Posts Tagged ‘shadows’


Shadows and Mesh

January 4, 2012

I’ve been playing with shadow settings in Firestorm lately.  And windlight settings.  And projector settings.  And local lights settings.  And and and.  AND I keep getting… lackluster results.  Anyway, I’ll keep playing.  And you’ll keep being subjected to my attempts and brilliance.  (Ha!  Funneh, I know!)

But speaking of brilliant…  Ely Eilde has been playing with mesh.  Which makes me happy in my pants.  This sweater dress has been out for a little while now, but I hadn’t had a chance to take a pic of it yet.  I have NO idea how I ended up with a shot from behind, but…  that’s what we’ve got.



Dress | *elymode* – Annette Sweater Dress (Black/Pink)
Hair | [e] Elikatira – Rush (Black 04)
Boots | Gos – Curvaceous Boots (Black)
Skin | Nomine – Papillon China (Deadly Wormwood)
Finger Tape | Nomine – Taped Fingers 1

Pose | (pda) – The Same Thing (for Collabor88)


Elymode @ Culture Shock

May 16, 2011

Here’s what’s truly shocking:  Culture Shock is still going on!  If (somehow) you haven’t heard, Culture Shock is a collaborative effort between CHIC Management, Modavia Productions and more than 150 designers benefiting Médecins Sans Frontières, or Doctors Without Borders.  Keep your eyes open for the exclusive Culture Shock items at each store, 50% – 100% of the profits for those items will be donated to the docs.

The donation item I’m wearing is the new Vita dress from Elymode.  Elysium Eilde stepped out of her comfort zone on this one and it was well worth it.  The prim portions of the dress were easily resized and adjusted (even for me) and they make for incredible details on Ely’s already amazing work.  I ended up channeling a little of Ely through the dress and her Windlight settings and I took a lovely, unedited shot in SL.  (No, that’s not an insult, the pic just feels a little…  fantasy and pretty to me.)

I’m still fighting with shadows, so unfortunately you all have to deal with me experimenting and bitching about the failed trials.  I hate this glaring light that I can’t seem to get rid of.  I hate that I had to reduce the size of my inworld snapshots so I don’t get crazy lines all over.  I hate that my shadows used to work flawlessly and now they don’t!  LOL   Anyway…   There is some more Elymode in this pic, a Vita variation and part of the Lazy Day gacha items she has at the store for only 50L.  This is a group exclusive color, but the others are equally adorable.

Edited 3.17 :  I’m using the second pic as my sorry excuse for olive in the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge.  I know, I know, I’m pathetic.  But I’m so far behind!


Pic 1

Dress | Elymode – Vita Dress (Purple/Sage @ Culture Shock, 100% donation)
Hair | Truth – Paige (Night)
Skin | Glam Affair – Jadis (Natural 12(a))
Lips | Tuli – Elusive (Purple)
Makeup | Mynerva – Eyeliner and Shadow (Purple)
Lashes | Cheap Makeup – Vintage Lashes 1

Pose | ImpEle – Elegance 12

Pic 2

Top | Elymode – Vita Top (Purple/Sage @ Culture Shock)
Shorties | Elymode – Lazy Day Short Shorts (Olive/Purple, Group Gift)
Shoes | SLink – Cassandra Heels (Plum)

Pose | Glitterati – Model Pose 075


52 Weeks of Color – Electric Lime

February 27, 2011

Thank goodness for the designers that are following the 52 WoCC.  I had a great time window shopping at a handful of stores, but without Whippet & Buck, I wouldn’t have made it through this week’s challenge.  I can’t say for sure that I’ll wear my electric lime (or Rio Grande, as W&B calls it) purchases ever again, but they were perfect for this pic.  I’m a little sad that my Windlight settings sapped the green from the top, but I was playing with shadows and found that this was my best compromise between color and shadow and Depth of Field.  I have a handful of blogs that I use when I’m looking for hints and tutorials but my current go-tos are Luna’s BootCamp and Strawberry Singh’s Tutorials.  Love, love, love these ladies and their willingness to share knowledge with others.

Overall, this was a fun week.  I appreciate being forced to wear colors that are outside of my usual repertoire.  I appreciate being indirectly challenged by the other bloggers participating in the 52 WoC to try new techniques or perspectives or emotion in my pics.

Shirt | Whippet & Buck – Cole Boatneck Top (Rio Grande)
Tank | Jane – Intrinsic Tank (Concord)
Cami | – Basic Cami (Black)
Pants | – Trousers (Black)
Shoes | Decoy – Jully Boots (Plum)
Hair | Truth – Diana (Espresso Streaked with Black)
Skin | LAQ – Aline Glow (Milky 01)
Makeup | Mynerva – Eyeliner and Shadow (Plum)
Earrings | Whippet & Buck – Aemilia Earring (Rio Grande)
Bracelet | Juicy – Gift Charm Bracelet (Silver and Purple/Orange/Green)
Pose | Just A Pose – Simply Hippy (Snappy Straps)