My friend recently told me that he’d be entrusting me two of his precious babies and asked me to take care of them. For a moment, that scary image of wailing babies squeezed its way into my grey cells followed by the horrible image of me flushing the babies down the toilet bowl. Turned out, his babies are made of plastic.
Kanaru from the Shunya Yamashita Character series is one of them. The other one is erm …still in the making. LOL. When I first got them both, my 5 year old nephew was with me and he saw the eye blogging ahems and asked me what’s that on Kanaru’s butt. :S I quickly shoved the figure back into the bag, turned on my PS3 and piratically demanded him to play, just to divert his attention.
Shooting figures has actually became somewhat of a chore for me now. I have about 10% of chakra left after every shoot. No thanks to my lack of space and disturbingly unrealistic lighting. The moment you know your lights are all wrong, the chain of events is likely to go like this : not enough light – adjust adjust – oh no, not enough space to stretch the lights- shift shift – too much light – adjust adjust – seems ok now – but wait, too much shadow on the face – shift shift, adjust adjust. . .
Anyway the fun kicks in the moment you get everything right. Some times I can waste up to a whole hour just setting up and trust me its not easy when you live in a shoe box. Once you can’t get the beginning right, I’ll advise you stop for the day or you’ll end up grumpy and frustrated like me and then the whole bunch of photos that you took will need to be processed. You know, minced, blended, vaporized.. using photoshop. LOL. And that was what I painstakingly did.