The problem with being a blogger is that we’re obliged to make things look good. We don’t want to be photographed looking BAD, so we fix things, shoot around things, and very often don’t show you when something isn’t quite as it should be.
Sometimes the isn’t as it should be is the Grid being stupid, sometimes it’s a design problem. Regardless, if we don’t share our quibbles (as we call them around here) we aren’t really being truthful.
When people tell me my avatar is beautiful, I routinely tell them it’s my job. Of course I look good. Which brings us today’s post. I’m sort of addicted to trying out mesh heads, and I think Gacha is a fun way to pick them up. I don’t have a lot of illusions about random MESH HEAD X not matching skins I own, I know this is a thing and I’ll put on a scarf or whatnot and make it work. I just like the variety and shooting varied photos with different faces. It’s fun. So I couldn’t resist one pull at the Epiphany event to grab one of the heads from Fawny.
The one I got is #9 in a vanilla tone. It comes with a HUD that allows you to change your eyebrows which I think is pretty awesome. There is a good range of color options in the eyebrows. You can see in the photo above that changed the color of the skin is locked out, and that’s not unreasonable imo for an inexpensive Gacha head.
This morning I can’t get them to bake. I’ve relogged. I’ve rebaked. I’ve cleared cache. I was able to get them to bake last night so this is a grid problem vs. a problem with the texture of the lashes I think. We’ll chalk up nonbaked lashes to not a design problem at this time. I got a shot last night of them baked (coming up) so that’s in the whatever pile.
Now I’m gonna have a few quibbles. This isn’t unique to Fawny actually – it’s to nearly all mesh head creators. I need to understand WHY, WHY if you have add ons like eyes and lashes, WHY when I add them on do they not just slot in at the right place? I need to understand this. You made the head, why are the lashes sitting inches away from where they go? Why are they eyes not a perfect fit for the sockets? The amount of adjustment that I’m finding in ANY gacha head is annoying. Why is this? I’m a super lazy end user. However the eyes are very pretty, I just played hell setting them and I’m still not happy with where they are. I also struggle with why the lashes drop out when i back up too far. I know mesh does that but these drop out quite fast.
I think this head is actually a REALLY pretty face and unique shape. I really like it. I think if you are looking for a face that’s unique, it’s a great pick up. In fact, picking up a few of them for such a low price isn’t a bad deal at all.
There is one more quibble that might not be a problem to you at all, but it makes me crazy and it’s this. This head is big.
Every single hair I tried on had this effect. The days of having to adjust hair to fit are so far behind me I’ve lost the skill set. It’s not that it’s a deal breaker, but these days to me it’s a WHY bother? I am unlikely to bother with it.
So to me this head has some issues. These are issues of opinion however, rather than construction, which says a lot. It’s a very pretty face. It’s CLOSE to the SLINK Anise skin (see the neck in picture above. CLOSE – not quite. But you might get away with it. I had a lot of fun playing with it, and I don’t regret buying it.
Last night I shot it and got the eyebrows cleanly.
You can see though I still struggled with the head size – that D!VA hair I chose I had to increase by over 12% and it’s still not perfect. If adjusting hair size isn’t a big deal to you then you’re gonna be happier than me.
And because I don’t need it anymore, if you leave a comment I’ll give this head away with all the stuff that came with it to one of you. It’s a very pretty head and I will just delete it eventually so if you’d like it SAY SO! It’s yours! I do think it’s a good pick up, despite my own personal issues. Mesh heads are fun!
Gidge is Wearing:
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Betty” (Fatpack) (last photo)
Ring: (Yummy) Birthstone Ring – October – Opal (Blogger Copy)
(Yummy) True Fate Ring – Gold – Opal
Panties: 28. Blueberry / Common / – Panties (Polka) – Hourglass – Candy THE EPIPHANY
Bra: 3. Blueberry / RARE / – Bra (Tease) – Hourglass – Candy
8. Blueberry / RARE / Flirt – Bra (Game) – Hourglass – Candy THE EPIPHANY
Head: Fawny – Gabrielle.Mesh Head – Normal – Vanilla The Epiphany
Eyes: Fawny – Mesh Eyes
Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Mid Left V2.0
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Mid Right V2.0
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – L – Elegant
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – R – Elegant
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body Hourglass V1.1 (ADD ME)