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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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Pussycat Catnap

Not a bad skin to see you use there. Its looks more like a deep tan on a Caucasian than some other ethnic group - but that is probably the shape and hair talking. Thought the highlights around the blush also lend to that impression. It is nonetheless visually nice.

Skin makers are usually working with a small list of base files, that they alter and recolor for effect. As a result you kind of have to pick one for the ethnicity they specialize in. I wouldn't shop at 'LS Store' for a Caucasian skin, even though he offers them, for reasons similar to why I might not go to LAQ for an African, South East Asian, or Native American look (the skin screenshotted above -almost- seems Thai or Burmese due to the shape, but the blush then becomes an issue again).

- You've got to hit every layer and adjust highlights, shadows, and placement of things like lips in order to go from one ethnic look to another for a skin. If you just recolor the major layers, you end up with something like the blush issue above.

coldLogic is popular, and I buy a lot there - but its about 2 to 3 times more expensive than much of its equally well done competition... If someone were getting started, I'd send them to JANE right next door first.

As a Neko, I can't speak for shoes. I've got claws going.

Pussycat Catnap

Hair:
For hair I would send someone looking for an African look to Discord Designs. All Mod and super low price. Plenty of Caucasian looks as well. Only a few new mesh offerings- but these are the ONLY mesh hairs for Africans in SL at this point that I have found.

Hair Studio One's offering at Hair Fair is also good, but you can't remove the script all the way (the touch script stays even after deletion of the rest), and its super pricey. The African hairs sold at Hair Fair are -not- offered in the regular shop.

For a Native American look, .EMO - also good for fantasy and Caucasian / Asian. But at that point there might be mesh options elsewhere that are better. I don't know.

foneco zuzu

Discord is for all:) Im very blonde and loed the phoenix;)
But don't forget to check wasabi shop at the Hair fair as well as Vanity:)
(hehehe i got quite a few mesh hair now)!
As skins, Laq is as always, q very safe choice, same with Beleza, Redgrave and more, still I's a Gala Phoenix user since i can remember;)
Shoes is a diff thing, i just care for 1 thing when buying shoes (and thats why yesterday i spent 580L on a single pair of sneakers!).
Can i make them unscripted?
No matter how good or how many fucntions they allow, if scripts can't be removed, then the shoes are not worth a single L!

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