Saturday, April 23, 2011
When my client Nini saw my previous custom toy Yoka, she was quite eager to ask me to make another piece after finishing my commissioned paintings. About the concept for creating a custom toy, Nini requested me to combine all flowers, rabbits, Olivia and Oliver, nature, stars, rainbow colors, etc. I have made rough sketches. I asked Nini to create a name for my third custom toy ( Teddy Troops, it measures 10" inches). She named him "Rabbito". Sweet!
Photoshooting time! I really love taking photos of Rabbito in the garden. He's good at posing!
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And glow-in-the dark, I love it! (I increased the contrast level on Photoshop, hehe!)
Before shipping, I took images of me and Rabbito... I almost cried 'coz I really miss Rabbito as I also miss Yoka and Mr. Owl. Sigh... I'm glad that Rabbito is already blessed to have a new family in Hong Kong. Thank you very much for everything, Nini!
Finally, it's time to watch my Rabbito short film. I filmed it with my Panasonic Lumix GF1 camera, Voigtlander Cosina Nokton 50mm f/1.1, Lumix 20mm f/1.7, SLR Magic 26mm f/1.4 and 35mm f/1.7 lenses by using my handheld and Joby Gorilla tripod. Yes, it was a rather bit hard to film myself while working on Rabbito toy... But I enjoyed doing my big challenge. Like I said before, I wanted to become a film maker someday.
I recommend you to use HD on Vimeo so the images look quite clear! If you're a YouTube fan, go to my video on YouTube. Enjoy watching! I got inspired by my favorite music named Tycho. His songs make me so dreamy.