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

 

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Let’s be as one

 

Some days you just want to post a few pictures of what you are wearing without typing too much. Im guilty of this on multiple occasions, mainly cause I’m not so good with words, but also because some days you just want to show off quietly.

Anywho, Im showing this cute new hair by Catwa and outfit by SAKIDE at She&Him which opens today.

Skin: Glam Affair – Zara – Artic
Hair: ^;^CaTwA^;^ Mesh Lulu Hair
Eyes: {D.A} Sinistre Eyes – Pink Shades Edition
Eyeliner: -Glam Affair- Couture Eyeliner no no.05
Blush: PMD – Blush
Piercings: :Hebenon Vial: Alice
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement
Nail appliers: PMD – Goth my nails up
Outfit: [ SAKIDE ] Lea Outfit Black&White (She&Him)
Poses: Exposeur

 

Nepenthe

So, I’ve been sitting on these pictures for a few days now, waiting for the right moment to post, or see if I could come up with some good words to go with them..but I’m drawing a blank. The first image is hard to explain actually. I know what goes through my head as I take pictures and listen to music. I get inspired by whatever I listen to and want to somehow bring that to life in my images. This one got kind of depressing. Then again, I think some of us can relate.

I love Sentenced so very much. While at times the lyrics get very dark and depressing, it also fills me with a quiet sense of happiness. It soothes me and calms me down, some songs even do make me happy and sing along, but mainly it’s so soothing, like it strikes some kind of cord inside me. It’s hard to explain, really.

 

 

Skin: Glam Affair – Amberly – Artic
Hair: redMint – Hair No.15’13 ( B l a c k s )
Eyes: Dead Apples and :Rue:
Piercing: :Hebenon Vial: Alice
Lipstick: PMD – Lip Markings and PMD – Dark kiss
Makeup: PMD – Darkside and PMD – Vilde
Collar: *L.inc* Bound Collar Black
Pasties: .[8BM].[Inverted Cross Pasties].  (marketplace)
Garters and panties: [ SAKIDE ] Amourette Lingerie Black
Wine with glasses: (Elate!) – A Posh Picnic – Wine Bottle and Glasses (Previous Arcade)
Poses: Unsure, but I know I had at least one from Exposeur in there

Who I am

It’s not often I find clothes and hair like these that just scream to “You have to buy this! This is perfect for those Viking-type pictures you’ve been wanting to do for so long” and yes, yes they really are. Usually it’s too fantasy or too Gor, or just horribly inaccurate. (Vikings did not have horns on their helmets god damnit *breathes*)

This is close enough and very pretty, and I would so have looked like this if I was fortunate enough to be born about 1200 years ago. Sadly I wasn’t, so all I can do is pretend.

With that bit of rambling out of the way I just need to say you really need to check out FATEwears new little project FATEplay, they have some really nice medieval/fantasy type clothing and more is coming soon by the looks of things. The hair is from Calico and I picked it up at Hair Fair and is what inspired the whole look in the first place. Hair Fair just closed however, but Im sure it will be up in their mainstore soon enough.

Skin: -Glam Affair – Lulu ( Europa )
Hair: *Calico* Freya – Golden Blondes
Eyes: {Dead Apples} Thunder Eyes – Space
Necklace: NS Thors Hammer 007C
Dress: FATEplay – Wende – Emerald
Bracers: [The Forge] Boadicea’s Bracelets

Location: Folkvang

Tutorial – The finishing touches

Sorry to have kept you all waiting for this long, it’s been a busy few weeks for me..but the last part of this series of tutorials is finally finished.

In this video I’ll be going through the last touches I do on some of my pictures. Adding a bit more colour and highlights to the picture, getting rid of hair poking through the shoulder, cropping the image down, and so on.

Here is the original image I started with next to the finished one. As you can see, small changes as the ones I did, really can make the image look a lot better..and really, these edits are quick and simple once you get the hang of them.

Click for full-size image

 

I may have made some minor mistakes in these videos, but it’s not as if I am telling you to “Do this, this and this and your pictures will be awesome”. I do however hope they will be useful to some, and that you’ve learned something, or picked up a new trick here and there. 

I hope you enjoyed watching <3 and I will be doing more videos in the future, now that I am getting the hang of this.

 

As for what I am wearing in these videos, Im just going by memory now;

Skin: Glam Affair
Eyes: Dead Apples:
Hair: Truth
Eyeliner: Pin Me down

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)

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