Walk with me

 

Feels good to finally have two seconds to spare and sit down and just do a few pictures on a location that isn’t the home sim. Big thank you to pancake of Renoobed who showed me this sim. I was only able to explore a little corner of it, but I will be going back.

There are so many events going on right now and I haven’t even visited half of the ones I’ve wanted to, and even more events coming up. Ahwell, a few of my recent favourites are featured in this post, that is Fantasy Faire and We <3 Roleplay.

If you havent been yet, you really should. We<3RP opened just a few days ago, so you still have time, but Fantasy Faire closes in just a few days.

 

 

Skin: [PF] Drow <Dusk> v1.0 (We <3 RolePlay)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Lotus – variety
Eyes: PMD – Era
Makeup: PMD – Aliruin (Fantasy Faire)
Horns: :[Plastik]:-Vynn Horns:// Ridge (Fantasy Faire)
Piercings: [ni.Ju] Devil’s Gangway Piercing
Dress: [ SAKIDE ] Kadea Outfit Black/Purple (Fantasy Faire)
Pants, pauldrons and gloves: [Gauze] Fenrir (Fantasy Faire)
Feet: Slink Womens Medium Barefeet Rigged
Shoes: [L.Warwick] Ibis -Platform Heels- Noir
Poses: Diesel works and Exposeur
Location: H22O

and the moonlight…

I feel like such a horrible person every time I blog something and I have forgotten to grab the credits for whoever did the poses. Seriously you guys! Poses are what makes our pictures come to life, to speak, to convey an emotion, and here I am being a sucky blogger forgetting to note down which poses I used. I apologize for this so very much and hope you will forgive me one of these days..all I can say I do believe at least one of these poses is from Diesel Works..the other..hm..might be Glitterati, might be Bang, might be Exposeur, as those are the ones I usually go for.

I also, in parts, blame my airheadedness as of late on being _very_ busy irl with helping out finishing up a cover for a band of some dear friends of mine. Yes, those are my hands (no judging, they are actually quite nice and small irl >.> The keys are just big)  I did model for that cover, as well as help, quite a lot in fact, to finish up the Photoshop work on that cover. Give it a click if you are even remotely interested in Black Metal or Death Metal. I do like it, and so far, the band has gotten some sweet feedback and reviews.

Now, enough about that and my RL, back to SL.

I was originally planning on blogging some other pictures today, as I’ve had those lying around on the harddrive for what feels like a week now..but meh, I kinda fell in love with this look, so here we are. Plus, I am notoriously lazy, and these pictures only took like 10 minutes to edit. And by edit I mean, add some blur to even out the reflection on the water. Seriously, LL? When are we going to get good reflections working? I know I can get decent enough, but that would require me to make my images waaay larger, and when I do that, I get the square bug. That square bug is getting old by now, and I mean Mesozoic-era old.

Skin: [Pink Fuel] Sora <Alabaster> – Special Edition (FutureWave – now closed event)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Maisy – black & whites
Eyes: .ID. Flare / The Arcade / Purple-Pink (previous Arcade) and PMD – Era
Collar: :[Plastik]:-FLF- Morrigan Outfit
Dress: [ SAKIDE ] Satine Gown Red (Serafilms, until the 31:st)
Feet and hands: Slink AvEnhance
Nailpolish: PMD – Lined
Shoes: [L.Warwick] Ibis -Platform Heels- Noir

Trouble in paradise

I have a lil confession to make. *stands up, coughs and looks around nervously* I’m Shyn, and I just bought Lola’s.  I know, I’m probably one of the last ones on the grid to do it, but eh, this skin actually kind of demanded it.  I wont be constantly wearing them as I find no matter how much you try to resize or reposition, I can’t get them to a small enough size where I love them. They will look good in certain pictures tho Im sure, plus now I can do appliers for my own creations. I won’t be wearing them out and about, but I will certainly use for some pictures.

While they do look pretty good here, I did have to fix the seams quite a bit.

Now I just have to cross my fingers that Plastik does Slink appliers too, cause I would love to be able to wear my hands and feet with this skin (that is how much I love this skin..but alas, I love my Slink hands just a tad too much to want to edit the normal sl hands in every single picture I do). If she did and I missed it, I’m sorry, I’m a horrible shopper, but last time I went to the store I didn’t see any.

 

Skin: :[Plastik]:- Eren Skin
Hair: TRUTH HAIR London – black & whites
Eyes: PMD – Aniara (Thrift Shop)
Horns: :[Plastik]:-Camael Horns:// Black (We <3 RP)
Shoes: JD – Excess Black Leather (Collabor88)

Pose 1 with prop: Serpent (5&6) by Diesel Works (Collabor88)
Pose 2 with prop: RACK Poses – In Chains Pose 4

 

 

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

Dream on

Skin: Glam Affair – Amberly
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Lotus –
Eyes: {D.A} Sinistre Eyes – Horror Edition
Eyeliner: PMD – The liners (World Goth Fair)
Lipstripe: PMD – Lip Markings
Piercing: [ni.Ju] Devil’s Gangway Piercing
Jewelry: lassitude & ennui Macabre jewelry (World Goth Fair)
Tattoo: ~Cannibelle~ Efa Tattoo
Dress: :[Plastik]:- Nadia [XS]:// Fallen (World Goth Fair)
Nailpolish applier: PMD – Goth my nails up (World Goth Fair)
Mesh hands and feets: Slink Avatar Enhancements

Pose by Bent and backdrop by Tableau Vivant

Lady of the dark

Are you tired of fantasy yet? No? Good, cause a new event just started. We <3 Role-Play kicks off today, and me being sneaky as usual snuck in and scored some goodies. Quite a lot of goodies in fact so I’ll be blogging this event a lot more.

We <3 Role-play is a brand new event that will start on the 4th of every month, ending on the last day of the month. It already has a whole heap of amazing designers, some regulars and some will be guest designers. I’ll come back and update this post with a slurl as soon as the event is officially open.

Skin: -Glam Affair- Leah Light –
Hair: >TRUTH< Guinevere – reds
Eyes: {D.A} Sinistre – Blind Grey
Makeup: PMD – The Warrior (Fantasy Faire)
Nails: Slink Enhancement Fingernails
Nail appliers: PMD – Black and White
Outfit: :[Plastik]:-Roleplay:// Thresh Outfit (We <3 Role-play)
Gem: . a i s l i n g . Deandra’s Eye (We <3 Role-play)

Daydreaming

Last call to go check out Fantasy Faire, or to take another trip just to look at the sims as it closes very shorty. Last time I checked the total amount donated it was just above 8 million Lindens..that is huge, like, seriously huge. I do believe it’s close to the highest amount any charity in SL has raised to date and that makes me so proud of you guys. From the creators who donated their own time to come up with these awesome creations, to the bloggers to has done such a good job of informing about it, showing off all the things, to every single one who came by and shopped.

Worth noting here, I am not an official blogger for Fantasy Faire, so this is just my personal feelings about it, I’m simply blogging items I have bought/been given to me as review copies. I wish I could have covered the event way more then I did, but RL got in the way..still I hope the few pictures I did, did do the creations and event justice.

So..yeah..very proud of all of you guys who took part <3

I should hopefully be back to blogging more regularly as soon as I can figure out how to juggle the whole new rl job with blogging and creating for my own store.

Anywho, enough rambling, onto details and slurls and stuff.

Skin: Glam Affair – Amberly – Artic
Hair: >TRUTH< Guinevere – reds
Eyes: {D.A} Anime Eyes – Different and {D.A} Sinistre – Blind Grey
Nails: Slink Enhancement Fingernails
Nailpolish: PMD Nail Hud 3 – Black and white
Outfit: the muses . Starfall . Silver (Fantasy Faire)
Location: Lumenaria
Poses: label motion