So let me start by saying I’m not much of a writer. Thankfully I’m not trying to write really. It’s more of me talking about my art and how this process made me a better artist. I first just kinda heard about it and said oh that sounds fun, but next thing I know I’m thinking hard about what I’m doing and trying to think outside the box as it were. So I guess I’ll show each pic and talk about each one maybe a sentence or two about my thoughts on each pic. Some are silly thoughts others are deeper (which is a big deal as I’m usually about as deep as the shallow end of a pool). So enough of my rambling lets get to the photos =)
A is for Aqua. Ok so to tell the truth I really like shooting pics with water in them. So it was easy to decide to take this pic. Not much more to tell here.
B is for beach babe bikini and boat. So for this one I was like look I can put all these b words together! Also I thought this could look good and my avi is kinda cute. So I just figured it would be a fun piccy to do. I also liked how the shadow fell on my avi.
C is for car. I went to a car store and found this pretty car to take a pic of. Only thing I remember is that it was a hard shoot to set up just how I wanted it.
D is for Dragon. Sooo windlights! I had not been using them until this pic. I guess you can see this as the effect adds a lot more mood to the pic. At first I wanted to take a pic of a dragon inworld but I couldnt find one I thought looked good so I did this statue instead.
E is for Emma’s roof . so as most of you know Emma throws little party’s on her roof . so i thought it’d be a great place to take a pic . it was great also to get so many of my fellow students into a piccy . also i like the doves getting into the pics too .
F is for fries. I guess I was hungry when I did this piccy lol.
G is for Greece.. I didnt like how this came out after I did it, the more I look at the less I like it. It’s done now though.
H is for happy. Yes I’m smiling. Yes I’m looking off at something. It’s kinda silly looking. As a side note I look at this pic it reminds me of someone in my family in rl. Just this pic though.
I is for ice cream. I like ice cream and when I decided to do this pic I thought it would be fairly easy to find somewhere to shoot some ice cream. I remember landing on the sim and running around looking for the ice cream shop and a cute lil girl avi lead me to it. Also I was gonna do ice skating at first but couldn’t produce a piccy I liked enough to use.
J is for just about to jump. Hmmm I’m looking at this pic and this wasn’t my first idea for this pic. I was gonna just catch myself jumping with my avi but it was problematic. I found this ski jump at a sim with winter sports stuff it was a fun pic to shoot. If your wondering I did go down the hill and lets say ‘m glad it was in sl. Splat comes to mind.
K is for knife. So I have a bit of a dark side . I have been hurt a lot in life and for me it was a no brainer to do a pic of a knife in my back as I have been there many times in rl. I made this pic as dark as I could to convey pain and hurt. The metal floor to show the coldness of being hurt.
L is for lightsaber. Star Wars oh how I love you. I found this awesome background and these sabers and I made it work. In my last picture I displayed my hurt and weak side. In this pic I felt empowered. The scared hurt girl replaced with a bad ass sith goddess. I love this pic it’s one of my fav, in the whole series. Also not the last time Star Wars will inspire my work.
M is for mass effect, Sci-Fi inspired again. Inspired by one of the best and most award winning video game series Mass Effect. I found a mass effect sim, I went there, snapped this pic in my lovely asari armor. This is fan service to a game series I love.
N is for naked truth. Pretty simple again I’m naked standing in front of a rainbow easy enough symbolism. I chose to cover my nipples as to not distract the viewer and make it less sexual and more about the truth.
O is for Orange tree dress and hair. This picture is different for me cause I rarely over saturate pictures. This one just turned out best this way. Also I love the dress I picked out even if it is a bit covered by my hair. I’m glad I could find an orange tree to use.
P is for Punk rock girl. So I’m a kid of the 80’s when punk was huge and for me I was a huge fan of the dead milkman. Their most well known song is “Punk Rock Girl” so I got the idea to go punk for this pic. A little half shirt a leather jacket and a beanie. Later I went from sweet lil muse to tough punk. I choose a darker look to reflect the underground scene.
Q is for Question Authority. OMG Shes a big bleeding heart liberal. You’re damn straight I am. I’m a huge supporter of lots of causes. And I thought this would be a great way to beat people over the head with my ideas without saying a thing. I’m wearing a shirt that is for world peace and rainbows for gay rights. I dont like saying gay rights when it’s just human rights. Also the racial events in Missouri and New York were on my mind when I made this picture .
R is for robbed, remember, regret and ruined. Please bare with me as I try to be artistic. I was exploring a very post apocalyptic looking sim and I found this broken down playground. It spoke to me on a lot of levels. As a parent it made me sad to think of a place where a fall out may happen and the children could be victims. I was trying to get across an idea of complete despair. The dark moody lighting and the only light cast down on a wrecked playground where no kids would ever play again.
S is for sweet and sexy. Ummm not much to say here I found something sexy but still cute to put on and got into this pose. I really like how my hair came out in this pic. Yes I’m wearing hair eyes up perv. * giggles*
T is for together. My pretty gf lorhee hopped into this pic with me as we where at a sandbox/beach and posed in front of the water. The trick here was getting the hair right so it didn’t look bad. I think i pulled it off much better then me trying to pull off short hair =p
U is for up in the sky looking to heaven. I’d like to say there’s a deep meaning to this and it was well thought out, I’d like to say that but it’d be a big old whopper of a lie. I was standing on top of Neeva‘s tower and was kinda looking out and I said ohh this will work. I like how simple it is and how the sky turned out.
V is for veritech. What’s a veritech, it’s a plane that changes to a robot. It’s from a show called Robotech I watched as child.
W is for Wet. All of all the photos I did I was happiest with this one. I was able to capture that I just came out of the water feeling. I love how the lighting fell on me and i was able to use wet hair and attach wetness tattoos to add to the feeling. I think I was able to show myself in a sexy light as well as show myself fresh from the water a lot of what I learned was in this picture.
X is for X wing. I love Star Wars as I said before and x was a tricky letter anyways. For this picture I wanted to try to make it look a little more gritty. I thought maybe its flying into a sandstorm or something. I like it and with all the Star Wars hype in current pop culture for the new movie it seemed like a fit.
Y is for yummy . So I found this great candy sim and had fun shooting these shots . My outfit was perfect too. As you can see I played a lot with the lighting and windlights to create two fun colorful pics. This is the only time I used two pics for one letter.
Z is for zap. So a few things. My shirt says zap but I am also holding a Nintendo zapper as a kid of the 80’s I spent more then a few afternoons playing duck hunt. So for this one I did a bit of a darker look. I could have done something very campy for this one. I wanted to go a different direction. I was also sad this was my last pic of my ABC’s .
So if you read all this bless your heart, thank you . I loved doing this it made me think outside the box. Some of my best work came from this project learning new ways to apply my art and finding new visions. I don’t think it was all perfect but I think you can see a lot of growth for me in a short time. The lessons I learned doing this will forever make me a better artist. Thank you again. Follow me on flicker https://www.flickr.com/photos/131127567@N04/
See you around campus.