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Dolling 101

Dolling 101 (AKA Dolling For Beginners!)

Butterfly by randomtenso Etrange arum by Ellana01 Girl base by Georg-bases
Hello, welcome to Dolling 101! We'll be going over all the basics that every beginner doller should know. There's a lot, so let's get to it!

Lesson 1: Terminology/Vocabulary

:bulletpink:What is a Doll?:bulletpink:

:bulletpink: It might help to begin this article by telling you what you're reading about! A doll, or as we call them on DeviantArt, Digital Dolls, are small graphics, usually pixel-art, of people and characters. People create these by taking a base body another person has made, and creating art on it - designing clothes and hair, and turning the blank template into whatever kind of character they can imagine.

I will go over dolls more in detail, but that's the very basic description. Please, read on!

:bulletpink:What is a Base?:bulletpink:

:bulletpink:Bases! You're probably familiar with this term. That's right, those pixel line-arts of bald/naked people that you draw on to create your own character. That's a base! A base can include hair, extra poses, or optional clothes to get you started.

But getting down to the basics, they're exactly what they are - a base! Think of the definition of 'base'. The base of the house is the bottom (the main support structure). The base of a doll is... the body! The base.
...Read More!

ArentYouADoll has some super helpful dolling tutorials and resources to get you on your way to becoming an amazing doller! :excited:

Account Info

Dolling Info Links

Pyrochan Explains It All
Dolling Dictionary
Dolling Info Catalogue
Dolling Acronyms
Dolling A~Z
Dolling and Bases Explanation by Gwen
☆★2012 Project Educate★☆
Base and Doll Category Explanation

New to dolling and have a question you can't find the answer to? About frankendolling, crediting, tracing, or just 'whose base is this!'? Feel free to ask me ;u;!

My OC's bDays


My Character's Birthdays

★Yuna AKA Radie Saling
Jan 17 (Capricorn) ☆☆

★Brock Eletsky
Jan 20 (Aquarius, cusp Capricorn) ☆☆

★Maddox "Maddie" Vareaux de lis
Jan 27 (Aquarius)☆☆

★Chloe Amadae
Mar 24 (Aries)☆☆

★Dion Amadae
Mar 24 (Aries)☆☆

★Tate Rabenhorst
Apr 9 (Taurus)☆☆

★Jimmy Rabenhorst
Apr 25 (Taurus)☆☆

★Cero Bonaparte
June 3 (Gemini)☆☆

★Skye North
June 19 (Gemini)☆☆

★Kiddo Robinette
July 11 (Cancer)☆☆

★James Reed
July 25 (Leo)☆☆

★Gwyn Th'Dalu Milliain
Aug 15 (Leo)☆☆

★Yuri Rellik
Sept 1 (Virgo)☆☆

★Elz Cordero
Sept 17 (Virgo)☆☆

★Jaff Beauregard
Oct 22 (Libra)☆☆

★Colby Stillman
Nov 18 (Scorpio)☆☆

Dec 27 (Capricorn)☆☆



Plz's I Enjoy

Yellow Faces and Pt 2 Onion and Pt 2 Monkey and Pt 2 Spongebob Meme Faces HelpPlz

Negative Plz's
Anger, fear, confusion, sadness, etc


Positive Plz's
Love, happiness, nervous, etc




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Gaboris Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
I'm on time this time so Happy Birthday from Hungary!
Hope to see your great work again one day. ;)
L00P-Z00P Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!
phoenixleo Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
Happy Birthday! :iconballoonplz:
starwarsfannick Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Happy bday from nick.
0Melodious-Nocturne0 Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
TaintedOneNinja Featured By Owner May 17, 2017   General Artist
Happy B Day:cake::party:
BookGlitters Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  New Deviant  Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
Strawberry-Bamboo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
Hello there, not sure if you remember me from donkeys ago... Thought I'd say hello and also much thanks for sticking with me despite my hiatus \o/
PixelMeBlu Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016
*punches you in the fACE* >:C *smooches you*
StarstruckDoodles Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh no, why is everything gone! ;n;
Astrokiwi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh no!!! What happened to your gallery? Crying 
road-tripping Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016
Sorry if this is the wrong profile, but you had put the cat divider into storage. Are you fine if I still use it if it links back to your page?
I really liked it ;w;
Miruruko Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Student General Artist
dat plz box :iconimsotiredplz:
please keep it here forever 
PixelMeBlu Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016
*boops your butt*
Gaboris Featured By Owner May 22, 2016
Sorry for the late, but Happy Birthday from Hungary!
Keep up the good work. ;)
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