little by little

Apologies for the complete lack of posts in the past month or so! New job requires lots of attention. >__< I haven't had much time to do much at all but good news is that my V Okita II girl now has a body to call her own! :D Maki should also be back with a new face-up at the end of May. No photos yet but have a boring portrait of Hibiki instead: [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Hibiki: little by little"][/caption]

I haven’t touched the camera for so long! I feel so rusty, orz. The camera, dolls, frilly stuff etc are all really neglected at the moment in favor of real life. ><;;;

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Recently, I had the opportunity to photograph my lone rolling doll head, a yet-to-be-named Volks Okita Souji II, on a SD13 girl body that was generously lent to me by SassyStrawberry. She even lent me a beautiful dress for it! *__*

The results:

I love these shades of peach and pink!
Closer to my usual color palette of choice

I don’t think I photographed her very well since it’s really my first time properly doing so, so I haven’t exactly grasped her angles yet. I had some fun experimenting with the post-processing though! This is definitely one of my most colorful sets to date, haha. (even though it’s quite monotonous with the peaches and pinks :3;; )

In any case, my original purpose in borrowing the SD13G body was to see if I liked the proportions of the head to the body. While most, if not all, of the V Okita II girls I’ve seen were propped onto SD16 bodies, it always seems to me that the proportions looked really elongated, and it just didn’t gel with the image I want of this girl.

When I tested the head on the body, nothing really stuck out to me, except perhaps her head was a little long in comparison. This head has a pretty high forehead in my opinion, haha. Once you put the wig on, however, everything looks okay, so it’s all good! :D

Flicker / Rock City

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Photos of Hibiki like this (or Maki) make me happy ♥ I like it when a photo gives me this feeling where I just want to keep staring at it. This happens often with pictures of beautiful guys who just look so unapproachable (okay, I sound like a perv, lol), such as Sakito (Nightmare) and Hyde (L’arc en Ciel).

rock city

These two are from an old set of photographs that I was going through the night before in a bid to delete unwanted files from my memory card which was running out of space. If I remember correctly, I was attempting low-key lighting then. Not sure if I succeeded but it was certainly fun and a learning experience. :)