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
- Duckienya at Artican – Formerly Orange Crux. A very good base maker.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- Apitchou – Last known URL: http://apitchou.com/. High quality dolls and bases here. She had some great pixel art, too. Seem to be down.
- Av Squad – Last known URL: http://avsquad.fateback.com/. It had some interesting dolls and base. Now gone.
- Box of Pixels – Last known URL: http://www.saralyssan.com/. Very nice site with great quality dolls. The domain may have expired.
- Dena’s Dreams – Last known URL: http://denasdreams.atwebpages.com/. Good site with dolls and a few bases. Definitely gone.
- 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.
- Eleni Aranelwa – Last known URL: http://aranel.zandalea.net/eleni/. She had some high quality (and very interesting) dolls and bases. Very useful tutorials, too, and I use one of her white palettes a lot.
- 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 got 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.
- Guinevere’s Pixel – Last known URL: http://medlem.spray.se/guinevere/. One of the best. Lots of dolls and bases. Now sadly gone.
- 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.
- Miniature Reality – Last known URL: http://www.scintillaflaminia.com/. Good dolls, bases, and more traditional art on her site. All gone now.
- Mizbehavin Dollz – Last known URL: http://www.geocities.com/mizbehavindollz/. Yet another victim of the Geocities closure.
- Mufflonen – Last known URL: http://mufflonen.fateback.com/. The dolls were nice and it had a good base set, but it’s gone now.
- Pyrate Rose – Last known URL: home.comcast.net/~pyrate_rose/site/. Formerly Elvish Rose. This site had dolls and bases by two good artists of equal talent. Site sadly gone.
- 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.)
- Free Outlines for You – An outline site. It’s not a big collection, but what’s there is great.
- Color Ramp Creator – Creates an 8-bit palette for pixel art.
- Colour Me Pretty Line Art – Last known URL: http://www.dejavudollz.com/cmpl/. It had small outlines suitable for shading practice. Unfortunately, the domain expired and has been replaced with something in Chinese/Japanese text.
Last edited Edited September 29, 2016.