Sunday, July 29, 2012

New website!

Good news everyone!
We're free of our Google overlords. All the jadepixel interwebs have been packed up and relocated to a new home:

All the good stuff's going to be here from now on, so please update your links! We promise, we won't make you do it again.

Look forward to bigger, better, and more of all things jadepixel!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Swimsuit Saber Yuki v2

Some advances were made in my indoor lighting setup - I finally got my two external flashes synced properly! The primary problem is that, even with 2 external flashes, the pop-up flash of the Canon 7D will still fire. The popup is way to harsh for close-up shots, and creates undesirable cast shadows. The next step is to use a cable to an external flash, rather than wireless, since using the cable should disable the popup flash. Of course, mounting a flash on the 7D would have the same effect as the cable, but gets unwieldy for handheld shots, especially portraits.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Erio renewal

Took advantage of the nice weather to rework Erio's face a bit.
Still not perfect, but it's a relief to fix bits that had bothered me for months! And each time I work, my technique improves a bit. Practice and all that.
Instead of removing the eyelashes, I protected them from spray sealant with a bit of masking tape. Looked like she was headed to an execution, but it worked ^_^;

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Bianca casual

Got a cute new casual outfit for Bianca (azone pureneemo raili)
Even at this tiny size the details are very nice! She looks like the girls I saw in Shinjuku this past May, very stylish :)

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Pattern for MDD panties

Warning: cute panties ahead!

Lumi arrived without panties, so I decided to whip up some for her using a bit of extra fabric.

The pattern is actually pretty easy to use, although it may require some adjustment depending on the stretch of the particular fabric chosen.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Akiba Saber

Saber borrows Moe's outfit to go out on the town :D
With her alternate eyes, her expression is softer and she has a nice girl-next-door look. I think this outfit really suits her!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sleeping Princess MDD

My Sleeping Princess is borrowing Lumi's body for this photoshoot. It was a good chance to try some of my MSD-size clothes on the MDD body - they're a bit big in the torso but the fit is otherwise fine.
I'm aiming for a soft, antique/dreamy feel by using a lot of plain white props and some post process tricks :)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sweet berry Yomako

A package arrived from Volks USA with a frilly pink dress- Yomako claimed it!

This dress makes me crave curds and whey ^_^

Cute socks <3

And then Leo tried being MDD for a day :D

Thursday, June 14, 2012

More Cirno

Decided her name is Lumi :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

More Saber

Trying a couple wigs :D

She looks great with red hair!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Double trouble - Saber + Cirno

Two big boxes arrived!

First thing I checked - yup, got that too, the dreaded ddIII shoulder crack. I can see why it happened, there's a lot of tension on the socket without the crack. Hopefully I can get this part replaced by Volks.

Couldn't resist setting up Saber regardless. The wig wasn't too much trouble, actually, just not very stretchy.

butt cleavage :D

And Cirno, well, she's just adorable. I really like this size, and the body poses so nicely. As other folks noticed, the head seems loose and too heavy for the neck joint. This could be a problem for reclining poses.
Sorry for the poor photos, my flash is unreliable.