Inspired by my love of an ever-growing Maine Coon cat called Nico.
Inspired by my nephew and his growing ‘leadership’ skills.
At some point, every girl or boy may fall out with their doll. A part of growing up. Do we ever really grow up?
Inspired by two sisters I saw strolling at the seaside with their sweet matching outfits.
Inspired by the idea of tucking a dress into a belt to keep one's modesty on the beach.
Winter Nini Doll illustration by Jonathan Hayes inspired by 'The Little Match Girl' by Hans Christian Andersen
Close-up of a beggar girl Nini Doll concept illustrated by Jonathan Hayes, November 2016 inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Little Match Girl'
Winter Nini Doll planned for production 2016/17
Winter Nini Doll sketch by Jonathan Hayes, November 2016
My Nini doll concept for spring 2016, a fishing girl inspired by memories of finding newts and tadpoles as a child. We always put them back carefully.
Concept design sketch for a future Nini Doll. April 2016.