Denizen of Darkness

Spyralle Dark Denizen Mask Rage

Spyralle Dark Denizen Mask Rage

Dark Denizen is a new, original mesh mask especially for World Goth Fair 2015, now open.

Spyralle Dark Denizen Mask Black

Spyralle Dark Denizen Mask Black

Denizen is unisex, unrigged, copy/mod.

Spyralle Dark Denizen Mask Purple

Spyralle Dark Denizen Mask Purple

Five colors are available at World Goth Fair.

Spyralle Dark Denizen Mask Red

Spyralle Dark Denizen Mask Red

Spyralle Dark Denizen Mask Sepia

Spyralle Dark Denizen Mask Sepia

Give us a big smile, now.

 

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A Parliament of Owls

Spyralle Owl Moon May

Spyralle Owl Moon May

Owls are generally solitary birds, but together in company, a collection of owls is called a Parliament. Most fitting that there are twelve Owl Moon gowns from Spyralle. More than twelve, in fact, as you have seen.

Spyralle Owl Moon June

Spyralle Owl Moon June

The last four, plus the special Midsummer Night, are out at Fantasy Faire through this weekend.

Spyralle Owl Moon July

Spyralle Owl Moon July

They are all my favorite, in one way or another, but August is special, because she was the first I made.

Spyralle Owl Moon August

Spyralle Owl Moon August

You should be all set, now, for walking barefoot on the grass in the moonlight…

 

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Ride the Wind

Spyralle Wind Rider Calima

Spyralle Wind Rider Calima

Wind Rider Calima mask and vambraces are worn here with the Dyisi outfit and boots from Evie’s Closet, Dancing Horses hair from Exile, Curio’s The Visitor skin (no longer available), and a Waverider tattoo from Spyralle.

Spyralle WindRider Calima

Spyralle WindRider Calima

Spyralle WindRider Kona

Spyralle WindRider Kona

The names are wind names from different parts of the world.

Spyralle WindRider Zephyr

Spyralle WindRider Zephyr

All the Wind Rider sets are available at Fantasy Faire through May 3.

Spyralle WindRider Monsoon

Spyralle WindRider Monsoon

Please see the previous post for pictures of the special Relay For Life versions of Wind Rider. Thank you for supporting cancer research.

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Fantasy Faire 2015: Wind Rider & Midsummer Night

Spyralle WindRider Coromell

Spyralle WindRider Coromell – Donation for Relay for Life

Wind Rider is my lead project for Fantasy Faire 2015. The form is inspired by the crested eagle. The fractals, both color textures and feather masks, are of the category I call “monkey mask”

Spyralle Wind Rider Coromell in flight

Spyralle Wind Rider Coromell in flight

Coromell is the special RFL color, a 100% donation. There are four more colors in Spyralle’s Fantasy Faire store on Odyssey. The unisex accessories are modifiable and unrigged. The set comes with two pairs of the vambraces – not just a resize but differently proportioned for male and female avatars – but each one can be resized.

Spyralle Owl Moon Midsummer Night RFL Edition

Spyralle Owl Moon Midsummer Night RFL Edition

Fantasy Faire is also the venue for the final release of Spyralle’s Owl Moon series: May, June, July and August. Midsummer Night – a time Outside the year – is a special color for Relay for Life, 100% donation. It is not a coincidence that the same color gradient was used on the fractals for both Midsummer Night and Coromell.

Spyralle Owl Moon Midsummer Night

Spyralle Owl Moon Midsummer Night

The other release colors will be shown in upcoming posts.

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Moon Dance

Spyralle Owl Moon April

Spyralle Owl Moon April

The year keeps turning, and the owls fly every night, under the moon. Last year we brought you the Owl Moons of September through December, plus some special gowns just for the holidays. Now we bring you out of winter into spring with January through April.

Spyralle Owl Moon March

Spyralle Owl Moon March

I must have made about a hundred new colorings of the fractal for this group, of which I saved maybe a quarter as parameter sets and rendered about ten. Recoloring means fine tuning several layers of gradient in Ultra Fractal, rendering out an image, then starting the texturing of the garment over from scratch, sometimes more than once. March took three complete makeovers before I was satisfied. February needed only two.

Spyralle Owl Moon February

Spyralle Owl Moon February

Texturing with these fractals is not a matter of “slapping them on” or just using them as they come, right over the mesh UV or the avatar UV. There are many hours of experimentation, meticulous seam matching through scaling, rotation and other transforms and 3D testing before the design of the prototype is final. I’ve learned to document every detail and create template files as I go, because it’s almost impossible to reconstruct some of these processes after the fact to make a more colors.

Spyralle Owl Moon January

Spyralle Owl Moon January

It all paid off with January. She came together on the first try! By then, it was March. But winter will come again, and blue is always in season.

Spyralle Studio group members received January and February as gifts. All four gowns are in the store now. And the year of Owl Moon is not over. There are four more in the, ah, wings. And Fantasy Faire is coming!

Photographed at Ode, Annon, Athan and Aear. Poses from NanTra, Marukin and Di’s Opera. The skin is Sia from Glam Affair, Asia tone, and the hair is Ange from D!va in various colors.  Feet by Slink, eyes by IKON.

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Dream Gaze

Spyralle Dreampunk Monocle

Spyralle Dreampunk Monocle

Steam the Dream – the Tenth Steam Hunt presented by Historical Hunts Ltd. – will soon be (alternate future) history. The dream closes on March 31. Until then, this useful bauble from Spyralle is free for the finding somewhere in the store.

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Sons of Genre

 

Spyralle CVT Bracelets Topanga

Spyralle CVT Bracelets Topanga

Biker chic is all over the roadhouse parking lot at Genre this month. I had once made this fractal that suggested gears and speed and mechanical power, so I enameled it on silver cuff bracelets.

CVT by Kerryth Tarantal

‘CVT’ original fractal art by Kerryth Tarantal

After more work in Ultra Fractal on the layers, gradients and blending, I got the image for the first design, Jacinto, with the fire at the heart.

Spyralle CVT Bracelets Jacinto

Spyralle CVT Bracelets Jacinto

Almost every recolor I do for an inworld design means going back to the fractal software and tweaking colors, rendering out a new image and then rebuilding the texture for application to the mesh.

Spyralle CVT Bracelets - Topanga, Corona, Mojave & Pomona

Spyralle CVT Bracelets – Topanga, Coronam Mojave & Pomona

Guys can wear them too.

Going back in California memory to choose the names was kind of a nostalgia trip. It was a little Honda motorcycle, and I wore a helmet always, but you never forget the feel of the wind and that dusty fragrance of summer evenings in the hills and canyons.

For Genre, I made tattoos also.

Spyralle Broken Wings Tattoo Set - Blue

Spyralle Broken Wings Tattoo Set – Blue

Broken Wings is also available in red.

Tank top from fri.day. Skin is Glam Affair’s Sia in Jamaica tone. The eyes are my favorite IKON Sunrise in Egyptian Blue. The hair is Scribbled Hearts from Exile.

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