Archive for January, 2011

Ball joint dolls

January 29, 2011

 

Online “paper” dolls

January 25, 2011

I used to play around with dolls like this online all the time when I was about 12 – 14. I even made a few of my own, which are long gone by now. The thing I find significant about them, and relevant to my project, is the body shape used in the vast majority here. The one depicted in the example is very, very far from the only one of its kind. It’s easy to view it as “just a cartoon”- but I think that it’s really very telling of the unrealistic nature of modern beauty standards.

More of the dolls

January 25, 2011

These are all just so beautiful, I can’t get enough of them. I want to save them here so I don’t forget about them if I need some inspiration.

In terms of modern paper dolls, illustrator Mel Simone Elliott has made some lovely ones of some modern celebrities, singers, and fashion icons, featured here:

http://www.ilovemel.net/jilm/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12&Itemid=12

Some of my favourites are the Kate Moss and Lady Gaga dolls..

Push pin style paper dolls…

January 25, 2011

I am not sure what the technical name is for these guys! But I love them!

Major inspiration from Jess Fink, who I’ve been following for a long time.

First of all, a tame example…

(more photos at http://finkenstein.livejournal.com/177400.html)

And then, a slightly more scandalous example.

(more of this series at http://finkenstein.livejournal.com/167003.html#cutid1)

Now for these.. it’s not the erotic content so much as the gorgeous victorian-inspired design of the dolls, as well as the comic the characters come from. It ties in really, really nicely with the paper doll aesthetic that I’ve already been looking at. Beautiful line drawings, complimented by an understated, almost sepia colour tone. I love these.

From the same page as the previous one. I also just wanted to note how lovely the presentation is! Just the nice little detail outlining the doll pattern, it really pulls it all together.

As the watermark says, these are all characters from her webcomic, Chester XYZ 5000.

January 20, 2011

http://www.utata.org/salon/19597.php

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