peppermintsheep said: There’s a more “grown-up” version of Lolita called “Otome-kei”, which is loosely translated as “Maiden-Style”. It uses elements of Lolita, but isn’t as puffy and childish. So maybe your cute train Loli is growin’ up into Otome-kei!
ooh I hadn’t heard about that one! well then maybe she is! ‘3’
oh, and I have been informed that there are indeed lolita dresses with train prints/themes, though I have yet to come across one that features the critically under-utilized possibilities of train-track trims.
foolishfools asked: I think having no idea what you're doing and just tossing things together that you like is secretly the best artistic strategy
Hahaha it’s pretty much my life strategy. (hey man, long time no chat! ;3;/)
More paper lolitas! The one on the left is dressed for a winter stroll. The one on the right is kind of… more mature country lolita? Becoming vaguely steampunk because of the trains? At this point it should become apparent that A) I have no idea what I’m doing, B) am just tossing together stuff I think looks good, and C) I really like tan-and-brown outfit color schemes.
Winterloli is wearing part of a ferrero roche candy wrapper as a skirt. Country?loli has trains on her skirt because trains are AWESOME, if there isn’t one already there needs to be a train-themed lolita line. It comes from a paper bag I have that’s printed with old newspaper ads.
Original sketches*Himeloli and Classic?loli
Seriously. I don’t care if it’s just a single word or a huge paragraph. That’s really fucking rude. If you don’t like the commentary that’s been added on, fine, you can come back to the source and reblog from that without the extra comments.
Imagine if you were showing a group something that you were really proud of, something that you put hours and hours of work into. You open your mouth to say a little something about it and someone in the crowd stands up and said “SSH! Just shut up a minute, hold on” and then picks up the object of interest and shows it to everyone instead. Maybe they say something, maybe they don’t. Afterwards they say “Oh yeah, but they made it” and point to you. Sure, they still give you credit. But all the meaning that you put into that work is gone. You can’t explain the story that lies behind the errors and mistakes, or why the subject matter is important to you. Even if you were going to stand up there and just say “It’s done”, you chose to say that for a reason. Now everyone just sees it as a pretty picture to be passed around and shared instead of something that you were inspired to create.
So please, I’m hoping that if you follow this blog you respect me and my art, and you won’t do that. Thanks for your time.
I… FINISHED TWO OF THEM SO FAR…
A hime-loli and uhh… I guess she’s kind of classic-lolita? Hmm.
They’re two-and-a-quarter inches tall. Himeloli took about three hours, and I didn’t time Classic?loli but she kept me up ‘till 3:30AM the other night. The things I do for art…
They would, but the thing about printable shrinkydinks is they’re water soluble, so if they get wet after baking them the design runs so I suggest getting an acrylic gloss?
oooh that is a Good Thing to know, thanks! ‘o’a
WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT MAKE THEM INTO NEAT THINGS I CAN BUY FROM YOU
ahaha! well I was thinking about little charms or something! ;3; kind of like my hetalia chibis, but smaller! And I wonder if they would print well onto shrinky dink plastic, I think we have some printable sheets lying around…
It seems as if my muse won’t let me create anything else until I actually sit down and papercraft these gals. So I redid the original sketches to even out their proportions somewhat and then I added some more lolita types as well! I’ll either get to papercraftin tonight or tomorrow, but once these gals are made I better have some creative brainspace back, muse, y’hear?? I wish my muse could learn to multitask someday, sheesh.
Oh, also: each of them are about 2.25 inches tall. ‘u’
Apparently the way to break out of an artblock is to draw miniscule lolis. And they really are miniscule, actual size for the small ones is like two inches. I might papercraft them, they were definitely drawn in my clearer sketches-for-papercrafts style.