Rideau Valley Roller Girls Paper Dolls

Rideau Valley Roller Girls Paper Dolls

Last year I got a dream commission from the Rideau Valley Roller Girls. They were working on ideas for their press kit, and came up with roller derby paper dolls. Paper dolls are a form of illustration near and dear to me, as any characters I came up with when I was little were swiftly turned into paper dolls. Combine it with roller derby, and I’m all over it!

I created some sketches of dolls in various poses and submitted those. I then worked up some sketches to ink in illustrator. I finalized the dolls as they were, then printed them out to flip and draw fitted uniforms. Each doll has 3 uniforms, one to correspond to each of the RVRG teams – Riot Squad, Vixens, and Slaughter Daughters. I inked each uniform and added the tabs to it, and colour filled the whole thing.

This was perhaps my favourite commissioned work last year; and it really got me enthused to go back to some of my old personal characters and give them full-fledged outfit treatment.