*Drawing inspired by this picture on Flickr.
Yikes!!….A troll facing forward. These guys are so ugly, they’re cute. Well, kinda…only if you dress them up and color them in, I think.
In the early to mid 90’s I bought about ten of these guys over a 2 yr period for my sister. They had the Lottery Troll, the Halloween Troll, the Birthday Troll, you get the picture. Promoted a little like beanie babies actually, just not stuffed, LOL!
Spent the entire weekend coloring this guy in. I really need a life. But then again, this is what I’m comfortable doing. I’m a bit of the book-worm type. Back in college I hung out in the library. Yes, I’m a Nerd! At least I can admit it now.
All that hair is a perfect place to add those RAINBOW colors to this guy. Don’t want to miss an opportunity to support the use of rainbow colored markers.
Had to doodle them up a bit to add interest.
Not quite done…..just need to do something to the background now.
Did you know that in the 1960’s these Troll Dolls were the second most popular doll right behind the Barbies, who’d have thought?
Part of the dolls charm was that it was so ugly - it had huge ears and a pot belly, no forehead and long strands of sheep's wool for hair. Danes believed the dolls were so ugly that you had to laugh at them and if you were laughing, nothing bad could happen to you. Soon the dolls became a source of good luck to people around the world. Initially they were favored by high school and college girls but soon grown men were carrying them around on their travels. This information found Here.
I bet if I looked around my house I’d find a troll doll stashed away somewhere. How about you?