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
What is a Doll?
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!
What is a Base?
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.
ArentYouADoll has some super helpful dolling tutorials and resources to get you on your way to becoming an amazing doller!
Dolling Info Links
Pyrochan Explains It All
Dolling Info Catalogue
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;!