Haeckel’s drawings are irresistible… So, here is another avatar based upon them – this time the creatures are Crinoids. Also known as Feather Stars these are marine animals which feed by filtering small particles of food from the sea water through their feather like arms.
Crinoidea by Ernst Haeckel
This is unisex and comes with skins, a tiny body suit (separate ones for men and women), cheek tentacles, a tentacle spine, arm and leg tentacles, a tail and bare feet with ankle rings.
More images of Feather Star can also been seen in my set on Alpha’s Flickr.
M-Trees are data visualizations that emulate hierarchical tree structures comprised of sets of linked nodes. They are typically used to create or verify directory hierarchies in information visualization. Context Free is a small application based upon the visual language of M-Trees using design grammars which are sets of non-deterministic rules to create visual systems. The program follows the instructions in a few seconds to create images that can contain millions of shapes. I used Context Free to generate the geometric ‘flora’ of the skin on this unisex, monochromatic avatar.
M-Tree avatar comes with the skins, a headdress, a spine, g-strings with several different trains and bare foot sandals. I used the bare feet sculpties for the first time here and although they are not perfect they are certainly a vast improvement over the default avatar foot.
More Polkadots is a whimsical avatar for men and women. For a long time it looked like as if it was going to remain more or less “normal” until I added the hat. I have no idea what came over me, but before I knew it suddenly there was a whole hat rack of them.
So, this comes with jacket, skirt, jeans, sneakers and slippers, leggings, polka dot t-shirt and bustierre in two colors – black and red. I also threw in re-textured version of the anime hair, which I restructured to fit the hat rack. And then finally, the piece de resistance, which is the hat rack itself of course…
And also, very importantly, Ravenelle delighted me by having Ducky model the outfit – rack and all…
Thank you very much Marc Moana!
Continuing with Haeckel‘s drawings from his book The Art Forms of Nature, this is a white avatar. I enjoyed the change, since it seems that we have not been making too many white avatars of late. Comes with the headdress (of which I am rather proud), the spine, the skins, the g-string belt, the upper leg ornaments and shoes.
This avatar has also figured quite a bit in a series of images which Alpha has been compiling out of RL photographs and avatars: