Here’s Royal-Archer-Sly. I’ll add art as I create it.
The paper dolls will be for sale in single sheets and, eventually, in a paper doll book.
Remember the Katy Keene paper doll on the comic page in newspapers? No, I don’t suppose you do. That would have been the late fifties. Readers were encouraged to send suggestions for outfits. You got a credit on the illustration. I’ll give you a credit and a free signed paper doll, and a free paper doll book when I can afford to get one printed.
The outfit has to fit my sixteenth-century time frame. No space cadets, please. Email me at email@example.com with ideas.
Something coming here, don’t know what.
Okay, the obvious answer is a cat and a fiddle. Years earlier, in London, Sly had worked with a street-corner busker, playing a variety of instruments. I bet he played a fiddle, standing it upright and plucking it with his claws. When he gets to Queen Elizabeth’s court he’ll wow her with his musical talent. I’d love to have Sha accompany him on the harp. She certainly has the fingers for it.
Hold the phone! Next outfit will be Robin Hood. As a kit, after pirate (a pirate outfit will be along also), Sly adored playing Robin Hood. He’ll dress as Robin Hood for the masquerade ball at which he meets Sha-Sha.
I’ve found some super belts, straps, pouches, a great medieval-looking quiver, a terrific leather half-mask. It’s the pieces I find combing the web for reference material that get me excited. I cobble my images from the bits I find, manipulating, almost painting. I’m hoping I find my path to genuine painting in Photoshop.
Royal Archer, Robin Hood, damn close. And, this works perfectly with his pride in being appointed a Royal Archer. I’ll get to the cat and the fiddle. Right now, Robin Hood has my full attention.
Oh God. Can you picture Sha-Sha as Maid Marian? That’s it. Robin Hood is next.
A new nonsense will show up eventually.
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