I've been trying to be more active, but I haven't really done much with my doll photography in a long time to be honest. Except the most recent photos of Shu, they've been mostly candid portrait type shots. Well, except for Cay's arkapasso adventure
, I guess . . . but I didn't really make much effort with the lighting for that one XD
I am hoping to turn that around, though! Starting with this month's Resin-Aperture
theme. I've got an idea for it, but I think I need to recruit a doll spotter so that I can pay more attention to the composition, rather than watching to see if the doll is about to topple. I also want to wait a few weeks and see if things start getting a bit greener for it.
In other news, I've been doing a lot of reshelling in the past few months . . . which also means--lots of new resin! . . . in turn this means that my 'needs faceup' queue is getting longer and longer--le sigh.
I think it's a never ending cycle. I predict that by the time I finally finish them all, I will hate the older ones and the cycle will begin anew.
Here's a look at what's been changing--Satoru:
I picked up an Esthy Peroth head when Nobility did a release, because it had always reminded me a little of how Satoru's character felt in my head. Unfortunately it didn't hold up as well in person. Not the mold's fault, really, I'm just very picky about this particular character (read: it didn't have epicanthic folds and I wasn't able to fake it with a faceup).
So now I am trying him out as Migidoll Ryo. That head arrived last month and I've already put a faceup on it . . . but I need to redo it OTL Didn't quite get the colors right.
Welcome to the life of a perfectionist.Daniel (Eden):
The one thing that never changes about Dan is that he likes bright colors . . . . He has been my Hyun for ages, but it has always bugged me that his eyes were very much Asian and Dan is very much not.
Epicanthic folds are the theme of all my doll problems, I think.
I tried him briefly as the Unoa Zero head I have laying around, but it wasn't quite right either. So now I have a Migidoll Miho on order for him. THIRD TIME IS A CHARM, YES?
Nevermind that it didn't work that way for Satoru.
I'm not sure it'll be perfect, but it solves all the problems I've had with previous molds, so I'm pretty optimistic it'll be a good enough fit.Cern:
His character was too serious for the wide School A eyes really--so I gave up using him as an excuse for that head and am just letting it be whatever it wants to be.
Apparently a dreadhead who got into his sister's makeup?
happened to be selling a modded Sweet dream School A. So I have snapped that up to be his replacement.
All in all, I am currently waiting for 2 full dolls (Migidoll Ell, Migidoll Miho), and 2 heads (Migidoll Ryu [the fifth one], Swd School A). One of the Migidoll orders is just over a month out now, so I am getting antsy and starting to
obsessively check my email.