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Brandy Rasmuson

Iris, you created a very lovely shape, and you've given some nice pointers for someone looking to make a curvier shape. Being full-figured in SL is all I've known really as I started out that way my first day, and I'm still really happy with my decision. I credit my shape for making me so comfortable modding prims since I had to learn early on how to fit anything.

Nightbird Glineux

I think there's a kind of "vicious cycle" going on. We buy the barbie doll shapes because that's what is available. Sellers only offer barbie doll shapes because that is what they see selling.

I bought a selection of shapes from In Great Shape, which unfortunately is no longer in business. They definitely don't fit the barbie doll stereotype!

Doreen Garrigus

Iris, your new curvier shape is lovely and feminine. Mind you, I don't see anything wrong with the Barbie Doll style avatar---I just object to *every* avatar being shaped like that, as a default. We vary a great deal. Our avatars should be able to vary as much as(if not more than)we do.

I only have one question, now: How tall is your avatar?

KickMe Sideways

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Hi Iris, love your new look! I also agree with Doreen here. I think if there were more fuller shapes available, "some" would love to try those.
Two things here:
1) I was at Gnubie and one new female was there with a larger bottom, she said she liked her larger bottom and that she wanted to keep that shape. I had given her one of my cousins shapes (which was taller and thinner ( she added bust and bottom)) that she made, and this new av loved the new look.
2) My cousin makes shapes in SL and has been making the fuller shapes. She also cannot stand 100% of the female AV's to all have the same sizes. So she is making a line of "Large and in Charge" Shapes for those wanting something alittle larger but not overly done.

Also she has made Daisy Mea shape which (and you can guess) is a "Country Girl" shape that is 10% bow legged. For those Horse loving people *smiles* (I thought it was a good idea!) that want to "LOOK" that part.
I added a SLURL in the URL place, I hope that is correct for anyone wanting to stop by and take a look. Mind you, she has just started and is making custome shapes as well, so there isn't that many to choose from ATM.

KickMe Sideways

Well Poo! The SLURL didn't take, so here it is:

L&K Designs @Jayzee Beach

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Jayzee%20Beach/183/20/22

Kedawen Darrow

I was inspired to work on making my avatar more realistic after reading this article. Its something I've wanted to do for a long time, and have tried to do but without very good results. Thanks Iris, for the tips.

Here is my before and after.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/geekilicious/2737418278/

Hamlet Au

Cool, Kedawen! Would love to feature that image here if that's OK.

kesseret

This article may be of interest. Marissa and I, like Brandy (who has a gorgeous shape!) are thicker avs and there's a whole bunch of us.
http://marissaracecourse.com/2008/06/03/you-mean-you-chose-to-be-fat-body-image-in-a-virtual-world/

Anyway, great article and so sorry I missed a killer article of my interest... note to self: stop working and more Second Life ;-)

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