Gah, this is quite a big project I’ve been working on. Anyone remember the American Girl dolls? I was a huge fan as a kid and I grew up with all of these ladies, so I wanted to make a sort of tribute to them. I’ve got 7 of 12 portraits done. I’m posting them in the hopes that it will motivate me to finish! I still have to finish actually drawing them, then ink and color. Whoop.
These look great so far! I hope you’ll have the motivation to finish them :)
Who else read the American Girl books as a kid? My younger siblings are getting into them now as they go along with history studies so I have been reintroduced to it all!
These are what Itty Bitty humans look like. Animals are easier than people for me so humanish commissions are $2 instead of animals for $1 (will also take equivalent in dA point or Subeta moneyz). Commission info post to come soon, along with some more detailed traditional art, I promise!
So the individual copy of A Reward for Josefina came with a recipe for a Piñón Nut Pastel (Pine Nut Pie) and I figured I already had a recipe tag on this blog….
The other individual short-story books have crafts and other stuff at the end of the book that I believe are absent from the short-story volume collections. Anyone interested in me scanning in those craft sections? Some of them are kinda lame (Wow! I wanna start my own bicycle club! How do I do that AG?), but maybe some folks really want to see them?
Going back to posting whatever I happen to have in my AG Folder, here’s this interesting sheet AG sent out eons ago. I think I found it on the AG Playthings forum a while back, and it probably came out around 1993/4 since A) there’s no mention of Josefina or anyone after Addy and B) there’s no mention of any websites, only phone numbers.
Because I have nothing better to do, I looked up to see if these places were still around. Fortunately enough, they are all still open! (Although checking out the Strawberry Banke site, they seem to look at a wide range of American History, not just the 1940s as this paper would lead you to believe.)
EDIT: I was searching around the old AG websites using the wayback machine, and the site had a suggestion for a museum to visit if you were interested in learning more about Josefina’s time period. I couldn’t get a screencap of the web page, but I did get the name Las Golondrinas, which still exists to this day.
Josefina’s Birthday is today, according to the AG Wiki, so let’s celebrate with another photoset showcasing her birthday outfit! According to her book, the shoes were hand-me-downs from Clara and the shawl and fan belonged to her mother. I love it when the outfits have a back-story to them.
(Photo isn’t mine; If you’re the original photographer and want credit, just let me know)
You may have noticed as you read the books as a kid that all of the girls in the historical AG line have birthdays in the spring, most of the birthdays happening from March to May. The only exceptions are Kirsten, whose birthday is on June 8th, and Kaya, whose culture doesn’t really have a celebration for birthdays (AG tends to celebrate it around the Nimipuu Salmon Runs Celebration, usually in August).
I usually like to celebrate each character’s birthday in some way, weather it’s just drawing that character in their birthday outfit or just making a mental note to myself. School and life tend to become stressful around this point in time I find, so celebrating these character’s birthdays in some way is a nice distraction for me.
I’d like to post something for each character on their birthday on this blog, but I’m still mulling over what I should post exactly. Be sure to keep your eyes pealed in the near-future!