Photos: mostly of ball-jointed Asian dolls (some not quite safe for work), cats, plants; occasionally art; and local Chicagoland scenery. Comments are moderated so they will take a bit to show up.
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The Aloe Vera Sun Suit
So I took a photo of this aloe vera leaf at Home Depot, just because I liked the patterns. Then I had a cool model by Xtrart-3d that needed new textures, so I tried out the leaf (with some tweaking) onto the suit bottoms:
I still liked the pattern, but the waistband was meh and I didn't like the look of the center seam (though the spangles were kind of fun). It still looked suspiciously planty, too. So I recolored it and
added a fur look to it. Here is the "alien fur" final:
A lot better! I still may do a little seam refining, but the basic print is pretty good.