A Midsummer Nights Dream 3 Hunt!

RUBY Skins Midsummer Night's Dream 3 Hunt

RUBY Skin's A Midsummer Night's Dream 3 Hunt Gift

Ruby Skins is participating in A Midsummer Nights Dream 3 Hunt just in time for summer 2012. Running June 21st through July 21st, you can find this great hunt prize in the main store at Ruby Skins. Once again, an incredible set of skins, shapes and accessories fitting the fantasy theme of the hunt. Introducing Daphne and Pollux-the Nymph and Satyr.

POLLUX RUBY Skins A Midsummers Night's Dream 3 Hunt Prize

POLLUX RUBY Skins A Midsummers Night's Dream 3 Hunt Prize

DAPHNE RUBY Skins A Midsummers Night's Dream 3 Hunt Prize

DAPHNE RUBY Skins A Midsummers Night's Dream 3 Hunt Prize

 

These two whimsical mythical characters are recreated in Second Life as a Ruby Skins package that includes both avatars (no copy, yes transfer) and all the accessories to make them as realistic as possible. Daphne wears a teasingly sheer dress that shows off her fair skin and petite body. Pollux stands on a set of hairy goat legs with hoofs and features goat horns on his head. The AX-002 Basically Boy AO freebie men’s AO is a perfect fit for Pollux’s nervous disposition and is included in this package. (free) These avatars are perfect for fantasy gameplay, role-play or romping in the summer nighttime forest. Again, Carmella releases an incredible free hunt gift that you cant miss.

Be sure to watch for Daphne and Pollux to be released as Fantasy skins in Carmella’s permanent line after the hunt.

Find us on FLICKR

 

See RUBY Skins Portraits on Flickr

RUBY Skins has a Flickr photo-stream

Carmella and I both love photographing her special collection of unique, realistic skins and shapes so much that she has started a new photo stream on FLICKR. It features many of her complete avatar skin and shapes as well as some of Carmella’s friends and family who also wear her skin designs with custom shapes. As always, her photos are never retouched but use only SL Firestorm viewer settings. You must have a look at http://www.flickr.com/photos/carmellaprofile/sets/72157630034780684/with/7296013750/

comments are open so drop in and leave us a line! Also, Ruby Skins store has a suggestion box available for customers – we pride ourselves on rich customer service and value any feedback. Which has always been positive!

 

Skull and Bones Black Widow Hunt – if you dare….

Skull and Bones Hunt Gift

Ruby Skins announces participation in another great hunt – sponsored by Kastle Rock-Electric Gridwide Hunts. One of many stores with fine hunt gifts, Ruby Skins will not disappoint, offering a complete avatar set that you wont believe!

Almost to “out-do” her last hunt gift, Carmella presents to us her “Kezia 2″ fantasy skin, with special make-up and clothing – all fitting for the Black Widow. Kezia is a very pale skin with sexy shape and she dons special eye makeup for that seductive, widowy look.

She wears a revealing set of silks with a peek-a-boo top but for public dress she can wear the “black widow jewel” to cover her private parts. This is a complete avatar package that you cant beat for the price! (1L)

You must visit the store and do a little hunting – and don’t forget to check out the free Ruby Skins lady and men Group Gift and 10L spring ladies’ special. While you are  there don’t miss a trip to Ruby Intimate for a set of Rosebuds, Peonybuds or Pansybuds to wear with your new Black Widow gift. Perfect for her peek-a-boo top. See you there!

Messing With Skins

The other day it was cold and rainy and I felt like goofing off. It may surprise you to know that I don’t try every new Ruby skin on my shape (shape and skin combos are always made together in my shop) so I tried a few of the young ladies on my own custom shape to see how they looked and snapped a few pictures. It was fun; it’s nice having tons of skins to mess with :)

CAUTION:  I TOOK A LOT OF PICTURES AND ALL ARE UN-RETOUCHED!  TAKEN IN MY STUDIO WITH THE SAME LIGHTING, SAME BACKGROUND AND THEN CROPPED IN PHOTOSHOP.

For those who don’t know what I look like the first picture is just me.

Just me Carmella

Lynn says I wear too much black

 

Understand my skin is a custom that I don’t sell and I tend to tweak it from time to time :P but really not that often and usually they are subtle changes. I tend to experiment with new things on myself to see how they look before I put them into production so I guess you could say there is a little of me in each skin.

I like my current skin not too tan, not too pale. I used to be much more tan and have lightened myself up as I have updated my skin. Sometimes you see people in SL and can’t tell if they are ethnic or just very tan. Also I have a bit of muscle tone, even though you can’t see it in the picture (I have abs :) ) but it is pretty light so I still have a soft look. I wear about 4 different make-ups, a couple of evening shades and then a red and a pink lip for my daily look.

I like the color black. Lynn says I wear it too much so I have been trying to wear brighter colors (well besides red, because that is the other color I wear all the time) but in this shot I thought I should look normal :) So black it is and my favorite shoes, RUBY Pumps (they are just too easy to color change to match your outfit)

So lets see how I look in a few of these.

 

MIRIAM 2

Miriam oh my such a pretty face

The hipbones are great, I think I am a little too "fat" for my ribs to show

I love the Miriam 2 skin. My sister wears it and she looks fabulous :)

I love the face, soo pretty, such beautiful eyes. I am just afraid my sis might think I am trying to be like her (ok sometimes I do).

Miriam 2 has a lighter skin tone than mine but she is also a “skinny” skin made to be worn on a thin shape with minimal boobs, (well that kinda disqualifies me) not that there are anything wrong with small breasts. Mine just aren’t and the skin was made with less shading under and around the breasts.

She also has rib bones showing and I think I am a little too fat for that, but I love the hip bones (/me starts thinking about how she can incorporate those into her current skin)

My sister Carmen wants to do a post about her skin so you may get an opportunity to see how it looks on an appropriate shape; even though it does not look too bad on me overall, just not very realistic for my body type.

Shape and skin together makes for a more realistic look in my opinion. That is why I always sell my skins with a shape. I know many will choose to use their own shapes which is fine, but I like everyone to get an idea of how I envision the skin to be worn As you will see in this post, there is a lot of leeway in a quality skin :)

 

DINAH 2

Dinah looks great such a creamy complexion

So creamy and cute

 

This one surprised me :P , for those who don’t know, Dinah 2 is one of my Fantasy Avatars and is a dwarven female.

I just recently re-released Dinah as an all new skin and she is a fair skinned, natural blonde with light freckles on her face and body. This called for red hair (did I mention I have tons of hair too?)

I really like this one; it changes the way I look and Dinah has boobs that match mine :) but is a softer skin with no muscle definition; maybe a bit more feminine.

I could easily wear the Dinah skin without making any adjustments to my current shape if I wanted to go with a fair complexion.

BTW, Dinah has a killer blond hair-base made right on her skin. If  I wanted to wear an add on ponytail I would not need to wear a tattoo base unless I wanted to have darker hair. The tattoo hair-base included with Dinah covers most of her natural hair (only the sides in front of the ears show some and a few hairs on the back of the neck) and as you can see in the picture, red prim hair looks fine.

 

LYDIA 2

Lydia always makes me feel a little naughty

For some reason she makes you want to be naked

 

Every time I wear the Lydia Avatar I feel a bit naughty but I am not sure why :P

Lydia 2 is a bit taller and more statuesque than me but I think I look good in the skin.She is more tan than me and definitely more defined; she has killer abs.

Sort of a beach bunny; if I wore Lydia it would not be hard to dress because usually she wears very few clothes (shoes are about all she likes) so my husband might not like me running about that way in public :) At home might be a different story)

Blond hair always seems to be the color off choice on Lydia and I don’t own too many of those so that might be expensive for me to switch (well I love hair shopping though) but she fits my shape nicely and her nose and lips look good on me.

One thing that I did not show you here is that Lydia has one of the best, uummm, well lets say “crotch areas” you will ever see. Her skin tends to be the one I choose when shooting for my Intimate products (e.g.; The Orchid) because it has such nice shading.

I guess in certain instances, being naked all the time might not work out for me so maybe I should try another one.

 

NAOMI 2

Naomi- I love her glow

Such a lovely skin tone

I thought I might dip into the Ethnic Line and try on the Naomi 2 and I am glad I did; Naomi looks sweet on me :)

I did have to change my eyes to a pair of RUBY Tiger-eye Eyes. I just did not look right with blue eyes.

Naomi’s body fits me great and she, too has a bit of muscle definition.  I really love the highlighting on her skin; Naomi’s skin was sourced from an actual African skin, not a lighter skin made darker. It really makes a difference (I don’t know if you can see the palms of her hands in the first picture- so cool).

My features really are not correct for the skin, however. If I was to wear it I would need to tweak my nose and mouth a bit to have a more ethnic look which is how the skin was designed. Most people in SL would probably not notice but I am picky.

I am in there with the hair though as nearly all my hair is black :) and Naomi has an awesome cornrow hair-base on her skin.

Click the portrait above though to zoom in on the face-pretty! (psst…I love the lips)

 

 JULIA

Julia has a smooth skin that is very feminine

Oh I think I am feeling a little naughty

 

Julia is so soft and feminine. She comes with a more chubby shape than mine but her skin looks incredible on my shape which adds a softness to me and makes me feel sexy.

Julia is very pretty in the face too with thin, auburn brows and a smooth complexion. I had to wear auburn hair to complete my look.

Even-though she is fair, she is not too light and it really compliments the reddish hair. She has nice cleavage that I felt compelled to show off; actually she made me feel a little naughty and I wore a dress so short it was more of a long shirt but she has pretty legs.

Again, I would not need to change my shape at all to wear Julia. She is one of those skins that is super versatile. I think if someone’s boobs were smaller I would not recommend the skin but really anyone with a medium to large chest she looks great on. This is because the Julia skin is made for a heavier shape. She might even look good for those who are pregnant (perish the thought) because she has such a smooth tummy.

My post is getting a bit long but I want to show you one more that I simply loved (maybe I will do a second post sometime with the half dozen others I tried on).

 

TIRZAH 2

Tirzah has such an exotic look

I love the glow and exotic look

 

Tirzah 2 knocked me out! She was so exotic looking with her ethnic, olive skin tone and dark smoky eyes.

I love the glow this skin has and I had to show you her tummy. It makes me want to go find the belly dancing animations and some silks :P

My nose is not very ethnic and would look better with a little tweaking; maybe raise the bridge a little and enlarge it a couple of notches. I think I would look good with a bit fuller lip as well.

I did change my eyes by putting on a pair of RUBY Real Emerald Eyes mainly because they matched my shirt :) (isn’t that great about SL you can change eyes to match an outfit instead of getting outfits the match your eyes).

I love making ethnic skins because SL has so few (most are the lighter skins darkened and toned to make it appear ethnic).

It was fun trying on RUBY Skins because not only do you get to look at each unique face but the bodies are all different too; each with it’s individual style.

 

IN CONCLUSION

I have pictures of Salome2, Debra2, Michal, and others that were great and I will try and do another post on them sometime. I might even show everyone what I did to my current skin after I did all this (yes I tweaked myself).

Maybe I will talk my husband into trying on some guy skins and I will take his picture and do a post (he is awfully cute in his current skin though :) ) Until then jump down to RUBY Skins http://slurl.com/secondlife/Axel/124/247/106 and grab an armful of demos for yourself (or you can find the big box of demos on Marketplace) and see what kind of exotic look you can come up with :)

Carmella Ruby – RUBY Skins & Intimate

 

RUBY SKINS GETS A FACELIFT

Carmella has taken a break from rolling out incredible skins just long enough to renovate the store. Ruby Skins, located amidst the picturesque Ruby Lake with fishing and special prizes just waiting to be caught, now has an even more unique look.

Ruby SKins

Ruby Skins entrance

Carmella is well known for carving out a special niche in SL …providing unique skins and shapes – complete avatars – like no others. Her creations are realistic but also include hard-to-find looks. And now it is easier to find what you are looking for!

Store Directory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Products are arranged per type of skin and shape. Directions are easy to follow, printed right on the floor in front of you with a path right where you want to go! As always, shoes, accessories, eyes, specials and other exciting Ruby inventory is on the second level of the store – including the best FREEBIES you will find in SL.

Ruby SKins stairway

Ruby Skins Stairway

 

Carmella has made it easy to locate the unique style you are looking for – young, fantasy, male, female, elderly or ethnic. You will not find more realistic looking skins with live proportioned shapes anywhere. And you will be shocked at the pricing for such high quality products.

 

The store is shopping like you’ve never seen. So often you find vendors placing their products in gigantic stores, where flying serves you better than walking. Ruby Skins is easy to navigate. And Carmella prefers not to rearrange the store, making shopping for her return customers easy.

Ruby Skins upstairs

Ruby Skins upstairs

In addition to skins and shapes, Carmella makes some of the neatest accessories for your avatar. Glasses, hats, shoes, boots, eyes, jeans, dresses and tops…there is even a set of cool tans to give your skin a little “sunkissed” look! Ruby Skins also features seasonal specials, a complete avatar for the unbelievable price of $10L!!! Carmella doesn’t skimp on the gifts, freebies and hunt prizes. She makes it worth the while to get a bargain.

Ruby Skins 3

Ruby Skins Foyer

Ruby Skins participates in only the best hunts; reputable, with good customer service. You can always find the hunt information right where you rezz in. There, you also find her great customer service team signboards as well as other useful information.

And we must not forget the landmark to Ruby Intimate. Carmella makes the most realistic gender enhancements you will find in SL. If you want fake looking sex organs, forget Ruby Intimates. Because you will be amazed when you see the Orchid and Seargant enhancements. And you can test them on the wall right in the store!

Ruby Skins upstairs

Ruby Skins accessories

At Ruby Intimate, nudity is always allowed :) (Age verified only)

You can count on quality, good customer service, great prices and uniqueness at Ruby Skins. And a wonderful store to showcase all the great products they have to offer.

 

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Ruby Skins, Ruby Lake and sign

 

 

If you have time, be sure to pick up your rod and reel and step over to Ruby Lake for some fishing. Carmella has stocked the lake with some great prizes for you avid anglers.

Inside the store, dont miss the group joiner to keep up on all the latest activity with new and updated products for Ruby Skins. Carmella wont spam you. We all hate spam and constant, silly ads. She only sends announcements on new products, updates and specials.

 

Ruby Store

Ruby Skins Store

Dont miss the new and improved Ruby Skins in Axel. You will appreciate the neat shopping experience and most of all the unique skins and avatars at incredible prices you will find there. It’s worth the trip just to see the store!

Bourbon Street 2 & Year of the Dragon Meet RUBY Skins!

If you love the party of Mardi Gras and the flair of the Orient, then 2 special hunts may interest you. Bourbon Street2 and Year of the Dragon are having awesome hunts and in honor, Ruby Skins is contributing an incredible set of gifts for both men and women.

Bourbon Street 2 Hunt runs Jan. 21-Feb 21st.

Mardi Gras gifts

Women's Bourbon Street Hunt gift

Ruby Skins Intimate presents Women’s “fat” nipples, made especially for flashing those boobies during Mardi Gras.

Bourbon Street men's gift

Bourbon Street men's gift

For the guys, a sexy, realistic looking penis (non-scripted). Both are manually resizeable and tintable. Each come with a set of transferable beads to celebrate the season. You’ll love both of these gifts because, as the un-retouched pictures show,  they are the most realistic looking Intimate gender enhancements you will find. Mardi Gras gifts located at Ruby Intimate Main Store.

 

If the Orient is more your style , check out this great hunt gift from the Year of the Dragon Hunt running Jan 23-Feb 23. A lovely Asian avatar, Dragon Lady, complete with shape, silks and an exotic Dragon tattoo across her back.

Dragon Lady

Or for the gentlemen a hot Asian Karate Master avatar, complete with pants, belt, sandals and featuring a Dragon/Tiger tattoo on his upper back.

Year of the Dragon gift located at Ruby Skins Main Store.

You will love this set of hunt gifts – just look for the mask or the baby dragon hatching from an egg to get your gifts.

Peasant and Princess; Between Tradition and Love

Tirzah & Hashem

Ruby Skins present Tirzah & Hashem - wonderful ethnic skin/shape combos

Coming to second life from an exotic place – Tirzah and Hashem have stolen away to be together – something forbidden by their families at home. Heartbroken by plans of an arranged marriage, Tirzah betrays her family through her love for another man – Hashem. She must choose between family and secret love, leaving all that she knew behind. Hashem, a poor peasant boy, loved her the moment he laid his eyes on her exotic, dark eyed, sensual face. Knowing he could never have her for his own, he had given up hope yet..when their eyes met in the courtyard he could not help but notice her glance seemed more than a passing look.

Hashem & Tirzah

A peasant in love with a princess

 

 

His heart melted when, after looking to see if anyone noticed her, she sent a slight smile his way. She knew declining an arranged marriage was not an option. Money had been payed and arrangements had already been made. To be caught acknowledging another boy could cost her dearly and could cost him his very life.

 

Hashem and  Tirzah

Tirzah watches Hashem from above

 

 

Days passed as Princess Tirzah noticed this simple peasant boy, so handsome and rugged. She could not help the feelings inside her heart – betraying her family, her royalty and her secure future. Yet this boy, this man, was all she could think about.

 

The days passed and each time she saw him her heart leaped until one day he approached her from behind in the market alley. He had to get close to her; even if it cost him his life because it was not worth living anyway apart from her. But was he wrong? Would she call the guards?  Words were not necessary as she turned and their eyes met. As she frantically looked around to see if anyone saw them, his eyes never left her face. At that moment he didn’t care who saw them. He would lay down his life for this beauty.

Tirzah & Hashem

Suddenly, in the alleyway, they meet.

At that instant a runaway  horse drawn taxi rounded the alley corner and came straight toward the startled couple. Hashem’s mind raced as he feared for the life of this special woman who had captured his heart. He boldly leaped and grabbed her, pulling her from the path of sure death to land on a soft pile of silk pillows and rugs in the marketplace. Hearts pounding, matching the pounding sound of the horses’ hoofs fading down the alley, they held each other amidst the silks. Quickly, he softly pressed his lips to hers.

Tirzah & Hashem

Saved from certain death, Hashem steals a kiss from the Princess

 

“Take me from this place” she whispered thickly. “Save me from a life of unhappiness”. “They would kill us both my princess” said Hashem, already feeling the blade of death on his neck. “We must escape together” she claimed in a hushed voice. ” I would do anything for you”, said Hashem, desperately planning their escape. “Meet me tonight, at midnight, at the wells of Midian and we shall cross the wasteland together. “I will”, Tirzah vowed. ” I will be there”.

 

Tirzah & Hashem

Fleeing across the wastelands

 

 

 

In the dark of night with a golden moon shining at their backs across the land, two lovers fled across the wastelands beyond Midian. Leaving all behind, they left with only a small pack which Hashem carried.  ”I have some money”, she offered as they hurried away from the only life they had known. “It will help us”, he assured her. “God will help us.” she added. “Where will we go?” she asked fearfully. “I know a place”, said Hashem. “A place where we will walk freely, be whoever we want to be, never to be found by anyone here. Free to love each other forever, my princess”.

Hashem and Tirzah

The Portal of Virtuality

 

 

 

As they travelled across the desert, in love, hearts wondering of their future, they came to their destination – the Portal of Virtuality. “Are you sure?” asked Hashem. ” Very sure”, she replied. Their eyes were wide as they looked into the swirling mass of red and gold, flashing with lightening and blue stars. Not looking back, they ran forward, swept into the portal. Holding eachother’s hands they felt themselves falling, seemingly forever.

 

Feet touching the ground again, they both felt a cold gust of air as they noticed the land was covered in a powdery white substance. “What is it?” asked Tirzah worriedly.”This must be what is called snow”, said Hashem, as he noticed the tiny white flakes falling softly around them as they stood together in the silent, twinkling night. “I’ve heard about it.” he added. Smiling, she embraced him and said, “It is wonderful”.

Tirzah & Hashem

Safe across the realms into Second Life

As they held one another, they heard the faint sound of bells in the distance. They began to sway gently catching their breath. Gathering their strength and courage, they turned and set out into the night, dreaming of what might be beyond. You too can live the adventures of Hashem and Tirzah. They are found at Ruby Skins, awaiting a your dreams for them in their Second Life.

Festus Gets an Update

 

Festus 2

Festus 2

With the discontinuation of our “value” skins line, Grandpa Festus has gotten a refreshing–yes, as newer and more realistic techniques of skin production develops, skins get a revamp or refreshing. Festus is no exception! He has the same shape as before, just an even better skin, complete with age lines, liver spots, head texture and other distinguishing marks of an elderly skin as seen above.

 

Festus 1

The Festus value version

The first Festus is shown here at right. His new brows add a more distinguished senior look as he peers out from below them. The wisdom lines on his face tell the story of this interesting man if you care to read them.

 

Lois 2

Lois 2

 

 

His “mate” Lois also had her update and looks better than ever. Lois and Festus are popular skin and shape combos, mainly due to the fact that they aren’t very, very  old but more “early senior years” aged.

 

 

With a serious lack of older looking and ethnic skin and shapes available in SL, the senior and ethnic skins and shapes at Ruby Skins is something Carmella pays much attention to. People desire an avatar or alt avatar that is closer to their age and have unique looks often times. Therefore creating faces that “look just like someone you know” is a must.

Same Old Same Old? (Barbie and Ken get the Boot)

Uniqueness is said to be the hallmark of SL. One has the ability to create an avatar to be completely unique. Even some of the best SL designers have recommended when starting a business to avoid “copy catting” and to design things that are totally the artist’s unique creation. In terms of personality, we cannot help but be unique. When it comes to our bodies and skins, we are naturally unique. Down to the last freckle, scar, blemish and gray hair. Yet unfortunately, when you look around in SL, is this what you often see?

Men's faces in SL

Random men in SL

 

 

 

In a comparison of random men’s faces, patterns of similarity are clear. Men’s faces tend to include dark hair, blue eyes, goatees, and square jawlines. Dimples appear popular as well. Though the shapes of these men are not shown, they are all quite similar.

 

 

Certainly clothing and accessory style can make the avatar unique. But  SL lovers are at the mercy of shape and skin designers to help create various unique avatar characteristics. Unless of course one delves into attempting their own shape and skin creation. So why is it then when we look at women, but especially men avatars, so many  look alike? There has evolved  a “standard” in shape and skin making. That standard is something we all can admit to seeing:  men with huge, broad shoulders, tiny waists and heads, giant arm and leg muscles. Women with large breasts and even larger hips and buttocks, and of course pouffy lips, long, thin necks and alien eyes. Oddly, many SL avatars end up looking like RL people who have had plastic surgery! Barbie and Ken were great as children but can we graduate to realistic, attractive and shapely avatars for SL? And by attractive, that means even for the plus sized, elderly or ethnic preferences.

The answer is that we certainly can. One of the luxuries in SL is that anyone can play with shapes. The categories and sliders make it easy in the SL browsers. One just has to find a modifiable shape to start with. But many of us may not have the “eye” to create something realistic to the human body. Especially given SL limitations. One way to experiment is to find a modifiable shape that seems to be close to the desired outcome, copy it and then make modifications that are unique. It can be fun to let your avatar loose or gain weight, change cheekbone structure or get a boob job. It is important to keep in mind however, that good skins are created on a frame or shape that is unique for the skin.

Nose distortions

Nasal folds

Great distortions in the shape will stretch a skin or create hills and valleys that do not match the shading of the skin. A common distortion appears surrounding nose shape. Unfortunately SL offers little variation for unique nose appearance. Making adjustments there can create distortions. If the nose tip is too low, as shown in the first picture, small folds appear just against the outer edge of the nostril and the nostril holes will appear pinched from below.

Belly distortions

Too large of a belly causes stretching

 

Similarly, those desiring a larger belly could find not only stretching in a skin not made for that type of shape, but also bulges that begin to appear and a distinct line across the belly.  A truely great skin will make the illusion of a larger belly in the texture itself, therefore eliminating the need to distort the shape.

Necklines

Extreme jaw settings cause pointy chins

 

 

 

Sleek facial proportions are created with minimal settings most often. The jaw setting should create a straight line between the neck and chin. Maximization of the jaw depth will distort the look of the profile, creating a pointy, harsh, chin and neckline.

large buttox

Buttox settings should stay conservative to avoid distortion

Large hips and butts are desired in SL by many. To get the greatest, most natural effect, the skin itself should create the illusion of largeness. Using shadowing and texture with expertise can achieve that illusion. If butt settings are maximized, a regular skin is stretched, ruining the shadowing and the shape. It becomes contorted, causing bumps and bulges. In addition, a conservative butt and belly size will make clothing fit much easier. SL clothing designers are not using base shapes that are large in belly or butt.

Many shapes sold in SL are highly overpriced and often are not realistic in appearance. Pay a reasonable price for a shape that is modifiable and if editing is desired, make tiny adjustments that will go a long way in creating a unique appearance that matches your skin. The best option is to shop for a great shape that needs no adjustment and comes with a skin made for the shape. And certainly, lighting is a big factor in how a skin looks. Movement away from the norm in SL and using special preset windlighting can create harsh lines and features on all skins no matter the quality.

Body textures

The difference is in the texture

To reveal the true effect texture has on appearance of the avatar on the shape, examine here 2 shapes and 3 skins. The first and second body from the left are the same shape. The first has the “Anna2″ skin, which is a younger, plump skin. Body 2 has “Huldah” skin which is a plumper, elderly, lady texture. Body three and four are a slightly plumper shape. Body three is the “Abigail” skin, which is a younger, plump, lady texture. Body 4 has the same “Anna2″ skin as body 1. Dramatic is how to describe the difference in the look of the avatars in this example. Even the same “Anna2″ skin looks quite different (body 1 and 4) on different shapes. You would be suprised to know that the size settings for the belly, breasts and buttox on both of these shapes are quite conservative. To fully appreciate what expert use of texture can do, note the breast sag on body 2 for the elderly lady. Breast shape like this by adjusting the avatar shape alone is impossible. It is the texture of the skin that makes the shape come alive.

Simon

A great skin/shape combo looks real

Appearance is an important part of your presentation in SL. Make the most of it by develooping a naturally unique looking avatar, complete with style, personality and passion.

Note: all photos presented are un-retouched!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

RUBY Skins Joins Candy Cane 3 Hunt

RUBY Skins is pleased to to join the 3rd Candy Cane Hunt November 21 – December 25, 2011.

We will be offering a couple of very nice prizes for those who find the Candy Cane Mug. In each mug you will find a Men’s gift and a Lady’s Gift.

 

Everything is included you see in the picture except Candy’s hair (that you can find at Calico Creations) We are introducing the RUBY Studded Bikini in the hunt and it will soon be available in several different colors in the store and on Marketplace. I have yet to set a price, but expect cost at around L$40 each. I will update the post when they are ready.

Mark your calendars and get ready to hunt starting November 21! At only L$1 for two nearly complete avatars from RUBY Skins you can’t go wrong :)

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