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well, this is awkward by Arckaya well, this is awkward by Arckaya
Uh, shit. Remember this guy? D:

Man, it's been what, nearly two years? Long story short, college, certain physical/mental issues, figuring out what I want to do with my life post-college, general revelations about how to be a more fully realized human being, life rambles, growing pains, etc, have all been coming at me full force.

I'm in a better place now, for sure. A place where I feel alive enough that I can actually have hobbies again. It's not much of a surprise that my first thought turned to Alfie, the poor bugger. He's nearly four now, which just boggles my mind.

He's the character that acts most as my own surrogate in the narrative in my head, and as such, he's kind of always been in a state of flux, while my other characters have remained rather more static. The older I get, the more I think it's absurd that I initially conceived of him being fifteen or sixteen years old. He's definitely gotten distinctly more cynical-old-fart in my head, and idk, I'd still like to try my hand at sculpting a more mature version of him, but for now, a new faceup will have to do.

Things about doing a faceup for the first time in two years: WHAT ARE EYEBROWS, WHAT IS A PASTEL

I'm not sure how much older he looks. He does look decidedly more sleep-deprived in person because I got a little pastel-happy under his eyes. I'm also sorry for the completely generic SPARKLY DOLL PORTRAIT shot, but I am still getting back into the groove of shooting interesting doll photos.

Alfie is a modified migidoll ryu.

ALSO, HOW HAVE YOU GUYS BEEN? o:
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gummiepink Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
HE IS WONDERFUL! honey what colour of skin does he have? :)
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HumbleluluBJD Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I thought of you the other day, and looked through your photo's. I too have been been hidden in the doll hobby for a couple years now. I unpacked my dolls for the first time in ages (I moved house so they stayed boxed up for awhile), and saw Alex (my Ryu), and yeah, made me think of you :), as the reason I fell in love with the sculpt so much was because i loved your Alfie :). so lovely to see you're back! Yay
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Arckaya Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Aww, thank you for keeping me in mind! Your Alex is gorgeous btw. I don't think I ever paid him any attention before, but I love his look right now with that short blonde hair! *_*
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Sofay Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
This is so weird because I was literally just wondering what happened to you the other day! D:
I'm happy to see you back! Alfie looks great. :D
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Arckaya Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Aww, thanks for the welcome! I'm glad to be back. :'D
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kobbi-photo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Happy to see you baaaack!
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Arckaya Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Ahhh, thanks so much! Glad to be back. c:
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chubirubi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Heeeeyyy it's been a while! No, it's been years...! XDD
I'm so very glad to see you around and looking well. It's really good to overcome life's issues and get over it with good resolutions...

And well, about the face-up.. I think you still got the hang of it pretty good, hahaha~ Alfie looking good for the come back~ :D

Nice to see you again! I hope from now on you'll appear more often! Welcome back! :heart: :hug:

(btw.. We can change username here now, you might (or not) remember me as "danneggiato" ^^")
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Arckaya Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Of course I remember you! How've you've been?

It's nice to be back. It still feels awkward to pose and photograph these guys again, though. More faceplanting has been happening then I remember! :'D
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chubirubi Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Fine, thanks~

Hahahah, I can imagine XD Since you haven't handled dolls for so long... But you'll get back to it soon. Can't wait to see more of your amazing pics again ♥
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Arckaya Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
I hope so! I also think my kids are floppy as hell because they haven't been restrung for so long. I better get on that! XD
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oONanami-ChanOo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
I KNEW you'd be back eventually! I really really missed you and your photos! I just..... I want a hug.
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Arckaya Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
FLINGS SELF AT YOU FROM ACROSS THE INTERNET

It's nice to be back! How've you been?
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oONanami-ChanOo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
FALLS OVER

I've been okay. It's a kinda weird point in my life right now. I'm doing pretty great doll-wise but I almost never take pictures of them, and I never put pictures of them up here..... None of them are good enough for me, I guess. I need a better camera. TT~TT
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Arckaya Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Noooo, why don't you post some? I know that feeling, though. I'd be lost without my SLR and my favorite lens. ;_; I know people say that the camera ought not to really matter as long as the photo is strong, but you can learn and improve your craft so much with a camera that lets you do more!
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oONanami-ChanOo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
I had this camera I used to love, it was just a simple point and shoot but it had GREAT macro, canon powershot I can't remember which version, but all the pictures it takes are pink and wobbly so I can't use it anymore. The only other camera in the house takes ridiculously grainy pictures.

......I do have ONE picture I really like of my doll Moss when she got her first faceup... I just recently wiped it and did my own faceup on her, she looks more like HER now, but the old one was very pretty. So if I can find it, maybe I will post it..... Dunno.
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fadeddreamss Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Welcome back, Arckaya! It's good to know you are better now... Soon enough you will get used to everything again.~ Alfie is so pretty and it's good to see him here... I was talking about your disappearance with my friend *chubirubi just some weeks ago. XD I'm surprised that it seems that talking about people make them show up again :3
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Arckaya Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Aww, thanks so much! I'm glad to be getting back into the hang of things! c:
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