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Kate replied to ben necochea's discussion ACT 3 - Graduation Program Artwork
" Yes. This is clipart."
May 29
Kate replied to ben necochea's discussion 2014 Banquet Art
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May 29
Kate replied to ben necochea's discussion 2014 ACT Booster Club Scholarship Contest!!!
"Name: Kaitlyn Clark Career Plans (general plan for the future): High School English teacher or elementary school teacher. School of Choice (where will you go next year): Starting off at a CC Title: Released Media: (Traditional) Graphite,…"
May 15
Kate replied to ben necochea's discussion ACT 3 - Hit N' Run Submission
"I decided to create something I'm artistically attracted to. Because it is so different and intricate I believe people will be drawn to it as I am. I feel it will attract the type of people that are into odd things such as this...which…"
Apr 30
Kate replied to ben necochea's discussion ACT 3 - Personal Project #5
"The overall message, I suppose, is the fact that I like dapper men on bicycles with facial hair. That and I too am a bicyclist that enjoys vintage looks... Besides all that creepiness, I feel the overall outcome of this piece is the strength. I…"
Apr 23
Kate replied to ben necochea's discussion ACT 3 - Personal Project #4
"Just a picture of Audrey Hepburn with flowers coming out of her face.  I guess the message I was trying to portray was the fact that I aspire to be like her in all her humanitarian ways and wish to show nothing but the goodness I can give to…"
Mar 25
Kate replied to ben necochea's discussion ACT 3 - Personal Project #3
"The message is simply the fact that Benedict Cumberbatch is beautiful. I feel that the overall outcome of this drawing is the strength. I really struggled with getting this gorgeous creature's features just right but all the stress and time…"
Mar 7
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ACT Time Sheet 2.25.14

Today I worked on the Personal Project #3 Booklet.See More
Feb 25
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ACT Time Sheet 2.20.14

I attempted to finish typingweb."attempted"See More
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Time Sheet February 13, 2014

Today I turned in my second personal project.See More
Feb 13
Kate replied to ben necochea's discussion ACT3 - Personal Project #2
"This piece is an oil painting of an old telephone I have in my bedroom on a 18'10 inch. matte canvas. While painting I accidentally used a paintbrush that had too much water on it causing the background to look as it does, but I feel it added…"
Feb 13
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Released (A Study in Black)

(A portrayal of black).When I think of black I think of a certain time in my life where darkness filled my thoughts and destroyed my internal compass.Depression, anxiety, anger, fear, loathing, stress, and every horrible sentiment possible corrupted…
Nov 4, 2013
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Released (A Study in Black)

(A portrayal of black).When I think of black I think of a certain time in my life where darkness filled my thoughts and destroyed my internal compass.Depression, anxiety, anger, fear, loathing, stress, and every horrible sentiment possible corrupted…
Nov 1, 2013

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ACT Time Sheet 2.25.14

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Today I worked on the Personal Project #3 Booklet.

ACT Time Sheet 2.20.14

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I attempted to finish typingweb.

"attempted"

ACT Time Sheet 2.18.14

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Today I sat here.

Time Sheet February 13, 2014

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Today I turned in my second personal project.

 
 
 

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Crystal Graziano: Asuka Langley (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

Asuka Langley: Crystal Graziano
Suit by anatomic-latex.com
It's been a while since me and Crystal last shot together-- the last time we worked together was back in July 2013 of last year to shoot her Powergirl cosplay around the time of Comic-con. Tomy from anatomic-latex crafted an Asuka plugsuit for Crystal to wear and we'd planned to shoot this together for a few months.
USS Midway! 
I honestly was really crammed with my other job and had literally shot Sinne and Kana right before this shoot up in Orange County, so I didn't really have time to research any areas fit to shoot Asuka at. Ideally, I wanted to find some run-down blown-up looking buildings to portray that apocalyptic-the-world-exploded-because-of-you-baka-Shinji feel, but we weren't able to find any on such a short notice. Crystal suggested we try shooting down at an aircraft carrier museum since they welcomed cosplayers during nearby conventions and we actually got some really awesome shots~~
Attempting to shoot inside the ship... fail. Too many onlookers.
Right when we entered the museum we saw a bunch of planes we could actually step into, so I tried to shoot without even taking test shots-- but there were so many people staring at us I started to really feel nervous. It wasn't so much of being stared at but more of trying not to cause a scene and get kicked out or constantly get Crystal stopped by onlookers to take a picture with them.
http://instagram.com/p/o_ttzetc5V/
We wound up going right outside to the desk area and found some more nifty stuff-- it wasn't hot but it sure was sunny and so I wanted to shoot quick to get Crystal out of the sun since latex is a really crappy unbreathable material and mixed with sunny and warm weather, is a disaster.
Despite the fact that we were working with harsh lighting again (and the day before this I shot Sinne and Kana at the beach in direct sunlight also), I was able to manipulate Crystal into the shade by shooting her inside the planes. I didn't bring my reflector or diffuser since I wanted to stay as low-key as possible in public, but I made it work.
The top lid door thingy was just enough to shade Crystal's face--otherwise the harsh sunlight would have been horrendous in photo and details would have been blown out. For this image I actually shot pretty underexposed to make sure I got all the detail and then raised the exposure in Lightroom since I shot in RAW anyway.
I also really liked how the sunlight broke in through the windows of the planes when we shot inside them--it wound up making this beautiful lighting inside that just photographed so well. *crying tears*
"Crystal pretend there's turbulence"
I also just love how the latex material photographed so well. I was worried the red would really throw off my white balance and I'd have to use a grey card to set a custom setting... and I lost mine somewhere when I moved 2 years ago. But every detail on the plugsuit showed up on camera flawlessly.
I actually did a looot of post-work on this image. There was a lot of red duct tape I had to edit out. Quick video clip of the process in Photoshop here
Since I was really familiar with Evangelion I had a general idea of the feel I wanted to capture for this set of images... the Midway was a perfect backdrop. Of course we have no Eva IRL to really shoot with but I was able to incorporate that mecha feel by utilizing a lot of the stuff that was on the carrier.
I mean, this sort reminded me of the facility they stored and repaired the Eva at.... it works...
We also wound up going below desk and following the tour and ran into a lot more really cool stuff. Sort of reminded me of the control center where Misato usually barks commands lol~
Just screwing around at this point lol.
The images I took below deck wound up being extremely yellow/red in white balance since I didn't use an external flash nor grey card to balance the color. No big deal though since I worked on that in Lightroom. Thank goddddddd for Lightroom.
No overly yellow hues here, despite the fact that the lighting was pretty much just yellow bare lightbulbs overhead.
Aside from this being my second shoot in direct sunlight, this was also my first shoot that was mecha-themed. I really shy away from both things as the stuff I'm comfortable with is really just shooting in shade and lots of greenery with very soft, feminine subjects, so this was a very different style of portraiture I wasn't used to doing. I'm really glad I've been straying away from my normal style as this is really giving me more opportunities to expand and try out other stuff.

Maybe I'll shoot some armor on male cosplayers in the future?

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