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.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/strawberrysingh/17842917941

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.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/strawberrysingh/17077995707

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.

Broken Ankle Fix - Ankle Lock StrawberrySingh.com Broken Ankle Fix – Ankle Lock

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 available in my marketplace store, so to get the update, just purchase it again and you will be sent the new version. Or you can contact me inworld and I’ll send you an update.

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

Strawberry Singh

Strawberry Singh has been a virtual world resident since 2007. She is a virtual worlds explorer, blogger and vlogger.

12 thoughts on “Fun with Mesh Heads

  • May 21, 2015 at 10:50 am
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    I’ve become the same way with mesh bodies and heads. I’m a long time SL resident and am attached to my classic look. Now though personal mesh is looking better and better.

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  • May 21, 2015 at 12:29 pm
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    Hi Berry,

    Lovely post! I do have a question for you. Regarding the lashes, especially up in photo #1 . Are those actual lashes that you are wearing or are they photoshopped in? If so, where did you get the lashes and do they work with the mesh heads really? Or are they just good for photo’s? Any help is much appreciated!

    Blush

  • May 21, 2015 at 12:30 pm
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    Hi Blush, those lashes are the ones that come with the mesh head.

  • May 21, 2015 at 1:20 pm
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    I love those corn rows. Discord has done similar styles mixing in the tattoo skullcap to great effect but what you have there is stunning! I ended up with all four mesh bodies and mostly wear Lara these days. I just want to wait a bit longer on mesh heads, to get the best likeness to my present head and just to ensure I get the one with best support.

    Do the mesh ears really fit so seamlessly?

    Finally, I want those DirtyStories pasties!!

  • May 21, 2015 at 1:38 pm
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    Hey Paypabak, actually no, the ears are not seamless, but are pretty close to it. I only blended them in slightly. But thank you for reminding me, I should have mentioned that in the post. I’ve updated the post with a raw shot so you can see how they fit.

    The DirtyStories pasties are truly the best things ever!

  • May 22, 2015 at 10:30 am
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    I know what you mean. I love my Lara body and going back to the blocky system body isn’t happening unless I absolutely have to. I got a Stella head for an rp character and it really is gorgeous. Just waiting now for one that feels more like “me” for my normal avatar and that will be complete.

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  • May 29, 2015 at 1:26 pm
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    The Lelutka heads are the best I’ve seen so far.
    Some of the Flickr/blogging fashinistas looked really good in them. I wrote “looked” because in the past few days some of them have been posting with their original default heads. Fad?

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  • June 23, 2017 at 11:12 am
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    Hi Strawberry I love following your blogs they are so informative, what i would like to know is what shape did you use for the pic 1 on this with the cornrows, was the body shape one of your own that you sell on MP ?

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