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Umbra - Captain of the Flying Dutchman by VelvetBat Umbra - Captain of the Flying Dutchman by VelvetBat

Umbra - Captain of the Flying Dutchman

This image is created for the photocontest of Hasel's Aesthetics.

Right when I read about Hasel's contest, I had plans of using an old boat I had as a child. This boat was from the Zuiderzee Museum, made of a typical Dutch wooden shoe. And what better boat to use to portait the Flying DUTCHman? :D
Sadly, I couldn't find this boat anywhere! So I had to make one myself, from the memories I had of the boat (I didn't have any references). I made the boat and mast out of paper maché. The sail and mast are different from the original boat. I thought this would look better for the overall photo and position of the doll.
Besides the boat, I also made Umbra's outfit + hat, and did her face-up myself.

The image is two images put together in a photo editing program, with some obvious extra editing. :p At first I planned to take the boat to the water to take the photograph, but due my limited health and energy, plus the fact that a bit transparent layer would make a more ghostly effect, I decided to take two seperate pictures and put them together like this.

Umbra is my Soom Ai human.

devilishxlianneke Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
holy that's so cute!
speaking of photoshop skills :D
VelvetBat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :D
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March 14, 2014
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