Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Nao's the Name

Photo Courtesy of hi-im-pug.deviantart.com
Doesn't this photo just look way cool? The lighting, the angle, the glasses - I love glasses! That is, indeed, one lifelike looking doll right there. I feel so lucky to have gotten an interview with the owner of the doll; he was very nice and fun to interview. The quick interview is below! Also, be sure to check out the doll owner's other amazing doll photos. To check them out, simply visit his DeviantArt gallery.

--What inspired you to take this picture?: i bought those new glasses for one of my other dolls and decided to try them on nao. i thought he looked nice so i took some pictures.

Besides dolls, what else do you enjoy taking pictures of?: i don't take many pictures other than dolls. sometimes i take pictures of myself and i take pictures at concerts.

What type of dolls are those in the picture (Barbie, Blythe, Bratz, etc....)?: DoT homme ducan from dream of doll.

Did you use PhotoShop, or any other program/software, for the picture?: i use procreate painter classic for changing brightness/contrast, but there's no other editing.-- The End.

Oh, and P.S. I was searching for glasses at Amazon.com, and I found a pair (for humans) that look just about identical to the doll's in the photo above.

"80's Collection 'dakor' classic clear lens glasses"

Nice, huh? They're available for only $10.00 at Amazon.com, you guys! Is that a deal or what?

-Just Lola

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thinking, Thinking, Thinking....

Photo Courtesy of neko490.DeviantArt.com
Another beautiful drawing by neko490(.deviantart.com). Her art skills are just so incredible; I had to make a second post on it - I couldn't resist. As I was looking through her artwork, I noticed her blog and Tumblr. I suggest you guys check them out. I really enjoyed my visit at both of them - especially the Tumblr; so fascinating!

-Just Lola

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sighs, Sighs, Sighs....

Photo Courtesy of neko490.DeviantArt.com
One of my very most favorite doll drawings ever - so cute! Click on the picture, you guys; see all of the little details up close. I find it pretty amazing how someone could draw something and add so much realism into it. It's unbelievable what a pencil, a piece of paper, and an artist can do when they get together!

-Just Lola

Thursday, August 19, 2010

What a River

Photo Courtesy of GaiaOnline.com's member, "m e r c u r y . t e a r s"
This shot - just amazing. If only it were a little bit larger; I (and I'm sure you guys, as well) would love to see all of those beautiful rocks and waves up close.

-Just Lola

Monday, August 16, 2010

Dolly with Teddy

Photo Courtesy of kittycross.DeviantArt.com
Is this drawing incredible or what? The whole entire thing is, like.... perfect, you know? It couldn't be better. I can't believe someone drew this; it's just amazing. I'm so glad the artist allowed me to post their drawing here, on this blog, because I really wanted you guys to see this. Seriously, I could go on and on about the dress, the hair - but I won't. My rambling will stop here. The quick interview, with the artist of this A+ drawing, is below!

--What inspired you to take this picture?: I have always loved dolls and animals, it seems only natural that my mind wanders among them.

Besides dolls and bears, what else do you enjoy drawing pictures of?: I love the fantastical and the surreal, often with a touch of darkness. I draw cats, faeries, dragons, bones, things of the Elizabethan, Victorian and medieval eras, textiles and rocks. I love doing reflective and transparent surfaces and working with light and darkness. Stylistically, I’ve been heavily influenced by the works of Brugal, Durher, McKean, Escher, Victorian woodblock prints and comic books.

Did you use PhotoShop, or any other program/software, for the picture?: Nope! No alterations to the original pencil drawing at all. I’m currently software deficient and need to get some programs. I just scanned it in from my sketchbook with a regular HP printer/scanner thing.

What tools did you use to draw this picture?: I used a Hello Kitty mechanical pencil with HB lead and a Chococat 2B, and their respective erasers. Sanrio really makes quality writing and drawing utensils, plus I can have cats all over every thing.-- The End.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sweet 16

Photo Courtesy of dollsandstuffs.blogspot.com (a.k.a. - Me!)
Greetings, peeps! I just thought I'd let all of you know that today is my blog's 1 month anniversary! Oh, and my 16th birthday - which I haven't been looking forward to at all this year, long story, but I suppose it's turning out a little better than I thought it would. I don't really like receiving gifts; I feel bad seeing people spend their hard working cash on me, and so I'm kind of disappointed that I got so many gifts - but, you know, I'm still really thankful for everything that's been given to me from my family and friends + online friends! I really do appreciate all the"Happy Birthday" wishes, and yeah.... Thank you, everybody! Take care.

-Just Lola

Thursday, August 12, 2010

"The glass is always greener (and softer?) on the other side"

Photo Courtesy of Flickriver.com's member, "oceanicmelody"
What a soft looking field. I mean, seriously, I'd love to just lay down and take a nap in it - looks cozy. I wonder where the photo was taken; maybe I'll visit there someday. The photographer has a lot of other nice photos; click here to check them out, you guys!

-Just Lola

1 Candle Can Brighten the Whole Room

Photo Courtesy of irainbow-unicorn.deviantart.com
When I first saw this photo, I thought "This is a pretty fantastic shot, but it's not doll related - at all." I mean, really, there's no doll in this photo. The human in this photo isn't even trying to impersonate a doll in anyway. There's no doll vibe to this, but then I realized that this blog isn't titled "Dolls" nor "Dolls+Dolls"; it's titled "Dolls+Stuffs" - "Stuffs" is part of the title, therefore, I think it's time I start posting less about dolls and more about other stuff, such as.... black and while photos featuring candles! I got an interview with the photographer/model of this oh so very clever photo. The quick interview is below!

What inspired you to take this picture?: It was actually for a black and white contest that's supposed to evoke some kind of emotion. I was kind of going for bit of an enchanted feel (:

Besides people (and candles), what else do you enjoy taking pictures of?: Anything and everything that catches my interest, but I'm more or less a nature photographer with a love for macro and close-ups (:

Did you use PhotoShop, or any other program/software, for the picture?: I used Photoshop CS3 for this photo, as with the majority of the rest of my photographs. I usually play with levels and contrast and exposure and do a slight color tweak.

Do you have a favorite time (morning, afternoon, evening, etc) to take pictures? If so, what is it?: Hm... afternoon. Morning is too early and I can't get that great of lighting in the evening, haha--

There, wasn't this nice for a change? I must say tho', I don't want this blog to fill up with total randomness. Randomness is awesome, but I'd like this blog to have.... more of a theme, you know? Which is why I decided that I'm going to try to keep this blog at in artsy status: music, fashion, photographer - and so much more! Tons of "stuffs" is on the way, you guys, so please - stick around! Also, don't forget to check out all of the other amazing photos that girl (in the photo above) has at irainbow-unicorn.deviantart.com!

-Just Lola

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Still Life

Photo Courtesy of Flickr.com's member, "phiafacerukia"
What a lovely photo. Her hair is so nice! I love that little necklace she has on; goes perfectly with her dress. I'm also fascinated with the angle + the lighting of the photo; great shot! As you figured, there's an interview below - with the owner of the doll. She was so kind. She answered all of the questions with tons of details! Once you guys are done reading the interview, please, be sure to visit Persephany Resendez's Flickr - "phiafacerukia"; she's got dozens of other wonderful photos on there! For now, lets get to the interview I had with her, shall we? The quick interview is below!

--What inspired you to take this picture?: Well at the time I was still attending high school and my photography teacher had placed us all in a state contest. One of the portfolio themes was called Still Life. Which means make something thats not alive appear alive. I had nothing for it. Until a couples days afterwards I was laying on my bed and I looked up and saw all my porcelain dolls above my tv. I was like "oh wow duh!" So I grabbed my most expensive one and took her outside and wah-lah she became alive. haha

Besides dolls, what else do you enjoy taking pictures of?: I take alot of informal portraits, but I use the emotional impact twist on them. It's like when you look at a picture you feel something towards it. Example like baby picture reaction "awww cute". Haha I do happen to take a lot of my baby cousin. But I done two weddings for the family and of course birthday parties.

What type of dolls are those in the picture (Barbie, Blythe, Bratz, etc....)?: That doll was from the Genuine Fine Bisque Porcelain Collection, she is the largest one I have haha. I used her because she had a lot of detail in her look.

Did you use PhotoShop, or any other program/software, for the picture?: I used photoshop to crop her face more, at first I was going to sumbit her whole face showing then while talking with my photography teacher we both decided its best to crop her face like the way it is. It shows more attitude well kind of creepy as well.

Done reading the interview? Good! Now you can check out Resendez's Flickr - "phiafacerukia"; I think you'll be surprised at how nice it is.... Seriously, you've got to check it out!

-Just Lola

Hey, It's Anita!

Photo Courtesy of GaiaOnline's member, "x_xPockySaurx_x".
Blog readers!

Do you guys see this? Isn't this way awesome? This puts a smile on my face; seriously, I'm smiling right now. Remember the post I did a couple of weeks ago? Titled "Autumn Through the Leaves"? I had so much fun creating that post. The girl who I interviewed for that post is just so nice. Her name is Anita, and you see that "Just Lola" digital drawing right there? Anita drew it for me, with Photoshop and SAI, as a "thank you" for blogging about her. Isn't that the sweetest? I love this picture. It's thousand times better than any "Just Lola" drawing I've ever drawn, that's for sure. Thanks a handful, Anita!

Oh, and P.S. She has a very nice Tumblr - click here to check it out.

-Just Lola

Friday, August 6, 2010

"Would You Like a Flower?"

Photo Courtesy of lolikko.LiveJournal.com
Her eyelashes look so real. I wonder if they're, like, touchable or just painted on.... Anyway, I simply adore this photo; what a fabulous shot! The hair, the dress, the rose - it all comes together so nicely. I'm so happy that I was able to contact the owner of this lovely photo, therefore, ask her for permission to post it here, on this blog. She was totally cool with it, and so - here it is! The owner's name is Bea, and she just so happens to have a doll blog herself. I mean, seriously, you guys, it's remarkable; you've got to check it out!

Bea's (fantastic) blog = http://lolikko.livejournal.com/

Okay, now, are you guys ready for an interview? The quick interview is below + more photos - from the same shoot!

--What inspired you to take this picture?: A page from my G&L Bible. >w< Besides dolls, what else do you enjoy taking pictures of?: Anything that catches my attention!

What type of dolls are those in the picture (Barbie, Blythe, Bratz, etc....)?: She's a 27cm Dollfie with a New-EB base. :D

Did you use PhotoShop, or any other program/software, for the picture?: Photoscape. I used it to adjust the colors a bit. >w<--
Ah, wasn't that a nice interview? Photo time!

I love the scenery; it's filled with such pretty colors.

A cupcake!

Bea's (fantastic) blog = http://lolikko.livejournal.com

^ Just a little reminder.

-Just Lola

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Polyresin Elegance

Photo Courtesy of Amazon.com
Okay, so I've been scrounging around the web for Golden Keepsakes Dolls, and I have to say that this one is definitely my favorite. I adore her dress, hair, even make-up; everything about her is so glamorous and very elegant. I recommend that everyone checks out all of the other Golden Keepsakes Dolls available at Amazon.com. I found this one right here at Amazon - for only $11.88!

Also, if you've checked out all of the Golden Keepsakes Dolls at Amazon.com, and yet, want to see more - try GoldenKeepsakes.net!

-Just Lola

Monday, August 2, 2010

"She is a Golden Keepsake Tassel Doll"

Photo Courtesy of GaiaOnline.com's member, "Spork Bandit"
Isn't this amazing? I love her pose + of course, her wardrobe! It looks like she's at some kind of exciting event. I also love the gold-ish colored lighting - it only brings more excitement to the photo. As you guys probably guessed; I got an interview with the photograph/owner of this fantastic photo. The quick interview is below!

--What inspired you to take this picture?:
Well, I guess I would say that my other doll did. I have another one sort of like her, and I don't like the way her arms are posed as much as this one, so I shot Tahirah instead.

Besides dolls, what else do you enjoy taking pictures of?:
I love taking pictures of nature, but mostly just waterfalls and flowers.

What type of dolls are those in the picture (Barbie, Blythe, Bratz, etc....)?:
She is a Golden Keepsake Tassel Doll.

Did you use PhotoShop, or any other program/software, for the picture?:
No, I did not.

Well, thank you so much for your time. :) I truly appreciate it!:
It's no problem.

Golden Keepsake Tassel Doll? I'll have to look into that; sounds quite interesting. If I find anything good on those dolls - I'll be sure to share it with you guys, so stick around.

-Just Lola

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Making Faces

Would you like to watch a video of someone creating doll faces? Well then, stroll down a bit; the video is below!

This was by the same person who made that wonderful "Restringing a ball jointed doll" video I recent posted up here. They're good with dolls.

-Just Lola
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