Hello all and welcome to a new and slightly belated edition of Studio Portrait Friday! It was delayed this week because it was my birthday weekend, so I was busy celebrating with my family. This week I started a new Zombuki doll, Iwa-Naga, the sister of Konohanasakuya-hime (Zombuki Sakuya). Here is her sketch; I’ve been coloring in sketches lately so I can be sure to get the colors just right. I promised myself that I wasn’t going to mix custom colors again, only to end up hand mixing almost all of her colors.
Iwa-Naga is going to be on a natural skin tone Pullip MIO, so a bit more pale than Sakuya. She’s supposed to be the ‘ugly’ sister, associated with stone, so I’m determined to make her stonily beautiful. This wig is so integral to her design, more details on it below, but I love that it’s a Hime cut since she’s a real mythical princess.
Throwback Thursday! June 26th is Zombuki Galupe’s birthday, and these photos are from her first birthday in 2008. I cannot believe that Galupe is 10 years old. She is still with me – only 3 Zombuki dolls are – and while I’ve kept fewer over the years, I know Galupe will always be with me. In fact, she’s in the studio with me right now getting a little touch up after a decade of existence.
This is my favorite photo shoot with her, too, with the Electric Mush shoot a close second. Galupe does live with me though, so who knows? Maybe there’s another photo shoot in the future that I will like even more.
Galupe is my sweet darling, but you wouldn’t know it looking at the site! Since my partner Matt is Galupe’s caretaker she’s actually always around, but that means photographing her has (accidentally) become a low priority. I’ve tried to make up for that somewhat with this “Electric Mush” shoot.
Her deer is from Follow The White Rabbit and her dress is by Sugarmag.
She has a very mischievous look here, I think she may be up to no good. I really like how red looks with Galupe’s colors. I’m not a fan of red in general, but it works on her. I hope you enjoyed the photos!
I’m retro-posting this shoot of Galupe in her teal and orange furisode kimono from The Second Shop. The crazy colors are perfect for this crazy colorful girl. Her eyechips are from Brainworm, and her base doll is maybe Stica? I must confess that I don’t remember. She’s very pale though.
Galupe is panda-inspired, believe it or not, and was made using some of my absolute favorite colors. This kimono shoot was done near my house by a little lake surrounded by reeds. They are the perfect scale for Zombuki dolls, it’s like Galupe has her own, private forest here.