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Animerican Girl: Kirsten by Acaciathorn Animerican Girl: Kirsten by Acaciathorn
"Kirsten Larson is a pioneer girl of strength and spirit growing up in Minnesota in 1854."

I don't know about you, but I was a huge fan of the American Girls book series when I was growing up, and Kirsten was always my favorite. Not only is her design just...AWESOME, but her stories really showcased her resilience and creative response to hardship.
For my 11th birthday, my Mom bought me Kirsten's blue dress from the American Girl catalog, and to this day it remains the most loved piece of clothing I've ever owned. (and yes, I know it's gingham and has little red flowers on it, but I didn't add them to this pic because they just didn't work with the composition).

Anyway, since it's sort of anime-ish style, I made the title a play on words, combining anime and American to get "Animerican Girl". Hope you guys like it! I'm especially proud of her basket :D

Oh, and if you've read the series, tell me who your favorite girl is! :#1: Maybe I'll draw her!

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Are you going to draw any of the new historicals? Or any of the friends? :D
Acaciathorn Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mirz-alt Feb 28, 2013   General Artist
LOL! My bosses daughter was an American girl (in the catalogs that is). How very cool to see his series!
Acaciathorn Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was a great series!
jhjjhg1 Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D I have Kirsten shes so pretty :3
Rainmask-forever Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to have kirsten,I got her the day before she retired,I lost her.I have julie now and I think I get a look-a-like on my b-day Feb.171
ShioriSohma Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kristen is my third fav from the series. I could relate to her trying to adjust to a new life in the US cause I moved around a lot including three times in one state and twice in the state I now live in so I had readjust everything, try to make new friends and all that stuff. Out of all the friendships in the series I've liked her and Singing Bird's the most cause it showed to not judge another person just cause they look different and do things differently.
xmangaxmex Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
i loved Kirsten, i still have my doll XD she made me proud to be Minnesotan
Acaciathorn Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kristen was my favorite :D
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