I've been working on my magnet doll again today. I decided that 150 dpi was much too small for something I wanted to work on for a while, it would be better to fix the problem now and make something I was proud of. Live trace didn't work though, I lost too many details and it kept trying to do odd things with it like make a white background and color the lines grey. I finally gave up and just increased the size, then ran a sharp filter and touched up the lines. Took a while, but you can't tell it was once half this size. I've also made a twin brother for her. There should be more guy dress ups.
I tried my best to make him look properly masculine even though I just altered the girl's base to make him. Hopefully I succeeded. I'm not as good at drawing guys as I am at girls.
I'm at the point with this where I need to decide how I want to organize this. They'll both need a name, possibly a logo (because it'd be cool), and some choices on how they'll be colored. I need to figure out how I'll be arranging the bases on the page so that it doesn't waste magnet paper. I don't want to have clothes in the base set because I like the idea that you can just print your base and then the clothing sets you like separately. Speaking of clothes, I'd appreciate suggestions for costumes or themes that you'd like to see.
Since sizing up the bases are about 5.5 inches high. I'm going look at some tins this weekend, and decide if that's the right size for it. I may actually end up scaling it down a little after all. I don't mind though, it's better to scale down than up. This time I can keep drawing while I decide.