February 12, 2016

Wings of an Angel

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 ^^

29 comments:

  1. Miten paljon ihania yksityiskohtia tässä enkelissä! Tykkään tosi paljon tästä uudesta meikkiversiosta ja omg, tuo sauva on upea! *o* ♥

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    1. Voi kiitoksia ^^ Tykkään paljon pienistä yksityiskohdista ja se yleensä näkyykin nukeissa~

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  2. Voi, tosi hieno! Ja tuo taikasauva on ihanan bling *3* <3

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  3. I think she is looking great!! That armor's blushing is so amazing!!
    And I was wondering about the wings until almost the end of the post xD
    This girl is so pretty, she definitely needs more camera time!

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    1. Thanks so much~ ♥ I'm really happy with the armor, the colors turned out just the way I wanted ^^ The wings were a LOT of work even for the front sides, but I hope I manage to get the back sides done some day too XD

      I try to remember to give Lana more camera time~ I have a new dress in the making for her as well, but my WIP pile is huuuge ;___;

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  4. SHE HAS PURPLE ARMOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Excuse me while I go to my corner to calm myself a second........... okay done... not done !!!!!!!!!!! AHH SO PRETTY XD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ok there :D

    She's stunning and I was wondering when we would get to see her~ I'm always a healer in games so this is even cooler haha ~ Love the staff and the wings and the armor, did I mention the armor? it looks amazing~ and this face up is nicer for her character too, though I always have the same problem when re doing face ups: I start missing the things I liked the most in the previous one and the current one can't compare (on those tiny things ofc, the rest is always better haha).

    I so want those invisible stands too!!! but being on a layaway with souldoll I prefer not go buying more stuff for the moment ;_; hope there's enough stock to last a year so I can buy QwQ xD

    Have a great weekend!! And spam more of this girl soon :D

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    1. YES IT IS PURPLE ARMOR!! XD I thought about light blue at first, but you know, me and purple... Definitely happy that I chose purple after all XD

      Oh thank you so much for loving her! ♥ That's a funny thing about faceups, how little things can bug so much XD Usually only the owner of the doll notices it and no one else sees anything out of ordinary, hahah...

      Hopefully those stands stay in stock, so that you could get them too! I think a few places sell them and I'm not sure if they have "everlasting" stock (as in they make more all the time)... They've been available for quite a while and I've never seen them being sold out :)

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  5. Woow, I love all pieces of her outfit! I can't believe the staff is handmade, it looks so perfect and professional! Sarg is a talented sweetheart ~ !

    It's really a huge project, isn't it? LOL ~ Can't wait to see her when she's truly finished!
    I wonder how stable that doll stand would be :O :O

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    1. Thank you ^^ Even I was surprised how great the staff turned out, Sarg is awesome~

      I have a love hate relationship with huge projects :'D I enjoy having something that I can work on little by little, but there are times when I wish everything was ready at once so I could do everything I want with the doll already lol

      The invisible doll stands seem quite stable, though I haven't really got a chance to properly test them yet. I'll probably do a some sort of review later and share my thoughts on them :)

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  6. She looks so amazing!! I love all her accessories and the blushing of the amour. You takes such beautiful pictures as always. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, love to hear that :)

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  7. Todella eeppinen, mielettömän ihana tuo pastellinen haarniskakokonaisuus! Olen todella vaikuttunut noista maalauksista, ja miten mahtava idea tuo sauva! Onko tuo keskuskristalli jonkinlainen joulukoriste? Todella hienoa työtä ja loistokasta että Sarg auttaa sinua näissä. Ihanaa saada apua jutuissa joita ei itse ehkä osaisi tehdä. Enpä olisi arvannut että nuo valkoiset höyhenet on liimattu noiden tummien päälle! Niin hyvin ne peittää ne alleen. Kaunis kokonaisuus. *3*

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    1. Kiitos paljon :)
      Sauvan keskuskristalli on tosiaan joulukoristeesta, hyödynnettiin -60% poistoalet heti joulun jälkeen :''D On kyllä hauska nukkeilla yhdessä ja auttaa toinen toisiamme, Sarg tekee noita liimailu/muovailujuttuja ja minä sitten vastavuoroisesti ompelen hänenkin nukeille vaatetta. Kiva kuulla että kokonaisuus näyttää kauniilta~

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  8. Love your choice of colours for this Angel, the armour and staff look fabulous Safir. She has beautiful hands . . . I have a real thing about hands on larger dolls and these are perfect!
    Hugs,
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    1. Even though I had planned to go for blue colors, couldn't resist my favorite color purple in the end :') I really love beautiful doll hands too, these are one of my favorites from the ones I've seen~ She has these lovely long nails as well, most doll nails seem to be quite short.

      Thank you for your comment! ♥

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  9. Aivan upeat blushit tuossa armorissa ^-^ Näyttää aivan ihanalta enkeliltä!

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  10. Oh my dear!

    This custom is just so amazing! I am so in love wit hthe weapon and the colors you have shosen for her in general!

    You are a big rolemodel for me <3

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    1. Thank you so much dear, love to hear that you like her~ ♥
      Oh and awww that's so sweet of you ; //// ; *hugs* I really admire your work as well, especially the way you edit your photos and add effects on them~

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  11. Oh goodness, she is amazing! I love that her staff is handmade too. I was wondering about that as I adored all the tiny details and the design. It looks very well made.

    I love her backstory and can definitely see her in a video game as a healer. She'd probably be one of the characters I would have chosen if I was playing a video game with her as one of the character choices! I love healers and magic users.

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    1. Thank you :) Even though there are many different kinds of fantasy dolls out there, I have seen so few staffs/rods and other fantasy weapons!

      I'm all for healers and magic users too~ It would be super fun to have an actual video game of your own characters to play!

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  12. Wow! I'm speachless! Such an amazing project *___*
    She looks absolutely stunning. I love the colors you've chosen for the armor! So original but it WORKS!! :D
    The white wings are so fluffy and pretty. How creative of you to think of that *^^*
    Also, kudos to Sarg for that amazing rod/staff thing and the wings on her head!
    I like to be a tank myself - I would love to be healed by this gorgeous lady ;D hehe
    Looking forward to seeing both sisters together sometime? :D

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    1. Thank you~
      The original black wings were quite flat, so it was pretty easy to get these white feathers on top of them - it just took a lot of time and feathers :D The white feathers brought the wings more volume as well.

      Hahah, so you're the person to call when stuck in the dungeon/boss queues and only tank missing XD They seem to be the least popular classes in any game I've played...

      Hopefully we get some photos of the both sisters sometime later ^^

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    2. Yeah, the white feathers give such a fluffy touch to the wings *___*

      Haha yeah, tanks are scarce in any game. But I actually like tanking (only tried it in FFXIV so far) a lot. I don't know why people don't like it. ':D

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  13. I've been wondering when we would see more of this beautiful lady and oh my is she awesome!!! I love her colour theme! :D And that staff is just cool! I've been wanting to make a staff for one of my tinies for a while now, so this has definitely inspired me to get started soon! ^^

    I hope we will see much more of her and I can't wait to see her together with her sister!!

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    1. Oh thanks so much! ♥ Glad to hear that the staff inspired you to get started on making yours, hope you will share the result as well ^^

      I'll try to take more photos of Lana later, also with her sister!

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  14. What a beauty! Those shots are so amazing as well. I wondered if they were from one of the doll sites. XD Heehee. I love angels, so I was just swooning!!!

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    1. Oh thanks so much XD It would be awesome to be able to take some promotional photos for BJD companies!

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