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S P R I N G is in the air…..and loving it!!
After months of cold and gray skies, I just couldn’t wait enough for Spring to…spring?
My first attempt at photographing snow crystals..I think it came out pretty well. I’ve only used my iPhone4s for this. This photo wasn’t edited nor any filter was used. That explains the grain.
Gabrielle. My first customized-work Blythe. My husband gave her the name (^0^)
Because I really wanted to get rid of my Blythe dolls shiny faces, I had no choice but to learn how to customize them myself. There are so many customize experts out there who for a fee would be happy to give Blythe dolls a face up. I even asked an artist to do my doll but since I have several dolls now, I just couldn’t afford to have them all serviced. Solution? Me doing it and I think I really can…
What you see is the before and after work that I’ve done. I am still waiting for a pack of mohair that I ordered from the USA to reroot on her scalp though.
Works I’ve done:
Opening of head carefully, scalp removal.
Nose given holes.
Sightly opened her eyes socket. Didn’t want to overdo it. Not too ‘boggled’.
Slightly curved chin.
2 New eyeschips by coolcat.
Airbrushed eyelid with the same lips color.
Sealed her face by airbrushing it with a special matte varnish (German made.)
I now fully understand why ‘facing up’ / customizing cost €€$$ …it really is the amount of work to be done to the dolls and TIME that is so expensive. My airbrush sure isn’t cheap, paints, and all paraphernalia that I’m using. It sure costed me time and sweat, lol as this was the first original Blythe that I’ve done. I actually practiced first on a Blythe clone, she also turned out okay.
My next doll gets her head to be opened in a while…I’m excited to give her a new look!
My husband has got a collection of ironcasted model trains. He’s been collecting since his teen-years. These trains are quality, not those you can buy from toy stores but special model trains/cars/airplanes dealer. When I first saw them I was like: ‘Boys will be boys’ But really who am I to even say that when I , myself has a collection of dolls. Ha ha ha!
Anyhow, his trains come handy whenever I needed a subject for macro photography. Especially the tiny people on his village. I can use them all whenever I want to as long as I don’t lose any of them. Shhh, I already lost 1 tiny girl :/ Must have vacuumed it or it fell somewhere and I didn’t noticed.
But now I am pretty careful with the miniatures. After using them I safety place them back in their respective boxes.
One of them is what you se on the photo. Sitting on the edge of my watch.
Pretty cool, huh?
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Camera: iPhone 4s + Olloclip
Ang mga nasa larawan na ito ang nagpapasakit ng ulo at mata ko! Bakit kamo? Dahil madalas ko silang ginagami sa macro photography at ang pinakapaborito ko pa’ng gamitin ay yung pinakamaliit na kapag huminga o gumalaw ako ng konti ay nahuhulog agad!