New Pixel Dolls: Shackled City and Book Characters

I know that it’s been a really long time since I’ve posted any pixel dolls, but I have some new ones today. Some have been sitting on my computer waiting to be posted for a really long time while a few are pretty recent creations. Madam Mim is probably the oldest, but she was certainly fun to do. I always loved Madam Mim as she’s portrayed in the Disney version of “The Sword in the Stone” and I just couldn’t resist doing a doll of her! After that I did a few more American Girl dolls (Kaya, Elizabeth and Addy). They’re fun to do because of the historical costumes and cute details. I’m sure I’ll do more of them at some point! Superwoman there is Lois Lane from one of the many times that she got superpowers (I can’t believe how often that happened). I was mostly amused by the heart-shaped Super symbol on the costume! Lois is always fun to do, as well. The lovely lady in blue and green is Beauty from “Beauty and the Beast”. The dress came from a picture book version of the story that I have and I just kind of liked it, so I decided to try turning it into a doll. The colors presented more of a challenge than I anticipated and she’s rather brighter than I planned, but in general I like how she turned out.

The last two dolls here are by far my favorites. They represent my character from a past roleplaying game – check out the Shackled City wiki for details on this game and the characters from it – and one of the NPCs we interacted with regularly. In the blue is Verana, my rogue character. She was a great character and dear to my heart. I spent a lot of time on her and am extremely proud of how she turned out. The cleric in white is Jenya, who saved the party more times than I would care to remember! I’m not good at shading white, so she was challenging, but the mace was fun and I generally like how she turned out.

As always, if you click on the dolls they will send you to the sites of their basemakers and they will all be represented on the appropriate doll pages of my website from here on out.

Madam MimMeet ElizabethMeet AddySuperwoman Lois LaneBeautyVeranaJenya

Site Updates, New Dolls

There have been a bunch of site updates lately that I have completely forgotten to post, so here are the ones I remember! Weeee!

There are movie lessons up for four new movies.

Bright Young Things:

- Men are dumb, don’t trust them with important things like money, they will mess it up
- Don’t marry, get engaged to or otherwise even associate with men who will either sell or buy you, your children or both
- Don’t let rich debutantes who don’t normally drive cars drive your race car. It’s bound to be bad for both the debutante and the race car (not to mention your standings in the race)
- If your father is the prime minister or otherwise important, don’t bring home your friends after a party for a drink and let them spend the night (especially if their reputations are less than spotless)

The Sword in the Stone:

- Your beard should never be so long that it can wrap around your head, it’s just asking for trouble
- Don’t turn into a squirrel during mating season, it’s just asking for trouble
- Small things will always defeat big things in the end

V for Vendetta:

- Remember remember important events in history or they will be repeated
- Don’t oppress people or they will rise up against you
- Don’t follow crazy religious fanatics, it’s really just a bad idea

X-Men III: The Last Stand:

- Don’t run races with girls who can phase through solid objects
- Don’t piss off women who can call down lightning on your head
- Don’t play with things that can cause your powers to disappear, even if you just intend to use them on someone else
- Don’t leave behind the woman who knows all your secrets

The lyrics to “Boom, Da Boom” from the episode “Pete’s One Man Show” of House of Mouse. It’s funny. Go read it. Also from House of Mouse (from the episode “Ask Von Drake”) is Von Drake’s list of where everyone sits. Again, it’s very funny. And it took me a very long time to transcribe it all, so go read it. I also have the answers Mickey got when he asked “What would you like for Christmas?” in the episode “Pete’s Christmas Caper” from House of Mouse.  There is also now a growing page of the “Brought to you by” messages from the end of each House of Mouse episode. The products they come up with are great and Mic’s little speaches about them are very funny. I wish I could include screenshots, but I don’t know how to do that.

There is now a page for book clubs. I’m only an active participant in one right now, and only one book has been read by that group, but there are links up to people’s thoughts about Evelyn Waugh’s Vile Bodies, so if you are interested check them out. The next book up is Bone by Fae Myenne Ng.

There is now a page listing all the profiles of famous historical women that I’m working on (two have been posted so far). More will come, but they should all be blogged too, so it’s just there for reference. There are a lot of women on my list, so more should be coming soon!

There are several new dolls today too. The first is a pretty doll inspired by a piece of art that I can’t find anymore by Clio Chiang. It ended up pretty different from the original art (I totally couldn’t do the hair and you could only see the girl from the waist up or so), but I love how it turned out. The next doll is another one from Season 2 of Project Runway. This one is Diana Eng’s design from the first challenge (the muslin one). I like how the neckline detail turned out. Otherwise it doesn’t look that interesting. The next one is Dorothy in her blue and white gingham from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. I think that she turned out well. The lady in the lovely red gown is based on some old fashioned pin-up art by Gil Elvgren. I’m not entirely happy with her, but overall I think that she turned out ok. Fifth I have a cute pirate-ish girl who reminds me of Ramona Quimby (from Beverly Cleary’s books), but is actually based on some sketches by Deanna Marsigliese. I love her hair. I’m almost never proud of hair, but I’m really proud of hers. The last doll is a little odd. I was looking at some pictures of Princess Zelda from the Legend of Zelda games (thinking about the shiny new one coming out with the Wii) and I thought she had some very 1920ish elements to her costume. Don’t ask. Anyway, I decided to play with the idea and this doll is the result. Like I said, it’s a little odd and didn’t turn out quite as I would have liked, but overall I like her. She’s unique. Anyway, they will all appear on the correct pages soon and if you click on them they will take you to the website of their basemaker.
Chinese New Year DollDiana Eng Episode 1DorothyPretty Red Pin-UpPirate GirlZelda 1920s

New Dolls – Verana, Project Runway and More!

I have four more pixel dolls today. The first one is a mini Barbie doll wearing one of the Cali Girl fashions. The second and third dolls are more designs from Project Runway. The one with actual colour is Daniel F.’s and the muslin coloured one is Daniel V.’s. Both are from the “Six Yards of Muslin” challenge in episode 1 of this season. The last doll is probably my favourite of this batch. It’s my current D&D character, Verana. She’s an elven rogue and you can learn all about her at the Shackled City Wiki.

Cali Girl Barbie FashionDaniel F.\'s Six Yards of Muslin DressDaniel V. Six Yards of Muslin ChallengeVerana

New Dolls – Rassi, Project Runway, etc.

There are several new dolls today! The first one is Andrae’s design from the first challenge of Project Runway’s second season, the “six yard of muslin” challenge. The second is Chloe’s design from the same challenge. I plan to do a bunch of the designs from the show, and most of them aren’t as boring as these two! The third doll is Belle in her yellow ballgown from “Beauty and the Beast”. I really like how she turned out. I think the folds in the skirt are very pretty. The fourth doll is Catwoman! I love how she turned out! Black is really hard to shade, but I think it ended up ok and the purple is great, so hopefully that makes up for anything lacking in the black. The next two dolls are mini Barbie dolls from a 1969 Barbie paper doll. The last doll is Rassi Thimblebock from Michael’s current Shackled City game! I have created a page for the game, but it’s pretty bare right now, so for information on Rassi, check our Wiki.

Andrae - Six Yard of MuslinChloe - Six Yards of MuslinBelle Yellow GownCatwomanBarbie Paper DollBarbie Paper DollRassi Ready for Battle!

Jasmine in a Pink Robe

I am so proud of this doll! She has more shading colours than any other doll I’ve made and I used layers and transparency for the first time. I think that it turned out quite well! I copied the outfit from an illustration from a story book. I like the color combination on Jasmine. There was supposed to be a giant feather on her head too, but I thought it looked dumb and left it out. Click on the doll to go to the base site.

Jasmine in a Robe

New Dolls – Alice, Belle and More

This week I have five new pixel dolls to show you! The first is a doll of Matt Rhodes‘s wonderful piece “Alice on the Grass“. I really like how it turned out. I think this is some of my best shading. The second doll is Belle in a ballet outfit from a comic strip in (I think) a french Disney Princess magazine. I just liked the dress and wanted to doll it. The third doll is Felicity from the American Girl dolls series in her (new) Meet Felicity dress. They changed her “Meet” dress at some point and I really don’t know why, but I think it’s kind of cute and decided to doll it. The fourth doll is a mini Barbie based on the My Scene outfit designed by Karen Garrett for “Project Outcast“, which is based on the show “Project Runway”. Check out her site for further explaination. The last doll is Supergirl in her most recent standard costume. I really like this costume (I hated the last one with the white t-shirt and tight mini skirt), so I wanted to doll it. I think it is a much better updating of her classic costume and generally looks really good. The doll isn’t perfect, but she also isn’t symetrical, so I’m proud of her. As always, click on the doll to be taken to the base maker’s site.

Alice on the Grass - Matt RhodesBelle BallerinaMeet FelicityProject Outcast BarbieSupergirl

Two New Dolls

Two new dolls! The first is Cinderella in winter (based on some of the Disney Princess promo art) and the second is an Oscar de la Renta dress that I saw in a magazine. Click on Cinderella for her base. The de la Renta is on my base.

Cinderella in WinterOscar de la Renta Dress

Lots of Updates

Ok, I have lots of updates for the site today.

First, I have four new dolls. One is Velma from “Scooby-Doo” in honor of the Whately game this past weekend. I’m working on Daphne too. Velma can be found on the Cartoon Characters page in the Dollz section. The other three are new Mini Barbie Dolls.

The next new thing is some Book List updates. The lists that were added or expanded are:
African Stories
Asian Stories
Ballet Stories
Bedtime Stories
Cat Stories
Cow Stories
Dinosaur Stories
Dog Stories
Dragon Stories
European Stories
Fairy Stories
Fairy Tales Retold
Father Stories
Grandparent Stories
Horse Stories
Mother Stories
Mystery Stories
Native American Stories
New Sibling Stories
Pirate Stories
School Stories
Science Fiction Stories
Sports Stories
Teddy Bear Stories
Winter Stories
Books Without Words

There are three new TV Snippets. The theme songs from Scooby-Doo and Firefly as well as Jayne’s Song from the “Firefly” episode “Jaynestown”.

Last but not least, there are several new Movie Lessons from the movies “Braveheart”, “Titanic”, “Jurassic Park” and “Sherlock Holmes and the Silk Stocking”.

That’s it for today, but I’m working on a few other things that will hopefully be up in the next few days.

New Dolls and Pixel Art!

Wow. It’s been forever since I updated with some new dolls. I been just a *little* busy lately. Anyway, today I have two new dolls and one piece of pixel art. Both dolls are really simple because I was just sort of getting used to dolling again, but I think that both of them turned out well. The first is Princess Aurora from Disney’s movie “Sleeping Beauty”. This dress is from a book cover (one of the Disney Princess storybooks, I think). The second doll is Kim Possible in her cheerleading outfit. The pixel art piece is a really pretty Dior purse that I love (but could never afford). Click on the dolls for their base sites. The purse was drawn by hand without a base.

Comic Characters

I have added the Micro Hero pixel dolls of the seven founding members of the Justice League from the current television show to the Comic Character Dolls page. There are some more of this type of doll that will hopefully be added later.

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