Friday, November 19, 2010

Finnish Girl Matryoshka

I've had a couple of people request a Finnish Girl Matryoshka. After much research I was having a difficult time deciding which ethnicity to portray first, until Jill of Barrel of Monkeys was kind enough to point me in a direction. She suggested Kansallispuku style! So this is my version of a Finnish Girl, Kansallispuku style Matryoshka! How do you like the wind in her hair and hair ribbons? I'm really enjoying it! Can you tell? Thank you for the suggestion Jill! Everyone please keep the suggestions coming and if you know of examples of traditional dress that really helps! :)

I think my Polish, Finnish, and Dutch Matryoshkas would look splendid displayed together.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dutch Girl Matryoshka!

This is my latest illustration, my Dutch Girl Matryoshka! I think she and my Polish Girl Matryoshka would make a nice set displayed together. My mother visited Holland as a child and has always talked about how beautiful it was. Recently Risa of restlessrisa suggested I draw a Dutch doll. Thank you for the suggestion Risa! Please keep the suggestions coming! :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Greek Matryoshka!

My Greek Matryoshka is now available in my shop. I had someone ask me if I could draw a Greek Matryoshka, and she was kind enough to send me some links with examples of traditional dress. Sometimes I get a request but I have difficulty pinpointing what the traditional dress is, so links to examples are a big help. Thank you to everyone who is making suggestions. It really helps inspire me and I really want to know what you would like to see. I wonder what wonderful ideas you will come up with next? :)

If you like my Greek Matryoshka you may also like my other "Gold Sisters" (adorned with gold jewelry and embellishments) Cambodian Girl and Pakistani Girl.