Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Poe's Ink ~ DC Christina [20+ photos]

Last week, my dear friend Morla came in a business trip to my city, and she brought half her dollies with her! She was really kind, and lent me her Doll Chateau Christina, named Tinta Negra, so I could sew for her, make patterns for future clothing, and take pictures. This was the first time I ever handled a 1/3 doll, and she was so heavy and big! This post is about all the photos I took of her (Morla saw the photos and approved me to post them here!).

Before the photos, please allow me to talk a little about Tinta Negra, since I'm fascinated by her. The name means "Black Ink", and she is supposed to be a raven made of the ink that was left on Edgar A. Poe's inkwell after he died, representing all the stories that could have been, and that he never wrote. As a consequence, Tinta is covered in Poe's writings and ink spots. You can check here (using the listening button) how it is pronounced.

Also, before the photos, all the blushing (the writing and the ink spots) were made by Morla, as well as her faceup. The wig was modded by Morla, too. The clothing she is wearing is hand-sewn by me, and the crochet top made by my mom. Anyways, onto the photos!


Tons of photos under the cut!








I know her face was a little blurry in that picture, but sadly I didn't get anything better from that angle =S. That is the top my mom made for Tinta :3 Love it! Also, I love the ink spot at her back, because it looks like tiny wings!












I know this is the same pose as before, but I love those hands. They are completely amazing! Also, have you noticed her wig has feathers and metal parts?





I apologize that some photos are repetitive, but it was a one-of-a-kind opportunity, so I took and edit as many photos as possible. Sadly, some of the full-body photos were blurry T_T I really need to get a tripod.
I'm amazed at the work she did with the ink spots and the writing. Each of the spots is glossed on top. Hands down, she has my complete admiration of this blushing. Plus, those jointed feet!




She has some rare joints, but when I got used to them and how they work, I realized she poses so well! She can even stand with her legs crossed, but the pictures came out so out-of-focus =S Standing Tinta on her knees was also fairly easy.







The next one is a personal favorite, because I love how through the fabric you can read something similar to "here lives Poe.". I think it is really poetic, and it was really fun to try and photograph her writings.



And the last one. "Nevermore".




Anyways, I don't have enough ways to thank Morla for allowing me to have Tinta with me for a couple days, plus sew for her and take photos! And also, thanks for bearing with me with so many photos!
Finally... I have Instagram now!  Feel free to follow me for tons of wips, dolls, cats, and maybe gaming screenies. I have set up an IFTTT recipe to post those things on Tumblr and Twitter as well. Couldn't resist to spam my Twiter more. Hahahaha.

18 comments :

  1. I'm completely amazed by the concept of Tinta. It's so creative and original. She's just stunning!
    The paint work looks amazing, I love the face-up too.
    It was so great to get the opportunity to see Tinta :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much or the comments!! I will make sure my friend reads it :3
      I loved that paint work too, and taking photos of her was amazing!

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  2. Ah!!! me enamoré de Tinta Negra, es muy impactante con el maquillaje que hizo Morla. Mis felicitaciones a la artista. Muy buenas las fotos. ¡Ya eres una experta!

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    1. ¡Es preciosa, a mi me ha dejado fascinada!
      Y mil gracias por el comentario sobre las fotos :3

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    2. Muchas gracias!! :) trabajé mucho en su maquillaje y esta sesión realmente realza todos sus detalles.

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  3. Estoy muy contenta de que nos encontramos finalmente luego de tantos años de amistad a distancia! me alegra mucho que te haya gustado tanto Tinta!! Las fotos que tomaste de ella son realmente increíbles, al fin tiene una sesión que le hace justicia y donde se pueden ver bien en detalle sus manchas y escrituras :3 El conjunto que hiciste para ella y el top que tejió tu mamá son preciosos y aprovecho para volver a agradecerles por ellos, me quedé fascinada con ambos!! Espero que podamos repetir esta experiencia pronto! gracias por todo amiga!!!

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    1. ¡Yo también estoy super contenta!
      Me alegro mucho que te hayan gustado las fotos y las cositas que hicimos para ella. ¡También espero que podamos repetirlo! ¡Gracias a vos! :D

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  4. Oh wow, love the styling of that doll as well as the background story! I'm a big fan of crow inspired dolls ^^ You took great pictures even though it was a doll size you're not so familiar with~

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    1. Thank you so much!!
      That black and white polkadot was the only background I could use for her size, and it broke after I took the photos T_T
      But I'm really happy with them, and the background for Tinta is amazing, indeed!

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  5. Morla has the best concept ideas out there, I love her dolls! You did a great job with the photos!

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    1. Indeed she has! Thank you for the compliment :3

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    2. aww thanks!!! ^u^ I'm happy that you like my dolls!! :)

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  6. Awesome concept! I love the tint on the fingers and toes! It looks so runny and liquid *__*
    Cool, absolutely cool! ^^

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    1. Glad you like it! Tinta tempted me so much to get a DollChateau girl!

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  7. What a fun experience! I have had an SD before, they are really big and heavy. @_@;;; What a great character, glad you were able to have some fun with her.

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    1. Indeed, she is an incredible character! I have read a lot of Poe's stories, so it was lovely having her sometime with me :3

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