Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Assignment Journal - Inspiration Assignment Three


Alright.. thank you Rexy for this awesome idea!  Here is my thought process etc for making my inspiration entry.. I hope I took pics of everything I did xD

So I watched the assignment which was an awesome video.. that I do not have access to thanks to the Offcials being turd-tastic. I wasn't 100% sure what I wanted to do right away, but I knew there were thousands of ways to go with it, so I wasn't too worried.  I had some family stuff happen, but the next day (I thinK I was driving to my dad's house) I just sorta knew what I wanted to do.  I wanted to have my model bloodied up, dirty etc on the ground, with pebbles and rocks around her.  The camera would be level with her and looking up a little to those who had stoned her: children.  I didn't know the setting yet or if I wanted the kids to be like.. super clean innocent church going like kids or evil.  (Sorry Eden! I'm always like.. making you bloody and dirty for assignments lol).

So finally when I'm able to get in game and mess around with it, I take Eden to CAS.  Thank you Poida for your lovely blood spatter patterns and blood spatter accessories.. Because I can't edit xD

I also added one kid in my family just to mess aroudn with looks... And first we had this:

Innocent, sweet, church going whatev but then the eyes... holy banana balls the eyes! Awesome little creepy touch. I had originally planned on making my own pose, but I decided just to look through my poselist first.  I also considered having eden in that pose when the sim is dying and reaching up.. but idk... only get one chance and i have to throw another eden into the lot every time i screw up D: ANyway I found this.. and although it's meant to be sexy I thought it could totally work and save me some time:

Then I realized what I wanted to do with my set (first attempt lol).  I wanted to have her in front of a church, maybe at a bit of an angle so you could see a cemetary to the side.  It would be just an old little church building, old distressed wood siding, etc.  So while in game I'm going back and forth from live/camera mode to build mode, adding and building:

I wanted to use some of the realistic rock/stone/masonry whatever patterns for the foundation.
Also, whenever I have windows on a building in a shot, even if the building is just a shell, i make sure to make a lil room and at least have some light and a color or wallpaper on the wall in case you can se through, that way its not just a bare gray wall.

Again, looking at the angle I'll be looking at Eden, and how much of the church I'll see.  I decided to add some greenery to the church for details, eye candy whatev.  BTW just a note, I HATE EA flowers.

I also start adding some bloody rocks and such and work on ideas for posing the little ones.
But then comes a dilemma.  I'd actually prefer the shot to be during the day, but of course hate outdoor lighting.  I can't just draw a wall around the lot and put the walls down since there is a building that needs to be in the shot.  I try multiple things, even try to draw walls around the whole set to get lighting and think I can draw my own sky in over a fense, however the foundation keeps this horrible blue tint and I just decide I don't really like how it all looks anyway so I scrap that idea for the setting.
BTW here is the closest to decent lighting I get, but seriously what's up with the steps?!?!:

I also realize that the lighting mod I've installed doesn't work in Twinbrook, so I start a new town (sunset) and move her in with a ton of little brats.  I pose her, and begin thinking about what I want to see in my set.

Then I decide since we're not going for this holier than thou Church scene, I want to have evil black and white kids, that either look like ghosts or vamps or something weird:

I edit all the kiddies in CAS and begin adding details to the set, again moving around my model and switching between camera/tab mode and build/buy mode:

once I finally get the set and camera angle where i want, I wait till its close to sunset and start getting the kiddies doing whatever they need, whether its throwing a little baseball or looping the Lucky (CAS) trait idle xD

you might notice some of the set is actually a *tad* different than my actual shot.  I was messing with lighting again and trying to draw walls around crap and accidentally deleted crap without being able to undo so i had to rebuild xD

Anyway forgot to take a pic of this, but I put an invisible light in front of the kiddies and a lamp in front of my model.  It's actually not the outdoor spotlight, its a CC table lamp from somewhere that works pretty much like the spotlight but the light seems to go a little further.  I also changed the color of all lights to flame.

(BTW, used the awesome bloody pattern on most of the rocks as well)

Here is my final in game shot before editing:

Then I took it to gimp, did a little crop/dodge/burn and took one of the ground rocks and cloned it a couple times to make it look like a couple of the boys were tossing one up in the air or at my model.  Also closed her eyes:

And there you have it :D

Monday, April 2, 2012

Canvas Cycle 2

Already some amazing art.  I also plan on doing lots of extras with this and community participation.  I'm really pumped about it!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Great Scott!!!

Thank you Fresh Prince!!  Anyone that knows me should know I've got a smile on my face a mile wide xD

Friday, March 2, 2012

Canvas Plus Picspam, etc

Anyone remember Canvas?  When Our Song is over I'm sooo starting a second cycle.  I'm not sure I can wait xD

I've already made some graphics for the thread.  I know for sure I will be hosting it on Unbound, and I will at least make a thread advertising it at the officials, but idk whether I will *host* it at both places.  Here's the little graphic for it:

The lovely Vanadis has already agreed to be a judge.  That's one thing I think I will do differently this cycle.  I think instead of having different judges every round, I think I'll just stick with the two of us.  Might throw in a guest judge here and there or maybe for the finale.

I also have some picspam to share.  The last few pics for comps I've done I'm SUPER proud of.  Brad actually helped me out quite a bit with this one for Dark Shadowz:

And also REALLY loving the Perfect Shot assignment, and how my pics turned out:

I think I've found my balance of editing versus in game when it comes to things like skin shading, etc.  I think my style I'm not going to go overboard with it.  I think.. if i remember correctly I just did some very light dodging on her highlighted areas... but I did do a LOT of dodge/burn with her eyes.  Also for the close up headshot I drew on another layer a black line around her eye, applied Gaussian blur, and did the same thing over again for a little bit of shading.  Not exactly as amazing as Nim's eyes, but she did influence me to at least enhance them that much hehe.  ALSO these pics showed me just how awesome a pic can look when you use some *good* cc patterns!  That nice middle ground that takes it away from that total cartoony look and gives it depth without going to that weird creepy photoskinny look.

Also, I finally preordered Showtime.  I don't know if I've ever been THIS pumped about an EP.  Thanks to Seren I checked out the Katy Perry edition and I HAD to get that one.  I mean c'mon.  It comes with giant fruit!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Comp Pics Galore! (And a necklace)

Pink - Lingerie ad
Made that pose :D will eventually release
For JKA and Vana's color pic thread :D
For Delectable... lovin it so far!
For Perfect Shot

I'm really proud of a lot of them, esp the pink one :)

AANNNDD Also the necklace:

If I can bring myself to get rid of it, I'll eventually list on Etsy

Friday, February 3, 2012

Delectable, Pink, Erotic and The Perfect Shot

Just wanna show some stuff from a few new comps... first I wanna spam Vana's new and awesome comp called Delectable.  I'm kind of in love with the little model wall thingy she made for Shirley.

Shirley is my fave model and I just kind of love this <3
Anyway the competition is HERE.

Next... Holy purple bananas I made it into Pink!!!

I got a little excited and did my entry already... I promised myself I'd wait until a few people turned theirs in... but I couldn't lol.  I had my idea.. and I actually did some editing like.. skin smoothing and shadowing.  I'm REALLY proud of myself.  It's kind of weird to look at to me because it doesn't look like MY work.  Promise it is lol.

You can follow Pink Here.

Next is Melly's comp, The Perfect Shot found Here.  I don't have an entry yet, but here is my new model, Eden Lewis:

And lastly, another Holy purple banana!  I won Erotic!

Wasn't expecting that!
I'm working on a new pose set but for some reason I can't get my game open to test them D: D:  Guess that's all for today <3  Let's hope I've not gotten myself in over my head

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pose Fail

lol soooo this pose is almost good... but one she's too low so her leg is cutting through the floor... and then her eyes.. omg... D:   I tried to close her eyes and failed miserably lol

Sooo yeah I guess I'll figure out the eyes later xD

Saturday, January 28, 2012



Yay!  I made a sims website for downloads.  Will prob be a lot of poses.  Would really like to have sims and homes eventually as well.  Was thinking of using the hub's lappy to make non CC sim homes for download also. Anyway click the link above.  Working on a second pose.  I don't exactly have pose PACKS yet as it's still taking me a while just to make one xD

Another Pose

I made another pose that I love, but I'm really having trouble getting them on the pose list.  I'm not sure where I'm messing up at all, but I do find the instructions to the pose list kit slightly confusing for stupid reasons.  I'm just confused about.. well do I name the package I create with the kit the same thing as the pose file?  And I'm not 100% sure I'll get how to make multiple poses in one file but that's not a big deal I guess lol.  I guess I'm just kind of an idiot and not really good at reading directions xD  I just wish I could have someone here with me that gets it so I can ask questions AS I GO.  Anyway here is my second pose.  I don't think I'll upload until I can figure out the pose list thing.

Anyway.. yeah I'll have this one up for download as soon as I figure out the pose list thing.  I can still type in the names of the poses and get them to work.. they just don't show up on the pose list.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

My First Pose!

Download here!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't have the thumbnails yet for the list yet.  You have to type in the code:


It's not amazing and I didn't work very long on it.. was just testing out.. face looks a lil wonky but who knows.  Once I figure out how to get thumbnails and such then it will be on like donkey kong.  I enjoy it, so maybe I'll even make a new blog for pose downloads!!  Any name suggestions?  was thinking AmarylliSim.

P.S. My model totally reminds me of Elaine from Seinfeld in this pic lol

Friday, January 20, 2012

Amaryllia [etsy]

Just want to spam a little bit and share what I have for sale on Etsy since I've actually revived it a bit :)

Check out the actual store for better pics :)   I'm actually going to work on some earrings I think now with some black findings I've found <3   Also feel free to offer suggestions :) :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Legacy Post

I've decided I wanted to have a thread on Unbound with some picspam of my legacy.  I'm not writing a story to go with them, but I just love pic spammage, so here it is:

Unbound Legacy Thread

I made some spiffy titles because I was busy not doing things I needed to do xD Still am... >.>