Archive for March, 2012

I am far from a pro photographer… as you can see. But I was having some silly fun with some new phone apps this evening. I took the photo using TtV Camera then adjusted it using filters from PixIromatic. I later went back and touched it up one last time with Instagram (the results of that last touch up… Too much?). Just having fun. I wanted to see what type of vintage photos I could create using the camera phone. I think the style of this one may be a bit too early but I’m going to mess around some more with the millions of filter combos available between the several apps.

(like my grainy artsy fartsy photo?)
This is projects I’ve been wanting to do for sometime. I have a small collection of Japanese style tea cups that I’ve gathered over several years. They were either bought by myself or given to me from family and friends. I wanted a scaled down version for my own little crew. Most of them are Japanese so why would they not have a small collection of their own.

These are seriously roughed out version at the moment. I’m using LaDoll’s Premier which I’m not quite used to using. I’m usually sculpt with sculpy but I could not get it to work for this project. The idea is to finish these and then make a mold with some left over oomoo I have stored away. Then I’ll be casting these guys. That way each of my boys can have a personalized tea cup (or cups) for themselves. It will be a fun little prop I think…

So it seems that Amubleu will be setting up shop at Otakon again this year. Unfortunately someone blabbed this info to the chibi without checking with me first. Due to over excitement (and too much sugar) the boys decided to pack now for the event. Haru, the more sensible one out of the two decided to pack necessities. Clothes being the case here. Where as Yoshi grabbed anything he could get his hands on… this included the Captain (run Captain!). I think Yoshi takes after me in this situation (no really, if you traveled with me you would know… Kelsey can vouch). Silly boys forgot two very important pieces of information to remember: 1. the convention is months away. We have plenty of time to prepare and 2. We’re local to the con. As much as a disappointment this is to them we will be sleeping at home that weekend. Silly boys…

So the lovely Mr Head is here and I love him to pieces. Jamie of Lightlybattered did an amazing job. He looks as though he was sculpted this way and not modded. The mod work is smooth and flawless and the face up is gorgeous. I love the shape of his eye. For my first experience with sending a head out to be modded and painted, I would say it was so worth the time and money and I see no problem doing it again. Love him<3

So I got images of Mr Head the other day and I’m just too happy!! If you are wondering gabriel (doa) of lightlybattered modded this lovely boy for me. What a beautiful job she did! This is my first time ever sending a head out to be modded or even given a face up. Up until now if any of my boys needed painting I had done the job myself. But in this particular situation I wanted to have his eyes closed. This would entail the use of epoxy and airbrushing to blend. Two things that I had either never done or don’t trust myself to do. Miss Seijikat had recommended Jamie after having Natsuki’s face up done by her last year (talk about gorgeous). The mods themselves are so smooth and clean and the face up is amazing. So happy with the beautiful work Jamie had done and I can’t wait to get the head to put the rest of him together.

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