fredag den 2. februar 2018

ADAW 4/52 - Ameko

Ameko sideglancing like it's no ones business. I messed up a bit on the editing on her nose, so I might fix that. xD overall though I am pretty happy with how this one turned out. All these pictures are pretty much in the same corner of my windowssill xD Hopefully though I'll get off my lazy butt and take some pictures outside soon enough. But for now these are good as they can go in the profile page of my dolls too so xD And I learn something new in editing at least even if the pictures are sort of basic.

mandag den 29. januar 2018

ADAW 3/52 - Puchi

Not much to say, just another portrait, this time of my ponybutt <3
This girl also got some pictures taken last month that I need to edit and post haha .. orz

søndag den 14. januar 2018

ADAW 2/52 - Continuing on with the portraits!

Hey guys!
Sticking to the vibes of last week - albeit with a little more intricate editing - we feature another portrait! Yay!
So this week it's Chihiro, my Feeple65 Siean Elf, and it is making me think I should get around to blush and paint her hands and nails at some point<3

I kind of really like how this editing ended up. It's my first time trying something even slightly more extensive so! But that's the beauty of this challenge, that hopefully at the end of it you will have improved a bit.
The weather here was absolute shit though, so it was much cloudy and by no means ideal to go outside... Besides that I have been on the first part of a two week course, so when I've been getting home it's been getting late, and I do not quite want to haul my big dolls with me to these courses, haha.
I really love Chihiro though, although her arm keeps wanting to pop off ... And I so so so love this wig on her, if styled right her smol ears peek through just a teensy bit <3 I do want to repaint her at some point ... but we'll see!

- I just realized too, this is probably the first time I have posted Chihiro here on the blog. And it's nearly her one year anniversary of staying with me! Time sure flies!

Anyway, thanks for reading and until next Sunday! :P

søndag den 7. januar 2018

ADAW 1/52 - Portraits

Hey guys!
So I started out easy, if it can be put that way, with just a picture of Aileen, my Withdoll Aiden.
Not really much to say except that I really want to get her another wig at some point, haha.

It's just a very simple black background portraint, in part because of how the sun was shining, and I did not like the expressions I got from her on the pictures where she was with the plants... I really love these ED eyes on her though, one of the best purchases ever <3

That's all for now! I will try to post weekly, since I am running with the ADAW, but I might post an extra post during this week with some of the pictures I took when I went on vacation in December and brought one of the ponybutts with me. :D

Anyhow, have a great day!
- Anori

torsdag den 28. december 2017

2017 plans recap, and plans for 2018!

So it's that time of the year where I go here and sum up my last year plans and then go "hey let's see how well I did"! And ... considering that this is my second post of 2017, and the year is ending, it is probably fair to say I failed a couple of them, haha.

So, throughout 2017 I received the Feeple65 Siean Elf I was waiting for, while I was in Japan, and the only doll I actually bought was a Unoa Sist faceplate which I am about to sell, so my doll list has not really changed per se. But okay, let's look at the plans and take it from there!

2017 doll list:
Littlefee Shiwoo
Soom Hati
Soom Taco
Soom Minette
Soom Alk
Tiny Delf Peter Centaur
Luts Kid Delf Kelp Poseidon - Fantasy version
Withdoll Aiden
Heartstrung Ruse
Apodoll Melia
MerryDollRound Fang
ImplDoll Deborah 
Tiny Delf Centaur Mytyl
Tiny Delf Centaur Gerda
Feeple65 Siean Elf
Unoa Sist faceplate (To be sold)

Clothes and shoes for all sizes
- I did not get clothes and shoes for all sizes, but I did manage to snag some clothes and shoes for the SD girls at a dollmeet with Nikki, so at least that's something, wee!

Paint both of Chihiro's faces
- 50/50, I did paint the OE head of her, but I have not gotten around to finish painting her sleeping head yet.

Paint Jun's sleeping face
- Pretty much the same as above!

Try to post at least one picture a month on the blog, after Chihiro is recieved (and thus also post once a month XD)
- HAHAHA. My definite fail of the year, but hey.

Everything considered i am pretty satisifed with how I have ared in the hobby this year, although I have not been the most active. I have enjoyed my dolls, taken some of them to meets or on trips,  and I do not currently have unpainted dolls (that I am keeping/main faces are painted), so that gives a nice feeling of satisfaction. :P Although I am sad that I have missed out on lots of releases that I have liked a lot, but eh, such is life. xD I came home from Japan in March, and since then I slaved away on my thesis and now after graduating I am tryng to find a rhthm in life while drawing and job-hunting, so that's something I guess!

My plans for the coming year however look something a la:

More MSD clothes
- Specially for Nereus, but Aileen and Pearl's wardrobe could also use an update. xD

More yoSD clothes
- So the smol ones can have more interchangable clothes xD

Practice wig-making
- I really want to get better at this!

Practice shoe-making
- Made one pair for Nikki at their meetup, and I wanna try making more.

Take part in ADAW
- I really want to give this a go, so I can at least post a weekly something.

The thing is that in the first couple of months of the year I am preparing for conventions, so jobhunting and cons (drawings mainly) are my priority. But since I am participatingi n the upcoming Danish Doll convention, and got a seat in the artist alley there too, I really do wanna be able to present something nice for that too!

Anyway, thank you for reading this, and I hope you are all enjoying the holidays and come safely into the new year!!!

fredag den 6. januar 2017

Welcome 2017! Looking back on plans, and looking into the future.

Hi guys!
Long time no see, but I've been quite busy, and now since I'm in Japan, with no dolls, I have had a hard time figuring out what to blog about haha. But since it's 2017 now, let's do the review of the year, and plans for the upcoming one! :D
Rest is under the cut :3

mandag den 31. oktober 2016

Hej! Long time no see :D
Thought I'd just check in with a meme that Nikki from tagged me in >w< Thanks dear!

1.How long have you been collecting?
I'm pretty sure I have been collecting (BJD's) since summer of 2008 ish!

2.What do you collect?
Currently I collect BJD's, Schleich horse figures, drawing supplies and art books, art prints I guess. xD

3.How many dolls do you have?
I have 2 SD's at home (Ameko and Kiseki), 1 SD incoming (Chihiro), 3 MSD's (Nereus, Aileen and Pearl), 3 tinies (Nox, Puchi and *nameless*), 1 mature yosd (Fae), 5 yosd's (Mali, Pax, Iseul, Ènnan, Jun), so 14 at home and one incoming, wow. xD

4.Which of your collections are you the most proud of? Why?
My dolls probably, although I'm also pretty proud of the art supplies and art prints I have hoarded so far, haha xD I have a collection of four LoZ fanprints that I bought 5 years ago that I simply adore <3
But the dolls take priority, and since I've costumized most of them myself that adds to the level of proudness :P

5.Which single doll cost you the most money? (Relatively and literally)
 I think it has to be the newest one on the way, although Ameko was only a little less expensive xD Chihiro will come with a bit more of extra parts though, but regardless. :)

6.Which doll line is your favorite to collect and why?
Based on the amount of dolls I have, in a certain size I guess it'd be yosd's! They are cute and easy to transport around, although I haven't really felt the need to actually get one in a while, I think I prefer smaller sizes and down. Although I admire the details that can be added to an SD, so I'm definitely also happy about that size although it took some convincing to get back into. :P

7.What made you want to collect dolls?
I really liked how costumizable they are! I tried shelling characters already created once, but they always ended up changing, but the fact that characters can be created and eyes and wigs and what not can be changed was just so amazing to me. And now with so many diverse sculpts it's hard not to find something you really like :D

8.Which is your most wanted doll right now?
Feeple65 Siean, I have been wanting this doll for three years after I missed her being for sale at Fairyland, and .. yesterday I finally ordered her! Otherwise it might be a Lillycat Ninon or a DepthDoll Deilf (mermaid version) which I might try to hunt down in the coming year >w<

9.Which of your previously most wanted dolls do you have now?
Luts Tiny Delf Peter Elf Centaur ;w; I missed the first preorders for these babies, so when one popped up two years ago, I had to get it!

10.What is the most dolls you have gotten at once?
Uh, this one is kind of hard, because in the last two years I've been waiting for at least 3 dolls at the same time, however they were purchased and arrived spaced out from each other xD But like, there was a year where they were coming in in a steady flow, and now I only have one doll (+ the incoming one) left to paint, so that I'm proud of though, that I have been able to paint them within a year from getting them .. (Sad story of my Soom Minette who waited for a faceup for almost three or four years. I was the worst dolly owner)

11.Which is your least favorite doll?
Of my own dolls? I don't know, I really like all of the ones I have at home. >w<

12.Which of your dolls has the best story (in your life and in theirs?)
Ameko, probably, I have been a fan of MDR's dolls for a while, because I mean, look at them. Particularly Fang. But last year when I stumbled over them again, I had sort of sworn off SD sized dolls, because of prior experiences.. xD But them MDR released the Komorebi body and talked about releasing her Fang in this beaaaaaaaaautiful color. And it just clicked. The Komorebi body reminded me so much of my own that I mean.. I had to xD Obviously. It took like a month from the day I saw the preorder for me to justify it for myself, with some help from Nikki and my Boyfriend, but I remember I woke up super early on the preorder day and managed to snatch one just a few minutes after the opening of the preorder <3 I was so nervous! I had never tried to buy a quantity limited doll before!
But then Ameko was ordered and I was so nervous, what if I didn't like the size, and so many other what if's. But she arrived, and I don't think I have ever been happier with a doll purchase >w< Nikki and Maria were so lovely in encouraging and lending me clothes so she wouldn't be completely naked, and just ..yeah >w<
It was pretty darn awesome :D

In the doll universe I dunno, my characters do not really have set stories per se, so xD

13.What do you do with your dolls?
I play with them xD I'm not really good at remembering to take pictures of them, but sometimes I just grab a doll (recently mostly Ameko or Kiseki) and sit with them in my lap or on my desk just doing things, or doing nothing. :P

14.Are there any other collections that you want to start?
I am not sure XD I collect so many things already that I do not think it'd be a good idea.. I do sorta want to get a Ruruko doll though, but we'll see :P

15.Which of your dolls would you most like to be? Why?
Oh, I don't know xD As I said none of my dolls really have a set story or anything so.. xD

16.Do people know that you collect dolls/toys?
yep, I'm pretty open about my hobbies xD

17.Does your family support your collection?
I think they think the price tag is tooo over the top, and my mom certainly doesn't like me having so many, but eh, most of the time they just tease me a bit over them.

18.What was your first doll/toy collection that you can remember? Do you still have them?
Oh, I collected Barbie's, bratz, teddies, schleich, pokemon cards, comics .. xD I still have my entire manga collection, most of it at my parent's though, some schleich figurines too. At my apartment I have a couple of Schleich figures and my entire Pokémon card collection, and some teddies :P

19.Which doll started each of your collections?
I don't remember any of the dolls before the BJD's, but a Dream of Doll U was my first bjd :D

20.What is your favorite place to shop for dolls?
Nine9Style, TaoBao and Luts are the only places I have really shopped at for doll clothes and what not so xD

Thank you for the tag, Nikki! I'm not gonna tag anyone tho >w<