My Second Life homestead is almost always a winter home, with snow covered mountains in the distance, surrounded by an icy cold lake. Often, I just sit and meditate, listening to my favorite SL Radio Stream, or nothing at all. I get caught up in the lake, staring at it longingly, thinking about its mystery, and I get lost in its other rippling, mesmerizing effects. I am so drawn to the water; it’s as if I am a part of it, and it’s a part of me. So here I am: a part of it.
♡If you have love, even plain cold water is sweet. ~ Jung Chang♡
⭐ What I am wearing (so little)
Skin: Harley – Latte – Pink Fuel. Shape: Wisti 2015 – by me. Body: Lara V2.1 – Mesh – Maitreya. Hair: Hikari – Classy Brown – Argrace. Lipstick: Harley Sheer Gloss – Latte – Nude – Pink Fuel. Eyes: Lillian – Coyote Medium V2 – [Buzz]. Shadow: Shimmer – Latte – Barely There – Pink Fuel. Liner: Romy – Dark Line 04 – Glam Affair. Bra: Wrought Metal – Black – Noodles. Metal “Bikini” Bottom: Black Swirly Metal Bikini – Lar’s Workshop. Ring: CandleBright Ring – Silver – Le Primitif. Earrings: Azure Teal Stone – Zenith. Pose: Model_287 – Manifeste.
Recently, when I was bouncing around art and photos on flickr, which I often do, I found myself looking at pulp cover art from the 1960s, and it struck me that it would be fun to try to recreate a cover in SL using clothing and subjects as close to the original as I could find. So I found a nice example on James Vaughan’s flickr stream that was painted by the great Robert McGinnis, and I attempted to pay tribute.
The experience of doing it was a blast! While I could have “pushed” the end result further, I decided to go on to the next task at hand, which was actually buying some books off Amazon for illustration techniques using RL materials. 🙂
I enjoyed shopping for the clothing, especially looking around for hair that came close to what I wanted. In this case, I am actually wearing THREE sets of hair! Once I had the props I wanted, I made myself a pose that approximated the woman on the cover (which was fun in itself). Then all that was left to do was setting up a prim backdrop, adding some LUMIPro lighting, taking the snapshot, pulling it into Photoshop to add some “bubbles”, and poof, I was retro-popped.
♡She was a silky, sexy swinger ~ from the Carter Brown cover♡
⭐ My outfit
Skin: Harley – Latte – Pink Fuel. Shape: Wisti 2015 – by me. Hair-1: UREI – Ginger – Argrace. Hair-2: Windsong – with curly add on – Exile, at C88. Hair-3: Roosje (no materials) – Mina. Lipstick: Harley Sheer Gloss – Latte – Nude – Pink Fuel. Eyes: Lillian – Coyote Medium V2 – [Buzz]. Shadow: Shimmer – Latte – Barely There – Pink Fuel. Liner: Romy – Dark Line 04 – Glam Affair. Top: Laurel Lace Bra – Gold- Baiastice, at C88. Sandals: Jolie – Nude- Pure Poison. Pose: retro pop Wisti – by me.