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Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Hunger Games Catching Fire - OPDAG Issue 108

This was my official entry for the latest OPDAG (Original Paper Doll Artists Guild) Paper Studio magazine. The theme was 'Favourite Film'.  I was originally going to make a set of the children from Narnia and then I saw this film with my son and decided it was the doll I wanted to make instead.

In the end I sent in three totally different paper doll submissions to the magazine.  All of them featured, including the Galadriel Doll I have already shown you in an earlier post.  I'll do a separate blog entry on the third doll.  It was one I did on the spur of the moment, but it appears first in the magazine.  I think the older, classic movies proved to be more popular - but I'm still glad I chose something contemporary.  

Hunger Games - Sketch

My outfits were all taken from the official posters and press photographs used to advertise the film.  The doll herself is copied from the picture below.  A set like mine could never be offered for sale on its own - but Paper Doll Studio are allowed to print content such as this as it is considered editorial. I love these costume designs - they are up to date and slightly edgy, but contain a recognisable fantasy element at the same time.

I'm still a haphazard Blogger at the moment - but despite my inability to get here very often I do think of the good friends I've made in Blogland all the time - and Nora I want to say a special hello to you as I have no other way of contacting you.  I loved all the comments you left me last time! 


Barbara said...

Hello Sharon, it’s so nice to see you back in Blogland! Haphazard is very much better than not at all!
You know how much I admire your artwork, but I think you’ve surpassed yourself with these. I absolutely love the long white dress. You have captured it perfectly. I hope you do the Narnia set sometime in the future. The lion, the witch is one of my all-time favourite books. I can’t say I enjoyed the film quite so much, but that’s probably because I was so in love with the book.
Very damp and cold in Somerset so I’m spending today catching up with my favourite blogs. I should be doing housework but don’t feel a bit like it.
Enjoy the rest of Sunday, Barbara.

Darlene said...

I love all your dolls and these are no exception. So very happy to see you here in blogland from time to time.

CraveCute said...

Nice to see your take on this interesting theme Sharon. Always enjoy your new designs. I'm with Barbara, would love to see some of those Narnia drawings some day!
I think we all understand that blogging is just a hobby for most people... it should be enjoyable and not a chore. Have a wonderful week! ~ Diane

DMS said...

These are awesome! I love Katniss and think that these dolls will be a big hit. :) It was great to see your designs for this dystopian character. Your work is always beautiful. I love your attention to detail!

So nice to visit with you. :) Hope all is well. Have a great weekend.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Sharon,

Your paper doll outfits are amazing! You are so very talented. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you will be featured. Thinking of you! Hugs, Donna

Unknown said...

You are just so creative. These are amazing, and The Hunger Games is one of my fav movies too. Congrats on 3 acceptances to the mag.

Unknown said...

such a neat blog

Nora said...

Hello Sharon. :) Love your Hunger Games doll. Are you going to so her male counterpart? It's been awhile since I checked your site, mainly because it was getting harder and harder for me to see your lovely work and read your blog. But I've since had eye surgery on both eyes and can see quite clearly now. You take your sight for granted until you start to lose it. Never again! :) It's amazing what modern medicine can do these days. I've worn glasses all my life (since the age of 5) and this is the first time I have to wear them just for reading. So it was nice being able to read your blog again and see your wonderful art work. I always look forward to seeing what you come up with next. :)


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