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Making Magic! WinterFairy Skintone, custom eyes and dress recolor on Summer Solstice

by summersong86 Posted 14th Nov 2008 at 9:27 PM
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I'm really excited! I've done a lot of really nice skintones and some lovely magical people for Belladonna Cove. This is my gal, Summer Solstice. She's a summer fairy who sports a wintery skintone--oh the horrors. Well I guess that's to be expected since she is one of a set of twins who happen to have a winter fairy for a dad. At least Summer has vivid blue eyes and sunny hair to remind us she's really a warm weather girl at heart.

The custom content by me that you are getting with this sim:
Winter Fairy Skintone. These are actual in-game screenshots, nothing retouched at all and I hope you'll agree it's a stunning skintone. She's lit with interior lighting in all but one of the shots, but even in daylight her pale skin has some hue to it. It's not just a regular skin that had been run through a desaturation process. No way! Been there, done that and I've instead discovered the joys of fiddling with my white balance controls and doing odd things with layers, LOL!

It's a very pale skin wonderful for vampires, witches who've spent too many nights by their cauldron, or ethereal fairy princesses. There is all the subtle shading and hue you'd expect in a skintone and though it's pale, it's not washed out at all.



Eyes: I made this for the FX2 Series skintone models I'd been working on. I made a slightly heavily saturated version for fantasy style purposes. It's based on the incredible KnightSkyKyte base here: http://linna.modthesims2.com/download.php?t=205393 Since I don't have PhotoShop I had to go the oblique way to get the results KSK talks about, but I managed.

Dress Recolor: Okay, the sim comes with the Dark Blue short dress shown in the photos. This is a recolor of the amazing Featured Witchy Clothes Goth Style dress by Sherahbim: http://linna.modthesims2.com/download.php?t=253051 and the fabulous mesh by Reisuru is included as per her terms: http://linna.modthesims2.com/member.php?u=897963

I can't remember the process I used to redo the colors but the end result is lots of sparkles on the skirt part of it to look like a galaxy. Generally when I make sparkles on clothes it's done through adding noise on that gray image whatever it's called and then tiny bit of noise on the colored image part. I can't remember if I did that here or not.

The other parts of the sim I did not make but that are included would be the lipstick, the brows, the eyeliner, and the blush.

NOT INCLUDED: Hairstyles, Fairy Wings, Jewelry. Read on to find out where I got those items:

Custom Content by Me:
- Winter Fairy Skin & Sim: Summer Solstice
- SS86-FXEyesBrightBlue
- SS86-WinterFairy
- SS86-Sherahbim-SparklyRecolorDeepBlue

Custom Content Included:
- Eye Lash Liner by Anva
- eyebrows#2_blonde1|by Ina @ Kamikitten by Kamikitten
- Anva, Sclera V3 - Light Skin by Anva
- Lotsa Lip -Purrfect Pout- Bruno@MTS2 by Bruno
- by La_Exotique by La_Exotique
- Reichu's Dress Mesh AF Bloomerbody 2007 by reisuru

Additional Credits:
Long Hairstyle: XM Sims Mesh, the style is wholly the work of Marie Fay from her FairyTale contest entry here: http://linna.modthesims2.com/download.php?t=260289 It is a free style from the XMSims site.

Short Updo: That's all by Rose at http://www.rosesims2.net and is in the hair category on page 14 of her FREE hair section. It is not binned.

Earrings are by Helgasims: http://helgasims.com/accessories.htm

Fairy Wings: The mesh is by Boblishman: http://linna.modthesims2.com/download.php?t=144608

I can't for the life of me determine the recolor creator because it's not coming up on mouseovers, but looking at the color of the pale one I think it's from this page: http://linna.modthesims2.com/download.php?t=145504 And the Paisley one appears to be the work of RavenKitty:http://linna.modthesims2.com/download.php?t=144766

I do know that I got all the wings I have from MTS2, so you should be able to find it or something just as pretty when you go to get the mesh and see all the recolors listed.

AquaBlue dress...made by me, and well it's such an embarrassing story. I made it based off of a Club Crymsyn mesh and overall texture, but mistakenly grafted Serahbim's work onto it to make a whole new kind of dress. I had thought I was working entirely with Club Crymsin's textures, and it was just a brain phart on my part, which happens because I do my work late at night into the wee hours of the morning and sometimes I'm halfway asleep already. My apologies to the creators whose work I Frankensteined. Anyway, sorry, because of my goof that dress is not available for upload.

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SS86-WinterFairy_SummerSolstice.zip

Size: 4.58 MB · Downloads: 8,184 · 14th Nov 2008
4.58 MB 8,184 14th Nov 2008
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20 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 18 Feedback Posts
Test Subject
#2 Old 14th Nov 2008 at 9:45 PM
aw gosh awesome skintone
merci~

}-|Only the insane equate pain with success|-{
Field Researcher
#3 Old 14th Nov 2008 at 10:02 PM
I agree with you! That is a stunning skintone! I cannot wait to make a vampire with it. She's simply gorgeous too! Thanks for sharing.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 14th Nov 2008 at 11:28 PM
What a gorgeous sim and what a wonderful skin!
I just LOVE your skins! I think they have something "ethereal" and romantic about them!
Gorgeous, gorgeous, and I'm so happy to see your new creations around!!!

You know the way it twists and turns,changing colour,spining yarns
You know the way it leaves you dry, It cuts you up, it takes you high
You know the way it throws about,It takes you in and spits you out
Forum Resident
#5 Old 15th Nov 2008 at 12:10 AM
Really glad to see more of your skintones. This one is gorgeous.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 15th Nov 2008 at 3:38 AM
Gorgeous skintone and so is your simmie and her dress!I can't wait to see more skintones from you!

Need to bin the hair you create? To geneticize your eyeset or skinset? so PM me!:)
Test Subject
#7 Old 15th Nov 2008 at 5:03 AM
Omg the second pic looks just like my cousin in law (is that what they would be?) Tara...the likeness is so uncanny! Very beautiful skintone!
Scholar
Original Poster
#8 Old 15th Nov 2008 at 5:16 AM
Thanks for the kind comments! I'm just breathing a huge sigh of relief and so grateful the submission was approved. (And approved so fast--I submitted it very early in the morning and it was up later in the day!)

I'm busy working on photographing and getting the credits listed for others I hope to submit, including Winter Solstice, the twin of this sim. Winter doesn't look anything like Summer, though.

I also have loads and loads of regular skintones to put up. They will be on the models, too, rather than issued as skintone sets, so I hope that the models will be approved but the new standards are very tough to meet up to, so I will have to keep my fingers crossed that the looks are unique enough for acceptance here.

What if one little pop could open a world of wonder
So sensory, so satisfying. It's the magic Friskies makes happen every day in so many ways
Friskies, feed the senses. Cat sez eff that, gimme cheezburgers.
Instructor
#9 Old 15th Nov 2008 at 6:30 AM
Ohh I'm looking forward to your other skins too because this is gorgeous! ^^ It's quite close to my tone actually (my real hair is blonde lol) and I'm happy someone at last made a pale skin that doesn't look sick!

Anyway, I hope your other projects gets approved too... Because I'll get them all, they're gorgeous! ^^
Forum Resident
#10 Old 15th Nov 2008 at 3:08 PM
She's very pretty.
Thanks a lot.

//HB

♥Adam Ant♥
No, I don't take request at the moment
11/7 -09 My beautiful niece was born!
Test Subject
#11 Old 7th Dec 2008 at 9:12 AM
Wow... amazing!!!! Thank you so much!!
Scholar
#12 Old 12th Feb 2009 at 2:27 AM
Beautiful!
Test Subject
#13 Old 7th Apr 2009 at 9:25 PM
Beautiful! How can I download this? It keeps giving me a 404 error.

Change happens when the pain of holding on becomes greater then the fear of letting go.
James Thurber
Field Researcher
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9th Apr 2009 at 5:21 AM
This message has been deleted by MTS2Staff. Reason: Copied attachment - thank you for the upload!
Scholar
Original Poster
#14 Old 9th Apr 2009 at 5:58 AM
Vera, thanks so much for helping this person! Sigh, my vision is still so blurry. I had one good left eye that was not too bad and now that one is bad too. I am going to need two doctors now. One to address auto-immune skin problem that is causing the eye problems. I am going to get my husband to help me when he gets a chance to try and find out which of my uploads are missing and messed up.

What if one little pop could open a world of wonder
So sensory, so satisfying. It's the magic Friskies makes happen every day in so many ways
Friskies, feed the senses. Cat sez eff that, gimme cheezburgers.
Field Researcher
#15 Old 9th Apr 2009 at 3:35 PM
Dear, you are very welcome!
I wrote you a quick pm, cause I'm going to travel right now!
I cannot say how much I'm sad about this...
I really ,really hope you recover soon!
I miss you very much! Have a happy Easter with all the bunnies chocolates you adore,you deserve it!
I Luv U!

You know the way it twists and turns,changing colour,spining yarns
You know the way it leaves you dry, It cuts you up, it takes you high
You know the way it throws about,It takes you in and spits you out
Instructor
#16 Old 1st Aug 2009 at 12:03 AM
She's very pretty. I'm going to download her now. Thanks!
Test Subject
#17 Old 16th Jan 2010 at 5:43 PM
Thank you so much for sharing! I can't wait to make my vampire sim with it!
Test Subject
#18 Old 18th May 2010 at 11:24 AM
The hair kinda' looks like azula's hair!
WOW THANKS!
Test Subject
#19 Old 29th Mar 2013 at 10:20 PM
I am amazed at how beautiful she is... Have you ever heard of the acterss: Claire Holt. She plays the original vampire: Rebekah. It really does look like you kinda modeled the sim after her. WOW!
Test Subject
#20 Old 22nd Dec 2013 at 9:17 PM
Default She Is Really Beutifual
Quote:
Originally Posted by BLo$$oM9909
I am amazed at how beautiful she is... Have you ever heard of the acterss: Claire Holt. She plays the original vampire: Rebekah. It really does look like you kinda modeled the sim after her. WOW!

I Like Her She Is Really Beutiful