There is nothing I love more than a character skin, a skin inspired by something or someone. A skin that makes you think, wonder or dream. A skin that makes you want to shoot a million pictures of it, and not in a circle jerk, I love my av kinda way.
MIA Jinn has created the kind of skins that make me drool, and keep my in PS for hours playin around. Her store MJ+DADA was a new to me store, but I stood in her Skin/Shape Expo booth for hours after the first vendor pic pic had rezzed, waiting excitedly for the rest. Shown here are her charity Skins [MJ+DADA] MJD*2-04 TOMOE M3-03 and [MJ+DADA] MJD*2-04 TOMOE M5-03.
The name of the skin, Tomoe, rang a bell way back in the dark recesses of my mind. So I scanned MIA’s blog and found this Wiki link. Tomoe Gozen was one of the few examples of a true female warrior samurai in all of Japanese history. She was a samurai during the time of the Genpei War (1180–1185). Her name is pronounced [tomo.e].
If the story fascinates you as much as it did me, follow the link and read on! It clearly inspired MIA, as she has made an amazing set of skins, based on her imaginings of Tomoe. Really beautiful, creative skins I think you’ll love. I can’t wait to see more from this talented designer. Ash Out.