Monday, July 27, 2009



Okay, it's finally done.

This project, which started out with something as innocent as a bracelet, has become a voracious vortex of vegetation, demanding I make piece after piece after piece until it has finally had its way with me. I've been working on this pretty much straight through the month, without really being able to focus on anything else until this was done. That's one of the reasons I've been so silent.

You may now adorn yourself with ivy. As my friend Selos joked, I've been out of world so much that my avatar has become overgrown.

This set is a big landmark for me, because it includes something I've never before done in an accessories set.... clothing.

The clothing textures took me more time than the rest of the sculpting and texturing combined. It's a huge jump for me to take, seeing as how textures have never been my strong suit, nor a very enjoyable task for me. My meager skills in that department needed some serious exercise and butt kickery to get them anywhere near the quality I demand from everything in my store. After more lindens spent in upload fees than I can count, as well as draft upon draft that never even were good enough to make it in world, I was finally able to rest and say "those seams are good enough, damnit".

Each prim piece is painstakingly made especially to the avatar mesh, so that they should be super easy to fit. Even the chest vines that curl around the breasts should be able to handle even the biggest girls with only minimal clipping. I also made sure to keep my prim sizes relatively large, so that every piece is able to be modded down to fit even my pixie shapes. The individual pieces vary in price based on complexity from 45L to 175L, with the complete set being a quite reasonable 950L.

The panties that go on under the loin cloth are only available in the complete set. There are other perks exclusive to buying it all in one, like multiple clothing layers for the bra and panties, a "bare foot" size for the foot vines, and multiple attachment points for the ear cuffs (yes there are ear cuffs) so that you can wear them with the earrings and get a multi layered effect :)

If you're more of a minimalist, or on a budget, the necklace and earrings will give you at least the impression of that dryad look without needing to be weeded. The necklace comes with delicately trailing vines which hang off your shoulder, and are completely optional (they have a separate attachment)

(By the way, the stunning black skin in that picture is from Blowpop's new skin series, called Maya. I love it to pieces and you'll probably be seeing a lot more of it from me)

You'll also just have to see the enormous wall of all of your options... happy shopping :)


Terry Toland said...

Siyu, you truly are a music-maker and dreamer of dreams. The set is absolutely gorgeous, and you can beti will be getting a full set. Thank you for sharing your magic with the world again!

Anonymous said...

In your statement "My meager skills in that department needed some serious exercise and butt whooping...", I think you meant "whupping", not "whooping", didn't you? It's funny to think you might have needed some serious tooting to get moving. ;o) Other than that, LOVE the ivy!

Siyu said...

Ahhhh shush WM, the time stamp explains a lot :p

Also, butt whooping could also be from my looking at my avatar's pasty butt in that loin cloth and going "WHOO!" :P

Thanks Terry... I have to say magic does feel like an appropriate way to describe creating things in SL :) Creating something from nothingness. And as far as dreamer of dreams, I wouldn't mind some general explanation from the world about why I dreamed about being overrun by ferrets a few nights back...