple and green while Velma usually wears reds and oranges.  The outfits are based on the show, live action movie, and Pup named Scooby Doo.  I may do more outfits but it is hard to find good screen caps from the show and most of the time they only wear one outfit.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Dress A Doll

Brenda Sneather

Here are my outfits for this lovely 1930s inspired dress a doll from Issue 21 of OPDAG's Paper Doll Newsletter magazine.  The doll base is drawn by the artist Brenda Sneather.  Black and white, I created 4 dresses for her.  The link above has the issue including other artists outfits for this doll.  

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Robert Best Barbie Paper Doll

Here's a little project I finished.  This is a Robert Best Barbie paper doll.  I used Robert Best's lovely Barbie designs and sketches to create a wardrobe for his basic Barbie doll.  The art is by Robert Best and I do not claim it as my own.  I only transformed the art into a new paper doll.  Mattel owns the rights to Barbie.  This paper doll has five pages which includes 18 lovely outfits.  All of the outfits have been edited from the orignal designs and shapes to fit the doll.  This doll is not for sale in any way since the artwork I used to create it is not my own.  I am not intending to infringe on any copyright by creating this doll.  I simply wanted to take art from an artist I admire and adapt it into a paper doll format.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Contest Winner

Rachel Cohen
The contest is now over and the winner is Entry One by Rachel Cohen.  Above is the doll with her lovely outfit along with one of my own from the examples.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Paper Doll Gazette Issue 66

Fern Bisel Peat

Ann Johnson and Margot Voigt



Bruce Patrick Jones
Here are some lovely black and white paper dolls from the Paper Doll Gazette Issue 66 number 1 Volume XIII from 1984.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Fresh Fruit Fashion Entires

Entry 1 from Rachel Cohen

Entry 2 from Naomi Kuropatwa

Entry 3 from Charlie C
Here are the entries for the Fresh Fruit Fashion contest.  On the left is a new poll.  Please vote for which outfit you would like to see the below doll wearing.  There will be one grand prize winner.  The winning entry will be made into an outfit for the doll.  The winner will also receive 1 exclusive paper doll, 1 dress up game, and a colored version of the doll and winning outfit. Thank you to all those who participated.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Quick Marker Doll

Last day to enter the paper doll contest.  Voting will being tomorrow.  Here is a quick single page paper doll experimenting with new markers I purchased.  These markers were 'watercolor' dual tip makers, however they don't seem to work well with water.  The paper wasn't the best choice and buckled somewhat.  I may add more outfits to this doll when I find markers I like better.  This is not a cleaned up doll, so coloring goes outside of lines, but that would not mater if she is cut out I suppose.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Elizabeth Taylor 1955

This is set 1951 from 1955 starting Elizabeth Taylor published by Whitman.  The set includes two sturdy paper dolls and outfits.  Some outfits are partially cut.