Articulated paper dolls
My paper doll series deals primarily with representation and beauty norms. Articulated paper dolls are made of several pieces that are pinned together, which allows for both movement of the doll and for selection of which pieces go together. I especially want to challenge the idea that humans with fat, queer, and black bodies are less beautiful or valuable. There are also many, many kinds of fat, queer, and black people. Being able to mix and match doll parts opens up more possibilities for honest representation. Paper dolls make great desk buddies or planter ornaments, and they also look great framed.
Coloring books, coloring sheets, and custom paper dolls available. Details below.
is a coloring book and paper doll workshop that invites people to construct up to 15 paper dolls that look however they want. With 150+ unique parts and 5 different body types, there are thousands of possibilities. These dolls can be any color, be it black or white or purple and green. They can be any shape, be it fat, skinny, fat on top and skinny on the bottom, or two-headed. They can represent any gender, with a mix of androgynous, masculine, and feminine faces. The book includes plenty of accessories, from garden tools to magic potions to bikes and more. With 13 joints, these dolls have a wide range of motion for gardening, dancing, doing yoga, or anything else you can imagine.
See below for examples from the book.
Hardcopies - $15
Digital download - $8
Original Paper Dolls
Where noted, dolls are available for purchase. Please contact me directly for details. Some are instead available in my store as a downloadable coloring sheet. Others are examples of previous commissions.
For custom paper doll orders, see below.
Custom Paper Doll Commissions
Custom doll commissions are currently available.
Dolls are printed on heavyweight paper/cardstock, hand colored, and assembled with mini brads. They're done in marker and colored pencil, and as such should be kept out of direct sunlight or framed behind UV-blocking glass. They could look like you, a friend, a celebrity, or a weird alien babe. They looks great in a frame on the wall or on a desk. More personal than a Hallmark card!
(Please allow for up to 3 weeks between ordering and completion. Orders are completed in the order they are received.)
Black and white custom line art sheet (PDF) - $15 per doll
Color however you like and print at home. You could print on cardstock, sticker paper, magnet paper--anything you like! Up to 3 black and white accessories are $5 (examples: pets, musical instruments, potted plants, food, additional outfits. Accessories similar in size to an assembled doll, like a bike, are equal in price to another doll.)
Assembled dolls (Digitally colored or original paper):
$40 per doll + $10 for every 3 accessories (examples: pets, musical instruments, potted plants, food, additional outfits. Accessories similar in size to an assembled doll, like a bike, are equal in price to another doll.)
Digital dolls are emailed as a PDF.
Contact me for details!