I'm trying to ramp up for VisionCon in Springfield, MO next Saturday, which mostly means that I've got about 25 projects about 50% complete and will now have a series of daily panic attacks until I get at least SOMETHING done and sitting in the trunk of my car.
The Wicked Witch of the West is one such 50% complete project (along with Dorothy and Glinda). I scanned in all the drawings for her tonight (they took up five 12" x 18" sheets of paper for all the pieces) and got them sized and even a black and white proof made up.
I'm going to try and show more of the technical behind-the-scenes stuff in this blog since maybe some of you out there want to make paper dolls yourself and are wisely looking around first to see what mistakes other people have made.
|My general process is that I draw the doll out on a large scale, using the light table to overlap parts and pieces so I can trace them to the correct dimensions. |
|Wicked Witch of the West Paper Doll: This also lets me try out different poses and props to make sure everything works right. Here for instance, I had to reshape one of the skirt pieces to hide the legs properly when the knees were raised.|