Selfie!

Lately real life is very time consuming – more than it used to be before Covid 19. As a musician and teacher you kinda double your hours with the same income than you had before. Classes need to be decreased to full fill the standard of hygienic behavior given by the state and online schooling takes ore time as well, as you need to learn all the new tools you need. It is ok, but with that SL time gets reduced a lot lately for me.

But all those amazing new releases – just dragged me to SL and I had to snap a quick picture to showcase at least a few of them today 😉 I am not a snapshot only person and so it as well takes time to post work the picture(s), which makes it not really more easy if you already are short on time… but times will bet better again, I am sure they will 🙂

Clothing

Top: [CX] – “Ragged Tubetop – Black” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Kustom 9

Harness: [CX] – “Vice Crew / Harness – Black” (Maitreya)

Shorts: [CX] – “Vice Crew / Shorts – Black” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Septum: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Inferno Septum” – NEW @ Kinky Event // June 2020

Nails & Rings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Infernal Claw” (Maitreya, Bento)

Necklace: [CX] – “Enochian Succuba – Choler  – Black” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Vision” – NEW @ UniK Event // July 2020

Lipstick: CAZIMI – “Trending HD Lips (LeLutka) Set 1 Classics” (LeLutka Evo. HD Applier)

Makeup: CAZIMI – “Desert Rose Eyeliner – 10 Almost Black” (BoM) – NEW @ 75L$ Saturday

Contour: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Cheek and Nose Contour (Tintable)” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLutka – “Lake 1.2”

Freckles: Izzie’s – “Pores and Blemishes – Freckles” (BoM)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.1”

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Live this Moment” (BoM) – NEW @ Vanity Event // June 2020

Poses & Props

Pose (incl Cellphone): Foxcity “Send Nudes – 2” (Bento)

Pillows: Stockholm&Lima – “Pillow Pile (PG)”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Breathing Underwater

TUNES

Breathing Underwater

There’s a light in the dark where the sky splits apart
Where the stars find a way to shine through all the spaces in between
Here we are, face to face, all alone in this place
And the night is finally coming down to you and me
Tell me where you been hiding
Oh, I want to know, oh
You’re my silver lining covered in gold
Tell me what am I feeling
Well, it’s hard to explain
Like underwater breathing, swimming in rain

Wanna fly through the blue bay on the bottom with you
Getting lost in the waves, let the world slip away
Where nobody can find us, I don’t wanna be safe
Leave it all behind us, make an escape
Oh, tell me what am I feeling
Oh, it’s hard to explain
Like underwater breathing, swimming in rain

Wanna go to the edge
Wanna dive in again
Here we are, face to face
All alone in this place
And it’s finally coming down to you and me
Breathing under

Oh oh, all I really wanna do, do
Is fall a little deeper with you, you
Never come up
Breathing, breathing underwater
Weightless with every little kiss you steal, boy
You are m-making me feel, feel
Like I’m breathing
Breathing, breathing underwater
[Marié Digby]

Clothing

Dress:[CX] – “Vicious Vaccine – Pack A” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Bra: [CX] / [CntrpN] – “Clam Yo Tits – Kelp” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Piercing : [CX] – “Vermin – Silver – L”

Lip Piercing: [CX] – “Bitten 2017 Update (Silver)” (Bento)

Collar: [CX] – “XenoCircuit – Ocean” (Maitreya)

Head Piece: DRD – “Wasteland Helmet – Metal Mohawk”

Hair & Makeup

Face Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Selkie” (BoM+Materials Applier – Part of the Body Tattoo)

Lipstick: Izzie’s – “LeLutka Holo Metallic Lipstick 10” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Lake 1.1”

Ears: [Trap][Gauze] – “Djinn Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.0.2”

Skin: Human Glitch – “MNFRM Skin / MTL” (BoM)

Arms: [Cubic Cherry] – “Ekion Arms” (Maitreya, Bento)

Legs: [Cubic Cherry] – “Altered Legs” (Maitreya)

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Selkie” (Maitreya Applier+Materials Applier)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses:

Picture 1: Body Talking – “Silent Mermaid 2” (store closed)

Picture 2: selfmade

Picture 3: an lar [poses] – “The Ariel Series – Three”

Picture 4: .MILA: POSES – “In My Bed 6R”

Picture 5: an lar [poses] – “The Ariel Series – Two”

Picture 6: an lar [poses] – “The Ariel Series – Five”

Particles: *CC* – “Hot Blue Fizz” – NEW @ UBER

Pose Tool: Anypose – “BVN HUD v1.6”

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Tainted Love

TUNES

Sometimes I feel I’ve got to
Run away I’ve got to
Get away
From the pain you drive in the heart of me
The love we share
Seems to go nowhere
And I’ve lost my light
For I toss and turn I can’t sleep at night

[Soft Cell]

So many great dark news out there – I had not even a choice about not doing something with them *grins wickedly*

Let me start with that ultra cool tongue, pierced with a fish hook. Could be an accident or a fancy fetish, but in the end it is something I loved when I first saw it *snickers* The “Ziecklin’s tongue” is made by CerberusXing. The incredible details on the texture of the hook as well as the tongue make this definitely a must have for all who love the more creepy edge of  SL fashion and style. The Tongue is available in 4 different colors with or without RLV option.

As well from CerberusXing comes that amazing crotch piercing, that holds some delicate laces from the bottom belly downwards. CerberusXing collaborated with Ichigo for this special and super sexy design and with the HUD you get several color options, plus the ability to hide and show the laces as well as the clit piercing, that I did hide in my micro panties as I wanted to keep the post PG so you all can see all the new goodies. I will have a post for that piercing soon, which will be an adult only entrance then 😉

Lets take a closer look at all the goodies I found at the Aenigma event. The event is run the first time this month and already it has so many amazing designers showcasing their newest releases there. The cool face art is one of them. Made by ::moonshine::, it comes with appliers for Genus and Omega and with the new BoM layers. It as well contain a black half moon for your forehead which I skipped for todays post, because my bangs would have hidden most of it.

The kick-ass, cool earrings you can find at Aenigma too. I love barbwire stuffs anyways so the “Heart Security Earrings” from {PSYCHO:Byts} were a must have for me too. At the same event you will find the collar from unstable as well as the mega amazing tattoo from Nefekalum Tattoos. I already said how much I love Sir Skye’s creativity and this time he outdid himself again. The “The Gift / Gave” tattoo concentrates on the front upper body and has a lot of stuff coming with it. In the box you will find the BoM layer for the tattoo, a Maitreya & Slink Applier, an Omega Advanced Applier and a materials only HUD. Sir Skye states: “Materials-Only appliers tend to be tricky depending on what body you are using. To achieve the best effects on any tattoos that seem “bumpy” in the ad, your best bet will be to use the “all together” version of an applier that applies both the tattoo and the materials to your mesh. Most bodies support this option. Bakes on Mesh users can still use materials-only to achieve the shine effects but the bumpier materials will be lost. ” About the materials eraser I guess I do not have to explain much as it simply helps you to remove the materials again fro your body. The tattoo is made with materials and if you want to see it in its full glory, you have to make sure you have a body that supports materials. I mean they still will work without but then you just miss half of the awesomeness. What you as well will find in your box is a materials eraser and a projector that highlights the tattoo at its best.

If you like the more dark side of life, you should take a look at the new Aenigma event, since their first round is called “Tainted Love” and there are so much more amazing designs to discover!

Clothing

Outfit: [CX] x Insomnia Angel – “Luvshuka w/Skirt [Black]”

Panties: [ abrasive ] – “Plastic Sweetheart Thing” (Maitreya)

Stockings: Sweet Thing – “Elizabeth Stockings Black [Footed]” (BoM)

Shoes: UTOPIA@Design – “Tera” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Earrings: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Heart Security – Earrings” – NEW @ Aenigma // February/March 2020

Piering 1: -SU!- – “Medusa Piercing (Group Gift)

Collar: unstable. – “Everlasting Devotion” – NEW @ Aenigma // February/March 2020

Nipple Piercing: .ARISE. – “Pendant Piercing / 7”

Crotch Piercing: [CX] x Ichigo – “Yoni’s Passion” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Hentai Fair

Belly Chain: [CX] – “Mucronate Chains” (Maitreya)

Bracelets: Gemini – “Sis Bracelets” (Maitreya)

Rings & Nails: [CX] – “Essential Dirty Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: adoness – “Beanie”

Face Art: ::moonshine:: – “Desdemona Tattoo” (BoM) – NEW @ Aenigma // February/March 2020

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLutka – “Nova 1.0”

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”

Tongue: [CX] – “Ziekling’s Tongue (Black)” – NEW @ Mainstore

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.0.2”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “The Gift / Gave” (Maitreya Applier) – NEW @ Aenigma // February/March 2020

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Set:

Backdrop: Ex Machina – “Welcome Home – Asylum Photo Scene”

Chains: [Arch] Deco – “Box of Chains v1.0”

Bird: Hotdog – “Dead bird”

Spiders: NOMAD – “Spidey”

Moths: DISORDERLY. – “Dusty Ideas / EXTRA / Moths”

Pose Tool: Anypose – “BVN HUD v1.6”

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Blue Mood

Did you ever have that… that you didn’t have quite an idea for a picture but you wanted to have it in y special color? Lately that happens a lot to me, that I know what colors the general over all picture should have and then I just try to squeeze what ever it becomes to match those color ideas *giggles*

Today it was blue – I really had a Blue Mood today, I do not know why though.

For this pictures I had 2 basics I wanted to blog – the new dress from A&Y, which they offer at the current round of ROMP (I wanted to do that earlier but with my sickness and the need to lay down, I wasn’t able to sadly) and the super cute little “Chonk Demon” from HILTED, which they released at the current round of Aenigma, a new event that happens the first time this month.

I LOVE A&Y for their design ideas as well as for their incredible latex textures. Usually I try to style up something cyber or sci-fi with their designs, but this time I wanted to show that even if it is latex, it can be very versatile in different looks. I combined the awesome “Jane Dress” with a fur stole from {le fill casse} and the whole look got a lightly elegant chic. I so would go to a cocktail party or on a red carpet like that *snickers*

Certainly the look has to have my personal twist and I added some of the amazing piercings from CerberusXing and I painted me some eyebrows for today, as I saw fit for them to complete my look. The strong makeup I needed I found at alaskametro<3. I recently got the BoM layers for all those awesome makeups I had as appliers, as I just could not live without them anymore.

The cool hair, which was right perfect for todays look was made by no.match and you can grab it at the eBento event at the moment. I always had an addiction for non-symmetric hair that has a little bit of a wild touch so the “No_Shit” hair style was right down my alley.

Another addiction of mine are nails and rings,  usually claws I do love even more and if they come with huge statement rings – even better! The “Conjuration Claws of CerberusXing are just a perfect example of that. Huge, sharp claws and different rings for all fingers. For the claws you even can decide if you want a plain or a scaled version to make them even more evil 😉

Clothing

Dress: A&Y – “Jane Dress” (Maitreya) – NEW @ ROMP //February 2020

Stola: {le fil casse} – “Danity Fur” (Maitreya)

Shoes: BAX – “Regency Boots Black Leather” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Piercing 1: [CX] – “Monstrum Catena – Silver”

Piercing 2: [CX] – “Scarred Bridge (Silver)”

Collar: -SU!- – “Lynexia Collar” (Group Gift)

Bracelet left: .aisling. – “Isobel Black” (Gacha, Common)

Bracelet right: amias – “Jasna black”

Nails & Rings: [CX] – Conjuration Claws – Silver / Plain w. Rings” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Shit” – NEW @ eBento

Makeup: alaskametro<3 – “Space Unicorn eyeshadow 05 FIT A” (BoM)

Lipstick: alaskametro<3 – “Space Unicorn lipstick 05 FIT A” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – Nova 1.0″

Ear: [CX] – “Withered Berzerker Ears”

Freckles: Izzie’s – “Pores & Blemishes – Freckles” (BoM)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.0.2”

Tattoo: -Endless Pain Tattoos- – “Akela” (BoM)

Poses & Props

Poses: Foxcity – “Melancholy” (Bento)

Backdrop: Foxcity – ” Photo Booth – Desolation (With Lights)”

Tires: HILTED – “Hydron Hyperway Gacha – Stack – Dark” (Gacha, Common)

Pet: HILTED – “Chonk Demon – Black” – NEW @ Aenigma // February/March 2020

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Alien Species

TUNES

I’m an alien
I hope I ever get to see
I’m an alien
My beam of light is breaking free

Too alien for Earth
Too human for outer space
I’m an alien
It’s time to leave for outer space

[JNXD]

Again  I come to you with some exciting news from CerberusXing. He again made a pair of kick ass ears – the “Withered Berzerker Ears”! The ears are unrigged mesh, which gives you the possibility to resize and position them to your needs. The HUD offers texture and tinting options for skin (12 presets), piercing (black, silver & gold) and the snake ( 7 different colors). Furthermore you have 2 tattoo options with 7 different colors and the possibility to hide it. CerberusXing as well was so generous to include a skin texture map, so you can do your own modifications if you like. Doing so would require basic editing skills as you have to work with textures and applying them to the object.

Speaking of modifications, Nefekalum Tattoos offers already one called “Battle Add-On”, which I certainly had to try for my post 😉 And since I an anyways addicted to the extraordinary work of Sir Skye, I had to use one of his newest releases for my tattoo as well. I am talking about the “Inked” tattoo, which you can find at his main store. An unisex tattoo, that comes with many options and possibilities as Omega Evolved appliers with materials, Maitreya Applier, Slink Redux Applier, Catwa Applier and certainly system, BoM ready layers and he again included some optional projectors you can use to let your tattoo shine in the right light 😉

To complete my outfit I used an older but for me still super amazing gacha from CerberusXing – the “Osseous Species” gacha. What I love so much on that outfit set are the spike parts, the tubes at the collar and the colors and textures the whole ensemble is designed with. It immediately reminded me about HR Giger and so I had to make a set in that style for my pictures as well.Thank god, 22769 made some great tribute designs that perfectly worked for my idea 🙂

Since I am anyways in a space and species mood, I guess I will jump into my Mainframe event folder and see what is left in there for my next picture 😉

Clothing

Corset: [CX] – “Osseous Species Corset – Iridescent” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Stockings: [CX] – “Osseous Species Stocking – Oil Spill” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Accessories

Tentacles: [CX] – “Sentinel Tentacles (White) F” (Color Modified)

Headpiece: – Pendulum – “The Emissary – Silver”

Bracers: [The Forge] – “Drulla Bracer” (Gacha, Common)

Bracelets: [CX] – “Ring Bracelet”

Rings & Claws: [CX] – “Conjuration Claws – Silver / Scales w. Rings” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Face 1: *Rainbow Sundae* – “Lizard Scales – Face – 6 – V2” (BoM)

Face 2: +Nuuna+ – “Halftone Black” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 1.0” – NEW @ Mainstore

Head Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Xia Layer [LeLutka] 002 E” (BoM) – NEW @ Mainstore

Eyes: [CX] – “Osseous Species Eyes” (Gacha, Common)

Ears: [CX] – “Withered Berzerker  Ears” – NEW @ CerberusXing

Ears Mod: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Battle Add-on for [CX] Berzerker Ears” – NEW @ CerberusXing

Face: Izzie’s – “Freckles” & “Wrinkles” (BoM)

Chin Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Tribal #03” (BoM) – NEW @ UniK

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.0.1” – NEW Update!

Body Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Body – Normal [ Maitreya ] 002” (BoM)

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Inked” (Maitreya, Applier, Materials Enabled) – NEW @ Mainstore

Poses & Props

Poses: Wicca Merlin

Set:

22769 – “Sweet Dreams – Are made of this”

22769 – “Un hommage a HR Giger”

22769 – “Tentacle Chair”

.::QUTWORLD –  “3D  – Xeno Raven model mesh::.texture”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

New Evolution Head Line at LeLutka!!!

Today I am very excited to show you one of the 2 new heads of the new LeLUTKA Evolution line. They are to be released at January the 6th, 2020 (today) according to the LeLutka press release.

There will be an introduction price of 3700 L$ until the 20th of January before they will have the LeLutka standard price of 5000 L$.

What first jumped into my eyes when I put on the “LeLUTKa – Erin 1.0” head was the new HUD interface…

I added all of the tabs to one picture from top to bottom buttons) to have a better overview.

The new heads are 100% Bakes on Mesh (BoM), you only will be able to use your older appliers (LeLutka & Omega) for skin, eyes and lashes. Since this new head line has a new HD lip and eyeshadow layer, your old appliers will not work anymore with those new heads. They are really meant to be used for BoM mainly 🙂 As you can see in the first tab – right beside the navigation bar -the new heads have multiple material options with softer and stronger details (it took me a while till i figured out that the feather icon does mean it is the softer version*giggles*). In addition you can still modify glossiness, intensity and environment for your materials with the sliders below.

On the second tab you will see your default lashes that come with the head. 12 lashes were included with the possibility to mix and match the top and the bottom to get your own unique, signature look.

The 3rd tab includes the 12 eye colors you get delivered by default with your new HUD. You now can even have 2 different colored eyes and you can safe applied eyes to the free save slots at the bottom. You as well have the option to switch to baked on mesh versions. In the “Genetics” tab, which  forgot to include on my overview (the sign under under the “play” button on the navigation bar) – so I will add it  HERE as a quick gyazo –  you as well can change the size of your iris and the offset of your eyes. In the same tab you can hide and color your lacrimal caruncle, choose the style of your teeth, play with your ears prominence and as a new feature hide your tongue!

The Teeth/Mouth tab offers you 9 different color and shading options for your teeth with 5 different anatomical variations (Again those you find in th Genetics tab).

The next 2 tabs are the new HD eye makeups and lipsticks – 6 colors each with different materials and the sliders to modify them.

The tab with the “play” button hold all the 23 cool new moods and the 32 new expressions that are now driven by an improved rigg, which as well gives you more options to work on your shape with the “edit appearance” sliders. As well new is the eye/lid section as now you have both eye lids animated along with the eyes, which gives you a way more realistic look. I already tested my Axis HUD as well and that still works perfectly to even adjust those expressions of make your own ones.

Because of BoM, there will be no longer default skins from Glam Affair included, but you get an LeLutka face applier in 4 different tones without brows since they are now applicable with system tattoo layers as well (4 tones included). For todays post I used nevertheless one of the amazing Glam Affair skins that were made for this new heads and as well will be released on the 6th of January. Glam Affair will release 5 new skins that work with both oft the new LeLutka heads (Erin & Nova) perfectly. Each skin comes in the 12 actual skin tones as BoM layers and HUD appliers. Each skin tone comes in A – E versions for the different eye brow colors and one brow-less option (E). I Decided to go with the “Xia Layer [LeLutka] 002 E” for todays post. What is new to those skins as well are the “Universal Layers”, which I have to spotlight in another post soon. The Glam Affair press releases says:

“We’re very excited to launch the Glam Affair Universal System Layers. These are special tattoo layers blended to apply only the face and make up areas of a Glam Affair release to any other skin…not just our own brands! ADD them to your current BoM skin and see how they work!”

I have to admit, it is really worth to play with them even on other skins and see that cool effect! The Universal Layers come in 8 special tone layers with a brows (A) and a brow-less option (B).

For your new LeLUTKA Evolution head, you as well get a new hairbase pack with 4 hairbases in 8 different colors – I had to find out that I can tint hairbases still as back in the old days in your edit outfit window as long as they are modify.

Speaking of tinting.. when I first played with the new LeLutka HUD I was nearly freaking out as I thought we are no longer able to tint the different layers… but then I thank god found the Tint Panel…

… but it is still there under the sweet half colored drop button on the navigation bar!

I am not yet done with all the possibilities and so I guess you will have to read more over the next days/weeks/month about the new heads and my attempts to twist them to be more “Wicca” again with different skins and options, but I wanted to so a quick sneak preview about them already, so you can get as excited as I was when I heard about the new LeLUTKA heads line!

Clothing

Top: [CX] – “Mucronate Top – Leather” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Earrings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Gacha – Earring/Septum Blade – Heart Broke” (Gacha) – NEW @ Kinky // December/January

Glasses: -SU”- – “Poison Sunglasses”

Collar: [CX] – “XenoCircuit – Night” (Maitreya)

Sleeves: [CX] – “Lance Bracers Femme – Black” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair:[KoKoLoReS] – “Oakes”

Makeup & Lipstick: LeLutka – “Erin HUD”(included in the new Erin mesh head) – NEW @ Maistore

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin Head 1.0” – NEW @ Mainstore

Skin: Glam Affair – “Xia Layer [Lelutka] 002 E” (BoM) – NEW @ Mainstore

Wrinkles: Izzie’s – “BOM Layers (Pores & Blemishes)” (BoM)

Freckles: Izzie’s – “BOM Layers (Pores & Blemishes)” (BoM)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Tattoo: Endless Pain Tattoos – “Clarissa” (Maitreya Applier)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“The worst is just around the bend.”

TUNES

“It was a long time ago, longer now than it seems,

In a place that perhaps you’ve seen in your dreams.

For the story that you are about to be told,

Took place in the holiday worlds of old.

Now you’ve probably wondered where holidays come from.

If you haven’t, I’d say it’s time you begun.”

[The Nightmare before Christmas]

Clothing

Outfit: * Les Sucreries de Fairy * – “Sally” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)- NEW @ The Dark Style Fair

Shoes: **UTOPIA@Design** – Sadie” (Maitreya) – NEW @ FaMESHed // October 2019

Accessories

Mask: [Since1975] – “Clown Mask”- NEW @ The Dark Style Fair

Earrings: BLAXIUM – “Nocturna Earrings” – NEW @ The Dark Style Fair

Collar: *PKC* – “Risque Collar”

Rings: *Merlific* – “Back to School Rings” (Maitreya)

Nails: !TBL – “Ingrid Nails” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Dark Style Fair

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.Private” – NEW @ Tres Chic

Faceart: { Speakeasy } – “Moon Child” (Omega Applier) – NEW @ Black Fair

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.4”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Handtattoo: Mug – “Rory Murder” (Omega Applier)

Poses & Props

Pose 1 (with Chainsaw): Belle Poses – “Martha” (Bento)

Pose 2: Poseidon Poses

Set: DRD – “Burtonized Skybox” (only parts of that and a super old item)

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

You only have to look at Her straight on to see Her…

TUNES

“The cavern cracked and groaned. Dirt, rocks, and glow worms rained on their heads. With a wave of panic, Andy swung around and dashed into the next cavern. “Run!” The ceiling collapsed. Behind him, Medusa laughed, her snakes still hissing.”
[A.P. Mobley, The Helm of Darkness]

Finally my favorite season arrived… October is here!!!

Now I can be freaky, scary and dark without being asked if I am ok or being called weird and a freak – not that I do really care during the year, but these days I can feel “normal” *giggles*

So the first one today – kinda my annual brake-free – features some new releases from Salt & Pepper and Nefekalum Tattoos and some of my long time favorites like CURELESS[+], UTOPIA@Design, Avanti and one of our latest releases, as it did fit in so nicely.

First I wanted to do a scary Medusa typical picture and the Salt release her “Guardian” for the Salem event. I t looked so cool, that I could not wait for another post and so I gave myself the challenge to find an idea, how I could use both. The result was the vision of a gatekeeper for an old, mystic cave with lots of cobwebs and spiders.

Recently I love to play with lights and projectors, as well as with new Photoshop tricks a lot. The result is, that I tend to use a plain dark background, to be able to add in some layers and basically try create the background in Photoshop. With additional lights and my new drawing pad it is a lot of fun to play with different brushes and as well even draw parts of it – even if iI really need more practice with that damn pad and pencil. Sometimes It feels even more easy to draw with the computer mouse, even if that sounds ridiculous for those who have more experiences with it.

I always loved strong contrasts. With many of my past pictures I wanted more depth as Second Life had to offer and now finally I found a way how I can do that with some tricks I found in Youtube tutorials. It took a while until they did what I wanted, but for me it was worth the time and I really found new inspiration and motivation with learning new techniques. It felt like unlocking new doors to have more possibilities to achieve what I was looking for a long time. I am still practicing and with every new picture I come closer to what I desire.

I lately was talking to a sweet lady, which I recently feel like a good friend. She does the wonderful sweet and smooth art, which I tried a lot of times but never could do – maybe it just isn’t in me or I did not yet find it… it always feels awkward when I try to do this kind of pictures and moods. She helped me with my tribute for Autumn Rose a lot, as that required exactly that way of art (HERE).

In the past it felt like I would have to have the ability to feature all kind of styles, but the more I turn into my personal favorite direction, the more I feel secure and my pictures do have way more impact  – at least it does feel like that!

I am not saying I will not still try other things, but I took the pressure of myself that I HAVE TO do so. For now I will do enjoy the dark season as much as I can and hope that I can get all my ideas done in time, before the cozy Christmas times will start… or maybe the dark times turn into dark scary “Krismus”? *eyes “The Nightmare before Christmas” DVD over there in the shelf*

Clothing

Outfit: Scandalize – “Nicole Harness” (Maitreya)

Gloves: Wicca’s Originals – “Ryn Gloves (Scales)” (Maitreya)

Stockings: .:Avanti:. – “Ripped Nylons V2” (Maitreya Applier)

Shoes: UTOPIA@Design – “Halloween – V2” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Dragon Skelleton & Spider Legs: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “The Guardian” – NEW @ Salem

Collar: [CX] – “Hell’s Harbinger (Black Out+Gold)” (Maitreya)

Tounge Piercings: LeLutka – “BDYART-TBRBL” (Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Medusa Head Dress” (Part of the Outfit Medusa) – NEW @ UBER

Faceart: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Shaman Series – Fire” (Omega Applier) – NEW

Makeup: alaskametro<3 – “Impressionist” (Omega Applier)

Lipstick: Izzie’s – “Black Lipstick” (Maitreya Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.4”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Eyes: CURELESS[+] – “Seerees Eyes”

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin