My Characters | Fantasy | Lord of the Rings | A Song of Ice and Fire | Misc. | Historical | Archive | Gifts


Flemish Peasant


Ah yes, the typical Flemish Peasant Dress. I just had to doll one, being Flemish and all that. You'll find an earlier attempt at the bottom of the page. I do believe this one is slightly better and perhaps even more historically accurate? I'm not entirely sure of that last one though.

I got inspired to make yet another historical doll, this time one depicting early Medieval dress (I think it was early Medieval, I did have a specific time period in mind, but didn't write it down and I can't remember it now XD But I do think this is supposed to depict a bliaut?). I quite like the dress palette for this one.



A quick doll of a Victorian dress. I wanted to try and doll some velvet-y fabric. This doll didn't take me so long, but I kinda like it? Especially the dress. The underskirt was a lot of fun to pixel.

I've been wanting to doll a Poiret-inspired dress for ages, so when I saw a historical doll contest, I went for it. Unfortunately, as with most contests I enter, this one never ended properly. I had to rush through some parts, but I like her. I wasn't sure which colours to use, so I looked back at my last dolls and picked that shade of blue because I haven't used such a shade in a while.



Yet another junihitoe doll... Why? Because I like torturing myself, I guess? This time I started by picking out a kasane no irome (colour scheme) and then went in to draw the doll. Originally, I only wanted to draw the hitoe + five layers on top of it, which would have made for an informal outfit. However, I somehow ended up drawing the most formal outfit instead, aka the two patterned top layers and the white train-like thing (mo). Of course I couldn't find any information on the colours that would have been used for the two patterned layers, so I decided to stick with the colour scheme. I think it worked? Also, her face is so white because of the make up. White faces were the big thing back then, along with plucked eyebrows and blackened teeth. Yes, blackened teeth... Tastes differ.

A Rococo lady. She might not be entirely historically accurate since I used elements from a variety of decades. But I like the result. She's the third toolshaded doll I ever made. It's also the first time I actually used my tablet for toolshading and that I toolshaded a full-body doll. I got inspired by looking through a book from the Kyoto Costume Institute. There were so many beautiful Rococo dresses, so I decided to doll one. Soon I realised that pixelshading such a dress would take ages, so I decided to tool it :) I actually like this doll: it looks more 'painterly' than my other tooled dolls ^^

Baseless, colour scheme taken from a picture found here (site offline), inspiration for the mountains comes from this painting.


A doll wearing a juni-hitoe, also known as 'twelve-layer robe' as worn in the Heian period. This took ages to make: drawing and shading twelve layers and putting patterns on almost every one (most of the patterns consisted of two colours as well) was quite time consuming... I had drawn out all the layers and shaded them when I decided to follow kasane no irome: the accepted colour schemes of that time. Unfortunately most of the colour schemes I found were for just five layers, instead of the twelve I had. And those with twelve colours always had layers of the same colour on top of each other, which made the doll difficult to read. Then I found the picture mentioned above and I went with that colour scheme, which might be historically accurate. I don't think the doll is entirely accurate, but I tried my best.

I saw this dress and got inspired to doll it. It was a nice challenge to use a more obvious lightsource and to doll lace (which was surprisingly easy). It was the first time I dolled a haircut like that, and I'm quite happy with the outcome.



A Flemish knight during the Battle of the Golden Spurs. The heraldry probably isn't historically correct: I just used the current Flemish lion as a reference. Since he's a knight, he's got a sword. If I recall correctly, the 'goedendags' were more of a commoners' weapon. I used this lovely site as reference again.

A quick doll of a Flemish soldier during the Battle of the Golden Spurs with a 'goedendag'. Yes, my friend, that thing in his hand is a 'goedendag' which is Dutch for 'good day', but I'm quite sure that isn't the correct English term. It's an interesting weapon, actually. Very deadly, it was said that a Flemish soldier with a 'goedendag' could battle 2 knights riding a horse, before that a knight was said to be able to handle about 10 men on foot. Don't really believe those figures, but I do believe it was quite the effective weapon at that time.
Now enough ranting about the weapon, I like the doll. Preps aren't my speciality, but I think I did a decent job on this one. I love the shading on his helmet, it was fun to make too. I love shading metal ^_^ I used this lovely site as reference.

Base (site offline)


Another historical doll, this time of a 1560's Flemish working-class dress found on this website. I love her underskirt and apron, but am not too sure of the rest. I do like the colours though, I don't use those colours very often.

My first historical doll, yay! And also the first time doing folds like these. She's based on a dress I found on this site.I like her, though she may not be entirely accurate. I was a bit at a loss of what to do with her hair, but this seemed to be quite a common hairstyle. Believe it or not, but it was the pattern on the bodice that took longest to make and not the folds.