Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Kewpie Dolls
Their name, often shortened to "Kewpies", is derived from "cupid",] the Roman god of beauty and – as Eros is the Greek version of Cupid – erotic love. The early dolls, especially signed or bisque, are highly collectible and worth thousands of dollars
 Kewpie dolls are based on  comic-strip-like illustrations by 
Rose O'Neill that appeared in Ladies' Home Journal in 1909.
 The small  dolls were extremely popular in the early twentieth century.
I've always been attracted to these dolls
so pink
so fun
so surreal
I like this colored pencil drawing, as you can see,
I've choses not to embellish it with any more doodles.
In fact, I'm picturing Kewpie Dolls in a painting . . .

1 comment:

  1. How delightful. I actually own one of the first Kwepies made. This is a delightful drawing! We need to see more of these little darlings! Well done!



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