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[IC-Skins] .:RIO:. New Skin Line - Maiden New Releases!

Written by ina on Monday, 6 of October , 2008 at 12:11 pm
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A couple of months ago, I came up with a skin called Rio. Its has a fair Caucasian tone, described by some as distinctly “Northern/Eastern European”, “exquisite”, and my favorite comment, “a supermodel skin on SL that’s memorable.”

_AR Rio "Another Realism"  by [IC-Skins]

Thus, arises the .:RIO:. line - “Memorable SKINS to become YOU.”

I decided to play with some sketch layers used as eyes and lips in some of my earlier releases. (The devout should be able to see them ;-)) To my surprise, each skin looked distinctly different, and the tone works well, as seen in:

Gia, with warm expression-ful eyebrows, available in:

makeup variations:
IC-Skins Rio Gia Neutral

and “Avant Garde” showgirl mode:
IC-Skins Rio Gia Avant Garde

Gae, whose features give her a formidable and venerable composure:
IC-Skins Rio Gae Neutral Pink

Gina, who fits as supermodel or an unforgettable pretty girl:
IC-Skins Rio Gina Neutral Red
IC-Skins Rio Gina Neutral pink

The .:RIO:. line also comes with a selection of eyeshadow colors to bring out your eyes, a selection of lipstick choices (and also directions for custom makeup requests), - each available as individual packs, and also (with discount) row, column, and “all” packs. Two
body choices are available with each, and these body skins will actually be released as psd and textures soon - along with tutorials on customizing your avatar body skin. Stay tuned to the IC-Skins group for details!

All photos shown are unedited SL shots - color, shadow, and everything, looks exactly like they would look on SL using Second Life 1.19.0 (5) Feb 28 2008 17:18:12 with the default [IC-skins] face light included. You can also get a similar look using the regular/
current SL viewer with atmospheric shaders turned off in edit > preferences > graphics

Enough 2d-ness, drop by the main store to see these skins in 3d… on you!

Category: Designs, Projects, RP, Tutorials, Uncategorized

First Skin in new .:Rio:. Line

Written by ina on Sunday, 21 of September , 2008 at 5:40 pm
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I’m continuing the IC-Skins tradition of unique and distinctive faces — but pretty faces with near-perfect foundation shading. The first in this .:RIO:. line is Gia, available in several different makeup variations, as well as in the L.M. “light makeup” version:

IC-Skins Rio Gia Neutral

OPoT Playbill A Does she look familiar? She’s Winia reloaded with Rio’s base foundation.
“No, not in a previous skin context, you say?” Yup, she’s also the girl you saw onstage in the recent SL Shakespeare Company performance. For a while, she was code-named “Lucille,” which was the name I came up with in the fake movie poster I made ages ago of a first draft. (Whatever could the movie be about? It’s about an American girl in Paris who somehow ends up being a showgirl in the middle of an ice-skating rink. Crazy, huh!)

There’s also an “Avant Garde” variation with showgirl makeup (fake movie poster next):
IC-Skins Rio Gia Avant Garde Lucille Movie

Category: Designs, Projects

New Chinese / Japanese Skin - Mei Li

Written by ina on Friday, 15 of August , 2008 at 9:51 pm
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_ar ad mei li by ic-skins

Category: Designs

Two New _AR Skins

Written by ina on Monday, 4 of August , 2008 at 3:13 pm
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_AR Rio

_AR Belle

Category: Designs

Who is Ina Centaur?

A 25-year old American polymath of Taiwanese ancestry pretending to be old and Caucasian in Second Life. Semi-retired independent scholar also dabbling as an independent artist in new media, particularly theatre and the humanities—notably Shakespeare. Programmer, playwright and novelist. Formal academic background in, philosophy, and bioengineering.

This is largely a personal blog which isn't always up-to-date. There's no one definitive way to stalk me ;-).