Fairy dolls have been popular since before Disney first came out with the little dolls that represented their favorite fairy: Tinkerbelle.
The dolls are collected by both young and old and are kept throughout the homes of people who are touched by fairy lore, and the promise of magick.
Popular Fairy Illustrators
One of the first in her field, Amy Brown has developed beautiful fairies in the form of dolls and drawings and uses everything related to nature for the inspiration for her work.
Amy Brown Fairies have even been used as part of the backdrop for the television show “My Name is Earl” and in the movie “Inhabited.”
On her website, Amy touches on how to turn your inspirations for fairy drawings into the real thing! She insists that cheap paint and other materials have, quote “a negative effect on your work.” Cheap materials will break down over time to invest in good materials for your creations. She is also quick to point out that she can’t teach how to become a fairy illustrator. This is because she has had no formal training in watercolor! You would never know it. She handles the medium so skillfully as she uses watercolor for the illustrations and drawings in her portfolio.
How to Begin
But she does give some hints! She creates a rough draft of her newest fairy in several different poses. Next, she makes photocopies in a couple of different sizes and goes to work with watercolors until she is happy with the result.
Sometimes her works of art take only a few minutes, sometimes it takes days. She also does something unusual for artists; she works on several drawings simultaneously and admittedly does this to avoid become easily bored. You can read about Amy’s journey in becoming an international fairy illustrator and gain inspiration to by visiting her website.
Amy Brown Dolls
The dolls created by Amy are another subject well worth viewing. The dolls are fun, brilliant, and best of all, dressable. You can even purchase fairy clothing in the form of a lacy black or blue teddy and you’ll find quite an assortment of fairy undergarments along with more modern clothing that her fairy dolls would wear in today’s world.