Breathe

Breathe
Breathe

Without sounding like a broken record (hopefully!), this image is yet another created as an artifact to the ‘bigger’ image that Pattie and I are collaborating on. Kyashi and Pattie spent a lot of time shopping for kimonos for the upcoming shot. There were so many to look at!  It was easy to weed out many simply because we didn’t appreciate the fit or style but in the end, there were so many left to choose from that it was difficult.

In fact, Kyashi couldn’t really decide so she bought a fatpack (which means there will be more images of her in a kimono). Then there was the hair piece and socks and shoes.  All this was going on while also searching for and in some instances, creating objects for the ‘big shot’.

Finally feeling quite happy with her choice of kimono, Kyashi couldn’t help but stop and talk to the birds at the gate of Dim Sum Gardens while on her way to take a closer look at the actual photo location.

This is one of the first images taken in the Black Dragon viewer and did require a small amount of post processing. The blurred background was done in world, but highlight was added to most everything in the foreground – flowers, dragon, birds and of course, Kyashi.

Kyashi’s pose was created using the poser in Black Dragon which I love.  There is so much flexibility that it is easy to move the wrong thing and too far. It does take some getting used to but I think it work the effort.

In the end, I was quite happy with the way this one worked out – both during the process and in the final result.

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Kyashi

Kyashi faces a dragon
Don't back down.

With this image, Aedan’s work associate Kyashi, or as her parents call her, Kathy, is introduced.

I took my first attempt at writing a story for this format over the summer. Like everything else, it was a learning experience…one that told me I had much to learn before continuing.  In fact, I am currently regrouping a bit.

However, being Aedan’s work associate, she will be in the story early and often so over the last week I spent quite a bit of time developing her character. I now feel I know her quite well and so it was time to put a face on her. Once she has her own wardrobe (she can’t stand sharing clothes with Noel), I’ll start working on Aedan’s supervisor, the DA but right now, this is Kyashi’s moment…and he never backs down…

As for the image, it is one of the most simple images I’ve done in quite a while. It is a composite but only because I’ve never had much luck with Field Of View in the Firestorm viewer. Windlight was changed only to get a little sun on her face. The biggest editing of this photo was in creating a more realistic eye for the dragon statue.

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