Warning...this thread is full of picture spam. Do grab a coffee and a sandwich before you tackle viewing these. I will not be held responsible for any fainting from over exertion due to viewing these. Other than that...here we go!
Although I'm still tweaking the Santo's brothers and a few of the boy's that are showing Eric around town, I have to sometime pull myself away from that and focus on something else.
Rick and Kyra I've been working on for some time and although I feel Rick is complete, except for his lips, Kyra still needs 'something'. Logan I just started earlier today and have been working on him now for at least 6-7 hours, he is still in tweak mode. Lola is still in tweak mode as well, I see several areas with her I want to improve on.
Logan will have more pics than the others only because he was the first one I started shooting. When it came time to get Rick's pic's....I was getting tired and with the girls...well it's just pitiful the itty bitty I got from them.
This is Lola. I found some nice Latino features that I liked and took it from there.
This is Kyra. I mixed some Asian, Black and Hispanic features in making her. She was a mess until I got all the bits and pieces together so they'd work. Not much to do with her...minor tweaking.
Here is Kyra again...Her makeup is HORRIBLE so it's a def she is going back in CAS. Plus some other tweaks here and there.
Her makeup looks 10 times better in CAS so I have to now try and balance CAS and IN GAME looks so they both coincide properly.
Not an easy task.
Kyra again...I've noticed that the bridge of her nose is just not quite where I want it to be. It seems a little misshapened so back for nose surgery for her. Thank goodness it's not a total nose overall and just the bridge!
Kyra...I like a strong jaw and recent ladies of mine have been lacking this due to changing up the norm. Since it's been awhile since I've uploaded a female with a strong jaw I decided to finish her up and upload her as soon as possible.
I am really please with her jawline here and see nothing that needs tweaking taking this shot.
Rick and Logan. Here the boys are together which I do sometimes to make sure there is not too much similarity in my Sims. It's seems after you add hair, facial included sometimes they tend to favor one another. We def need more male hair!
I think I can honestly say I see no likeness in these two males so on that I'm pleased.
Using a fresh pudding Sim for EACH AND EVERY SIM you create is a must if you want to really explore your talents.
Logan. His nose seemed more 'streamlined' in CAS and to take him back and try to mess with it more totally messes up the nose entirely. So he keeps this nose. I like it though!
Rick has already been back once for nasal surgery due to the CAS thing with the noses. I am truly pleased with it now because it captures entirely what I wanted to portray in his nose. I am pleased with his features. I used a Indian type face, a little elongated and not so wide with a strong chin. The rest I used more Black features with a hint of white so he looks like he may be mixed with several races while claiming more his Black ethnicity with his hair and clothing style.
The boys...checking out personality here. Logan seems totally interested in watching even laughing from time to time, Rick was having none of it. Rick seems to have a quieter persona so that is understandable.
And yes...I like to see their interactions with other Sims...just seems like it's part of the overall Sim making to me.
Rick. Checking the spacing of the eyes to make sure he doesn't look cross-eyed when he looks straight ahead or directly at something or someone. Rick tends to look at the camera directly a lot...almost freaky.
Rick. Another direct view checking the eye distance and also seeing if the nose and eyes are a good proportion and compliment each other. I really do all of this and more when creating each and every Sim.
Rick. Just some added shots checking the overall Sim.
Logan. I make each and every Sim watch television. I want to see how their noses and mouths look when they laugh/smile. Even though you are going to get that odd shape that EA blessed us with on their noses...there are ways to make it less noticeable.
Logan. Even though in CAS I'm satisfied with his nose, it seems to lose some of that 'streamlined' affect. Can't/won't change it because it would totally mess it up.
Logan. See the nose flaten out and get that 'pudding look' when he smiles? It's not as bad as it could be so I can overlook it and maybe when he is uploaded others that get him will find a way to make it to their liking if they are not satisfied. Good spacing on the eyes and the nose looks proportion to the rest of his facial features.
Logan. Just some more pics where I'm checking out his face in more detail.
Logan. Trust me when I say that this facial hair totally suits Logan. I felt he was lacking something while I was making him and tried every bit of hair and this just fit! I've never even used this facial hair before but I love it on him.
He totally looks better with it and I think it gives him his on uniqueness.
Logan. Full frontal facial. See.. the facial hair just fits him!
Logan. Logan's appearance is based on a bit of Creole, White and Black. In New Orleans there were a lot of people like this with this mixture and I wanted to achieve something similar. Usually they have red or blond hair with texture and blue eyes or light eyes...I toned down those aspects greatly to enhance the other ethnicities in him.
I saw a movie that inspired me on Logan dealing exactly with the history of New Orleans.
Logan. Checking cheekbones and profile. I won't be changing any of this. I'm satisfied.
Logan. I didn't give Logan the muscular body. I used EA's skin for Logan...the original just to give him a different body style. Rick is very detailed and quite muscular so I didn't need 2 of them flaunting all that around those girls. Imagine what would happen once I turned the game off! Lol!
Logan. Checking out the overall appearance to make sure I'm satisfied with the body size and detail and I am. He totally fits his skin and the 'less' muscular body.
Logan. So far this is my fav pic of Logan. I love the seriousness of his expression and don't feel he looks goofy like some do just walking. I hate that goofy smile most of them do just walking from room a to room b. Yuk!
When I said I'm a bit OCD when it comes to making my Sims...this shows you that I didn't lie. This is just a touch of what I do in testing my Sims in game and the CAS pics are ridiculous!
Ok...since I'm not putting up a tree for Christmas for real I decided to decorate one of my Sim homes. I'm not finished but this is the living room so far. I also have the front lawn decorated I just forgot to take pics. I may add them later!
I did this because someone was sweet enough to pm me and ask my advice on creating Sims. What an honor! Hopefully this gives a tiny clue and if she has any more questions feel free to ask!
Hope I didn't bore you too much...but I really had fun doing this and it's after 5am and I'm still wide awake!!
He just makes my belly button smilez!