Portrait Mode

… for Strawberry Singh’s Monday Meme.

Portrait Mode

This week’s meme instructions were pretty simple: “Share a black & white portrait (headshot) of your Second Life avatar. You can post a raw shot or process the image as much as you like.”

But actually making that portrait was a little bit less simple. The black & white part of the meme, I was okay with. But the portrait part of it… I always find portraits a difficult thing to do. Which is why there are so little of them on this blog. I do take portrait-shots, but I always end up deleting them, because I just can’t make them work.

Anyway, I decided to start with a normal color snapshot and post-process it. Then pushed it through some filters and fiddled with some sliders. First in GIMP, then in PicMonkey.

Portrait Mode 2

And this is the raw shot, in case anyone is interested 🙂

  • Hair – Magika (sabina.gully)
  • Skin – League (nena.janus)
  • Freckles – Izzie’s (izzie.button)
  • Lipstick – Fishy Strawberry (fae.eriksen)
  • Eyeliner – Tuli (tuli.asturias)
  • Eyelashes – Mon Cheri (freya.olivieri)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Hands – Slink (siddean.munro)

One response to “Portrait Mode

  1. As I said on Flickr, I cannot choose which of these I love more… I think the black one wins… The colour is gorgeous but there is something hauntingly beautiful in the black one

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