Orange & Black – Warm & Vibrant!

Today I was not sure what I wanted to do, except playing with the combination of a strong color and black. Since I did that often enough with red, I wanted to do something with a more vibrant color and as well bring in my spring mood into it. That was why I chose to go with a light orange that kinda dips into yellow – or I had too much honey in my tea lately :p

I wanted to use one of the pose props that I got during the last Exposeur sale. ” The Minimalist” had such awesome poses to it and it did give me the possibility to play some more with projectors as well since the ball to pose on is surrounded by a black box where projectors, shadows and lights will work amazing.

Recently I found out, that you can have more than one shadow if you work with different projectors that have different colored lights. If you hit the right angle and play with your windlight you can produce amazing effects. This time I was aiming for one darker and one lighter shadow.

When I started to look for some yellow/orange things in my inventory I stumbled across the “Honey” makeup and eyes from Queen of Ink and when I saw that… I just had to fool with it. That probably was the moment when I was sold to the orange/yellow part of the pictures :p

I more and more love my unplanned shoots as it is like playing roulette.. you never know what it will be and it is somehow a challenge to bring all the parts you have together if you do not think about everything before you start πŸ˜‰ Maybe I should think about color or theme challenges for myself and have one each month… I do have to think about that, that could be fun!

For now I hope you liked my color and shadow play as much as I did πŸ˜‰

Outfit & Accessories:

Outfit: [sYs] – “Anann” (Maitreya)

Shoes: Salt & Pepper – “Keisha” (Maitreya)

Gloves: Jian – “Sanderson’s Gloves”

Hair & Makeup:

Hair: Zibska – “Kiki” (color modified)

Makeup: Izzie’s – “Aegyo Sal” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: Zibska – “Sorcha” (LeLutka Applier)

Tears: Queen of Ink – “Honey” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Face: Izzie’s – “Pores & Blemishes” (LeLutka Applier)

Eyebrows: Nanika – “Serena 2 Gold” (LeLutka Applier)

Eyes: Queen of Ink – “Honey – Gold Eyes” (LeLutka Applier)

Poses & Props:

{.:exposeur:.} – “The Minimalist” (color modified)

Model & Photographer:

Wicca Merlin

Fears, Anxieties & Nightmares…

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I still cannot believe it… I was invited to an Art Gallery as an artist!

Not too long ago I was IMed by someone, that told me if I ever would have considered my pictures as art…

I was quite speechless, because until now I never thought about making art I just made pictures for my blog posts*giggles*

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But now I would like to talk a little bit about the guy that found me πŸ˜‰

John (Johannes1977), owner of the Windlight Gallery and the Windlight Magazine.

He and his partner, the lovely Emma Portilo, created that amazing place and Magazine that features new, aspiring artists as well as experienced and popular artists of Second Life.

To have such a place, is something very precious as you rarely will find something like that… giving young and new artists the same chance as already popular and well-known names.

When he asked me, if I ever thought about having an exhibition or show for my pictures, I nearly did faint…

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I really could not believe, that an experienced and well-known artist would consider my pictures art and it took me some days to get familiar with that thought*giggles*…Β  you can ask him, how insecure and excited I was…

He was so nice and kind and encouraged me for quite some time, until I dared to agree to try it.

Now I had to think about making art… what did not make it easier*chuckles*

I thought back and forth what I could do and I guess, I kinda ‘over thought it’ as I did not find anything that I thought would be as good to be displayed. Then I just slapped myself and forced myself to not think too much and just do what I feel.

The idea was to have several different pictures for the gallery, but when i started making some pictures I more and more came across, that I wanted to tell a little story with my pictures.

I ended up with 2 different series, which were born out of 2 totally different visions.

The first one is the one I have on this post.

I called it “Chased…” as a work title. The idea behind was that in our lifes we are running from fears, nightmares and anxieties, just because it is something we do not know better.

So the steam punk looking fishes are kinda synonymous for all those things we run from.

Sometimes we even feel attacked or even bitten by those and try to defend us and survive or get rid of them at least for the moment.

But what, if we stop running and turn around facing them?

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Maybe we can get them known better and all of a sudden they are not anymore formidable? It might not work for all of them but with some we maybe can make our peace after some time?

It might now work with all, but for many it can, at least for some it was like that for me. And in the end you might be able to go along with them like I did with swimming together with the fishes instead of always running from them πŸ˜‰

Β If you would like to come over to the Windlight Gallery and take a look at all those amazing artists and art pieces here is your limo :

Windlight Gallery http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Froien/172/109/23

While you are there and look at all the amazing pictures, do not forget to pick up the latest issue of the Windlight Magazine to be always up to date and informed about the SL Art World πŸ™‚

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Details

Outfit: r2 – “Kagaya”

Leggings: Sheer – “Leggings 29a: Very Torn Black”

Boots: Stelloane – “Heloise”

Bracelets: [sys] – “Khaleesi”

Hair: [sys] – “Micha”

Necklace: [The Forge] – “Chainlink Tassles”

Makeup: Nuuna’s – “Litzi Black” & Madrid Solo – “Twice Shy-Selfish Silver”

Tattoo: White Widow – “Insidious”

Fishes: 22769 – “Floating Boat” (part of the boat)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Autumn comes… we are prepared ;)

(Outfits: LeeZu – “BonVoyage” male & female version, Models: Wicca Merlin & Harsch Sharktooth, Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

The days getting shorter, colder and less colorful. But also darker and fewer colors can be very fashionable πŸ˜‰ For example the “Bon Voyage”Β  outfit from LeeZu. Part of the NOIR series this outfit comes in a male and a female version.

(Outfit: LeeZu – ” BonVoyage” male version, Model & Photographer: Harsch Sharktooth)

For the male version I am happy that Harsch Sharktooth agreed to help me for that part πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot for your pics, time and patience Harsch!

“BonVoyage” for males is a great black opaque body suit. The basic black texture that we can see for the pants also is repeated in the combination of awesome textures.

(Outfit: LeeZu – ” BonVoyage” male version, Model & Photographer: Harsch Sharktooth)

Basically it looks like a simple bodysuit, but if you take a closer look and look at the prim attachments you will realize the amazing design ideas and skills with wich LeeZu can make every outfit to something special.

(Outfit: LeeZu – ” BonVoyage” female version, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

The big legs sleeves, hand attachments, elbow attachments and the huge shoulder parts. All created with a fantastic eye for details and wonderful skills for creations and design! The female version is not a fully opaque body suit… it has this sexy laced parts at the top. The private parts are perfectly covered and still you can show a lot of stunning lace covered skin what accents your shape even more πŸ˜‰

Overall a perfect outfit for the actual season anyways if male or female… with the “BonVoyage” you are perfectly dressed if you take care of your style πŸ˜‰

Details

Outfit: LeeZu – “BonVoyage” /male & female version

Hair: Little Heaven – “Hair 41 – Amedo” /back, unisex

Earrings Wicca: Rozoregalia – “Hydra” Earrings (B)

Shoes Harsch: “Kboots” /black

Shoes Wicca: Shiny ThingsΒ  – “Saturday Flats” /black

Models: Harsch Sharktooth & Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe – Red against Green?

Lately I was in a very strange mood and I was thinking about something strong… I wanted colors *grins* I took my Ohmai “Contour” body suit as a basic to play with strong colors. First I remembered about an old corset that I bought once from Trilobite, the “Leather V Underbust” in verde. Perfect, that makes a nice waist πŸ˜‰ So now what goes with the green and is as strong…maybe some red? The “Siren” boots from Hoorenbeek are the perfect contra *grins*

With the “Contour” jacket from Ohmai the look was perfect…

For the skin I chose one make the new “Trinity” skin from Redgrave. The fantastic eye makeup was done by White Widow. It is the green version of the new “Wings” face tattoo from Julie Hastings.

Suddenly I met Arisia.. she saw me, yelled at me to do the pictures for the new “Wicca II” set and she told me right to go with this styling… said… done πŸ˜‰

And again I had the great honor to be the model for the newest release of Body Talking – the “Wicca II” set.Β  πŸ™‚

Finally, after few months, she can release the second part of the β€œWicca Merlin Set”. This set of 10 poses is a casual yet high fashion with that fierce touch that I really love!

For both – “Wicca I” and “Wicca II”, Body Talking made different variations to match all outfits and shapes πŸ™‚

Details

Bodysuit & Bolero Jacket: Ohmai – “Contour”

Corset: Trilobite – “Leather V Underbust” /verde

Shoes: Hoorenbeek – “Siren” /bordeaux

Skin: Redgrave – “Trinity”

Face Tattoo: White Widow – “Wings” /green

Poses: Body Talking – “WiccaII”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin