This month’s Genre event opened up this week with some really awesome creations… the theme is Steampunk! I have a weird sort of fascination or love for this stuff. I love Victorian type things, then add in the quirkiness of the clockworks and all… it is really a favorite of mine. I know I don’t ‘get into’ it as much as I could but then it lets me play when I feel like it.
This month I have two offerings up for Genre.
The first being a pretty sweet looking hat. Remember the Clockwork Spiral event I did? Well I took the hat that was there… nice on its own merits then decided to trick it out even more. NOW it has goggles on the brim, extra lil clockworks and a clockwork seraphs wing tucked in there too. It is so neat looking, I kept it in black. I know that for the most part people like or think of the brown but… it just didn’t look as nice, so I just didn’t do it besides. Black works too. I have a fondness for black.
The second item is a table set. I called it the Brigadiers… well…. Table Set. *snickers*
It’s all steampunkish and made out of gears and springs and stuff.
I went with a metal type look rather than wood. A little bit more on the industrial side perhaps? I don’t know… I don’t generally have a predisposed idea of how I am going to make something to look when I start it…. often it is something that evolves or changes as I work on it. Sometimes _completely_ different than what I had originally intended. The set is all mesh and the prim counts are pretty awesome. Land impact for the table is only 1 prim, and for the stools it is 2. Each stool has 5 animations in it… male and female. I had a hard time finding anims for the stools for some reason. Had one specifically for a stool but the stool was too short… then the other ones weren’t right either so we’re going with something of a minimalist thing.
The table has a very nice engraved surface, and beneath the support along with the base have some really interesting texturing done to it. You can’t really tell from the pictures what it looks like that well…. you have to see it in world. I have it rezzed… hint hint…. at the main location AND at the Genre event since it has such a low L.I. I could do that.
The stools have a very nice thick leather in a deep red for the cushion, and then done in the same metal tones as the table.
You have to see it really. I’m keepin this one. *nods* After the Genre event it will be placed out at the main location, I can’t help myself….. but the pricing structure will change of course.
During the next month…. the price for both pieces is 100L.
After that…. you never know.
NEXT months theme is BDSM.
I’m fairly stoked about it…. and could use some suggestions. I want to do something that either hasn’t been overdone…. is on the different side, like a sub genre I may not have thought of or know much about. I love challenges and if it intrigues me I might work on it…. or hasn’t been done satisfactorily. One common complaint I hear is that there is 6476324 different things out there but only a small handful is worth much of anything or worth having.
So! That be my ramblings and odd twitchings for today.
Horrorfest is opening up tomorrow and guess what?! I’m there! Have some new stuff for that too. Woot.
Have a good one.