Yesterday I took photos of a doll that I've had since last May, but haven't properly photographed before because she's been a WIP for all this time... Some while ago Musumedesu even asked me if I still have this girl since it's been a long time and I haven't posted any pictures of her :D She's still not completely finished (some of her parts are unpainted and there's some work to do with her wings as well), but I thought I'd take a few test photos to share :)
If you're wondering which doll I'm talking about, it's Lanarwen - my Souldoll Bella with Justitia armor!
Lanarwen is an Angel and one of the chosen Guardians of the Heaven. Lana's specialty is light and healing magic, so as a typical game character she'd be a white mage/healer :) Being a healer, she's an important part of the team. She doesn't like fighting and isn't one to start a fight without a good reason, but she's always ready to defend the people of the Heaven and the ones she holds dear. While Lana sees herself as not so brave and unworthy of being a Guardian, she actually has a heart of gold and in dire situations shows true bravery, forgetting all of her self-doubts. One of Lana's biggest idols is her own sister, Sandrian (Sarg's Souldoll Justitia), and Lana often wishes to be just as fearless and brave as she is...
At first I thought that I'd play safe and put her on a doll stand, but since I wanted some full-body shots as well and didn't feel like photoshopping the stand away from the photos, I tried carefully if Lana would be able to keep her balance with the wings and stand on her own... And boy, I was worried for nothing - she stood steadily as a rock! XD I still need to suede her knees though, for even more stability.
These are just basic standing poses, but I really like the posability of this Zenith body so I hope to try out more exciting (action) poses later :D I just got two invisible doll stands in the mail too and need to test them soon, Lana and her sister would be good "test subjects" hmm...
Anyway, let's stop rambling and here are the photos!
I also took some close-ups to show the details a bit better :)
Closeup of the staff! I love this to pieces ♥♥ I wanted Lana to have something like this, since I'm such a videogame geek and what would a healer be without her staff! 8D I couldn't find any SD sized staffs for sale, so I came up with this DIY idea of using a wooden stick, Christmas decoration, some polymer clay, epoxy and tiny details. Because I'm horrible with anything that includes modeling, clay or glue, Sarg the sweetheart did most of the work here :D I pretty much just painted the stick and told Sarg what I want her to do, lol...
Sarg also airbrushed the armors~ ♥ I hope she teaches me to properly use the airbrush soon, so that I don't always have to bother her if I have some parts that need airbrushing ^^;
There are actually transparent Dream Ripper wings from Soom, but Sarg changed their shape and bended them by boiling them in hot water :'D Then she airbrushed them to match the armor colors and of course, added a little bit of glitter as the final touch! ♥
Close-up of Lana's new faceup, made by me~ (Sarg helped with the eyelashes though!) Her earlier faceup looked like this, it had too dark eyelashes and eyebrows :( I kinda liked the lip color of the old version more, but overall this new one is a lot better and also more suitable for Lana's character.
Detail pic of the purple swirly things ♥
The Justitia wings were originally black/grey, but since my girl is an angel, I obviously wanted her to have white wings... So I bought a huge amount of white feathers and glued them on top of the black. I only had enough for one side, so this is what the backside still looks like hahah :D I need to buy more feathers to finish this project...
Hope you enjoyed the photos and have a great weekend everyone! ♥ I got my Otogi no Kuni Tsukiha home today and will be posting her box opening here during the weekend ^^