So I had a lot of fun yesterday playing with a new toy. This toy is called GIMP. No, it is not a man kept in a leather or rubber suit by freakish rednecks in eastern LA; it is a GNU Image Manipulation Program.
So yes, I’m teaching myself the fine art of layering images one over the other. Sometimes, it works beautifully!
I really did not know how simple it was to USE GIMP to play around with images. I’d always assumed it was way more of a challenge than I was up to. Huh!
The location in the background (not in the foreground: I wasn’t in frame at all!) is called ‘Forest of Scissors’: a very interesting build done by one Igor Ballyhoo, and one that appealed to me as a hair addict. If you want to go nose around the installation, then by all means click here and click on the ‘forest of scissors’ teleporter.
Also yes, I am a hair addict. I’m constantly buying and trying new or different things with prim hair. When I saw this installation, I instantly thought ‘well there’s a background for all the hair posts you do, Nath…’ so I got a bunch of photos, which I will be dragging out. Some of them, though, I may just leave in the drawer: I have NO idea how I could use this one, for example:
but it’s neat, isn’t it?
So, on to the hair, then. I was particularly struck by the forest of scissors (which sounds potentially fatal, doesn’t it?) because I had finally spent Lindens on new hair from Eclipse. while I could natter on about it I’ll just show you. This one is called ‘Tidal’. It’s a little messy and rumpled-looking…
I did these two against white so you can see all the fine details of the transparent hair prims more clearly: while the Forest of Scissors is a terrific image for drama, not so great for showing off fine details.
And a couple more, just in case you haven’t had enough of me showing off my newly-found image manipulation skills.
You can find the hair at Exile, along with many other appealing styles!
Skin: Ispachi ‘Gabriel – creme – shaved’
Shirt: FATEwear ‘Ronald – Jungle’
Location: “Forest of Scissors”
Hair: Exile ‘Tidal’