Even if you don’t blog SL most people like to take decent pictures of themselves and you just can’t do it without the decent poses. I was using some of my Image Essential poses in my previous post and then I realised that Kay Weston has some out at the latest round of The Thrift Market which has finally died down enough for me to have a bit of a mooch around. TBH I didn’t stay for very long because with my new skin and hair I just wanted to get some SL posing done before I have to return to woolies and jeans.
The poses I’m using in these pictures are from the Sashay pack and at this moment is only available at The Thrift Shop Event. Although Fat packs offer you better value in the end, if you’re just after a few single poses then there are ooodles of them in her main shop. Not only does she have a shop packed with single poses, couple poses, fat packs, props, Gachas and on and on I think she has some of the best male poses in SL. Even though its me hopping on and off the poses I can tell that these aren’t womens poses that have been tweaked to suit a male shape, or maybe they are but they’ve been done so well they work. They’re subtle, simple, many and boyish. They’re manly enough for any bulked up AV and yet also subtle enough for Baylen. I’m just counting my blessings that our sim is in Autumn mode because there is a beach lookout chair, one of those high chairs that life guards like to pose on, which is pretty darn excellent as a prop for a summer sim.
However one of the best things about Image Essentials and Kay Western is her generosity. She has studios packed with props and poses FREE for all to use. Each studio is dedicated to a certain style ie male props/poses, group props/poses, family props/poses. Then dotted over the sim are full builds for you to use at your leasure. You can rezz your own props and poses but seriously you will probably not need to do that at all because not only has she ensured that there are as many props/poses for people to use she uses not only her own but many props/poses from basically everyone who makes them. It goes without saying that if you do rezz something then keep the prims DOWN! and make sure to CLEAN UP! I know that seems obvious but Faith and I know all to well that people can be such mucky people lol. Other than that all Kay asks is that you join her, Free, group and don’t bother the wild life. This generosity allows everyone a chance to try to make pictures that they are proud of and show them how artistic they can be. Also although this is an active sim and group you’re not spammed. One of the most helpful groups and even when you’re on the sim pulling poses no one will bother you because they’re all so busying doing their own thing. So no excuses for all the naff piccies. Pop over, join and see what you can do.
Hopefully the LM should take you directly to the Image Essential stall at The Thrift Shop but if it doesn’t it’s easy to find as it’s right at the end of a row and right next to the row of so tempting Gachas.
PS although Kay has made all of the studios and builds free to use there are Tip Jars to pop some Lindens in or just go and buy something. That way you get to have some handy poses to use in your own home as well as helping with the cost of the sim.