Picasso people. Art journal spread ( pages 30-31) and paper Art dolls characters.

Once I had to create paper Art dolls for the SWAP at atcsforall.com.

Art doll are created as collectables. They all are original , unique.

I had never made Art dolls before. The theme was “Picasso people”.

Without any hesitation I grabbed my Art journal and started playing with colors and cubism for my version of “Picasso like” characters.

My Art journal is a Junk journal. Left side page is folded junk mail card ( I just had to use this sturdy non-glossy cardstock with decorative edge), that is why the pages size is different, but I like it.

First I painted pages , added Picasso’s inspirational quotes. Then I made Art dolls based on my Journal’s sketches. All these Dolls are around 12 in tall, painted with acrylics and sealed with protective varnish. I used mini metal brads for movable joints.

1. Arlecchino


3. Seated woman

4. Young model ( Girl in black dress is painted on both sides, the rest of the dolls are black from the back).

Picasso people page folded

Picasso people

Picasso style Arlecchino Art doll

Picasso people Librarian Art doll

Picasso people Seated woman Art doll

I really wanted to paint “Young model” Art doll as nude, but it was not allowed by the policy of the atcsforall.com website . That is why I gave my model a little black dress. All her figure features are still visible under the “see through” dress:)

Picasso people Young Model Art doll back

Picasso people Young model Art doll front




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About Artfully imperfect

Oksana Tepp was born in Ukraine. Currently resides in USA, Washington state. Married, mother of three sons. Native Russian speaker. Russian Language Instructor and translator/interpreter by former education/profession. Full time mixed media artist since 2010.
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