Color Experiment Via LUMIPro

A little guide to SL photography…

As mentioned previously, I ran across some striking portraits on Pinterest, under photography ideas, that I wanted to challenge myself to try with SL digital photography.  I attached my trusty LUMIPro lighting HUD and began to experiment.  Although it is expensive, if you’re into photography or blogging SL pictures, I think this awesome HUD is well worth the cost and can do some amazing things.  Warning, this is going to have a lot of pictures because I wanted to showcase the different colors and how you can achieve incredibly different looks via angles.  All were taken with the midnight windlight.  Please also note that I used the stylist with my Truth hair to move the hair so that colors could be emphasized, etc.  (How in the world did we make do with the old fashioned hair?!  Truth spoiled me for other brands by being one of the first to offer the stylist options.  lol)

 

First, I started with the original soft lighting it provides utilizing the butterfly lighting selection.

Bre Color Model Experiment A Original Butterfly

 

I then customized the color of the lighting balls (think of poseballs but emit light instead) and moved their positions a bit, to cast the light across the body slightly differently than it usually does with the butterfly lighting option.  Instead of utilizing the RGB default that creates the natural soft hue, I changed one to blue, one to pink, and another to purple.  I also adjusted the intensity and falloff of the lighting (seriously, this thing is so customizable it’s insane).  At first I made pink the dominant right color and a softer blue to the left side, with a hint of purple from lower behind (it actually just pumped up the color of the other two instead of changing the effect).

 

Bre Color Model Experiment Pink and Blue

 

Bre Color Model Experiment Pink and Blue Closeup

 

Bre Color Model Experiment Pink and Distant Blue

 

I wanted to provide a closeup of the first pose to show the difference between the color falloff I had set.  If you notice in the first picture, her legs are closer to the normal soft RGB hue, whereas the emphasis of color is focused on her face.  Not only did I customize that setting, but I also positioned the blue and pink attached lighting balls on the sides of her face  (I always leave them attached and just hide them when taking pictures or not in use, since they don’t have much complexity impact at all).  I think the second pose shows how a slightly different angle made the hands and left cheek really pretty.

 

I then moved the purple lighting ball higher, so it cast a slightly different hue to the pictures and I thought they turned out really gorgeous, so I had to include them.  🙂  Plus, that crouched position shows off the lighting SO well in my opinion.  Note how the pink is more of a kiss of color instead of being so dominant, since I brought the darker tones to the forefront.

 

Bre Color Model Experiment Pink and Purple Closeup

 

Bre Color Model Experiment Pink and Purple

 

For the next set I tried one with the pink still at the left side, but then I made the blue and purple lighting balls more dominant, which I think gives a whole different feel to the pictures, despite being repeats of the same poses as previous ones.  I also moved the balls around between shots, so some pictures are darker and more striking to me.

 

Bre Color Model Experiment Dark Distant Sitting

 

Bre Color Model Experiment Dark w Pink Highlight

 

Bre Color Model Experiment Dark and Blue Closeup

 

Bre Color Model Experiment Dark Standing

 

I then couldn’t resist a more active shot that shows off how the three colors light different areas of the body and I think color gives it even more impact, but that could just be me and my being proud of my experiment while I had a lot of fun.  *grin*

 

Bre Color Model Experiment LW Poses Be Fearless

 

Hubba hubba does that hint of skin pop with the color! And a tattoo with lace never worked so well together. 😉

 

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my little lighting color experiment and maybe sparked a little creativity in you.  Also, I really hope that if you’re into SL photography that you consider the investment into LUMIPro (not sponsored, just really impressed by it), after seeing some of the options it offers.  It offers so many options without using harsh WLs or face lights/projectors, and I seriously love that I can share it with others, so when Luke and I take pictures together, like in the apocalyptic Ohm shoot, I can gently light both of us with just a couple clicks.

 

Have a great day and enjoy your SL travels! 🙂

 

Pose Credits:

All but the last were from West End Poses Spring Daisy Pose Collection, although I didn’t use the flower and let my AO shift my hands and head for some pictures.  (Note: they moved recently, and I’m having trouble logging in, so I may have the old SLurl.  I’m sorry if I do!)

The last pose is the Luanes World pose named Be Fearless.

Battle at Ohm

Ohm is a partial sim that is open to the public (please note that it is an adult sim though) and is incredibly landscaped to be an apocalyptic scene with a variety of broken down or destroyed vignettes within the concept.  We bought the SH RP Prop Gun – 870 Shotgun with HUD at Man-Pocalypse and couldn’t resist having a little fun with the guns in a little photoshoot at Ohm.

Note: I’m leaving the pictures a bit larger than usual, since they have more detail, are darker, and are scenes instead of closeups.

 

L and B Assassins at Ohm_035
Helicopter Down!

 

L and B Assassins at Ohm_060
Enemies Spotted

 

L and B Assassins at Ohm_019
I’ll Cover You

 

L and B Assassins at Ohm_047
They Blew Up the Car!

 

L and B Assassins at Ohm_051
Payback

 

L and B Assassins at Ohm_065
At Least It’s Not a Shotgun Wedding  🙂

 

 

If you’re into a cool photoshoot or want to enjoy the awesome landscaping of a destroyed town, I definitely recommend checking out Ohm.  I joined the group (I don’t know if it’s necessary for rezzing, but did just in case), and was able to even rez poseballs as needed.  Most of the posing was done via the HUD that comes with the Shotgun, which is currently 400L at the event.  A bit expensive for our usually frugal budget, but it has some handy animations for photoshoots (even walking and running aimed animations [!], although those didn’t photograph so well, so I didn’t include those lol), and they look so good that we’ll definitely be having some fun photoshoots with them again.  Plus, it comes with a drawn version and the slung behind the back version, as well!  We had a lot of fun and took way too many pictures while playing with windlights and angles.  🙂  Before I go, one little tip if you’re interested in doing one of these style photoshoots.  Invest in the LUMIPro HUD, available on the MP.  It’s expensive, but can be used with other avatars as well and super modifiable to fit your needs, and has way better lighting than face lights.  I almost always use it when using alternate windlights than CalWL or another bright WL.  Just add the HUD, attach the light balls (adjust if desired), pick a setting, and then click hide.  There are different styles of light angles built right in or you can move the light balls around to get the look you’re going for, plus you can even change the colors they emit (which I’ll be showing in my next post, where I did a little color experiment that I saw on Pinterest that photographers have done in RL!).  Anyway, I hope the tidbits are handy and you have some fun exploring while wandering SL during lockdown.  Stay safe and healthy! 🙂

 

Credits for this photoshoot (please note that both avatars have had makeovers with LeLutka Evolution heads and went BOM, so the credits for what their staple items are on the contact page, just to make things easier, and I’ll update it as appropriate):

Luke: [WAZ] Integrated Tactical Shirt (Black), [WAZ] Integrated Tactical Pants (Black)

A&D *GIFT* BOOTS ~Casey~ Basics [150130U]

Stealthic – Baron Hair (Browns)

Bre: Truth Hair – Paradise – Redhead

Peacekeeper Aeryn (outfit and includes sidearms strapped to each leg; drawn handgun not used)

After the fight pose: SN (Something New) Her One, His Only

Adjustments via: [HD]multi bento pose HUD beta v.1.41

Lighting for bodies: LumiPro

LeLutka Evolution Makeovers

I’m a little delayed with getting this written, since I’ve been sick, but during the Skin Fair I decided that Bre and Luke both needed LeLutka Evolution makeovers.  Partially because, you know, the newest technology so I have to get it lol, but also because it would make me fully learn BoM, to then help Luke and my friends switch over.  I’ve done a lot of tweaking since the first pic, right after I got the main parts set up aaaaand I got used to the animations HUD (I swear I need to buy a magnifying glass for the static facial poses!).  So, first round, not my favorite and a particularly unhappy looking one:

 

LeLu Evo Makeover 3 20_007

 

Luke got updated from Guy to the Evolution Skyler while Bre updated from Simone to Evolutions Erin, with updated Maitreya and Signature Gianni put on and Bakes on Mesh (BoM) turned on.  His beard is one of the added features with the head and out of a selection that LeLutka generously provided, he liked this one (and the sideburns almost meet the hairbase completely, so he was really happy with that).  I was stoked that I could still use my applier tattoo despite having BoM active, because it’s my favorite and the designer hasn’t switched to BoM yet.  Poor Luke has no tattoos yet, since no BoM ones are hitting his Celtic open-my-wallet bone. (**Update: with a few missed clicks, Luke got to add his tattoo back on despite the designer not having it as a tattoo layer!)  *grin*  I had to change to a brighter red haircolor to match my wild RL dye job, of course (too bad it wasn’t that easy to change colors IRL! lol).  He also got new glasses since the old ones don’t work well with the new “skeleton” of the Evo head.

 

After a bit of work on their shapes and a super handy guide on MP we looked a bit more like “ourselves”.  (Naria Panthar also has some great tutorials regarding BoM over on YouTube if you are a visual learner.)

Bre and Luke 3 23 20_020

 

And what do you do once you’ve had makeovers?  Go to Luane’s World and take sexy pictures, of course!  *grin*  She changed the regular sim over to Spring and there are so many hidden treasures in her landscaping that it is a must see destination, in my opinion!

 

Country LW 3 30 20 L and B_004
“We are simply meant to be…” – The Nightmare Before Christmas

 

Country LW 3 30 20 L and B_011
Wranglers – a country girl’s kryptonite

 

Since I refused to take off my new overalls from Addams (and an old Sn@tch lucky board system layer top now that we’re BoM!), he went country with the Rebellion cowboy hat.  It took some head movements and perfect timing to get a good picture with both wearing cowboy hats, so over to short hair (I’m a Truth addict, so it was probably harder to decide on which hair to change to than taking the picture lol).  I used LumiPro on both avatars for the lighting (seriously look into it if you want to take pictures; it’s totally worth the cost and if the other person accepts the light balls that you can position and hide, you can light up both of you with the perfect light without face lights making the nose so prominent *grin*).  For the barn pose we used: Ardent Poses – Entrapment, with Ardent Poses – Always for the standing one, tweaked a bit with the [HD]multi bento pose HUD beta v.1.41 giving a little help for our head tilts.

 

Once he logged off and I couldn’t sleep, I headed back over to Luane’s and took a bunch of different pictures.  I had been looking on Pinterest at photoshoot ideas while on bedrest and went a bit wild trying all the different country ones I found that I had poses to accomodate.  And if you don’t have an overwhelming amount of poses to try in your inventory, Luane has a ton of items with built in poses scattered about!

 

 

Country LW 3 29 20_013
Diversion – Book Lover Poses      “If you find a girl who reads, keep her close…date a girl who reads because you deserve it.  You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable…If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.” – Robert Pattinson

 

 

Bre at Luannes 3 24 20_007
:LW: Poses – Heart of Gold, female pose with prop 1    “Charm is more valuable than beauty.  You can resist beauty, but you can’t resist charm.” – Audrey Tatou

 

 

Bre at Luannes 3 24 20_059
Built in pose in the barn  “I don’t need to flirt.  I will seduce you with my awkwardness.”

 

 

Bre at Luannes 3 24 20_193
*~*HopScotch*~* Brooklyn 5    “The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd.  Those who walk alone are likely to find themselves in places no one else has ever been before.” – Albert Einstein

 

It was so hard to pick favorites to share, since I had so much fun.  *grin* My top favorites are definitely the tractor and tree pictures, for sure.  If you like any items I didn’t provide SLurls for, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments and I’ll share them ASAP.  I just don’t want to overwhelm and look like a sponsored post, because this is all me (except for Luke obviously).  Luane has lots of poses at the mainstore landing spot and tons on MP, like the Heart of Gold I used, so her poses are in my top recommendations.

 

Between being sick, makeovers, BoM, and working on improving my photography, I’ve avoided sorting my inventory really well.  *grin* Oh, and one awesome tip, if you’re interested in some freebies during this crazy time of self isolation and quarantines, check out The Stay at Home Club SL.  It’ll help bloat that inventory further and designers have been super generous!!  Stay safe and healthy!

Snow Fun!

Bre and Emma had a little snow fun when they predicted a storm warning IRL (that thankfully didn’t happen here).  It’s a lot more fun to play in world and not worry about injuries or sniffles anyway.  🙂

First we played with HopScotch’s Totally Tubular pose set (not all shown).

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Snow Day_009

Snow Day_014

 

Then it was time for Mom to try a winter sport that I’ve always wanted to try IRL, but know it’s never going to happen, via Fashiowl Poses’ Snowboard set of poses (not all shown).  I couldn’t resist a pretty snowboarding shot to finish up before Luke arrived.

 

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Snow Day_008

Snow Day_014

Snow Day_020

 

Luke and I went a little romantic with SamPoses SnowMobiel 3.

SamPoses SnowMobiel 3_003

 

We finished up the fun with Ardent Poses You Sleigh Me III, which went a little wild, but that’s what snow fun is for, right?

 

Snow Day_041

 

After all this fun it’s time to settle in and learn how to match my head and body via BoM.  I feel like a total noob all over again, so thank goodness for the favorites tab to throw on my usual body parts and take a break!  As much as I love my Maitreya body, I admit that I’m consider using one that is fully BoM compatible.  Maybe I’m just tired.  lol 😉

Bre and Luke’s Fall Trip

Aunt Eva took Emma for the weekend, so Luke and Bre took off to explore Luanes World’s non-fantasy side.  It was so beautiful; full of Fall landscape and romance.  It was easy to take way too many pictures.  If I don’t list a specific pose, which I’ll attach the MP link to, then it’s one built into the furniture set out on the property.  Not all of these made it onto Flickr, but please check those out again via my Flickr this time, because I added a pretty quote for each uploaded picture.  If you have not been to Luanes World, I highly recommend exploring.  If you join the group, you even have rez rights and a group gift periodically.  There’s even a path to the left from the store with all sorts of whimsical fantasy landscaping.

 

Luke and Bre at LW Never Change Pose_001
LW Pose: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/LW-BENTO-Poses-Never-Change-BOXED/16673021

 

Luke and Bre at LW59_001
“One day someone will walk into your life and make you see what George Strait was talking about in all those love songs.”

 

Luke and Bre at LW EMOZIONE Couple Pose Stolen Kiss10_002
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/EMOZIONE-Couple-Pose-Stolen-Kiss-BAG/17542592

 

Luke and Bre at LW Dream Lovers4_001
LW Pose: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Meli-Melo-Bento-Poses-for-LW-Dream-Lovers/16675548
Luke and Bre at LW36_001
“I still need to feel wanted by you.”

 

Luke and Bre at LW43_001
Loving you changed my life

 

Luke and Bre at LW55_001
“Every time I’m with you, I feel so complete.”

 

Luke and Bre at LW8_001
Snuggle Time

 

Luke and Bre at LW73_001
Kiss her like you’ve forgotten any other mouth that your mouth has ever touched.

 

Luke and Bre at LW45_001
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” – F Scott Fitzgerald

 

Luke and Bre at LW79_001
“I will freaking love you every single day even when I want to punch you in the face.” – Christy Aldridge

 

Luke and Bre at LW6_001
Now we just need some marshmallows

 

Luke and Bre at LW23_001
Fall means cozy snuggling and fire pits

 

Luke and Bre at LW20_001
Your love keeps me warm

“Gidget is the one for me”©

You guessed it, if you’re of the right age…I have been watching some classic movies with Gidget© being one of my favorites at the moment.  If you have no idea what I’m talking about, it’s a late 50’s movie about a high school tomboy who learns how to surf one summer and becomes the male beach group’s mascot – a girl and a midget – so she got the nickname Gidget.  And as with all those feel good movies from the Beach Blanket Bingo© age, it’s cheesy, fun, and has a taste of falling in love.  There’s actually some made for television videos and a few other standard movies, but it’s summer and I loved the idea of having a little beach shoot with my own Moondoggie (nickname for the surfer she falls for).  I tried to recreate the spirit of a few scenes, but took a lot of liberty because I honestly just got carried away having fun.  🙂  The pictures were taken at Backdrop Cove, which is a super generous sim that allows temp rezzing and has some awesome props, plus it’s really photogenic.  I definitely recommend hitting the SLurl and checking this little gem out!

 

Early on in the movie Gidget becomes fascinated by the surfers and has to convince them to sell her a board (which is massively huge for such a petite little gal LOL) and to teach her how to surf, so I decided to have a little fun with that, since I had the “working on a surfboard” photo prop in my inventory (although it wasn’t Moondoggie in the movie that she got the board from, but hey).

Gidget at Backdrop Cove_002
Buying the surfboard

 

Gidget at Backdrop Cove_004
Trying to get help

 

Gidget at Backdrop Cove_062
Sim designer’s prop that I loved

 

Of course there are evening bonfire get togethers, so I decided to play with the idea and use some of the sim’s props for that stage where the love and fascination is starting.  *sigh*  How can a girl leave out that stage, even when doing a RP photo shoot?  *grin*

 

Gidget at Backdrop Cove_020
BTW James Darren played Moondoggie, so of course he sung

 

Gidget at Backdrop Cove_038

 

Gidget at Backdrop Cove_051

 

Gidget at Backdrop Cove_057

 

Ah, those sweet moments of youth when you stay up talking all night until the sun comes out.  *smile*  With that happy thought I decided to end the inspired shoot.  Again, I definitely recommend checking out Backdrop Cove (just click the beach TP sign at the landing point) and have some fun with the scenes they have generously created for users and photographers to enjoy.  This Gidget and her Moondoggie hope you have as much fun!  😉

 

 

 

 

Roller Skates and the Beach

I was goofing off and ended up with two scenes that I wanted to share.  First, if you haven’t tried the Vista Animations Roller Skating you must go and try the demo!  I am usually pretty frugal and super picky about any purchases above 250L, and anything above 1000L is really rare, but once I tried these after seeing Strawberry Singh show them off on her YouTube channel, I bought the AO immediately and the additional shoe pack, since I want the ability to change up the colors (yeah, I know, totally a girls and their shoes thing, but I don’t care *laugh*).  I can literally sit and watch my avi skate around with the different animations on the HUD for a good half hour and probably have the goofiest smile on my face while watching.  Try to skate today and I’d be in the hospital, so it makes skating in world even more fun for me.  I then remembered that when I roller skated as a kid I was always blowing chewing gum bubbles, so I had to add that, and then hit Backdrop City to take a skating picture.

 

Skating and Gum_009

 

See?!  I seldom ever do typing exclamations, but DOESN’T THAT LOOK FUN?!  Plus, Truth outdid himself with the Zahlee hair, in my opinion.  I am almost as obsessed with it, especially for a fun, youthful look.  A ponytail up top with a color changing band and all that hair!  *sigh* Those were the days.  *laugh*

 

Anyway, after the Cool Rider shoot at Gale Retreat I couldn’t resist going back and getting some beach shots.  Although there’s still some snow on the other side of the sim, the beach has a few awesome areas clear, and it really helped shake off the last of the winter blahs.  Most of the pictures are just for my slideshow, but couldn’t resist sharing a couple of cute ones.  They’re the exact same pictures with just different windlights, but they’re a great example of how much a windlight can totally change the feel of a picture.

 

Skating and Gum_137

 

 

Other than playing with the WLs (windlights) in world, the only other thing I did was increase the clarity in my computer’s built in software, so this just goes to show how a WL can totally change the feeling to a picture.  I figure there must be others that are learning SL photography as well; when I learn something I plan to share it.

 

In the meantime, I had a lot of fun wandering and hope you enjoyed my non-themed post.  As usual, credits will follow.  I hope you have a happy and healthy day!

 

Roller Skating Credits:

Taken at Backdrop City (City area)

LeLutka Gum Gum Boom

-VA-Vista Animations-Roller Bento AO-V1

WilaRollerPro :: Woman Rollers :: 10 Colors :: {kokoia} (Sold beside AO)

Neve short – watson neutral

*Fishy Strawberry* Running Bra  – Black (Out of business)

Truth Hair Zahlee

 

Beach Credits:

Taken at Gale Retreat

Pose: LW Bento Poses – Dream Lovers (Pose MP)

Luke:

Riot – Billy Bootcut Jeans

..::ILLI::.. Sergio Sneakers (MP)

L&B Swear Oct GG T-Shirt

Action Inkubator Hair – Johnny (MP)

Bre:

Shorts – Ducknipple

Neve Top – Fetch Neutral

Truth Hair – Aislin

A Cool Rider

I’m still in an older campy movies mood and ended up rewatching Grease 2 the other night.  Ever since the song “Cool Rider” has been stuck in my head, along with the scene where she rides with Michael curled around him in reverse.  My brain has this weird obsession with repeatedly wanting to listen to a song that tickles my fancy at the moment until I end up where I can’t stand it for a while, so “Cool Rider” it is for now.  *laugh*

 

I decided to play with that concept, although I went with the singing scene outfit for her instead of the work outfit.  My absolute favorite one is the sunset shot where she’s curled around him from the front; a little more like the movie and so sweet I should be passing out insulin shots to readers.  *grin*  I also went off on a tangent of thinking what it might have been like if he had taken her to the shop while working on the motorcycle, after tutoring.

 

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Skating and Gum_102

 

Inspired by the thought of Michael taking her to the workshop earlier plus the same from a slightly different angle, just because I like that angle too and it’s my post, so I can put extras that I like.  *laugh*

Skating and Gum_081

 

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For once I’m glad that my mind is stuck on repeat, because it inspired what I think is a cute and fun set of pictures.  Plus, I got to roleplay as the beautiful Michelle Pfeiffer for just a few minutes of my life.  *grin*  I hope you enjoyed and I’ll follow up with the credits in case anyone is interested in buying or visiting (a few I collected along the way and have no SLurls for – sorry!).  Have a wonderful day!

 

The riding took place at Gale Retreat (an absolutely beautiful photographic sim I cannot recommend enough if you haven’t been there yet).

The garage scene took place at Comhar with the built in poses.

Cool Rider: SSP – Motorcycle Couples (MP; built in poses, using LeLutka Axis and HD HUD to adjust, as usual)

Bre is wearing:

A&CO – Vintage Sweater Blouse (darks)

Neve Pant – Bootlegger Leather (Heels are built in)

Truth VIP former GG – Reyane (If you’re hesitant to join due to group fees, Truth is super generous with at least 12 guaranteed gifts a year, plus incredible sales, so it’s a group I think is worth it!)

Alaskametro – Makeup from various packs

 

Luke:

RL Motors – Helmet Sculpt (MP Free; in the riding shots, instead of his mesh head, attached to his hand in garage pictures)

GAS – Men’s Shoes Anton

Jack’s – Cargo Pants Leather

L&B Swear Nomad Leather Jacket

Stealthic hair (in garage shots) – Narcotic

 

Cry-Baby Inspired Shoot

One of my guilty pleasures are cheesy 80s and 90s movies, so I have the Cry- Baby movie nearly memorized by now.  I thought it would be kind of fun to live in that world for a bit for a shoot, especially with Luke having a young Johnny Depp vibe (another guilty pleasure *laugh*).  I definitely took creative license with some of it, but used certain scenes for inspiration.  Although I’ll explain the scene that inspired the pictures, I’ll try to leave out enough for those that haven’t watched it and want to after reading about it.

 

If you’ve seen the movie, you know that it starts out at a high school in 1950s Baltimore, and the main background of the story is the usual forbidden love, the Drapes versus the Squares; the juvenile deliquents vs. the “good” kids (similar theme as Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story, The Outsiders, etc.).  The main characters are Allison and Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker; the square and the drape, who notice each other while getting mandatory vaccinations at school.  He often has a single tear falling from his left eye, hence the nickname.  Allison is intrigued by the bad boy that is so different from her unofficial boyfriend and Cry-Baby is definitely interested in the personality behind her square upbringing.  After school that day they end up running into one another outside while Allison is waiting for a ride.

 

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“You’re a pretty little square.  Do you want to hang out with us Drapes tonight?”

 

Later in the movie Cry-Baby shows up at her grandmother’s house (where she lives) on his new motorcycle to see if she’d like to go to a hangout to hear him sing.

 

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Allison to Grandma: “Please?  I’ve been a good girl!  Just one night of happiness is all I ask.”

 

So off they go and of course she ends up singing with “King Cry Baby” after his friends give her a makeover, making her into what his sister calls “a scrape – part square, part drape”.

 

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King Cry-Baby and his Queen

An excerpt of song lyrics from “King Cry-Baby”, Songwriters: David Albert Alvin / Doc Pomus, King Cry-Baby lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

“You’ll be my queen and I’ll be your king
Yeah but if you leave my hive, you’re gonna feel my sting
‘Cause you’re my queen
(chorus: Queen cry-baby)
(Allison) You’re the king
(chorus: King cry-baby)
King and queen
(chorus: Cry-cry baby)
And they’re teens among a big group of teens, so of course there’s making out in the grass and talking.  I went with some different poses for this, so it’s not just the expected or anything that might be PG.  *grin*
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Just a little talking and stargazing

 

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And the G version of makeout hill *laugh*

 

Of course there is a misunderstanding, manipulation, and a bunch of teen angst with tears from them both.  I ran across a themed prop at an event a while back that I couldn’t resist and it ended up being perfect for this.  (For once it worked out well that I’m an inventory hoarder. *grin*)

 

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Drinking tears.  A disgusting and amusing play on the usual teen tear-fest.

 

Later in the movie Cry-Baby gets sent to a juvenile detention center and Allison gets him released with some sexy singing and dancing after Allison becomes all vamp hottie in a low neckline dress, because, you know, that’s what gets a boy released.  *laugh*  That whole scene is a favorite and there was no way I’d capture the over-the-top silliness and sexiness of the beginning of the song and their singing phone call, so I just did a “smoldering” animation of the call.

 

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“Please Mr. Jailer, won’t you let my man go free?
Please Mr. Jailer, won’t you let me man go free?
He don’t belong in prison, though he’s guilty as can be,
But the only crime he’s guilty of is simply loving me.
Please Mr. Jailer, won’t you let my man go free?”
(Songwriter: Wynona Carr; Please, Mr. Jailer lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC)

 

There’s a fun bit after his release, to close the movie out, which I don’t want to ruin, but the last moment is a shot of them together crying happy tears, so of course I had to do that.  Unfortunately the LeLutka tears on Bre didn’t show very well this time and the LeLutka Guy head doesn’t have a tear option, so I used a tattoo, but didn’t figure out until after everything how to tint the tattooed tear drop.  So be creative and imagine adorable glycerin-thick streaks of tears.  *laugh*

 

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I had a lot of fun changing things up (never done blonde before!)  It was also quite a challenge to capture the silly vibe.

 

 

Here are the credits, both taken at Backdrop City:

Motorcycle and car scenes: Luke: GAS [Men’s Shoes Anton – 8 Colors w/HUD FATPACK], RIOT / Ace Leather Jacket – Black and Billy Bootcut Jeans – Blue56, Action Inkubator Hair Johnny / 1.0, Male Love Sunglasses (Basic Inventory)

Bre in car, motorcycle, and crying shots: REIGN.- Oxfords- FatPack and Ruffled Lace Socks, Dress (store is out of business), TRUTH Lady – Brunette

Car scene: {NANTRA} Bonnie & Clyde 1934 Sedan; Luke: WRONG – Cry-Baby gacha. 3, Bre: Tuty’s Enchanting Beauty AO stands

Motorcycle: Puppet Master Props & Poses (MP) – Easy Rider (built in pose),

Bre: Tuty’s Enchanting Beauty AO stands

 

Singing:

Bre: :: PM :: (closing) Vanesa Leather Pants -Darks-; [ west end ] Apparel – Rebecca – (Maitreya Exclusive Applier), Truth Taja, .:KC:. SAVONA Shoes, Makeup: Alaskametro

Luke as Wade “King Cry-Baby” Walker singing and laying: L&B Gage 3PC Tuxedo Premium Edition, Guitar: Fashiowl Poses – Million Reasons

Bre laying down: :: PM (closing) :: Shelby Dress -7 colors in 1- (black and white)

Posing: [HD] multi bento pose HUD beta (both avatars), The Faery Ring by Studio-Skye (MP, built in poses)

Drinking tears prop with display pose: Vibing (at former event; built in pose — Crybaby Carton; also used: LeLutka Axis HUD, [HD] multi bento pose HUD beta

 

Please, Mr. Jailer and Ending, both taken at Backdrop City:

Bre: Junbug: La Jolie (Ruby), Makeup: Alaskametro, Truth Hair: Taja

Luke: Luke: GAS: Men’s Shoes Anton – 8 Colors w/HUD FATPACK and GAS Men’s Shirt & Tank Marcus – 10 Colors w/HUD FATPACK, RIOT: Billy Bootcut Jeans – Blue56, [Snow Couture]: Teardrops (MP)

Poses: . MILA . POSES // Always Beside You*, [InDiGo] Couple Pose – Hold on to me – [bento]*, /anxiety/ : Lovesick in Pink (Bre calling pose), Valor Poses-Contemplation Pose Pack (Luke calling pose), Prop: Slum Phone Receiver (Free on MP); *available in pose mall at Backdrop City.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wizard Inspired Scenes

I was inspired by the recent magical event and decided to do a few different scenes inspired by the Harry Potter© series.

 

I tried my hand at a backdrop gacha and won the scene from the beginning, where the Hogwarts invitations came flying out of the chimney.  For my purposes, it happened this time for a class reunion and Bre and Luke are preparing for the trip as soon as they started getting the swarm of invitations flying.

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For this shot I used:

The Beginning – Lovely Magic Backdrop – The Bearded Guy

Luas Magic Travel Trolley Classic

Torchi Owl Statue (in the Trolley cage)

Floorplan Leather Couch Set

*SN~ Short Stacked (AKA: Something New Props and Poses store; it’s the short set of books Bre is standing on for them to hold each other)

For Bre, other than the usual info, I used:

L&B (Lapointe Bastchild) Swear Oct GG Tank Top – Womens

TRUTH Zahlee – Redhead

Maitreya – KC – Jacy Sneakers

Neve short – Watson – Lara

While Luke is in:

Stealthic – Narcotic (Unrigged)

..::ILLI::.. Signature Sergio Sneakers (L&R)

L&B *  GIANNIfit* L&B Swear Oct GG T-shirt – Mens

RIOT / Billy Bootcut Jeans – Signature Gianni

 

Next, they travelled to Hogwarts utilizing the built in poses of the backdrop, although not all poses were used.

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KraftWork – The Wizard Express Backdrop

Bre is using:

TRUTH Daphne – Redhead (all other pics of Bre)

LeLutka Axis HUD Face

::GB:: IGNIS Fire / Female Outfit with built in shoes (all other pictures)

Halo – Troubled Tree Twig – Shoulder Pet

While Luke is using in addition to the same hair:

Nishi: Uniform Harry Potter

GAS [Signature – Men’s Shoes Anton]

 

I had some fun using some Quidditch items.  Bre and Luke are using the same items as in the train, except for Bre’s shoulder pet.

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“So close!”
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“Ahhhh!”
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“Oh, I’m gonna get you this time!”

 

Quidditch Pitch Box by Dmaze, modified

Same information as on the train, along with:

::eXpression:: Props – WindChaser Broomstick (Inc: Bludger, Beater’s Equipment, Quaffle, Golden Snitch, built in poses for each type of broomstick)

 

I decided to then finish up this themed shoot, which I’ll probably revisit the theme later on because it was so much fun, by having them do some classroom work and improve on their rusty skills, after years of living among Muggles.  

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Overlooking the classroom set up

 

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First close up of scene decor

 

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Second close up of scene details

 

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“Okay, time to try a spell finally.”

 

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“Oops! I can’t believe the spell went wrong!”

 

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“Hmmm…maybe I got a word wrong in the spell…”

 

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“Oh no! I gave the cup a rat tail instead of transfiguring correctly!”

 

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“Yikes! Thank goodness I jumped back!”

 

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“Let’s try adding a bit of this to the mix and see if this goes safely…”

 

Used:

.random.Matter. – Magic Shop – Transfiguration Books

[Kres] Wizards work (décor items)

[Merak] – Hermione’s Bag

DISORDERLY. – Santa Magic (suitcases)

MadPea Potion Bottles

SPELL : Magic Floating Teapot

*~*HopScotch*~* Brooklyn Poses (Bre’s poses during spell casting)

Park Place Home Décor Desks and Chairs, poses built in (old hunt item)

MadPea Spellbound Walnutweave Wand (Bre)

MadPea Spellbound Hornspike Wand (Luke)

*!R.O!* Whiskey BENTO Pose (Luke)

WRONG – Rue GACHA. 6 (Luke)

 

I’m sorry this post was so picture heavy, but I got so inspired I couldn’t stop staging scenes with this theme.  Sometimes you just have to let that nerd/geek flag fly! 😀