Tuesday, July 24, 2012

and he took me to the river, where he slowly let me drown

First Hair Fair post for 2012: Argrace, Bliss and Alice Project.
Second Hair Fair post: Alli and Alli, Amacci and Analog Dog.
Third Hair Fair post: Battle Angel and Bliensen + Maitai.
Fourth Hair Fair post: Calico Ingmann Creations, D!va and Curious Kitties.
Fifth Hair Fair post: CheerNo and [COLORS].
Sixth Hair Fair post: Discord Designs (and skinless Em).

Five more days of Hair Fair, right? We'll see how this goes.

(from the Hair Fair album)

This is Discord Designs' 'Delrey' in Cast Iron. It sits on the Skunk hairbase, which is pretty damned adaptable considering it was designed for specific braid styles. This is unisex, and closely braided to the skull, but very attractive.

(from the Hair Fair album)

And this is Discord's "Devlyn" from the back, in Natural Ginger. From the front it's another close-braided style, but there are two reasons I'm showing just the back: first, because it gives the impression in the front of very short braided hair, and from the back there's this lovely wind-tossed to-the-hips length going on. And second, I've been watching myself from behind wearing it, and for the life of me, I could not decide--visually--whether it was just prims or mesh hair. (Jury says: rigged mesh, because I can't edit it, but I had to go that far before I believed it. It doesn't attach like most mesh [pop in at the top of the skull, then scuttle down], doesn't rez like most mesh [as in, out of the box it's on the head, not in multiple little spikes or circles], but, as mesh, it'll have a much lighter footprint overall, in terms of what this would be like in sculpted prims.)

Both the "Devlyn" and the "Delrey" use the Skunk hairbase.

This next one I am not going to make look good, I'll just warn you of that up front:

(from the Hair Fair album)

This is the "Bouncer" style in Nut Brown, and I'm not even going to say it's only a male style--I know there are butch women out there who could rock this completely. How'ver, I am not that butch. :p

That being said, this still isn't your standard flat-top buzz cut. It sits on a very close-trimmed tattoo base, but these are fine fine fine little spikes of hair, not just chunky spears. I can't even say it's a true Mohawk style, because of the way the front is rounded, and then angles to the nape of the next in a bar. It sits on the "Ripley" hairbase.

(from the Hair Fair album)

This is the "Dhilon" style in Tan (Gracile variation). This style comes with two variations, and both sit on the "Urchin" hairbase. What's the difference?

(from the Hair Fair album)

It's subtle, but there, and mostly a bit of added weight. This is the "Robust" variant, and it's just overall chunkier. The thing I love about this style, though, is how realistic the dreads textures are. I have friends with dreads, and while it's not a style I've ever succeeded at (mostly I'm a braid it and forget it girl), those who do have this same interlocked, almost felted look to their hair that these two styles have.

(from the Hair Fair album)

This is the back of the "Robust" variation; the Gracile's not much different, and while being rigged mesh, it can't be adjusted like prim hair, it really doesn't seem to matter that much. It looks good out of the box.

(What I'm wearing: On a Lark, for 25LT, put out a set of partial mesh corset dresses for L$25 each. This is the Fern variation, wearing the size Small mesh corset; it's worn with My Ugly Dorothy's July group gift [seriously: join the group, get the skin, couldn't be simpler, plus I like the way she makes skins anyway], the belted sandals included with the Corseted fern dress, and Avatar Bizarre's heterochromatic eyes in Green and Violet. Windlight settings are ".AnaLu. default3".)


Kallisti Burns said...

Hi there... Thanks for the feature...

Just to put you out of your misery, Devlyn is rigged mesh and moves with you. HOWEVER, I don't make my mesh like most creators do (because unlike them, I don't properly know what I'm doing ;)

It's actually six relatively small meshes that function as a single unit... which might explain the initial behavioural differences on first wear...

Also the difference between the gracile and robust Dhilons are changes at the base to accommodate for broader shoulders and more muscular frames (hence my use of the terms gracile and robust - science pedant that I am) rather than distinguishing them as male and female that most would for a unisex hair with different sizes...

Hope that helps, and thanks again! :)


Emilly Orr said...

I figured I owed a revisit once I got skin back. (Nirans does not seem to play well, graphically, with my system all the time.) And that's interesting about Devlyn--because still, what I know about mesh (and 3D creation in general) can still be carved painlessly on one thumbnail.

I also took both Dhilons as being unisex styles--the Gracile being perfectly usable for males with more narrow frames, for example. I didn't specifically pick out "oh, this is GIRL hair". Which, considering they're dreads, means they can likely work for a TON of different body types.