Check out the full pic! Doesn’t the effect look awesome? Nendoroid Nakano Azusa 中野 梓 looks like she is submerged in water! This character is from the super popular anime/manga K-On! (けいおん!, Keion!)
How did the photographer achieve this?
By cleverly using commonly available water balls used for hydrating plants! :D Look closely inside the jar below. The figure is actually buried inside. After that, you’ll have to fill up the jar with water so that the water balls can absorb it and expand. They take about an hour or so to completely absorb the water.
Search these key words “Water balls for plants”, “water pearls”, “plant balls”, “aqua globes”, etc and you should get more information on them. Generally, these water balls absorb water and can be used to hydrate your plants which need to be watered often or when you are unavailable to water them…
There are also youtube videos that explain how it works :3 Here’s one.
So you pretty much fill up these water balls with lots of water and they’ll expand and compact till they get that transparent effect :D I’ll like to try that sometime when I find the time :3