Paper Doll Yim

This isn’t their actual coloring I wanted to be abstract.

I wanted to do a layer-of-clothing thing with Yim. Their design has changed much since I drew this. I mocked up possible scale patterns in the middle image. The first image is the face scale design I settled on.

I wanted to keep the fantasy-elf-fred-astaire thing with Yim. I think I got the general vibe, I just had to simplify. Yim’s in their equivalent early 20s; and I want to show the casualness of youth more. I end up changing the boots and cape later, and simplified the belt.


J. Shen or "Micey" is a sophomore at Umich. She loves character design and telling stories and dabbles in making her own comics. Sketchbook Smashing is an attempt to chronicle her process in designing characters. From first concepts, hairstyle and outfit changes, or even complete shifts in design. She also hopes to map out how her own art style changes throughout the year. Her website is Her art Tumblr is

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