Monday, December 16, 2013

Project 7: A Digital You

In the polygonal mess that is Second Life this was my attempt to create an avatar that resembled myself, physically with the regular outfit and artistically with the fantasy outfit. After spending hours with the sliders and looking back and forth at pictures of myself for reference, I finally gave up on making it look like me. I stuck a Lamb of God shirt on him to make it have some resemblance to me, but other than the clothes it was a lost cause. Anyway, my fantasy self, Con-Tron, was sort of thrown together with pieces of a terminator and Nathan Explosion from Metalocalypse. He's a cybernetic guitarist and the only thing he loves more than dismembering John Connor is playing tasty Jams. The fantasy avatar isn't representative of my personality, but is really more of a version of me that can only exist in the virtual realm, where the laws of reality don't apply.