Friday, February 29, 2008

Skinfair! Woohoo!!!

So Skinfair is almost upon us and I am really really excited about it. For one thing, there are a LOT of amazing skins there. There is such an amazing range of designers represented, from the big and famous to the small and obscure. It's wonderful how many extremely talented creators are set up all in one place. It should be a great show with lots to look at. And make sure you stop by the Blowpop booth and say hello. I'll be set up in the far pavilion, right next to PXL. If you get lost, there's a gigantic poster of my face on the wall, so you can't miss it. (Yes, I'm that vain. Got a problem with that?)

But what I'm really excited about, is I'm finally releasing the Mellie3 skins, and they'll be available exclusively at Skinfair for a couple of weeks while I clear out my stores of old inventory. (Shameless Plug Alert: 50% OFF CLEARANCE SALE ON MELLIE2 SKINS! At Fuzzy and Talisman locations.)

If you think you've seen what Blowpop skins are all about, please take another look. These have been redone, literally, head to toe. Even the few parts I didnt repaint, like the ears or the palms, now look better because I figured out some better layering techniques which have made for better shading through all the skintones. I'm so happy with how these have come out. I feel as if, after a couple of versions, I finally know what I'm doing and how to get just the right amount of detail and tone that I envision in my head. I also did these all while using Windlight to preview, so I think the shading really holds up well. Oh, and I also added a sixth skintone, Cocoa.

Another big difference with the Mellie3s is how they are packaged. I was constantly getting requests for different options like eyebrow colors, pubic hair styles and freckles and after thinking long and hard about which options to offer and how to offer them, I still couldn't make up my mind. I love ALL the options. So I threw them all in the box. So now, each Mellie3 skin comes in both brunette and black eyebrows, shaved or trimmed kitties, in freckled and non-freckled versions. Yes, that's 8 skins per pack, and they cost L$ 1250/pack. (Did I also mention I have a strong maso streak?)

So there it is. Everything you wanted to know about Mellie3 but didnt care to ask. But enough talk! Pictures!

MELLIE3 Poster (censored)
Mellie3 Launch makeups-Vanilla copy copy
Mellie3 Launch makeups-Cream copy copy
Mellie3 Launch makeups-Honey copy copy
Mellie3 Launch makeups-Caramel copy copy
Mellie3 Launch makeups-Cinnamon
New Tone! Cocoa!
Mellie3 Launch makeups-Cocoa copy copy

And a key to filenames
what's in the box? (censored)

P.S. If you haven't listened to it yet, be sure you check out the latest episode of Second Style Stylecast. Tamara and Daphne do a review of some of the new skinlines that are going to be at Skinfair. Among such greats as Celestial Studios, Canimal, Fleur, and Minnu, they say some really nice things about Blowpop! w00t!!! Talk about being in lofty company! My nose is bleeding!

Btw, how do people manage to get their blogs to keep coming up at the top of the feed? I want that power!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Clearance, Clarence! Mellie2 Skin Sale Starting Saturday!

I need to make room for Mellie3, so beginning Saturday, February 23, and continuing through the month of March, all Mellie2 (except for Natural Beauties) skins will be on sale for 50% off! After this, they will be gone for good. The sale will be happening at both the LAME and Talisman locations.

During this time, I will be rolling out the Mellie3 skins at Skinfair, where they will be available exclusively until April 1, when I take down Mellie2 and put the Mellie3s up in my shops.

In the meantime, here's another Mellie3 teaser. I'm totally happy with how these have come out. This pic is a totally in-world shot in Windlight using a slightly modified version of Caliah Lyon's settings and some added lights. I only used Photoshop to crop it and add the type.

Mellie3 teaser ad #2

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Mellie3 Teaser from Blowpop

Mellie3 teaser ad #3

So yeah, I've been lying low for a long time, but I haven't been lazy. I've redone my Mellie skins head to toe. The Mellie3 skins are about 90% repainted. They'll be launching at Skinfair on March 1. And I'll be posting more preview pics in the next week.

Windblown hair by Aden, Eyes by Miriel, and pose by Long Awkward Poses.
*nude pics make credits easy!