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"Because I’m a Doll" by Kazuki Takamatsu

Beautiful, serene-looking dolls posed amidst dark, sometimes macabre and violent backgrounds are the subjects of Japanese artist Kazuki Takamatsu’s series of paintings, "Because I’m a Doll".

Takamatsu mixes both traditional and modern techniques to create his signature “depth map style” paintings. Depth maps are computer-generated images that show the distance of the surfaces of an object or scene from a viewpoint. These images are used in creating 3D animations and computer graphics. However, instead of using a computer, Takamatsu uses gouache to achieve this effect. He painstakingly paints layers of semi-transparent gouache to create the illusion of depth. The monochrome color scheme adds to the evocative atmosphere of his creations.

His usual subjects are innocent, melancholy young girls as either victims or perpetrators of violence, but for this series, a lot of his subjects are female ball-jointed dolls. I’m not sure why he used dolls this time. Perhaps to emphasize fragility? Or maybe it’s a criticism on the expectations placed on girls?

yldenfrei:

Virgo by Ylden
So that’s a go to my Zodiac People series! Thank you to KickassKass/imcatchingfireflies for being my model for Virgo! ♥♥♥

Previously: Aries

Note: Currently, I already have models for Aries, Virgo, Sagittarius, Aquarius and Cancer. If any of my followers want to submit a sideview picture for the missing zodiacs, that’d be swell! ♥

8D IT’S ME! Thanks for this awesome doodle, Jhul! ♥♥♥

yldenfrei:

Virgo by Ylden

So that’s a go to my Zodiac People series! Thank you to KickassKass/imcatchingfireflies for being my model for Virgo! ♥♥♥

Previously: Aries
Note: Currently, I already have models for Aries, Virgo, Sagittarius, Aquarius and Cancer. If any of my followers want to submit a sideview picture for the missing zodiacs, that’d be swell! ♥

8D IT’S ME! Thanks for this awesome doodle, Jhul! ♥♥♥

BLOGGED: Kingdoms of Twilight and Magic Doll Show 

The STRYCHNIN Gallery in Berlin, Germany will be holding an exhibit titled "Kingdoms of Twilight and Magic" featuring talented doll artists such as Marina Bychkova of Enchanted Doll and the Popovy Sisters.
The show will open on May 10, 2013 at 7 p.m. 

BLOGGED: Kingdoms of Twilight and Magic Doll Show

The STRYCHNIN Gallery in Berlin, Germany will be holding an exhibit titled "Kingdoms of Twilight and Magic" featuring talented doll artists such as Marina Bychkova of Enchanted Doll and the Popovy Sisters.

The show will open on May 10, 2013 at 7 p.m. 

My dad’s fish illustrations. He did the whole series on the iPad. Cool right? 😁 #art #fish #illustration

My dad’s fish illustrations. He did the whole series on the iPad. Cool right? 😁 #art #fish #illustration

iu2:

Wang Yue, a senior at Dalian Industry University, uses her paintbrush to turn ugly tree holes into lovely views in Shijiazhuang, capital city of Hebei Province.

Wang Yue calls the tree-hole paintings “meitu” which means “beautiful journey.” The paintings on the trees have brightened the city during the dull, grey winter.

BLOGGED: Kirsty Mitchell’s Wonderland

Wonderland is a photography project that artist Kirsty Mitchell embarked on in honor of her late mother, who, to her, was the greatest storyteller ever. What’s more inspiring is the fact that Kirsty herself created all the costumes and props!

(Source: kirstymitchellphotography.com)

Today is the LAST DAY you can join in my Anniversary Giveaway! Don’t miss your chance to win one of these three fabulous items:
1. Your choice of any one (1) BJD wig from LUTS!2. Retro Style Ring Suite from Romwe!3. The Walk Home Postcard Set by Valerie Chua!
AWESOME RIGHT? WANNA JOIN? HERE’S HOW!1. Follow I’m Catching Fireflies on Google Connect or Bloglovin.2. Like I’m Catching Fireflies on Facebook.3. Share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or reblog this Tumblr post.4. Comment on this post with your Name, Email, a screenshot or link as proof of Steps 1-3, and specify whether you’re a BJD owner or not.
There will be THREE winners for this giveaway (one for each prize). You may post multiple times on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Each extra post=1 more entry for you! However, make sure to set your posts as public otherwise they won’t count. For every extra post you make, please leave another comment here to make it easier for me to keep track.
This giveaway is open to both local and international readers. The winners will be selected via Random.org. Good luck!!!

Today is the LAST DAY you can join in my Anniversary Giveaway! Don’t miss your chance to win one of these three fabulous items:

1. Your choice of any one (1) BJD wig from LUTS!
2. Retro Style Ring Suite from Romwe!
3. The Walk Home Postcard Set by Valerie Chua!

AWESOME RIGHT? WANNA JOIN? HERE’S HOW!
1. Follow I’m Catching Fireflies on Google Connect or Bloglovin.
2. Like I’m Catching Fireflies on Facebook.
3. Share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or reblog this Tumblr post.
4. Comment on this post with your Name, Email, a screenshot or link as proof of Steps 1-3, and specify whether you’re a BJD owner or not.

There will be THREE winners for this giveaway (one for each prize). You may post multiple times on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Each extra post=1 more entry for you! However, make sure to set your posts as public otherwise they won’t count. For every extra post you make, please leave another comment here to make it easier for me to keep track.

This giveaway is open to both local and international readers. The winners will be selected via Random.org. Good luck!!!

journeythroughunknownlands:

Albino Fawn
(Details)

Watercolor, Ink and Acrylic on Arches paper in an Ikea frame

imcatchingfireflies:

imcatchingfireflies:

imcatchingfireflies:

BLOGGED: Anniversary Giveaway!!!









HOLY COW! I can’t believe that it’s already been a year since I’m Catching Fireflies started! It feels like it was just yesterday when I began blogging. Time flies really fast when you’re having fun!
I would like to thank all of you lovely readers by hosting my first ever GIVEAWAY! I’ve decided to give away THREE items – one BJD item, one fashion item and one art item – since BJDs, fashion and art is what I’m Catching Fireflies is all about.
So just what exactly are up for grabs? (see photo above)
1. Your choice of any one (1) BJD wig from LUTS!2. Retro Style Ring Suite from Romwe!3. The Walk Home Postcard Set by Valerie Chua!
AWESOME RIGHT? WANNA JOIN? HERE’S HOW!1. Follow I’m Catching Fireflies on Google Connect or Bloglovin.2. Like I’m Catching Fireflies on Facebook.3. Share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or reblog this Tumblr post.4. Comment on this post with your Name, Email, a screenshot or link as proof of Steps 1-3, and specify whether you’re a BJD owner or not.
There will be THREE winners for this giveaway (one for each prize). You may post multiple times on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Each extra post=1 more entry for you! However, make sure to set your posts as public otherwise they won’t count. For every extra post you make, please leave another comment here to make it easier for me to keep track.
This giveaway is open to both local and international readers. The winners will be selected via Random.org. Results will be announced on Monday, January 28, 2013. Good luck!!!












Obligatory signal boost of the day! Only 3 days left! :D

imcatchingfireflies:

imcatchingfireflies:

imcatchingfireflies:

BLOGGED: Anniversary Giveaway!!!

HOLY COW! I can’t believe that it’s already been a year since I’m Catching Fireflies started! It feels like it was just yesterday when I began blogging. Time flies really fast when you’re having fun!

I would like to thank all of you lovely readers by hosting my first ever GIVEAWAY! I’ve decided to give away THREE items – one BJD item, one fashion item and one art item – since BJDs, fashion and art is what I’m Catching Fireflies is all about.

So just what exactly are up for grabs? (see photo above)

1. Your choice of any one (1) BJD wig from LUTS!
2. Retro Style Ring Suite from Romwe!
3. The Walk Home Postcard Set by Valerie Chua!

AWESOME RIGHT? WANNA JOIN? HERE’S HOW!
1. Follow I’m Catching Fireflies on Google Connect or Bloglovin.
2. Like I’m Catching Fireflies on Facebook.
3. Share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or reblog this Tumblr post.
4. Comment on this post with your Name, Email, a screenshot or link as proof of Steps 1-3, and specify whether you’re a BJD owner or not.

There will be THREE winners for this giveaway (one for each prize). You may post multiple times on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Each extra post=1 more entry for you! However, make sure to set your posts as public otherwise they won’t count. For every extra post you make, please leave another comment here to make it easier for me to keep track.

This giveaway is open to both local and international readers. The winners will be selected via Random.org. Results will be announced on Monday, January 28, 2013. Good luck!!!

Obligatory signal boost of the day! Only 3 days left! :D