Thursday, April 22
artful thursdays #15.....party kitty paper doll tutorial
today we are exchanging paper dolls at my art group. i finally got an idea last night of what i wanted to do. i was looking through my 2008 day book at some sketches and paintings i did and found this little kitty...
i like how the little painting turned out on ledger paper so i used the same idea for my paper doll.
gather together a few supplies: nice, smooth paper that you can water color on, pencil, eraser, permanent pen, watercolors, brushes, goache, scissors, tracing paper.
step #1. sketch out a figure in pencil. draw over the lines with a permanent pen. when the ink is dry erase any pencil marks.
step #2. paint your figure using acrylic, watercolor, or guache paint. let dry.
step #3. lay a piece of tracing paper over your figure and sketch out little clothes and hats to fit. i draw simple outlines and decorate later.
step #4. turn the tracing paper over and lay it down on your decorative paper or painting paper. trace over your pencil lines. this will 'transfer' your design onto another paper.
step #5. for the little pink dress i inked the lines with a permanent pen, then erased the pencil lines.
step #6. cut out the dress and decorate with little trims and glitter. the little green and blue party outfit was painted with water color and has a crepe paper sash and a flower cut from a silk petals. i also made a little cake and a mouse balloon for party kitty to play with.
step #7. when all your pieces are cut out and decorated, glue them down to a paper base and color copy.
here are a few of my favorite paper doll artists:
alice in wonderland and the queen of hearts by marina.
these darling halloween costumes by danita.
perhaps you will make a paper doll of your own, or start your own collection of tiny dolls. enjoy, julie