Whats your number(s)?

I am quite tall >.> Moordh even worse so and he will get a bit of a remake (again) soon. I am quite happy with my shape tho, nothing looks off, my arms reach where they are supposed too, my head isn’t too small and so on. As you can see from my last numbers pictures, I’ve barely changed. At 192 cm (6′ 4″) I would be considered very tall for a female irl, tho not unheard of I suppose. Still, I am quite short irl so all my avatars tends toward the more tall, athletic body-type in any game or virtual world I have ever played, including SL.

The above picture is from last year and I have only made a few minor tweaks to fit into mesh. I add on 5 points of body fat whenever Im in mesh pants/skirts/bikinis and whatnot, my hands go from 20 to 30 depending on if I am wearing mesh hands or not.

My current numbers are;

Height: 71
Body thickness: 29
Body fat: 0-5
Head size: 46
Torso length: 56
Love handles: 28
Arm length: 76
Breast size: 50
Torso muscle: 38
Leg length: 33
Leg muscle: 52
Butt size: 29
Saddle bags: 20

The only thing that has changed much seems to be my butt for some reason. Im guessing mesh, again.

I took Moordhs numbers for fun too, and he is 223 cm (7′ 4″) again, not unheard of irl, but _very_ tall. I actually have relatives who are almost that tall irl..apparently the whole thing about “tall Swedes” are true, heh.

Height: 85
Body thickness: 44
Body fat: 2
Head size: 80
Torso length: 86
Love handles: 18
Arm length: 72
Torso muscle: 45
Leg length: 71
Leg muscle: 47
Butt size: 60

So, onto Berry’s challenge

Proportions Challenge Questions:

  1. Do you try and keep your avatar’s body proportionate and similar to the “average” proportions pictured above? – Yes and no, Id have to say. That’s the first time I have seen that exact picture, but I have looked at other similar images and compared. When creating Shyn’s shape, as it is today, I mainly compared it to my own body to get proportions right. Lots of running to the mirror to check just how long are my arms, my hands, my legs and so on, until Shyn looked good.
  2. What do you dislike the most about the SL avatar mesh? – So very many things. I find it hard to pick just one thing. Hands and feet rank very high up on my list. The general crotch-area is horrendous too, as are parts of the face.
  3. Does it bother you when you see other avatars that are not proportionate at all? – It’s more of a “What where they thinking?” when I see a really bad shape.
  4. Even though this is a virtual world and people can be anything they want to be, do you feel when they are in human form, they should try to keep their proportions close to average?  It’s your world, your imagination, is it not? If you love the way your avatar looks, good for you. I may grumble at yet another t-rex shape but it’s not as if I can do anything about it.

Solitary

First of all let me just say this…I love you all <3. No, seriously, I do. I didn’t expect that good response to my tutorials. I was going back and forth if I was going to post them or not, sending them to friends asking if they were good enough or not. Apparently they were, and I am so very happy about it.

Yes, there will for sure be more tutorials, absolutely, don’t worry about that. I will finish up the picture I started on, and after that there will be more. I am a bit of a tutorial-junkie myself, I love to read and watch tutorials and then try them out myself, so I can absolutely understand why you like these. They are, so far, pretty basic, and I know I would have loved to seen these when I started out my blogging, so no worries, there will be more. Also, I do love feedback. If there is something you guys would love to see, let me know and I will try to do it. If it is something I know and use, I will try to show you how it I do it.

Keep in mind, however, with my tutorials, one thing; I learned Photoshop on my own. I have no formal training whatsoever, everything I know is things I picked up from tutorials here and there. I am more then happy to share what I know, just yeah, keep in mind I do not know it all.

And now, on to something completely different. The one event around where I dress up looking like something completely different. We <3 RolePlay still has a few days left of this round, so Im gonna show off a few things you can grab this round.

Skin: Essences – No Remorse 01 (We <3 RolePlay)
Hair: [LeLutka]-LILLIAN hair/Dark Grayscale
Eyes: Dead Apples
Chain: .:ellabella:. Childlike (We <3 RolePlay)
Bracers: [Innoc] shell outer armor (We <3 RolePlay)
Outfit: Velvet Whip – Leaf (We <3 RolePlay)
House: Trompe Loeil – Rustic Pavilion
Books and other clutter: . a i s l i n g . Kaitlin books (and a lot of other Aisling items found at We <3 RolePlay)

Tutorial – Highlights and shadows

I’m back with one more tutorial today.

This time I’m going over how I highlight and shadow my pictures for blogging. The first part is a lot thanks to Berrys tutorial here. I didn’t use adjustment layers for shadowing/highlights that much before, but after looking at her video, I saw how simple that was, so do check it out.

I’m also going over a few other tricks I picked up over time. Enjoy, and remember, these things can be used for other things as well, like that Soft Light trick I do with the eyes, also works for brightening up hair and darker clothes and so on.

Tutorials – Lets get started

So, something a bit different today. I’ve been meaning to do tutorials for a while, and I have had people bug me to do it for some time.

I finally had a bit of time over this weekend and whipped up a few, so here we go.

First of all, you may need to at least have a basic understanding of Photoshop, since that’s what I am working with. If you are unsure, just go ahead and check out Youtube or whatnot to get help with the basics.

I will be editing this photo as if I would blog it. Im not going to alter anything too much, just cleaning the picture up, making it all nice and purdy without changing the look of the items worn.

So, lets get started..and pardon the English pronunciation >.>

The first video features the Liquify tool, and how I go about smoothing out any harsh edges.

In the second video, I’ll go through how I get rid of some of the darker shading you saw around the nose area, as well as how to use a Layer Mask to hide/reveal things on a new layer.

I hope those are a little bit useful, so..enjoy <3  and do let me know if there is something else you’d like to see/know. I am working on more videos, and will post those soon.

Lean on me

Yeah, alright, I admit, I do love taking pictures with other people. It is a nice change from taking pictures of only myself, and it is a bit of a challenge for me to work on someone else. So today I dragged my good old favorite sarcastic asshole Nogard Siamendes with me to do pictures. Seriously, that’s why we became friends in the first place >.> We just clicked as friends, and we still are after all these years. Now if he finds me too cheesy with this lil public affection I’m showing, I’m sure he’ll make fun of me, but whatever :P It’s rare to find people you get along well with in SL for as long as we have.

I had lots of fun editing the first picture, which you may notice, as it’s quite heavily edited (specially if you click on it to get the original size), the other two I just smoothed out a few hard edges and adjusted the colours a bit, so they are more or less as seen in SL.

On Me:

Skin: Glam Affair – Margot – Europa 02
Hair: [LeLutka]-CHERYL hair/Dark Grayscale
Eyes: REPULSE – Nocturnal Eyes and {D.A} Sinistre – Blind Grey
Collar: SiniStyle Posture Collar (D-Rings)
Eyeliner: PMD – Liners
Lipstripe: PMD – Lip Markings
Tattoo: ~Cannibelle~ Efa Tattoo
Piercing: [MANDALA]OKAKI face peiarcing set
Vest: (r)M~Lavish Vest~No.06
Skirt: Yasum*MESH*DARE YOU SKIRT*PITCH
Shoes: Opium Extreme AnkleBoots
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hand Casual
Nail appliers: PMD – Black and White
Ring: [ SAKIDE ] Black Cranium Rings PACK
Poses: Both are by Exposeur

On Nogard:
Hair: Exile Pulse
Vest and shirt : Razor/// Trekka
Tie: Razor/// Formal
Gloves: Razor//// Timberlake
Pants: Razor//// Jawbreaker grunge
Boots: GOS Triumph
Tatoo: Vestigium Scale
Skin: Tableau Vivant – Zero
Eyes: Repulse Nocturnal

Let’s go hunting

I do so love to take pictures with friends. Blogging gets quite lonely at times. It’s always just me, standing about, attempting to take somewhat decent pictures, then me again in Photoshop. All me, heh, so I was all to happy to have Kinu join me in these pictures.

On me:

Skin: Glam Affair – Lulu 01 ( The Arcade )
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Lory Mesh Hair – Night shadow (The Arcade)
Eyes: {D.A} Sinistre – Blind Grey
Eyeliner: PMD – Liners
Piercing: [MANDALA]OKAKI face peiarcing set
Outfit with boots, necklace and tattoo: :[Plastik]:-Roleplay:// Ayra Outfit (We <3 RP)
Armbands: [Innoc] shell outer armor (We <3 RP)
Panties: [ SAKIDE ] Slide/Slide ’em off Panties FU Black
Bow: [EZ] Guilded Bow of Jie (Previous round of We <3 RP)

On Kinu:

★ BODY :
Skin : Glam Affair – Lulu 01 @ The Arcade
Eyes : ~Tableau Vivant~ Galaxy eyes – Uranus
Hairs : /Wasabi Pills/ Lory Mesh Hair – Night shadow @ The Arcade
Make-ups : PMD – The Liners – Fatpack
Tattoo : AITUI TATTOO – Pretty Birds

★ JEWELRY/ACCESSORIES :
Ears : [Gauze] High Elf Ear =Jewelry:Bane=-
Headband : .:* LOULOU&CO *:. – Headband :: LUMAT :: Black
Shoulders : [HANDverk]Scale Pauldron.brown
Necklace and armbands : Illusions *~*Cord Wraps: Small/Copy
Nails : PMD for Slink Enhancement Fingernails
Piercings : (ni.Ju] and ellabella

★ CLOTHING :
Outfit : [ SAKIDE ] Elear Outfit Autumn @ Numberology Event
Boots : lassitude & ennui Suede mesh boots