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i've been waiting for this by R727 i've been waiting for this by R727
don't hold back. give me a real fight. i've been waiting for this.

Had Yael out this weekend, spent some time playing with his jointed hands and thinking about doll body language? Something like that. I always complain that I can never portray Ysrael as violent as I like, that I have a hard time getting that tension and energy in his poses.

People also sometimes ask me for tips in posing dolls and I have a hard time articulating responses besides "make it look natural". 8); You just have to step back and think "can a person actually pose like that?" and "does this posture convey what I'm trying to get across?" and act out the poses yourself to get a feel for how the body works and should look. It's not enough for it to look right to you. You shouldn't have to explain outright what your doll is doing or feeling, you should make it as visually obvious as possible to everyone. For me, it's a lot of little minute things about a pose that add up to something good.

When I started taking photos today, I started out with Yael like this: [link]

Didn't like it though, wasn't what I wanted. He looked too much like he was praying, or maybe about to bow. Not enough force in his arms. After doing a bit of flexing and posing of my own arms and body, I realized his elbows needed to be raised and pointed outward to get the body language I wanted. His head also needed to be tilted to the side rather than forward; a forward tilt looked too acquiescent. Tilted to the side was more arrogant.

Unfortunately, his arms wouldn't stay up the way I wanted on their own, even with sueding. 8); So I stuffed some white tack inside his shoulder joints to get them to stay. I do this A LOT when I can't get arms to stay where I want them. Rubber erasers, white tack, spare eye putty, they're so useful when it comes to posing.

And... yeah. I don't know, I'm sure I'm just spewing out shit a lot of you already know. And these shots aren't really exemplary of really awesome posing. Like at all. orz But it was fun for me, I spent a bit of time thinking about this while editing, so I figured why not tl;dr for a bit--

As always, you can find extras on my Tumblr: [link]
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Ysrael - Dollzone Tan Yuu

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Original characters, story and photos R727 (2008-2012)
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:iconchikumoxtsuna:
ChikumoxTsuna Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THE LAST SHOT. THAT ANGST REACHED MY HEART.
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Nighthawke07 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student General Artist
How tall is that doll?
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:iconr727:
R727 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
He's 70cm tall.
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:iconnighthawke07:
Nighthawke07 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks.
they have really neat hands
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Anir-Zero Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
I'm Yael sevret lover. I really love this guy - he is so hot. And your photo is great, you have really got the perfect feeling out!
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R727 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Thanks so much! 8)
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Mahou-Koneko Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
I particularly like the last two shots, I think they convey a sense of anger and violence very well!
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R727 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Thank youuu~ 8)
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Kitan777 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
awesome!
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R727 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Thank you!
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