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About Orchid_Noir

  • Birthday 12/08/1971

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    Denton, Tx, Home of Happiness

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  1. Nah, not lurking under an assumed, just lurking occasionally. Blame it on not realizing that I should have gotten contacts again instead of glasses that, as it turns out, at my scrip' make red and blue dance while everything else sits still. Painting doesn't work that way and moving comes before new eyewear. lol The photos, well... I will have to see if I can dig them out of CD back ups somewhere from three computers ago as the trees I used were lost to a hurricane, so no re-photographing them. I'll see if I can come up with something, just be patient with me as that was a good while back.
  2. So how long until I can order my minis online and print them up? Pretty interesting news: Desktop 3D printer Can't wait until the technology prices down into regular consumer market levels (10 grand is a bit rich for me).
  3. Well, they are called "hobble skirts" for a reason. I love it, I know an ICU nurse that I am just going to have to paint one up for.
  4. I have two that make people shudder when they see me eating them, both ice cream type stuff related: Natural Vanilla Bean Blue Bell ice cream with sour cream and cheddar Ruffles potato chips And the good one, makes me want it just thinking about it... Blue Bunny Orange sherbet (I don't like the sweet flavored brands) and plain ol' Premium crackers Beyond that, um..... Well I like white jasmine rice with milk, butter, and sugar, gods is that decadant.
  5. Don't forget the value of getting an editor and doing your own lisings and inserting images from your ISP provided webspace. Much money can be saved with these two things alone. I build my auctions with Trellion, a free WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) html page builder program. You can have the nifty "themed" auctions, or really plain ones, and the "themed" ones don't look like everyone else's, just don't go overboard with the bells, whistles, and such. The only image I host at eBay is the gallery pic/thumbnail. I get megs and megs of webspace with my internet service, I think most ISP's now days provide at least 5 meg, definitely worth looking into for auction listers. As far as Paypal, is a cost of playing the game currently, no paypal seriously cuts prospective buyers and paypal IS going to take thier little cut. If you get one of thier debit/check cards you get cash back on any purchase you make that is processed as a credit card, that's how we make up that difference, a little, at least.
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    I'm pretty sure that we can find a place to stay, we might even be able to arrange to make the drive, too.
  7. There are a lot of little Star Wars fans that would be absolutely thrilled to find something like this under thier tree. :)
  8. For a first osl this abolutely rocks! (heck for a third or fourth it's still pretty kikkin') On the blue/white highlights that Darkstar mentioned, you could possibly highlight the ground a little (provided that this is an outdoor scene, to give the ground a bit of a moonlit effect, this could, IMHO, bring those highlights on the mini into a more "real" feel. (you could take it a step further and give the wall a little moonlight, too) On a different note, I like most OSL photographed against a black background, it can keep the background from spoiling the illusion.
  9. Thank you :) The tail was what drove the whole into being.
  10. Gee, somehow I missed this thread. How cool SW, I never noticed that you managed to do that!
  11. Screen name: Common name: Given name: And they all fit.
  12. I wasn't going to comment on the facial sculpt from the front angle, but I do think that the profile is pretty. (and here I had what I do like tatooed )
  13. A little progress. Started on the fur, smoothed out a part of the transition on that big fold on the front of her skirt thingy a little, and took care of some edges that didn't quite get caught with the red's shadow color that were bugging me.
  14. Oh man! I almost had a panic attack over that recipe.... I wrote it down in three places when I finally got it where I liked it and mixed me up about half a dropper bottle of it, this was around ReaperCon. All should be good, right? It took me almost an HOUR to find ONE of the places I had written it down. Thank you for asking for it, as it only would have been shuffled even further away from the painting room by the time I went for it otherwise. Anyway, the recipe I use for the base color is 2:3 Shadowed Stone:Nightshade (both MSP) I bring it up a tiny bit at a time first with Weathered Stone MSP then with a mix of mine that it (I no longer have the numbers for but....) a little dioxazine purple in a fair amount of titanium white to make a light true lavender I make sure not to lose the initial color and not to bring the mix all the way up to either of the mix in colors. This one is painted with layering. I have decided that her boots are going to be pitch black leather, we'll see if they stay that by the time I'm done (oh look ..... a chicken ). No pictures yet, having to calm down after thinking I had lost my formula for that flesh before I paint. (and yes, I now have a notebook with a big label on it just for paint notes )
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