I had the chance to get an interview with a special skin and makeup creator. I had heard of her store so many times but cannot remember the last time i went there. But theses are wonderful, offered in even many skin colors, not only normal skin tones. A big thank you to Wicca Merlin who allowed this interview to be possible, being the translator, as i speak French and English but not German. This Designer is Malicia Python from Silken Moon
Hello Malicia, thank you very much for allowing us to get to know you better through a couple of questions.
Hi Morgane, thank you so much for your interest
MB: How did you discover Second Life, and why did you decide to join?
MP: The first time I heard about SL was actually professional, I heard that some companies had a bad time trying to use the game for advertising. A lot later I was curious about how to be a vampire there – seems I liked it.
MB: At which moment did you start thinking of doing creations in Second Life?
MP: I always loved skins, but had no idea how they were made. I stumbled over a set of templates and really got hooked actually making all the skins I could not find.
MB: Did you have a background in graphic art prior to Second Life?
MP: Only „passively“ I am a copywriter, means I work with designers. So I got a bit about how to make things look good and what Photoshop can do.
MB: Can you tell our readers what we can we expect to find in your store?
MP: I picked the name Silken Moon for the different aspects that conglomerate in my work. The aim for beauty (Silken) combines with imagination (Moon). So you find Vampiresses, dead aristocrats and fantasy characters next to drama queens and 60s girls.
When I thought about a claim for Silken Moon, it was „Skins with character“. I want them to have an attitude – conveying the idea I had making them.
MB: What inspires you when you create skins and makeup?
MP: Any idea can be the ignition for a new face. A bit of tartan became a punk girl, a book about a 20s girl resulted in creating the Flappers. I see my girls as characters, so even their makeup is unique, matching how I feel they would fancy up for an occasion.
MB: You started to make mesh clothing, what do you love most about mesh?
MP: The way it is to be textured. I hate working on the system clothes for all the seams and stretching when rendered onto an avi. Mesh allows so much more there. And it is a nice change to stare at something not flesh-coloured at times,
MB: If you could have 1 skin you made to have in real life, no matter the skin colors, which one would it be?
MP: Oh thats a tough one. If worn as my own skin, I guess it would be one of the Minas. For ages I have always worn the newest skin I made but I got stuck with Mina as she has a lot of me. If I could just wear it in turns with my normal mug, it would be Clawdia, the angry vampire. Let‘s scare some kids :).
MB: Could you tell us something we don’t know about you and that you would wish to share?
MP: Did you know my skins pick their own names when I make them? At some point, a becomes a persona, that is when a name flashes into my mind – as if they told me.
MB: Anything else you wish to tell our readers?
MP: As I will not make any acceptance speeches soon, I‘d like to thank all the people who gave me feedback – esp. honest criticism, encouragement and lovely compliments on my work. And my friends who bore with my follies and rants and helped in so many ways.
Thank you for sharing this moment with us.
To visit her store: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Napf/31/37/40
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