Plunge & Grunge Shirts
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Archive for My Brands
oh, hai! I made some shirts!
I cannot put into words how long I spent drawing and redrawing seams. And that was before i even started drawing the dip-dye effect. Yes all of that is hand done. With a tablet. My hand is cramped up like a arthritic T-rex
In a wide range of dark, autumnal, or acidic colors, I think they look pretty nifty, and im pleased with my first foray into clothing
P.S. If you want Arcade stuff, checkout the yard sales.
I think that the big fashion houses in Second Life take themselves WAY too seriously, with haute couture names and slick logos, or the hippy-dippy monikers and crunchy granola decor; its all getting very pretentious. I think that people need to lighten up. That’s why I’m creating a NEW clothing brand so that whenever I feel like making clothes, I have some way to share them.
I can’t guarantee that I’ll be able to churn out professionally occlusion mapped mesh seasonal wear at the same rate as the big names, but I’ll spend forever hand drawing things, and I’ll finish them to the absolute best quality I can. I’m not going to restrict myself to high fashion gowns, grungy emo neko gear, flowey boho things, or bimbotastic skank wear. You will get ball gowns on Tuesday, and by Thursday I’ll release video gamer tees. I’m just going to make whatever I want, whenever I want, and hope that some people like it.
My brand is called cereal underpants. No, its not capitalized. No, it doesn’t have a thin, sans-serif logo in dark grey imposed over a lighter grey gradient background. No, I won’t overprice the clothes so that when you walk in, you think, “are you fucking kidding me? I’m not paying L$500 for a pair of fucking socks.” Here’s what you can expect: Fun. Quality. Randomness. Reasonable prices. And maybe, one day, an explanation of the evolution of the name.
I’m pretty excited.
So, I thought I’d take a quick detour from my norm and try my hand at clothes. Drawing seams and hemlines is NOT fun.. been doing it ALL day. fecking seams.
So my friend Ori is trying to talk me into making skins again (I lurves you Oir!). I was all gung-ho about it, but now that I’ve really looked into it, I soooo don’t want to. Making the SKIN is pure hell. The makeup is the only part I care about. I’m seriously tempted to make a totally alliterative skin, that look more like the vector images I make. It would be weird but could be cool.
What I really want to do is make mesh crap. I love the idea of mesh, but I have software issues. I only know how to model in 3ds, but my version is too old to work properly with the mesh plugins. I can export the models into blender, but I have no idea how to texture in blender. And everyone is so secrititive bout how they do things that i cant really ask anyone without them getting all RWAR or wanting to charge me umpteen billion dollars. makes me nuts, because i know how to make things look awesome in 3ds.
I want cake.
I’m diving into SL architecture again. I think that SL architecture really needs a shake-up. Badly. For a few reasons:
It’s a virtual world, which means nothing is real, so why are we holding so tightly to the realistic constructs of physics, weather and time? Why do all houses and stores have to have the basic all enclosing walls, doors and roofs. Are we warding off mud flinging Read the rest of this entry »
Dear Valued Customers,
please Note that some complications have arisen with the gift cards you have received form me with association to skin fair 2008.
To redeem the cards, please ignore the instructions on the back of the card.
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An update from the depths of an offline SL and a hangover!
Vanity Universe’s Skin Fair 2008 has been extended one more week because of the downtime today! hooray!
Also, I have purchased a small plot of land and i have set up a satellite store which will function as a secondary outlet, complete with a direct TP and the kind of music that inspires me to create the things i create.
Keep your eyes peeled for Relay For Life skins! I will be creating 4 skins for this, and I am undecided as to whether or not they will be RFL exclusive content. I hate limiting my content. We shall see what happens!
So! 2 more feral skins out last night. I’ll just post thumbnails. Can’t type much more.. my cat clawed a hole in one of my typing fingers >_<.