So all the selected photos from last Matin shoot have been post processed and done with~ The photo above shows just how the 'blotch' was there on the slides, some were useable (or more that it is easily fixable some were just blotched beyond repair.
I get this book a while back, but since I was insanely busy I haven't really got time to really sit down and have a look at this book. First of all I get to know about the existence of this book solely because MAYA is part of it lol. I wasn't going to get it at first since MAYA is only going to appear for 1 spread only and the illustrations are not new, so if you are after this book solely because of MAYA, don't buy. The reason why I get this is because a) Jinxie can get it for me so I don't need shopping service b) my knowledge is different illustrators out there is really limited like I don't know anything about those famous doujinshi artists or circle or even the official one out there. This book is basically like a yellow pages of illustrators, so I decided to get this lol. Not to mention I'm still experimenting with different styles there are, so this book is good for that too.
Oh and a while back I also did Shingeki no Kyojin first shoot with Hitomi/eightroses as Eren. I originally and still want to do solo of Christa (no one wants to be my Ymir sobssssss) as she is my fave. When I heatd Hitomi wants to do Eren and looking for partner I volunteer as Mikasa. I ordered uniform and wigs and later when I did Levi make up test as joke, turned out Hitomi wants me to do Levi too. As it was too late to order another wig, so I have to use my own hair, so yeah sorry for the failed looking Levi DX
Hopefully to do more proper Levi with proper wig, cape and 3DMG, courtesy of Hitomi and Mel for making it for me. Also please let me do Christa soon too, I love her the most out of SnK I can't wait to cosplay her too! That being said I do like all these 3 characters in Snk though, which is not against my policy of not cosplaying the characters you don't like.
I will post more photos soon once the rest of the photos are edited and ready, I did post some already in tumblr, but even that is also missing some crack and all lol.
Omg after long hard work on all these little bits here and there upgrades for Matin while keep working over time almost everyday the projector shoot finally happened and ended last weekend. There will be lots of ramblings so I put it under the cut~
These were from the same shoot of Masinowa Malchut I did a while back. When the theory arises about how A'Milia hair piece is Kukaru's hairpiece I totally support and thought of doing this kinda of angst shoot (lol) Well guidebook confirmed it, it is indeed Kukaru's! OMG ALL THE FEELS you poor baby ;w;
On another note, I'm supposed to be drawing A'milia fanart in relation to this angst story lol, I did a sketch and started line art a bit, but then Eurovision happened XD; I was supposed to start working on some cosplay related stuff too this weekend, but other than getting fabrics nothing else happened lol. I do need proper break though from really stressful and busy working week :<
Did Masinowa Malchut shoot about a few weeks back. The shoot theme was moody lightning to capture Malchut's last line in drama CD which is really heart breaking and sad. I have uploaded the first batch of this shoot into the gallery.
The Lotus paper lamps thing are obviously to symbolize the other 9 Star Children and also connection to Malchut's rebirth form later, A'Milia. That being said I prepared these Lotus paper lanterns thing before A'milia appearance in Pop 'n Music seeing how in the beginning of Turii PV Malchut is floating on lake with Lotus around her (I know I know Malchut is genderless but at this point it is easier to address her as 'she').
This picture is not my most fave one out of this shoot, it is more of 'CURE' shoot try out lol. But I like this one, even though cure pose thing usually never work on me. And YOU CAN SEE THE LITTLE POM POM ON HER ANKLE IN THIS PHOTO! I added the pom pom on her leg as I didn't add them previously. My mistake still, I should have attached the pom pom on her ankle with black elastic instead of white. Maybe in future shoot I will fix the strap and use those loose socks thing instead of standard white socks I have always been using for Malchut.
Tehehe I love that scene where Kukaru asked Gijiri if he has little sister or even daughter. He asks because he is unsure how to 'raise' Malchut, since to him Malchut is a girl and he is always being told 'stupid' and such by girls or female of his similar age. Gijiri just comments out of sarcasm on how such Kukaru is a perfect match to take care of kid (Malchut) and being Kukaru he is just OMG THAT'S SO TRUE AS EXPECTED OF YOU GIJIRI-SAMA and runs to start taking care of Malchut. Gijiri that just dumbstruck with Kukaru's attitude is so funny when he comments how Kukaru is such a born to be an idiot XDD;;
Yayyyy finally received the photos from our shoot during Friday Manifest 2011! HOLY CRAP Floatyman~ you sure is good at knowing your model good angle! Every time I did shoot with him I can tell from the results this guy knows the best angle of the model, even Shinka is pleased on how he managed to make her looked less chubby in his photos! Dude if only you live in the same state I'll often drag you to take photos for me X3
I have added majority of the photos from the 'serious' session of the photoshoot to the Zektbach cosplay gallery, I am still going through the photos and will probably add some more in the future. However I think my most fave one minus the solo of Gijiri, have been added in the gallery. I need to get Shinka to choose first which is her fave for the solo Gijiri photos.
Don't forget I need and will add a crack section in the future from this shoot as this shoot was half serious and half crack LOL
I don't usually put much crack photos in gallery, but the crack in this photoshoot are so damn worthy LMAO
Unfortunately this was done in mid 2011, way before the drama CD was out. So I wish I can do another shoot of Masinowa since after the drama CD we learned so much more about the story and characters. That being said if I do this after the drama CD I am most likely prefer to be Ido than Kukaru XD I also did a mistake on Kukaru's eye patch and wore it like Gijiri's even though Kukaru's one is supposed to have the patch string shown across his cheek and all OTL
Things will be very highly uncertain due to family circumstances. But if chance is given to me, I thought to distract my mind I just want to ramble on about my possible cosplay plan/list for this year.
This will be a long post of text with many of my nonsense ramblings, so I hide them all under 'Read More' lol
Ido the arsonist photos have now been completely edited by Elias and added to the Zektbach//Ido gallery~! /shotd
I love Ido calm and serene personality and demeanour, what sold me is definitely on how intriguing his character is. As Minawa he is a person who is content with how Kagachi life is and definitely the type that appreciate even an uneventful normal daily life as oppose to the ambitious Gijiri. This polar opposite is exactly what makes the interaction between those two interesting imo. At the end probably the meaning of changing his name from Minawa to Ido besides being 'reborn' as Majin, to me is probably his decision to follow Gijiri in pursuit of the truth about Kagachi and the world. As Minawa he probably will never do something as adventurous or dangerous as that, probably the moment he decided to accept Gijiri's invitation to come with him in pursuit of the truth, he cast away his old self and reborn as new person, 'Ido'. His last scene of sealing Wenkamui is just so dramatic and sad. As Ido he still has a reluctant part of what Sazaragi does with Majin and all the 'experiments', however at the very end he encourages Gijiri to keep on going and told him he finally see what Gijiri wanted him to see when they were during the burning of Jakotsu, he even told Gijiri that he is the special one amongst Kagachi ;3; He is the older brother figure and confidant figure for Gijiri, it is so sad he has to leave Gijiri behind. I think after losing Ido, Gijiri truly lose someone he can open his true self too T_T
I have updated ICO gallery with photos from the amazing second shoot with team ICO <3 There are a couple of photos still need to be edited and I'll add them later when they are done and all. I have raved enough in other entry about my love to team ICO and everyone in my team ICO group (basically only 3 girls though lol), but I will still say it again, I LOVE MY TEAM ICO <3 <3
Also seriously people, go check the gallery and be amazed at how great Jess (ICO) work on the Queen Sword! It s amazing and all the lines so crisp and tidy, including the chains are all made of wood gahhhh we were so glad we gave all the time she need to get the sword done, we were all fangasm on the sword all the time! Don't forget the amazing photography and post processing done by Elias for the smoke, electric bolt and etc. I did bring a sheer black fabric to play around with as the shadow and as the good base and Elias added finishing touch with the smokes and all.
Another amazing delightful thing is, Elias gave me a Xmas present which turned out to be a small collection of my Zektbach cosplays into one book! Considering how I have always wanted to print a photo book this is really make me happy! Ah but don't be mistaken, when I said I want to make a photo book, it is not for sale or anything, more like a better version of a physical album as a keepsake for myself. I most likely will make a few of these photo book lol but first thing first I better check how much this thing cost though XD;;; ( he also included 2 of Matin photos from the newest shoot)
Me and my family currently go through a very very difficult time and in despair, so this kind of sudden kindness from friend and even from 'friends' that supposedly just a net friend, went all the way to actually bother asking if I am okay or raised a concern about my well being. Seriously that really touched me ;___;
Merry Christmas, it is always implied at this same time every year, Celios festival also takes place in Holy Kingdom of Noigllado The song played during this scene in Drama CD is 'Trisagion ~Purification Prayer' At this point my prayer all goes for one thing passionately, this year Christmas all I want is my mum to recover, healed and saved.
To match the Celios festival scene, I edited the photo trying to make it closer to evening with heavy blue light. Though this looks more like the preparation before the actual ceremony commences.