It was Revoltech Fraulein Pocco who introduced me to Shunya Yamashita, an illustrator and character designer. But it was Nasca who made me admire the artist even more. Shunya Yamashita’s illustrations of women are absolutely beautiful. Most of them look anime-ish but still has that human feel to it and the body structure is quite proportionate too.
Nasca is actually my first non-articulated figure. Aside from her very pretty face, I really like Nasca’s costume and accessories. She looks bad-ass and very girly at the same time. Nasca’s stand is sturdy enough to suspend her in mid-air as she holds on to that big sword of hers. Released late January of this year, you can buy her for about ¥7,000.
Took some photos of Nasca yesterday. Lighting was poor but I decided to give it a go. I’ll probably get another lamp to create a softer, finer image, but I think she still looks beautiful even if some parts of her were somewhat harshly lit. ^^;
Here’s a closer look. You can see that Nasca is nicely painted. Her costume is well-detailed, the sword and her wings have the right amount of shine.
A sexier view from the top.
Photo shows the makeshift studio for the shoot. Materials include Japanese paper as diffuser and aluminum foil as reflector, bright pink cartolina for the background and a small reading lamp. Various boxes were also used to adjust height and support the foil. Fancy, fancy set up. Lol.
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