Thursday, July 15, 2010

Day 242 - Summer Eyes

It was a quiet night for me in SL. I spent the majority of it sitting on a hammock with someone who has the amazing ability of being able to calm me down. We were both quiet. We were both doing things in other windows and other programs. But every so often, he let me know he was still there. Considering the very "punch someone in the face" mood I was in today, it was exactly what I needed. ♥

I've been pretty much thrust into using Viewer 2 the past week or so, after both the Emerald & Rainbow viewers decided that my computer was no longer what they wanted. Seriously? 2 fps is inhumane. I've been using the beta 2.1 viewer and although I will probably never take pretty water pictures again, it is speedy and the whole multiple texture layer feature is amazing. I've been having a blast with the tattoo layers. After playing around with some, I began thinking "Hey...maybe I could make my own eye makeups." Sometimes I get tired of not really creating or having skills in SL, and doing makeup is one of my true skills in RL. [This is where my friends chime in and tell me I have many skills and do many things. But don't believe them. They are biased and that is why I adore them.]

Tonight I was watching one of my favorite makeup artists on YouTube and the thought struck me again. Maybe, just maybe, I could recreate her gorgeous eye makeup in SL. So after asking on plurk how I might go about it, I pulled out the head of an Eloh mod and got to work.

Um. It didn't quite work.

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I'll post the YouTube video of the makeup at the end of this blog, but the makeup is supposed to be like a summer meadow - blue sky, white clouds, green grass. This is KIND of what I was going for, but not QUITE.

I know there are other designers out there that do great work. My friend Lexi Morgan of Stellar is certainly one of those. I have several of her eye liners and I'm wearing her tattoo lashes, which I just love. [Remember what I said about multiple layers? It's awesome!] But I would really really love to be able to do some of my own makeups. I think I need to hook my wacom back up because I have a feeling it would be easier with the tablet so I can get the pressure right. It's a pain having to run up every 2 seconds to change the opacity. We'll see how it goes.

I'm yawning up a storm, so I'm going to bed. Here's the video of the summer meadow makeup. If you like this, check out Michelle's other tutorials. She's really good at what she does.