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Fun with Mesh Heads

fun with mesh heads (click here for a raw shot)

I’ve realized that in the past few weeks I’ve been wearing the LeLutka mesh heads more often than my own classic avatar face. I never thought it would happen where I would start to prefer a mesh head. I think just the quality and being able to play around with all of the skins, tones and makeups being released is so much fun.

I barely have to liquify and process images as much now. The only processing I’ve done in these images really is a bit of sharpening and I also played with lighting. (UPDATE: I also blended the ears, see raw shot)

I’ve always loved taking headshots but mesh heads have taken that to a whole other level.

afterglow

I feel that the heads also look great from every angle, especially the side profiles. I’m wearing both the Karin and Stella heads in these pictures. Those two are definitely my most favorite out of the bunch.

On the LeLutka blog you can find a list of all the designers that are currently making, or in the process of making, skins specifically designed for these heads.

come into my bedroom honey...

LeLutka has also released 6 hairstyles that are made just for these heads. The cornrows I’m wearing in the first image are one of them. I can’t get over how sharp and clear the hairbases look. Please note that these hairstyles are rigged so it will be difficult to wear them with a classic avatar head.

whatever i want

I love that Second Life gives us an opportunity to be anything we want to be. I may not have the most perfect features in the real world, but at least I can have them in the virtual world.

As much of a pain all these body parts were to get used to at first, now that I have the hang of it, it has brought a new level of fun to playing dress up.

FREE Broken Ankle Fix - Ankle Lock StrawberrySingh.com Broken Ankle Fix – Ankle Lock v2.0

Off topic, but I wanted to thank two people for helping me out recently. With the help of two lovely ladies, Whirly Fizzle and Lucia Nightfire, I have updated my ankle lock. They have assisted me in updating the script in the lock. It works more efficiently now because it has a better way of running a looped animation. I’ve had several people test it out doing various things and it seems to be running smoothly. It is still FREE in my marketplace store, so to get the update, just purchase it again and you will be sent the new version.

Credits:
1st Pic:
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.1 by Jadenart
*Skin: Glam Affair Africa tone by Aida Ewing (Skin Megan with Lotte Lips)
*Mesh Ears: [MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season5 by kikunosuke Eel
*Hair: .LeLutka.Ciara by Thora Charron
*Tattoo: Letis Tattoo : Inermis Sleeves : Maitreya HUD by Leti Hax
*Necklace: Forge ESME GOLD by Deccan Arida (@TFC)(SLurl)

2nd Pic:
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.1 by Jadenart
*Skin: Glam Affair India tone by Aida Ewing (Karin Skin Applier)
*Mesh Ears: [MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season5 by kikunosuke Eel
Hair: Dura-Boys&Girls 55 Dark 6 color by chiaki Xue
*Tattoo: Letis Tattoo : Algol : Maitreya HUD by Leti Hax

3rd Pic:
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.1 by Jadenart
*Skin: *YS&YS* Ginny  Tone 4 by Monicuzza Babenco (@ Shiny Shabby)
*Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Fresh mess by M4ri1yn Magic (@ Shiny Shabby)
*Tattoo: Letis Tattoo :: Tau Puppis Maitreya HUD by Leti Hax

4th Pic:
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN v1.1 by Jadenart
*Skin: Glam Affair India tone by Aida Ewing
*Mesh Ears: [MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season5 by kikunosuke Eel
*Hair: Truth Harley by Truth Hawks
*Tattoo: Letis Tattoo : Tau Puppis : Maitreya HUD by Leti Hax
Pasties: .DirtyStories. Dirty Nipple Covers by DontLeaveMeAlone
Panties: Muka Wicca Thong by Muka Release
Rings: Izzie’s – Celestial Midi Rings (silver) by Izzie Button

8 Years of Second Life

It’s Berry’s 8th rezday today and I’m starting to feel quite old. When I first found Second Life, I was in my mid-twenties; quite immature, naive and still discovering myself. After 8 years, I still feel immature and naive and that I have lots more to discover. But I also feel like I have grown. […] Continue reading →

Your Skin

(click here for a raw shot) If you already own a LeLutka mesh head or the Maitreya Lara Body, you may have noticed that there was an update to both of these items yesterday. If you didn’t receive the update, just wear them and it will be automatically sent to you. The updates are not […] Continue reading →

Double Threat Meme

(click here for a raw shot) Today’s meme has nothing to do with the urban dictionary definition of double threat. I stole this meme from an old real life blog, but kind of changed it up a bit for Second Life residents. Meme instructions: Share your answers to the following suggestions. Don’t forget to link […] Continue reading →

Long Live the Queen!

Whenever I put on any kind of crown in Second Life, I admit to feeling a bit like royalty. Who wouldn’t though with this crown? It’s just magnificent! Below is a full shot of the crown because even though I love the closeup shot of my face, I really did want to show you the […] Continue reading →

Black & White

I always struggle with black and white photos so I’m going to try and practice them more often. I feel like in the past I didn’t put enough black into them so I tried to do that more this time but now I think there is too much black lol. I always admire Bear Silvershade‘s […] Continue reading →

First & Recent Challenge

Don’t make fun of my newbie pic! :P Meme instructions: Share a side by side comparison of your first blog picture beside a recent picture of your avatar. Don’t forget to share the link to your image in the comments and add your pictures to the Blog Memes flickr group. I believe this meme idea […] Continue reading →

Events & Weekly Roundup

Events this week Instead of doing a Friday Find this week, I figured I would cover some recent shopping events you can visit instead. Uber – started on February 25th with the theme Boho. (Uber SLurl) Sneak Peek – started February 25th (Sneak Peek SLurl) FaMESHed – starts March 1st (FaMESHed SLurl) The Arcade Gacha […] Continue reading →

Tattoo Heaven

(click here for a raw shot) I recently went on a massive shopping spree at Letis Tattoo so you’ll be seeing me very inked for a while. I think out of all the ones I bought though, this one is my absolute favorite. I am wearing the tattoo layer for my face and then I […] Continue reading →

Second Life Motivational Meme

Have you guys seen those motivational posters before where people take an image and put a black border with some motivational text around it? These posters are supposed to have positive behavioral effects. I thought it would be an interesting experiment if we got together and created some positive motivational posters for Second Life. Then […] Continue reading →

Movie Character Meme

I was recently watching a movie and then Mr. Jefferson and I started chatting about how much we both loved it so of course I had to get us to dress up as the main characters and turn this into a meme! Can you guess which movie I’m talking about and which characters we are? Meme […] Continue reading →