Saturday, June 17, 2017

Calina's Delivery Service

I don't know about you, but I love Studio Ghibli's movies!! My favorites are Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service. You know, I already did something for Calina that was inspired on Totoro, so I thought I should so something else too... My idea came a day I was visiting my mom. She has a collection of tiny witches and owl I've been gifting her since a lot of time... some of those are plushies I made for her, an even articulated cold porcelain witch.

Kiki is a witch, too, so I though... why not? I even have the black cat! Poor Kitty Cookie. Anyways, when looking for reference photos to make the outfit (the bag is crappy because I made it myself xD) Kiki was flying in her broom. The conclusion, was obvious: I needed to craft a broom and take photos of Calina flying.

Therefore, I spent a whole Satuday morning balancing two dolls on a broom glued to a doll stand using masking tape and eye putty, while cursing because I was afraid they would fall, and because clouds kept moving, messing with my light.

There is not much on this post, but I do hope you will enjoy the flying Calina photos!






I took so many of those flying photos! I think around eight different sets. But since most of them are similar, I only edited my favorite ones. In particular, I love the second one, with the legs fully folded. I know they are crappy and that a real background would have make them look a thousand times better... but I don't have a backyard, and I honestly do not there to go outside and get shot for the camera =S

Anyways, to my surprise, Calina was able to hold herself on the broom and keep Kitty Cookie standing like a rock in there. I did cheat, though, as I used the cat's tail to grab Calina's waist.Also, here we have the crappy standing photo, because I wanted to show you the full outfit.



Oh well, at least I'm trying fun, ridiculous stuff with my photos. I'm hoping to get a new lens for my camera soon. I didn't told it before, but a couple weeks ago, it gave me a scare: the auto-focus wouldn't work. Turns out, one of the knobs was oh-so-slightly off.

Anyways, hope you are having a great day!

8 comments :

  1. I love your photos and they definitely aren't crappy! My boyfriend also recognised Kiki's delivery service as inspiration and he liked it too! ^__^ I'm sure Calina's Deliver Service will be a success! I love it!

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    1. Thank you so much, you are too kind!! I loved that movie, it is honestly one of my faves from Ghibli :D

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  2. Oh boy! Well done on the photos Musume, they are really fabulous, I love them. And I see you are putting all that very valuable learnt patience to good use here, for it must have taken much patience to get those dolls sitting just right. :)
    Big Hugs,
    X

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    1. Thank you!! It was a little hard to balance them both, but I was easier than I thought it would be, honestly!

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  3. Estupendas Fotos!!!
    La segunda foto de Calina con Cookie es mi preferida y me gusta también la que está parada luciendo un bellisimo traje de bruja que le queda pintado. Me encantó la brujita y has hecho un gran trabajo con las fotos. Preciosas :)

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    1. ¡Me alegro que te gusten! :D El vestido creo que quedó similar al original de Kiki :D

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  4. Love the photos and there is nothing crappy about them at all! We all take our ways to get the best results and if a bit cheating helps, well so be it :D

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    1. Thank you! You are way too kind! I'm very happy you liked the results <3

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