Hatsune Miku (a Vocaloid) has really captured my attention over the last few years. She doesn't really have a 'story' she's really just a computer generated diva. And there are so many Hatsune Miku Nendroids that I started finding myself wanting to buy one after another. The first one that I took great pains to get was the Halloween Miku from 2014 and ordered her straight from Goodsmile. And I passed up getting Snow Miku of the same year but ordered her from Crunchyroll. I regretted that decision after I didn't get her until July of the next year (2015). I was really looking forward to getting some outdoor shots of her with snow and flowers in the late winter, but seeing as though I got her in the middle of Summer, there wasn't much I could do with this little gal without setting up an indoor stage.
This photo to the right is one of my favorites since you can see her clear pigtails, and the snow is just light and fluffy and fresh. I also got to take her base out and bury it in the snow, so that was fun.
Now, unfortunately, even though it snowed so late in the winter that it was getting close to spring, I don't have access to snow drop flowers. Actually, if you Google "Snow Drop" flowers you'll notice there's a problem with them...they don't look like Miku's flowers! However, if you look up "Lily of the Valley," the flowers are actually closer. But...unlike snow drops, lily of the valley don't bloom until the middle of spring. So, I had to wait longer.
I decided to take her leaf umbrella out with her today and since she has little water droplets everywhere, I did a little staging and squirted the area down with the hose so there would be other water droplets around. Unfortunately it didn't make a huge difference in the final photos, but the idea was solid. This first photo I tweaked only slightly (a few stray water droplets I didn't want) and you can see her clear pigtail. And the lily of the valley are so cute and small.
Miku's shawl is removable as well, so it fit for the warmer weather and giving her a chance to walk outside in the spring without overheating. I debated tweaking the snowflakes off of her since there isn't any snow, but it was cute nonetheless.
I will finish up today's blog about anime figures with the last photo from today's shoot. I really liked this one, and tweaked the color up to show the yellows a bit more. Hatsune Miku just looked very sweet hiding in the grass as a little winter fairy will do. She seems pleasantly pleased by the weather and her work on the flowers! I hope you enjoyed today's blog!