Valkyria

So, I finally had some spare time to sit down a fiddle around a bit more with that hair tutorial I mentioned in my previous post. It’s not perfect, but it’s getting there I think, and this hair by Exile from the Arcade proved to be perfect to experiment on.

Now, onto some unedited pics for once. I only added a little blur to the first one, and adjusted colours on the other, but it’s pretty much as seen in SL. This armour and headband from this round of We <3 RolePlay together made a sort of Valkyrie look, in a fantasy kind of way, and I must say I like it.

Skin: [Pink Fuel] Sora <Alabaster> – Special Edition (Futurewave, now closed)
Hair: Exile::Rain or Shine: 6. Dark Blonde (The Arcade)
Eyes: PMD – Era (Futurewave, now closed)
Headband: =Kio= Rising Head Band – We <3 RP
Armour: PFC~War Kitten – We <3 RP
Necklace: Cobrahive – Beloved Thor
Feet and hands: Slink Avatar Enhancments
Shoes: Slink Lulu Stiletto (Addon) Black
Sword: [EZ] Wrath’s Conviction

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It’s been a while…

…and it’s all my fault, I will admit that, for sure.

Sometimes you just need a break from things. Sometimes RL just keeps you so damned busy you can’t even get around to doing the things you really want to do online…and sometimes the creativity, the spontaneity, the freaking will to live just disappears. Sometimes it’s just all of the above, as it has been for me these last few months.

I’m back, kinda..I hope anyways. I have missed blogging so very, very much because I do really love it, it honestly keeps me happy and creative and pushes me to keep learning and to get better at what I do. I guess that’s why I did the tutorials in the first place. I love to learn new things, and I can spend hours and hours just looking at tutorials and speed-paintings on youtube, just soaking up new knowledge because it is just so fascinating to me. So for me, seeing how well my first tutorial went, I loved it…and it for sure made me happy to make more and more…and now..coming back to my blog and see my traffic just keep going, cause so many of you kept coming back for my tutorials? That was an awesome feeling, and really inspired me to keep going.

So here I am again, some of my inspiration and creativity returned, and now I really hope I will be able to hold on to it.

Also, let me just give a quick shout-out to understanding designers. I completely understand those of you who removed me during the time I did not blog, cause hey, it was most certainly justified, and I sure would have removed me if I hadn’t blogged in this long time..but for those who kept me around, I love you too <3 Really, I appreciate how understanding you are to those of us bloggers who just can not keep up and keep blogging daily..and in my case hell, even monthly. I feel bad about this, I really do, and I can only hope you guys can accept my apology and trust me when I say that now that I have some of my blogging-mojo back, I shall for sure try to get better at it.

This picture was something that just happened after I asked on Plurk for some places to find good poses. I did get a bunch of good suggestions on where to go, and I teleported all around the grid and bought poses here and there. Buut, since this is SL, I crashed hard once I got this single picture. Trust me *chuckles helplessly* I had lots of pictures planned, but once I crashed after I took this picture, I figured “Eeh, what the hell, it’s a good picture, and now I have lots of new poses to use in other posts..this will do” Then I saw Raineys tutorial linked on Plurk on how to draw hair in Photoshop. I’ve been meaning to learn how to make hair look decent, and her tutorial did teach me quite a bit, so I gave it a go here. Obviously, as you can see, I am far from as good as she is, but I tried..and I know the more I keep at it, the better I will get at it, so expect more edited pics from me.

I tried to not deviate too much from the original hairstyle, and I may have altered it slightly..but eh, it’s hard when it’s so many colours as it is here. I’ll keep at it..and I definitely recommend you to check it out too, if you like tutorials.

Speaking of tutorials, I have another in the making. I shot all the video bits, and even talked along with it to see how that goes, like I did with my older tutorials. Right now I am stuck editing it..we’ll see if I release it as is, or if I just cut and paste and make it all purdy and stuff and make a voice-over. Anywho, a new tutorial is coming for sure, this time on how to remove green-screen (or blue-screen, or whatever you prefer to shoot against)

Now, I know this was probably a bit too much honesty to read from some random fashion-blogger on SL, but meh, that’s how I roll. Id rather be honest and put it out there and say how it’s like then try and hide it behind “oh sorry guys, been busy, Im back now tho”. This time away from fashion-blogging did make me rethink the whole blogging thing though.

I think for now I am going to stick with blogging just for me..because I love to blog..because blogging makes me happy, and making new pictures is something I want to do. Maybe I’ll even learn to write in a way that makes sense..who knows what the future holds? Whatever comes, I am so looking forward to it.

Now..here is the credits to what I am wearing..finally *grins* I guess you are tired of the rambling by now. Worth noting however, I am wearing some things from Futurewave..I hope these things will show up at the mainstores of the creators eventually, but you never know with event exclusives.

Skin: [Pink Fuel] Sora <Alabaster> – Special Edition (Futurewave)
Hair: [LeLutka]-FERAH hair – Fades Natural
Eyes: Pin Me Down – Era ( set 2 and set 3)  (Futurewave)
Top: Chocolate Atelier – Celeste
Pants: [ SAKIDE ] Urban Outfit
Necklace: Cobrahive – Beloved Thor
Bracers:  [The Forge] Viking Bracers, (WornBronze)
Pose: oOo Studio (From the Adorn set)

I’m so cold, don’t leave me blind

Sometimes when things are a little bit rough..or harder to handle then you expected..its good to have a shoulder to lean on. Kinu is my shoulder, which is why Im only counting her as a “prop” in this set of pictures (sorry love >.>)

Skin: Glam Affair – Zara – Artic
Hair: *X*plosion Jackie Hair
Eyes: {D.A} Sinistre – Blind Grey and PMD – Aniara
Makeup: PMD – Crying 2
Necklace: Cobrahive – Beloved Thor
Shirt: :[Plastik]:-Veritas-:// Black
Skirt: [ SAKIDE ] Black Style Outfit
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement
Nailpolish: PMD – Goth my nails up

Chairs: Trompe Loeil – Oceania Chair Neutrals PG
Shelves: Scarlet Creative June Arcade – My Crate Shelves
Mannequin: Schadenfreude Spiderweb Dress Form
Pillows, wine and grapes: (Elate!) – A Posh Picnic
Chest: Trompe Loeil – Oceania Chest Luxury Dark
Photo frames: [ba] double portrait frame – silver
Book shelf: [ba] reference book shelf 2
House: [ba] carraway bungalow

Single Poses: Exposeur
Couples pose: oOo Friends Five

 

I was broken

Skin: -Glam Affair – Roza – BaroQ
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Amelie Mesh Hair – Crystal Edition
Eyes: REPULSE – Undead Eyes (Silver) and :[Plastik]:-Vaele Collection://Eyre/Frozen/Lilium
Eyelashes: PMD – The skully lashes 4 (Unhinged)
Makeup: PMD – Thalassa (Unhinged)
Lipstripe: PMD – Lip Markings
Piercings: [-iPoke-] Element
Collar: Cobrahive – Sureibu Collar
Necklace: Cobrahive – Beloved Thor
Cuffs: ..::DeliciouS::.. Picky
Dress: *BOOM* Tamed Aden’s Black
Boots: [ SAKIDE ] Appeal Boots Black
Poses: Exposeur and Bent

Never too cold for a bath

Skin: -Glam Affair- Roza – The Arcade Gacha Events
Hair: Tameless Hair Nanette – Mega Pack
Collar: Fet!sh – BDSM Ring-Sation – Collar – Black Rubber
Necklace: Cobrahive – Beloved Thor
Shirt: *X*plosion Mesh Hoodie
Mesh hands: Slink Mesh Rigged Hands
Pantyhose: [ SAKIDE ] Warm Pantyhoses
Boots: [ SAKIDE ] Appeal Boots Black
Bath with backdrop: Trompe Loeil – Barrel Bath

Crash and burn

Skin: -Glam Affair – Giselle – Sent to Destroy
Hair: -dDx- Ohna – Dark Greys
Eyes: REPULSE – Nocturnal Eyes
Makeup: Mine, not finished yet >.>
Earrings: .:CoLL:. The Weaver Earrings (Horror Haute)
Jacket: [LWL] UNISEX Sex Jacket
Bra: [ SAKIDE ] Everyday Lingerie
Belt: *Cobrahive* Punk Belt Plain (black)
Pants: ~Tableau Vivant~ SWAT pants (black) unisex
Shoes: <TheAbyss> F_Boots//Stompers [Black]

Balloons..balloons

Pretty pretty balloons *cackles madly*

Ahem >.>

Another round of Horror Haute has just started, and I has some goodies to show off.

Skin: -Glam Affair – Giselle – Sent to Destroy
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Anais Mesh Hair (ZombiePopcorn Brand)
Eyes: REPULSE – Nocturnal Eyes
Earrings: .:CoLL:. The Weaver Earrings  (Horror Haute)
Collar: Cobrahive – Sureibu Collar (1)
Outfit: Macabre balloon **Horror haute By les sucreries de Fairy ** (Horror Haute)
Poses: Long Awkward Pose