Sunday, 15 January 2012

Colour Challenge Week 3 - Electric Indigo

Well to start with, I have never heard of electric indigo, but wikipedia gave an approximate guide so I believe Luna ;) Purple is a nice colour group but not at all 'me' so I didn't have much chance of finding anything suitable in my wardrobe. However, one thing I do have in abundance is avatars - animals, dragons, monsters, plants, even weirder stuff than that! So since Avatars-R-Us in my inventory, time to bring one out to answer the colour challenge! 


I immediately thought of dragons (because I am one) and then Grendel's, because they make the best dragons and I have an insane number of their avies. As it was to be my first avatar post, I wanted it to be pretty, and luckily I have the full set of Fae dragons, one of which is already violet in colour. I re-tinted it to be a better match, and added glow on the wings and antennae to give that electric brightness, but that isn't really a lot of work so my creativity in this post is with the photography. This is the first time I played with windlight settings to try to achieve a harmonious background, which I felt would best display the gorgeous colour and glow of the dragon. I hope you like the results =)


N.B. All photographs taken in Firestorm 3.2.2 and uploaded to http://www.flickr.com/photos/fledhyris/


Butterfly Moon

Avatar: Avarian Fae Dragon - Saffron (re-tinted) by Grendel's Children

Windlight settings: default midnight
Position: In flight, seen from beneath

Into the Blue

Windlight settings: [TOR] SUNRISE - Wonderzan


Into the Sun
Windlight settings: [TOR] SUNSET - Camp champ


Butterfly Moon - Peinture
Windlight settings: [TOR] SCIFI - Sparz puft
Post-photography touch-up: Macromedia Fireworks

This last picture doesn't show the colour so well but I wanted to do something artistic, and I have developed my own process which renders a photograph into something like an oil painting. I think if I import this into SL and give it partial transparency it will make a beautiful stained glass window :)

12 comments:

  1. such a gorgeous set of pics and yay on your fist avatar post!the stained glass is a very good idea too!!!

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    1. How odd is it that my first dragon post is PURKLE of all colours??

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  2. hi Fledge! All very cool.. though the symmetrical ones make me think of Rorschach tests LOL. And the pics don't have to be about clothes or outfits, I did a few different ones too!
    Fun!
    ♥Lau

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    1. Thanks! Hehe what did you see in your Rorschach test, was it butterflies, dragons, or something dark and disturbing... ;)

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  3. hello Fledge ..this is so cute!!!! And super you try all sorts of light.. i like into the blue... bye bye Nic

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  4. That looks absolutely AWESOME!! Very nice job.

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  5. Breathtaking! I like the variety of angles and backgrounds.

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  6. Aw, what a gorgeous dragon! Love your windlights, especially "Into the Blue" how the colors of the sky blend.

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  7. Wow those pictures are awesome! And you look very pretty in dragon-form.

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  8. wow...wow...wow!!! thats all I can think to say!! You are stunning as a dragon!

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