Spotted these fluffy hays while walking my cat and thought they’d make a lovely doll backdrop for an evening shoot. Well, more like night shoot. I forgot to stalk the sun and only realized after 10PM that the sun was no longer giving a nice warm glow to that spot (not sure what time of the evening would be the best for that anyway). Well, I did make use of the sunset sky with some backlit photos but… yeah.
Iria also doesn’t have any new clothes, so I layered a bunch of her and Sigrun’s skirts together with Ye Rin’s shirt and got this outfit put together. I rather like it as a set. :3
Slightly repetitive because I had a hard time narrowing these down. xD
Continue reading “Fields of Hay”
Aand now some newer photos. Rushed outside when it was snowing a lot yesterday, but unfortunately it stopped after the first poses and then I lost inspiration. But I do really like a few of these. :3
Continue reading “Out of the cave”
These are also part of the nude series, featuring Yami this time. I took these earlier in the month.
Continue reading “Forest Spider”
I got my Cuartosdolls Nebo last week and this is his/hers(?) first official shoot. I haven’t decided on a name (or gender) for him, but I’ll be getting there (I’ll change the tag once I’ve decided on the name). Wanted to get him home before deciding on anything and that’s good, since he is a bit too small to be paired up with a doll as big as Sigrun. I had this shoot in mind when I ordered him… or more like I ordered him because I could just see this shoot in my mind’s eye. Though, since his colour theme changed a bit and he’s smaller than imagined, it’s not exactly how I pictured it. The last poses are closest to what I had in mind. He’ll likely end up in the same story with my Withdolls because he’s better sized with them… more specifically Delmia. Oh, I already have plans…
But yes, I ordered him in very pale grey resin, but didn’t realize to say that I would’ve preferred him in the same opaque metallic resin as the darkhorns. Since the sample image was just his head I didn’t realize my mistake. But no matter: I corrected the problem by cursing myself to endless re-painting of his spines (it’s already scratched!). =___=;; By giving him colour, the translucency isn’t as prominent and I like him better. His colour theme had to change too, because silver paint was too cold. He is a very interesting colour: by himself and on my hands he seems very much white, but when he’s put with other dolls or on a certain colour background, he clearly turns grey. At last weekend’s meetup he seemed to camouflage himself into the floors of the room. xD
Oh and yes, Sigrun is the main lead in this shoot, she even has a new dress for it. :’D I’m sorry it’s a bit repetitive. It was sinfully hot again and it literally took me 4 hours to take 100 photos because I had to take several breaks inbetween just to not die.
Continue reading “Echoes”
Doing my spring thing again. With Sigrun for the third time just because I’ve been itching to photograph her in this outfit that I finished a couple of weeks ago. I would’ve like to photograph her somewhere with rocks but I don’t have a place like that close by, except for the landfill area but the road there is still in bad condition after the winter. So, I decided this place is just as good. These are a bit repetitive because she is not a very stable poser and that scythe is heavy. At one point I was really concentrated on posing her and suddenly a frickin’ mouse ran right between her legs (under that fallen tree) all “squeak squeak squeak”! Geez, that scared the hell outta me. And a little later some bird suddenly flew right behind me into the bushes and fluttered around. I scolded it but it didn’t seem to listen. >:/ Like, animals, do u have to do surprise runs by me when I’m really concentrated on something? My heart does not like. (Birds are one thing but seriously, a mouse?)
There’s actually a reason Sigrun has Tanith’s scythe, but I’ve been really useless with my Llyr stories, so I haven’t explained it yet. Not that it’s an amazing reason for anything, but yeah.
Continue reading “Cold Spring”
I’ve had this idea for years. Actually ever since before I got Sigrun (but after I’d ordered her). I did a painting of her where she was riding a snow horse, so… yeah. Unfortunately I suck at ‘sculpting’ snow and the horse is more like a foal with weird proportions. And it’s tilted. I might re-do this some day or not. But I do like the Sigrun close ups here. It was really windy so her wig was flying and it gave this little extra “oomph” to the photos. :D
I also have a new doll (my grail DD I never thought I’d get), but I haven’t been able to afford to order wigs or think about eyes and I don’t know when she’ll have a body of her own or anything so, we’ll see when I introduce her. It’s not like she can’t borrow wigs but the eyes are a little more problematic. Especially because I’d like her to be at least half-demon and I want specific eyes for her which are nearly impossible to find at the moment. >_>
But anyway, Sigrun photos:
Continue reading “Snow steed”
The woman was standing awkwardly in an unfamiliar room. They’d had their introductions just a moment before outside, after which she had taken off her outer garments in order to accomodate for the warmth of the house.
Continue reading “Story: Tea & inquiries”
So, after yesterday’s doll meet myself, tursaantarha, Petunia & umizya headed to this stream called Korkeakoski (literally: high rapids) which is very close to the tea house. I’ve wanted to shoot here for a long time but it’s quite far from my home and not close to any other place I usually go to, so this was a great chance. Though, I would’ve been much happier with rubber boots and the doll I had planned on taking here in the first place. But this was a good preview to what I could do if I get to come back some time.
I got wet, my feet were on ice (took off my shoes and socks) and Yami got wet too. But there were wild raspberries we picked before the shoot so that was nice. xD I also only had a few poses and there weren’t too many possible angles without freezing my feet completely in the ice water so yeah. Some day I’ll go there again. ♥
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My spring tradition continues. Last year I took Iria to this location and now it’s Sigrun again for a second time. Out of necessity. I’d like to take a doll I haven’t taken there before but I didn’t have a fitting new outfit for anyone else. Hexia would’ve been nice to take because she’s my newest full doll, but I like there to be a long dress or something for this location and she doesn’t do dresses. I should make her some sort of a leathe-badass-warrior outfit set with a hem or something, but I need to design that first. But maybe next year. Her colours would fit right in. While with Sigrun I had to alter the colour tone quite a bit because she only works cold tones well.
I had completely forgotten what an absolute pain she is to shoot outside. For whatever reason it’s really hard to focus on her face, so it tends to be blurry a lot. However, it might’ve been a little easier today since I touched up her face up a few days ago, as it had faded a lot. I also have only once managed to reflect light into her eyes properly -despite a reflector setup. Indoors it’s a lot easier but outside they just tend to be dark blobs, although they’re gorgeous in person. And let’s not even talk about her neck doing whatever it wants although I’ve sueded it. Sigh. I should also re-string her arms. But well, she’s certainly not the hardest doll to work with that I own, but it’s just outside she’s a pain. Indoor photos of her are so much easier.
Continue reading “Only Death”
Okay, I don’t think I’ve introduced my newest girl here yet, although I got her head like last year already. I’ve had a lot of trouble with her and it’s still not all resolved. I love her character (she’s from mine and Mizya’s RP) and the Souldoll Jina head is pretty accurate for her after a few mods. She could be more smiley but trying to find a certain kind of looking Asian female head that smiles is near impossible. Oasisdoll has a lot of smiley girls but unfortunately none of them suit Ye Rin’s features, so here we are.
She’s currently on Iria’s idiotic body which is not helping me any. Despite all the mods on the body, it’s annoying to handle and the super long model legs are really not doing good things for my human characters -with the fantasy ones I don’t really care. Plus her hands are just… ugh (=stupid-ass finger poses you can do nothing with). They’re fine for Iria but not for Ye Rin. Zeniths also have giant feet so I can’t get any appropriate shoes for her (she likes shoes a lot).
Other than the body issues, I’ve had problems with her face up (fixed parts of it but might need to be completely re-done), wig and eyes. I first had her with a temporary fiber wig and that was just horrible, though I managed to make it decent with some styling. But yeah, it wasn’t right at all. I ordered her a custom one and now my main problem is that it looks nice in person but in photos it just looks like a frizzy black blob. But I can’t exactly give her a lighter wig because her hair is black. The problem with the eyes is pretty much the same and I have to brighten them tons afterwards. I might just solve that problem by getting her lighter brown eyes. They’ll make her more expressive, even though they’re not 100% right for the character. Gotta make compromises, I guess.
I am hoping I’d be able to afford to order her a body some time this year because I have some expensive things on preorder later this year, so I’d need to conjure up some hobby money from somewhere. It also has several months of a wait time and I have no idea if it’ll match her skin tone well, but… all of my hybrids are kind of risks and they’ve worked out. Really, I tend to buy them with the research and mindset of “Well, company Y matches my head and X matches Y, so they ought to be close. The shoulder width is about the same as company Z too, okay, we’ll go with that”.
This is the end result right now. With a lot of editing afterwards to get the eyes to show up as something other than black pits. She has kind of too much eyeliner for her character too, but I’m not yet sure if I wanna re-do the face. Cause like I said before: I don’t like painting at the moment. I’d rather try lighter eyes before re-doing the face up. She should also be more smiley, but I can’t do much more with the sculpt.
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I forced myself to go outside for some overdue winter photos yesterday. It was a nice Sunday so it had to be done. I’m not feeling very inspired despite the nice weather, but I did have a good time at least and it resulted in some decent photos. I should work on her new headdress and do some airbrushing, since I bought more paints on Saturday, but I haven’t gotten to those yet. Slowly, but surely…
Sorry they’re a bit repetitive. I should really take more than one doll out at once, but it’s more hassle and I don’t really have many I could take. Unless I continued my stories, but they’d require some creative solutions. x_x
Continue reading “Born of Winter”
Hi, it’s been a while since I’ve taken photos of my dolls. Or really done much with them. The end of the year was slow time for me regards to the hobby. I didn’t even get to make use of the holidays sales most companies had, because the company I wanted a doll from did release what I wanted, but refused to add another colour option, so I didn’t get my Cin. I’ve been waiting for a re-release of that doll for 3 years, and nope. Probably have to wait 3 more. Sucks, because the gender balance of my collection is really off right now, and I’d need more guys. Nox needs a body, but so do some of my girls (mosly Ye Rin, but I haven’t done research for her yet). I’d also love to re-shell Lilya (again) because Souldoll released a face that’s quite perfect for her and the head is probably, maybe, smaller than her current head. Which would save my ass. Unfortunately they won’t sell the head separately, but they do sell the body (Vito), so splitting it is probably useless. Sigh. Vito is waaay too tall for her and completely the wrong shape. Her current body is already too tall (46-47cm), so 50cm? No!
My only doll related activity as of late is re-painting Yami. I was never happy with her face up because I just originally painted her as quickly as possible in order to have her all together. Then, I was too lazy to fix her. I’m still not happy with the face because I ended up rushing it, but I do think it’s better than before. Character wise.
Since she has a new face, I took some photos of her. The lighting is bad, with stupid shadows on her face, but at least she works artificial lights decently. Most of my dolls don’t.
Continue reading “New year, new bling”
And now for the very few BJD randoms I have.
Miy is turning 11 next month. She’s been sitting in the same clothes in the same pose on my shelf for years, but a few months ago I took her out and made her new pants, yay. \o/ I love her despite never playing with her. She’s the oldest doll I have left (and my second doll ever). And I think she’d need a new fresh face up but with my track record, that will probably take a few years.
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My spring ritual is a little late this year because the weather hasn’t allowed it. The snows took a while to melt and it’s been too wet to shoot here, but today was finally a good day. I waited all morning for clouds to start to sail by and then had to take breaks while whooting because the sun came out occasionally. But it all worked out pretty well. The colours change a bit because of the lighting conditions but it’s fine. For once, I’m really happy with these photos. There are some issues, but maybe nobody will notice if I don’t mention them, haha.
I finished this dress for Iria a few days ago. I started it around the time I posted that red&gold commission dress. This is muchly inspired by it but has more pieces so that it can be combined with other pieces as well. I’ve been saving this green silk quite a while and only making small things out of it, but now I finally decided it was time to make something really nice and fancy out of it and this happened. Bye bye green silk, there are only scraps left now. I absolutely loved how it looked at this location and I know another place it would look great, too, but I don’t know if I’ll be taking Iria there. I’m kind of tempted by Llyr. I could take them both but I don’t think I could carry them there because the terrain is really hard to walk on. I’ll have to check it out soon, though, because soon there will be swarms of mosquitoes out and about.
This is really image heavy… again. I was out there for 1,5hrs and took over 200 photos, which I narrowed down to these 40-ish. So, sorry about that. xD
Continue reading “Magical Green”
I went to check out some tracks in the forest today, and took Sigrun with me, just so that I’d get a little something out of the trip. Nothing special, a small photo session, but it felt good to be outside, rolling in the snow for a change. There’s lots of it and it’s soft and pretty ♥
Continue reading “Prayer”