Friday, 24 July 2015

Percy Paper Dolls....

  Sketching and doodling my holiday wardrobe got me thinking about paper dolls.....

  So to compliment our 1930's beach heroine, I'm currently working on designing a Percy paper doll set entitled 'Percy's Beach Fashion Parade' They are such tricky things to create (having made several sets in the past) but I just can't help but think these 'Percy' paper dolls might be awfully popular? So far she has two swim suits, a swim cap a beach beret and a flower for her hair. Currently sketching beach capes, wide legged pants, big hats (Percy just wouldn't be Percy without 'that' hat) a few stripy beach vests and a stylish, oh so chic, Summer dress - all 30's style of course.

Sketching my holiday wardrobe (some of it dream items) got me thinking about paper dolls

Paper dolls can be so fiddly to make, my trick is I draw the character then photocopy her a few times and trace the body shape to ensure her clothes are going to fit.

Here is her first outfit with little swim cap (on top of her mustard bathing costume)

  Hopefully should have these little desk friends up in my shop in the next few weeks.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Little Seafarers......

  These three adventurers have dominated my sketch books over the last few months and have resulted in some very pretty mermaid dolls, two Persephones and one very handsome fisherman. It's highly likely I will produce more illustrations featuring this fabulous trio but as the Summer hols have just kicked it I might be struggling to get anything together before the Autumn. I have therefore made some mini watercolour greeting card sets for those of you who'd like to enjoy these cute characters while the sun still shines.

  Just popped them into my Etsy Shop

These cards have that lovely homemade quality which I love. Our seaside trio images have been printed onto beautiful watercolour printer paper and mounted onto heavyweight folded blue card. They're more than a greeting card, they are little gifts to give or keep for yourself. Would look lovely in a pretty vintage frame.


Message in a Bottle


He Loves me Not


Love Letter

  A little note on Persephone (or Percy for short)

  ....Towards the end of the Summer when the sea becomes a little rougher and the evenings a little darker, Persephone likes to spend time in her beach hut retreat working on her Gothic novel. She enjoys a glass of strong liquor and can often be seen puffing away on a dainty pipe.

  Mermaids, a fisherman and two Percy dolls....

All my dolls are unique and handmade using new and vintage fabrics. I draw my templates free hand  for each doll and use my machine just for their limbs

  Pip x