The regular pixel sites should be fine by your mama. Some of the doll sites, though, have basebodies for you to draw clothes on. Most have Barbie-doll nudity. Some may be a bit more detailed. Few have underwear. However, nudity is not the same thing as pornography, so these sites shouldn’t send you running to the confessional.
ACTIVE DOLL SITES
- Apitchou – High quality dolls and bases here. She has some great pixel art, too.
- Av Squad – This site hasn’t updated since 2003, but it hass some interesting dolls and base. Check out her Venus and Weirdo bases.
- Dena’s Dreams – Good site with dolls and a few bases.
- Duckienya at Artican – Formerly Orange Crux. A very good base maker.
- Eleni Aranelwa – She has some high quality (and very interesting) dolls and bases. Very useful tutorials, too, and I use one of her white palettes a lot.
- Guinevere’s Pixel – Warning! Norton Antivirus has flagged their host. Procede with caution. One of the best. Lots of dolls and bases.
- Josie’s Dollz – One of the greats and a big influence to me. Dolls, bases, tuts, palettes – wonderful stuff! Now that she’s back, you can see for yourself.
- Les Poupées Numerique – Another slow updater. Good dolls and bases, though. I like her eye and metal palettes, too.
- Mufflonen – Amazing how long Fateback sites stay up! Still, the dolls are nice. Only one base set, but it’s pretty good.
- Miniature Reality – Good dolls and bases. She also has some more traditional art on her site.
- Precious Pixels KH – Severe cuteness alert! If you’re looking for big-eyed anime-type bases, this is the place. Check out her dolls, too. She’s truly worthy of her web name, Kawaii Hannah.
- Pyrate Rose – Formerly Elvish Rose. This site has dolls and bases by two good artists of equal talent.
- Sparkling Ice – A very nice site. Great dolls and bases. I use her palettes a lot.
- Star’s Pixel Dust – A bit primitive, but still pretty good.
- Xandorra’s bases – Still available at her PixiStar account.
- Wayuki’s Place– Not many dolls, but what’s there is wonderful. Lots of bases, too, most of which are in a zip file.
MISSING OR DEFUNCT SITES (Sorely missed, too)
- Box of Pixels – Last known URL http://www.saralyssan.com/. Very nice site with great quality dolls. The domain may have expired.
- Electro Candy Pop – Last know URL http://ecpop.trap17.com/. Formerly New Dollz of the Block, Rock & Pink, Lost Avenue, and Polin Lin Studio. Great dolls and bases. Seem to be down.
- Etiquette – Last known URL: http://www.geocities.com/etiquette_xd/. Good dolls, bases, and tutorials, all lost when Yahoo dumped Geocities.
- The Free Project – Last known URL: http://dollz.hotcity.com/palace/dollz/dollz.html. A site where you get base and such with no link back required. Doll makers would donated their old bases, palettes, and whatnot to it. They weren’t pretty, but they could be adjusted. One day it was there, next day it was gone.
- Free Bases for All – Last known URL: http://bases4all.whimzygirlz.com. This was inspired by the Free Project. Like it’s inspiration, it disappeared.
- Ice Shadow Dolls – Last known URL: http://www.geocities.com/iceshadowdolls/index.html. Great dolls and helpful tutorials. Her sprite bases are wonderful. Or were. Another casualty of the Geocities closure.
- Judokai’s Beach – Last known URL: http://www.geocities.com/judokaisbeach/index.htm. Not a lot of dolls, but there were some very interest bases, especially the Furry bases. Gone when Geocities went bye-bye.
- Kelley Erin’s Dollz – Last known URL: http://www.geocities.com/kelleyerinsdollz/index.html. A nice little site with bases and tutorials. Her Asian and elf dolls were a must see. It hadn’t been updated in years, but I’m still sad to see it go.
- Mandra’s Dolls – Last known URL: http://mandra.nettness.net. Definitely defunct. She said so on the remains of her page.
- Mizbehavin Dollz – Last known URL: http://www.geocities.com/mizbehavindollz/. Yet another victim of the Geocities closure.
- Real Fantasy – Last known URL: http://www.riense-art.net/pixel/. Very good site. Good dolls and bases. Strangely enough, I especially like the creepy-cute androgynous Sen base. Unfortunately showing a Forbidden page now.
- Sharona’s Dolls & Jars – Last known URL: http://www.geocities.com/ublookin4me/. Famous for, what else - her dolls in jars. Plenty of jar and bottle bases, too. Lost yet again. *sigh*
- Swan Lake – Last known URL: http://ahs-bruck.asn-graz.ac.at/~hwagner/emmi/dollies/. Great doll maker. I don’t know why, but she closed her site.
- Sweet and Sassy – Last known URL: http://sweetandsassy.net/. Another two-artist site. Great dolls and bases. Now just a “This page is parked free” page.
- Toodles Up a Tree – Last known URL: http://geocities.com/toodlesupatree/enter.html. Very nice dolls and bases. A few cute bits of pixel art, too. Another closure victim.
- Wishblinkpassion – Last known URL: http://www.geocities.com/wishblinkpassion/. Great dolls and some nifty bases. Gone with the Geocities wind.
- Xandorra’s Place – Last known URL: http://xandorra.bluedaffodil.net/. If you haven’t heard of Xandorra, you’re probably new to the hobby. She was the dolling queen! Dolls, bases, tuts . . . the works. Sadly, her site is gone, but some of her bases are still available at her PixiStar account.
- Zirolia Dolls– Last known URL: http://www.geocities.com/zirolia_dollz/. Wonderful dolls, bases, and tuts. Some of her mannequin bases look just like the kind you see in the stores. And like the rest of the Geocities sites, it’s gone.
PIXEL SITES (A few of the site above have pixel art as well as dolls [Apitchou, Guinevere's Pixels, and Precious Pixels KH especially come to mind]. These are the links to those that aren’t listed above.)
- Colour Me Pretty Line Art –
Small outlines for graphics. Great for props, or you could practice shading with them.The domain expired.
- Free Outlines for You – Another outline site. It’s not a big collection, but what’s there is great.
Last edited November 24, 2012.