New episode and new characters

I’m working on a new episode of In the Pictures (the storyline with the two sisters who can enter images through a magic wardrobe.

So far, although I love the faces of the dolls in this series, and I adore their bullterrier dog Bodger, I just have not connected with the storyline. Why do I care about them and their travels? Who are they, anyway.

So, for this episode, I’ve added two (count ’em, 2!) new characters with their own stories, thus bathing the whole series in sorrow.

As a reminder, in previous episodes, there were just the two sisters and their dog, thusly:

“Why not Alice in Wonderland?”

Then, in the last episode, they added a cat (produced through the magic of the wardrobe), thusly:

In the episode I’m working on, I add a third, younger sister, here:

which is sort of like the three sisters in On Our Own, except that these girls are much edgier.

Where the family really differs is in the fourth character. I really struggled about what I was going to do with this character. The sisters are (largely) self-sufficient, so the fact that they don’t have adults around seems OK. And yet – it seemed like their family was incomplete as is (unlike On Our Own, where Willow takes the adult role). So I wanted to add a somewhat dysfunctional adult to the mix.

But, what kind of dysfunctional? I thought about an absent-minded, absorbed father, but I didn’t think that was the sort of parent these girls would have. (I might, though, add that character to On Our Own – we’ll have to see if I can find the right kind of doll). I thought about a drunk, but, really, that was more issues then I wanted to have the girlsĀ  go through.

So, instead, there is a mother who is just very, very sad. About what, I don’t know. She’s too sad to say much. And that leads her to not fully take care of her kids (especially the youngest, who still needs mothering), while still loving them.

Here she is, with Emily comforting her.

This A moment together

This doll – Dollmore Luv – is one of the saddest looking dolls out there, losing out only to Mydolling’s Heeah. I love her face, though, sad as it is.

I’m not certain how quickly I’ll move through this story. I may just focus on the younger sister for this episode, or I may bring in the Mom’s story as well. The Mom’s story is very loosely based on a period in my Mom’s life when she regained joy out of her sadness – I’ll share that story in another post, after I’ve rolled out this episode.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

tiny dreams

tiny pretty things

Blood Moon Bay News and Notes

Existing at the Intersection of Dark Whimsy and Weirdness

my doll family - BJD's

The World of my BJD's

Dada's dollhouse

Benvenuti nel mio piccolo mondo!

Kim's Miniature Scene

The Mini Place to Be

A Date to Create

Artistic Adventures for Toddlers to Adults

On Art and Aesthetics

Publication + Consultancy. Championing creative talent before a mass audience. Passionately global.

PekoeBlaze - the official blog

Art, comics, reviews and Writing

Corban Wilkin: Illustrator

The website and blog of cartoonist and illustrator Corban Wilkin

outside authority

Creativity in my other life

charles french words reading and writing

An exploration of writing and reading

Christiane Cegavske

Sharing my progress, process, interests and inspirations.

Adorn

A Gathering of Mixed Media, Stamping & Beyond

My Doll Adventure

Sending fashion dolls on adventues for over 9 months

Danny Mansmith

picture diary

Tourmaline .

Small Scale Fabricated Photography, Toy Photography History, Art Creation Musings

Adventures in Barbie Collecting

For Barbie reviews, photostories, DIY ideas & news!

bywayofthanks

sewing techniques 1800-1930

Models In Scale

One modeler's journey in scale modeling

My Life in Scale

Looking at the vast world of plastic men and women.

Free Doll Clothes Patterns

Free, printable doll clothes patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

kixkillradio

Bringing my creative ideas and visions to life

Inside the Fashion Doll Studio

Barbie for big girls.

ATELIER MISS GEORGIA DOLL

OOAK handmade art dolls

Omocha Crush

Secret Confessions of a Toy Addict

Pullips and Junk

We're all mad about Pullips here!

Dirks' Dolls

Mostly a soap opera at 1:6 scale, with an occasional interlude.

Fashion Doll Diva

Fashion from the doll's perspective....

Confessions of a Doll Collectors Daughter

Reviews and News From the Doll World

Crazy Doll Lady

~or~ A Grown-up in a Toy Store

Dolls, Dolls, Dolls

Playing with dolls is not just for kids.

Small Life Stories

Big adventures in a small world OR Graphic novels with dolls

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: