The Water Horse Summer Creator Faire is now open! Over the past couple weeks I’ve created 3 new products for all Water Horse breeds. The first is an ocean-inspired complete texture set called Sea Horse:
This set includes 4 pieces: Great Waves body coat, Sandy Shores pattern/tattoo with hooves, Ocean Breeze mane & tail, and Ocean Breeze feathers. These can be bought individually or as a package, and are perfect for riding on the beach!
The second and third products are leather-inspired body coats, with delicate lace patterns/tattoos that can be turned on or off:
I’ve also added my Watermelon coat as a free gift in my booth, plus a customer loyalty discount for all in-world purchases (something I appreciate when shopping myself). Once a spending threshold has been reached, you receive a permanent discount 🙂
Yesterday, I finished Blaze, a new fiery pattern that includes leg, hoof, and unicorn tail textures! It came about after I discovered how to make realistic fire while working on another coat — and can’t say no to that 🙂
Then today, I finished Kaleidoscope, which is my first coat with a colored/iridescent specular layer (instead of a monochrome one). I was inspired after noticing the same effect on a mesh unicorn figurine — it had a regular base design, and then a completely different design that only appeared where the light hit it. I wondered if I could do a similar thing with Water Horse, so started messing around with layer effects. It took me a while to get the right intensity, plus design the base coat in a way that still looked good on its own (for those using lower graphics settings). I definitely like the end result!
For this one, I’d had an idea for a few days to make a coat with ivy, but it turned out completely different in the end! I think I was in a plant mood after doing so much landscaping at my mainland store — but I like the mix of spots, leaves, and dots with black and white. I also played around with windlight in the photos … trying to find one with nice shadows that wasn’t outrageous and still looked natural.
It’s also nice to take pictures at my own place for a change, instead of searching other sims for the perfect backdrop 🙂
Created a new coat, Cotton Candy, this morning! Wanted to do something light and pastel and blended, and this is what I came up with after playing around in Photoshop for a while. A bonus is all of my Fairy Dust mane/tail textures go with this coat color 🙂
I also just saw Water Horse’s announcement about their Fantasy Creator Faire in August. Sounds like fun, and Lunistice will definitely be participating!