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Thursday, July 03, 2014

Studio Time and My China Doll

Hello my fellow blog explorers and art seekers. I hope your week has been going well. As we head into another holiday weekend I wanted to post a little update. I have been on vacation for over a week now and have made a little bit of progress in the studio. Not as much as I would have liked but, at least it's a start. Above is a picture of the black back drop and staging table I have put together to do most of the photo shoots on. This is what I will build a majority of the sets on. The only time I will not is if the set requires a larger surface. The table is an old paper cutter table that was abandoned in the halls of the Essex oh so many years ago. It has served as our snack table during shows and as a table for classes. Handy little thing I guess you can say.

I have placed two 16 x 20 inch hardboard panels on top of the table and a piece of 20 x 30 inch black foam core on that. The black foam core is going to serve as the floor of the bedroom I am going to create for Jasper.

Here you can see that I have begun making the walls. I have the wall where a window and the closet will be located. I have added another piece to this to make it long enough to completely cover the back side of the floor. I also put the little closet door in the shot so you can see how it is going to look. I have painted the door already just didn't get a shot of it. The room set will have three sides but, no roof. I want this to be like a theater set. Once the walls are ready I will begin the painting of everything. Once the rooms is painted and put together, I can then dress the set. It will then be ready for a few photo shoots.

I plan on taking more in progress pictures so you can see the process and how I put everything together into the final shoots. I will also try and talk about the lighting and such too in case any of you out there want to try something like this yourself.

On a different subject the little china girl is starting to feel at home.

Here she sits gazing out the window on a lovely afternoon listening to the birds and feeling the warmth of the sun on her face. It is a rather lovely afternoon here in southern Ohio. It will be in the low 50's tonight.

Well, that's it for this time around. I hope you all have a great holiday for those of you in the states and elsewhere, a lovely weekend.


Karen Mallory said...

Looking great Cody! Can't wait to see all the photos of the scenes you create! Vacations are fun!
hugs Karen

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Karen. Yes, vacations are fun and sometimes a much needed mind break too.