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Topic: 30 Year Retrospective 2-D Me!  (Read 16823 times)
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« on: February 05, 2006 12:52:31 AM »

I usually miss the craft challenges, so I was very happy to see this one in time to participate! I immediately knew that I wouldn't be able to make a doll, because I tend to get carried away and there was no way I'd finish in time. What to do?? Well, I've always wanted to make a paper doll of myself and this was just the motivation I needed [as well as the stipulation that I would only be allowed to watch my 'Corpse Bride' DVD if I finished my craft project Cheesy].

Sample pictures first, explanation after. You can check out my Flickr photstream to view all the images - 27 in total - at a larger size.:


I took 4 days to develop the concept [30 Year Retrospective of Crimes Against Fasion I am Guilty of Committing] and final doll base to use. In order to limit my craziness, I decided to only draw 1 outfit to represent every year. QUITE the challenge! Clothing is such an important part of my life - and always had been - that when I think back to a certain time of my life, I remember what I was wearing first and then the other memories slip into place around that. 1996 and 1997 were especially difficult to only choose 1 look for Smiley The clothes were drawn out, traced and inked and then coloured with pencils - no photoshop colouring! Then the drawings were scanned and I assembled the final images using PS. I also included photos wherever possible. As the background to every page I included a recap of the year's important events and the key items of clothing that I wore.

This was a lot of work and a lot of fun! Thank you, Craftster, for giving me the opportunity and inspiration to complete this gift to myself and to be an active member of this community  Grin

Thank you for looking  Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2006 12:57:13 AM »

wow.. im truley amazed by this.. nice work!
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2006 04:12:06 AM »

These, my friend, are fabulous.  What a wonderful idea.  The set is really beautiful. 
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2006 05:47:51 AM »

I love this, and you had great execution on it. What a painstaking project!

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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2006 05:54:53 AM »

That HAS to be the coolest thing I've seen this week on Craftster!  Are you planning to add pore pages in future years?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2006 06:35:47 AM »

That's incredible!

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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2006 06:46:46 AM »

thats great, and you have to keep it going Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2006 07:05:38 AM »

aiar, that is absolutely breathtaking! They are wonderful. I had my mouth hanging open in awe the whole time I was looking through them. Your drawing talents and creativity are fabulous!

Have you hugged your mod today? Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2006 08:42:44 AM »

That is great.  And a story to go with it.  Amazing job.

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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2006 09:03:02 AM »

these are absolutely amazing! i love the doll you made before too, btw.
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