Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Random Wednesday Photos

This is where all my time has gone--look at this shiny thing :D There is even some wear on the "seat velvet", so I am learning stuff as I go along. The set is almost ready--I am doing promo renders and I have found some flaws now that I am rendering at larger sizes, but once those are fixed, the set goes to the testers-- and then hopefully on sale.

I also have fixed the washing machine. It was getting slower and slower to fill on the cold water side, and the plumber said there was a filter at the end of the hose that was probably clogged. A really simple fix--except that the plumbing in the house is so fragile any unscrewing of hoses has to be done very, very carefully (when shut off, the cold water valve on the wall leaks, and the shutoff handle is crusty with rust. If the handle broke off, it would be another call to the plumber, and all the house water would have to be shut off.) So I got the hose off, and the filter was a mess--some of the washer inside the hose had broken off, so I cleaned that up and put the hose back on, and ran the washing machine--and it worked great, aside from the fact that now the connection to the machine leaked. So we went to Home Depot, got a neoprene washer, and Very Carefully shut off the valve again, replaced the washer inside the hose, screwed it back together, and as of right now, 15 hours later, the machine runs and is not leaking. It also gets the clothes washed in under 25 minute, instead of 40.

More pix--Akutenshi found me a Monster High Lion Fish!:

I'm sad that Mattel is doing so poorly, and losing ToysRUs as a distributor probably won't help--Monster High was so fun and imaginative, you can tell that the creative team was having so much fun developing these! And of course a lionfish would have cat ears :D

I keep thinking Spring is here, and then it does this:

We don't have the snow that is going on in Philadelphia and DC though! But we do have daffodils coming up, and the little prairie buttercups are up and blooming:

And the amaryllis that I sat on last year has bloomed again. Those things are tough--I keep forgetting to water it, and it just keeps on going.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Iplehouse Ron

While I was doing other things, Iplehouse released this cute EID guy--he looks like Wendy's big brother to me. I think he is on the Model EID body, which is less bulky and IMO more manageable than the big, heavy EID body. It's possible the model body is a bit more flexible, too, especially with the mobility thigh. Here is a comparison between the two EID bodies that Iplehouse offers:

He's still quite tall, but I think that works with the sculpt. At the moment I have one EID sized guy (Davy, an Angelsdoll Evan) and that is plenty. Though Ron is nicely styled, too:

"I'm too Sexy For My Hat"

(Some Music for Ron):

Friday, March 16, 2018

Friday Night Dance Music

Total catchy goofiness--the original song made me laugh too. I know it's political, but seeing the "Disco FBI" was too good to resist.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Yigal Ozeri's New Work

He's doing some black and white--and yes, THAT IS AN OIL PAINTING. I think it's Arena 2, you can see it on his website:

The website is great for content but navigation kind of sucks, you have to click and mouse around to find things. Thumbnails please, people! I want to see your stuff!!

Here's Arena One:

And here is more amazing smoke painting with Lizzie Smoking:

I adore how he paints out of focus trees. :D Go see more! There is a lot more!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Available at Home Depot...

I just wanted to let you know that Unicorn Spit can now be bought very reasonably at Home Depot, and after you do your stenciling you can go to Target and pick up a matching lamp:

And I am on my last throne! Then I get to put people on and around them.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Pretty Pretty Assassin Mermaid Throne

It doesn't look like 8 hours of work, but I put 3 different seat cushions on there, before I found the right "ribbon and tidepool" look that I wanted. The coral reef material on the back is from Filter Forge, a program that makes tiling procedural materials you can tinker with. It's actually a lot of fun just to play with, but it makes some amazing materials too. The underlying model is by Andy Boys and it's rendered in Poser Pro 2012.

Friday, March 9, 2018

The Return of Soom's Chrom

He's baaack! Paw, claws, furry ears and little fangs.. I think the fangs are new. He looks good in gray and he has his old, proper nose as far as I can tell. He's got a nice outfit, too! Good thing I am out of room :D Human or paw version or both, cream white or gray. Check out the toe blushing:

Im pretty sure he is on the new body, the taller 2016 body.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

A 15,000 Dollar Doll

Yes, it's a Belle Doll for Disney Japan! (It's really the Amy Ayase, who is 2 K just on her own, no frills) Here is the copy:

Super Dollfie® Graffiti Special customized model 
"Belle from Beauty and the Beast"
Prototype production:Model village
make :Ciera
Hitomi:Model Village Glass Eye: # 06 Kim Brown B Color: 18 mm
make :Model Village Airbrush Makeup Head Makeup UV Coated
wig:Belle original style
head :SD 16 girls Ami Ayase
Body:SDGraffiti Girls Body 
Pure Skin Normal Skin UV Protection Specifications 
* Body make- ups by artists are applied to wrists, upper body and so on.
Included:SDGr - H - 02 (left and right) dressing box, futon, doll stand ( dress stand , wig, movable leg parts, hair ornament, earrings *, tops, arm cover, 
long glove, skirt, pannier, shorts, pumps 
wrist Option parts: 
Wooden), Pittsu Ring (Large), One Off Model Certificate 
* Earrings are fixed to head parts and can not be removed. 
※ Roses are not included in the included
Size:Height about 60 cm
weight :Approximately 1.5 kg
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D23 Expo Japan 2013, the first time the production has been extremely auction works, 
Disney × Super Dollfie ® collaboration model 
It is a special custom model that is only one piece in the world that Valks and Disney jointly planned and produced. 
At D23 Expo Japan 2018, "Bell" of Beauty and the Beast and 
"Ariel" of Little Mermaid 
will appear for the first time as a Super Dollfie ® collaboration model 

Super Dollfie ® is a special doll that was born in Kyoto in 1999. 
It has the loveness of dolls and the beauty of figures 
and is supported by enthusiasts around the world as a new doll culture originated in Japan 
Super Dollfie ® Details:

She's cute but I am not buying her :D

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Supervillain Seats!

This is not my model, I am just texturing it; and it is so nice to work on someone else's high poly creation! The arms' texture is all computer generated, the back of the chair is a Filter Forge created fractal put into a jpg and applied to the seat. Poser is actually very fun to texture in, because you can mix and match hundreds of things--or just paint a texture and plug it in. This one is mostly painted-- and then I went nuts with the Displacement setting for the seat:

(This was my first attempt, below..hehe!)

The backs of the chairs are looking good:

I still have more to go this week but it's not a chore at all--this model is pretty cooperative!

(And in case you need your own Supervillain name, go here!)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Mirodoll March Promotions and a Warning

Mirodoll is having some sales in March:

Miro Doll March Promotion is from March 1st to March 31st, 2018. During the time, we offer 40% discount on the dolls, heads and bodies, 20% discount on the new 72cm boys.
For orders over $128, we will send one extra 1/4 doll head 
For orders over $218, we will send one extra 1/3 doll head 
For orders over $318, we will send one extra 1/4 doll body 
For orders over $418, we will send one extra 1/3 girl body 
For orders over $518, we will send one extra 1/3 boy body 
For orders over $888 we offer free shipping and one 1/3 full doll. 

When calculating for the free gift, shipping cost is not counted into the order total.

I love Mirodoll and they cast fast and ship well--but before you go to the site, by sure you have an ad blocker/malware detector on because their root address,, has had some kind of virus on it for AGES and is useless to get into their site. Bookmark one of the sub pages--you can still navigate without getting dire warnings from your antivirus. This is one I use:

It hops to the Bodies page, which is what I mostly buy from them, though they are starting to have some really cute original sculpts as well.

Monday, March 5, 2018

The White Witch at Fairyland

She is a Feeple 65, the same size as Seian and Chloe, and she is so pretty <3 Lots of photos on the site; here are a couple more:

I was really on the FL site because Arekushia told me they had Elf Ear face protectors!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Sunday Picture Dump

So I keep falling asleep before I post, after being on the computer all day, making weird little objects.
But J has been busy making things, and I have taken some photos --but of things like onion rings and loaves of bread :D
Here is a lemon meringue pie:

That meringue was the best I have ever had! J also tied a bunch of flies for an upcoming fishing trip:

The cat watched the skating in the Olympics--I have no idea why:

We grew a giant icicle (now all gone entirely, I think Spring is here early)

And I worked like crazy trying to get things textures for Poser as well as learn Hex and Wings.
The plumber is paid off and the electrician came yesterday morning to fix our porch lights, so things are getting repaired. Nice weather will help a lot with the other house repair chores--I will be able to clean up outside and clean the porch as well. It's a little warmer than it was before I plugged all the holes in the porch, but aluminum windows meant a 20 degree difference from outside instead of a ten degree difference--still no fun when it's in the low teens outside.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Just a blast from the past...

Just Ashley, my Soom Snow white...I don't usually like gray dolls, but here I am with a three that I just love (four if you count swapping heads)--Ashley, My once-purple Migmas, Isa the second Deesse by Sicktress, and the gray Beryl. That Soom body is the perfect size and so posable with the thigh mobility joint. I have 2 covers due for Edge Tesseract, so I have to not do dolls for a couple of weeks--I realized today that I have done a LOT of covers for ET, and they are not bad! Edge has some very nice covers not by me, so I am in great company. I also found this funny filter version of a cover I did for a novella by Linda Williams (part of the Okal Rel universe), and while it looks goofy, I like the circle design of it a lot--and chewing with the filter let me concentrate on the composition rather than the details. It's easier on the eyes than squinting, too :D

Here is the final:

I should be doing more YA novels--it's kind of my natural style.