July 2020: Start of project Kanako store. Brainstorming about product ideas, first contact with Rule34.xxx
August 2020: The product idea we are focusing on the most: An innocent looking doll that turns into a sex doll when you take off her clothes.
First concept art of Kanako, the mascot of Kanako store. Figuring out her personal attributes: A mischievous and naughty college girl with lots of energy.
Digital concept art of kanako
September 2020: Starting to work full time on project Kanako store!
Introducing a new character: Shiro. A naïve kuudere, who visits the same college as Kanako.
The concept art for Shiro was created in the same month.
First contact with multiple manufacturers, research about different materials and mixtures.
Digital concept art of Shiro
October 2020: Creating the website Kanako store. Thinking about different clothing options for Shiro. Designing the clothes and choosing the materials for it. Managing the production costs.
CREATING THE FIRST PROTOTYPE:
We created a 3D model of the body and printed it out of resin. We used the 3D version as a reference and hand sculpted a version out of clay, which hardens after heating it up. Out of that we created a mold, in which the silicon was poured in. Result: Our first prototype of Shiro’s body :)
We quickly stumbled upon a few problems: The silicon ripped apart when applying too much pressure, the head would pop off the body occasionally, and the doll couldn’t sit or pose properly.
The resin 3D print
Hand Sculpted clay prototype
November 2020: Production start of the handmade clothes.
Fixing the issues of the prototype that we had last month: we tweaked the material and height and put a rubber coated metal skeleton inside the doll. After successfully applying these changes, we also hand painted the new improved prototype to see how the finished product would look like.
Hand painted body
December 2020: Starting the prototype production of the head.
We hand sculpted the head out of clay based on Shiro’s concept art. We once again created a mold out of that, in which the material was poured in. The eyes were printed on and the face was painted on per hand afterwards. It took multiple adjustments to make the eyes look as beautiful and real as they do now.
We created multiple expressions of Shiro, so that the customer can choose how she looks.
The different clothes were finished this month as well.
Finished version with 2 eyes designs.
Basic clothing based on the concept art
Better quality clothing
Shiro in basic clothing and a wig
January 2021: Creating panties, ears and tails. Making Kanako store public, improving the website and the doll, based on the reviews and feedback that we are receiving! :)
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The production of the doll was temporarly put on hold. In China there was a new corona lockdown before the Chinese new year.
At the end of February, things start to move again. We also started working on packaging. For this, we collaborated with a new artist to create some concept art.
Here are all the sketches we made:
Shiro Box arts
The companies are slowly able to produce again. More work on the packaging, playing around with different sizes.
Box for doll
The next step was her ears!
We looked at many different kind of ears, and ways to attach them and ended up with this:
First version of the ear
We are not completely satisfied with the look of it yet, so we’re trying to make them look more fluffy, like this:
Fluffy ears in the making
Now blending it in with a wig
Brown wig with the ear
The doll is finished. We are issuing mass production to stock up our store before sale!
Our Finished Shiro doll
We finished Updating mass producing the clothing and the doll.
The product will be available at the end of this week for the rest of the world while in Europe it is still being prepared.
We are working on rule34 tan.
Her clothings are too expensive changed design
While working on rule34 we experience with redrawing and refitting shirodoll.
we even painted the knee.