When I was at Uni I discovered an online art that was ‘dollz’. Spelling with a ‘z’ seemed to mean searching was easier and took away conventional doll results. Dollz are pixel art figures, you start with a ‘base’ which is an image of a figure with no clothes and no hair. You then digitally draw on hair and clothing to create the finished doll. In my time ‘dolling’ I had a website showcasing my dollz and entered several contests where I won a few prizes. I must have spent hours and hours dolling. But I neglected my dollz and site occasionally as my crafting took me in other directions and now I realise my dollz site lapsed without me realising. In the meantime I changed computer and my old computer died. So I’ve lost all that work πŸ™

I remembered I uploaded once to an online image storage site and managed to find the doll above. I can’t remember which ‘doller’ created the base – I really should be mentioning and linking them to give them due credit. I remember I originally made this for a ‘geisha’ contest. She wasn’t my best and I really wish I could get my dollz back to showcase again πŸ™
I might stumble upon a file now and then to display but I think most are lost forever!

Kim Debling is a Hampshire, UK based designer and Director of her own company Kestrel Design Ltd. She is mum to Rose and Harvey and wife to her best friend Steve. Β She’s fighting off Stage 4 Lymphoma and sharing her story along the way, mainly via YouTube. Kim is passionate about being happy, mental wellbeing and in particular art and creative pursuits as therapy during tough times. She teaches online at Udemy, has published books and has art and printables available for sale.

Lost Dollz πŸ™ was last modified: April 30th, 2015 by Kim Debling