Monday, May 28, 2012
2012 Color Challenge: Week 22 - Cobalt
I love the color Cobalt! The funny thing is that it turned out to be three different colors in my inventory - which is testament to the variation on how colors are perceived. Is Cobalt the rich dark blue, or the bright blueish green? I think the former is more accurate than the latter, but I love all the colors so I can hardly complain! The names for colors are an interesting thing; many companies will trademark colors, not the color itself but the unique name for it. As things have become more and more divorced from nature, so have our colors become more and more separated from their sources. Cobalt is actually an element, one used for centuries to make blue pigments for various purposes. The element itself is a silvery gray color, but oxidized for use as a dye or smelt it becomes a rich blue color - closer to the blue of my gown and eyes than my hair! I'd be inclined to place the "second" cobalt as closer to Azure, which is a separate color in some languages but not in English. It refers to a certain shade of sky seen in Southern Europe, once again pointing us back to color's historical rooting in nature.
The hair is from the source of my hair addiction, Wasabi Pills, dyed to match my G Field shoes; it's rigged mesh, which means no adjustments, but you can still tint it and while I found it snuck through my ears a little, I love the curves of braid too much to let that dissuade me. The cosmetics are a mix of a very old Rue lipcolor, which may not be available anymore, and one of Mock's Faerie Punque set (I bought the fatpack); they look made for each other - and in particular I like Punque and the set of lipsticks I got from Rue for the richness of their huge; a lot of cosmetics try to match reality, but these safely fly above it - which I where I prefer to live. I added on a cameo-style jewelry set from Eclectica (check out the delicacy of the connections - I love how unique it is!), and built it all around this amazing gown from Sublime Shroud Kreations, which shares it's store space with De La Soul (who supplies my eyes and skin).
( More pictures here. )
Skin: De La Soul, Aestali - Cream Rose (promotional item)
Eyes: De La Soul, Rainbow MESH (promotional item)
Ears: Illusion, Seelie Ears
Eyelashes 1: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Eyelashes 2: *X*plosion, PrimLashes
Eyeshadow: Mock, Faerie Punque in Cobalt
Lipstick: Rue, Painted: Lip Service - Nightshade
Hair: Wasabi Pills, Anais Hair - tinted to match shoes (promotional item)
Wings: Fancy Fairy, Azarelle
Jewelry: Eclectica, Rococco - Cobalt
Dress: Sublime Shroud Kreations, Lady Xith - Cobalt
Stockings: Unknown, Cobalt Carter Stockings
Shoes: G Field, Ribbon Slingbac Shoes - CobaltFlower Pumps "Eve"
Location: Cloudchasers 'Tomasik'
Light Settings: Riverrock Night
Water Settings: Glassy
Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only