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Merry Lolita Christmas!

A fascination with Lolita fashion led to a Lolita-themed Christmas paper doll set. After researching the various Lolita styles, I made interpretations using holiday visual elements and colors. The final art was created in Adobe Photoshop.

Lolita Christmas doll and cover Red Kodona Lolita and Sweet Lolita costumes. Basic Lolita costume and green Kodona Lolita suit.

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2017 Addy Awards

So, some work I entered in the Addys got noticed.

3 new Addy Awards came home with me from our local Addy event. The illustration series I created for my Talaxian paper doll received a Gold Addy and a Judges Choice Award.

Talaxian paper doll art

My design for the invitation to the opening of an exhibition of Osmo Visuri’s water color paintings received a Silver Addy.

The outside art and envelope for the 2016 Osmo Visuri art exhibition Inside of the Visuri invitation

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Wild West Steampunk Pantins

The theme for our local ad club’s Addy Awards show was Wild West Steampunk. I created these pantins, which were included in the centerpieces on the tables. It was great fun watching the attendees play with the pantins, take selfies with the pantins, and ultimately, take the pantins home!

The work began as pencil sketches on paper, then inked on Grafix Dura-Lar film. The inked work was then scanned, and colored in Adobe Photoshop.

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Alien Doll-inspired Paper Doll

This paper doll was inspired by a Novi Star doll I have. I drew costumes for her based on the Novi Star characters that were part of the line, now discontinued.

Novi Star paper doll. Novi Star's wardrobe.

I created a black lineart version for coloring.

Novi Star paper doll in black lineart Novi Star wardrobe, in black line art.

Novi Star dolls are  the property of TM & © MGA Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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My artwork on exhibit.

I exhibited a collection of my artwork on the Tradition Campus of William Carey University during the Fall Term of 2015. The exhibit included fine art prints, paintings, drawings, and handmade paper doll books.

Faces, fashion, fascination: the art of Tracy Williams2015 WCU art exhibit

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Talaxian Paper Doll Greeting

Definitely Star Trek-inspired, my Trexia is a Talaxian girl created as a New Year’s greeting for 2016. The format I used had the doll attached inside a folded card, with a slit cut to allow her outfits to insert under her chin. Trexia has 4 costume changes.
2015_talaxian_pdTrexia is delighted to add a Seven of Nine doll to her doll collection. Most fashionable  former Borg ever!

2015_talaxian_7of9Like many Talaxians, Trexia shares her  hospitality. She’s made some yummy desserts  from Martian ice, flavored with Bajoran kava  juice, Betazoid uttaberry, Talaxian traggle nectar, and icoberry juice.

2015_talaxian_apronAll eyes will turn to Trexia when  she appears at the Galactic Gala in her stunning, blue gown, with crystal detailing  at the shoulders.

2015_talaxian_galaNo matter what quadrant of the galaxy you’re in, a Rainbow Dash cosplay is just fun!

2015_talaxian_rdashThe artwork was created with ink and color pencils on frosted Dura-lar, then scanned and finished in Adobe Photoshop.

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2014 Christmas Card

My Christmas card for 2014 required a good deal of handwork, on my part. The girl figure was printed on the lowest layer of the card, while her costume changes were assembled in layers such that, each folded over the doll and covered all but her head.

Merry Christmas girlShopper girlMerry Christmas girl goes to midnight mass.Merry Christmas girl with cocoa

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Fanny’s Fashion Journey

I made this toy book for an art exhibit in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Each 2-page spread is dedicated to a decade, beginning with the 1920s and ending with the 1970s. A cat head moves from costume to costume.
Fanny toy book cover
Fanny in the 1920s and 1930s.
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Holiday on Ice.

Holiday_on_icehoi2_753615hoi_skater_418567I researched Holiday on Ice skating costumes from the 1950s and 1960s for this paper doll set. It was designed to be a large poster— like a Holiday on Ice poster— but I have subsequently reprinted it as a 2-page set.

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Harold of Leatheroaks

Yellow leathers.leatheroaks_3cblue and gray leathersleatheroaks_2aleatheroaks_2cleather gladiatorHarold of LeatheroaksThis set is based on the wardrobe of my friend, Harold. He travels almost exclusively by motorcycle and wears leathers every day. The ensembles I have rendered for this paper doll set are but a fraction of what he owns. He is notable for always coordinating his boots with his riding attire and for sewing many of the items himself.