Saturday, August 1, 2009

PART II: La Batalla del dos Dora los Exploradores

In general, I was pretty happy with the first Dora from the other day, but I had some areas I knew I could improve on [skin color? hairstyle?] and overall it could be done faster. So in the ring we have Dora Numero Uno and in the opposite corner, Dora Numero Dos.

ROUND 1: HAIR
Both somewhat missed the mark on the true Dora's adorable choppy bob hairstyle. They both have the center part, but both lack the volume [or you could go to the opposite extreme I guess] that make it recognizable. If anything, Dora Dos maybe needs a slight haircut, so
ROUND 1: Dora Numero UNO
1-0

ROUND 2: FACE
Ahhh, I was actually pretty happy with the face on the first Dora, the only thing was that her skin got pretty dark. So while Dos stayed out of the sun, her cat-like eyes are a bit too freaky for Dora [though her eyes really are light brown!]. Also, now that I'm looking at the picture, I also forgot to give her ears.
ROUND 2: Dora Numero UNO
2-0

ROUND 3: HANDSOk so I tried out two different techniques. First day I tried making each finger on the hand [which came out really cute on the sheet cake]. This time, they just looked kind of awkward with the body and arm position [though better than her Nickelodeon counterpart's poor "hands"]. So the next time I just kept it simple. Though now Dora Dos looks ready to punch someone's lights out, not that she would of course. Mmm a tough call, but let's say:
ROUND 3: Dora Numero DOS
1-2

ROUND 4: KICKS
The icing was giving me a hard time and wouldn't stay stiff enough to form shoes. Dora Uno gets socks while Dos has cleaner white sneakers. Both pretty awful so
ROUND 4: DRAW
2-3

ROUND 5: BACKSIDENow it's obvious both are a bit on the tubby side, but Uno appears to carry her weight a little better [there's no technical way of justifying this, maybe it's the ratio of shorts to shirt to hair?].
ROUND 5: Dora Numero UNO
4-2

ROUND 6: COMPANION OF CHOICE
Each Dora gets a different anthropomorphic accessory, but it's like choosing between your two best friends. Or your favorite child. You just can't do it.
ROUND 6: DRAW
5-3

ROUND 7: SIDE VIEW
So surprsingly, Dora Uno is ahead by a pretty wide margin by the last round, and this view is what gives her the win. While they're both on the round side, Uno at least looks human while Dos on the right has small stick-like legs and virtually no chin or lower facial features.
ROUND 7: Dora Numero DOS
6-3
FINAL

And here they are, ready to duke it out in the back cake closet:
And I know by the time I finally master doing this Dora, customers will be bringing in images of the new and improved Dora and asking for this instead.

1 comment:

  1. Hahaha I love the battle of the Doras. And the "new and improved" Dora is sooo false. Ugh.

    Love the commentary!

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