New Looks for Mei Lin, Sebastian, and the Monastery

Seven* more new items today (did you notice a 7th one sneak in later in the day yesterday too?). I’m excited about the Monastery add-on and the grapes, but all of them look good.

Fan for Mei Lin 6 is especially interesting, as at last we get an older Asian female character. She was lovingly-created by ForbiddenWhispers to show a realistically aged woman. You get two body shapes and some makeup options with her too. AprilYSH’s fantasy Asian hair, Thian Hair, also gets a makeover today with a ShoXoloR pack by Shox-Design. It has 100 colours that can be mixed and matched with each other and with the different tie and bun-wrap fabrics. The vendor also gives the Ravynne dress 5 unique looks with the Ravynne Textures.

The men haven’t been forgotten. Sebastian HD now has Octane Shaders, thanks to RedSpec SSS. I don’t use Octane but I must say the promo images are impressive and if you strive for realism this will be worth considering.

Predatron’s Monastery was a must-have environment for me. Today he makes this lovely Mediterranean-looking set even more versatile. Grey Monastery is a new texture set (you’ll find some new props in there too, and a new sky dome with matching light preset) which will give this sunny Monastery an overcast look and a grey stone texture more typical of Northern Europe. The Monastery Cemetery extends the Monastery with a graveyard and two new sky domes and light sets. Mist, plants and props are all included and it can be used independently of the Monastery too if you prefer.

All my Mediterranean environments have been missing were some good vines. With Grapevines, -esha- neatly solves the problem. These lovely vines are laden with ready-to-pick bunches of grapes, and you get individual grape bunches too. There are several texture options for different grape varieties, but they all look sweet and juicy!

Along with these new releases, the Thankful for Freebies Promotion continues and there are some nice choices in the Day 3 selection.

There’s also a new selection of the 12 older freebies today. Foolishly I didn’t pick up all of them last week. No idea what I thought I was waiting for. (Don’t worry, I did snap up the must-haves such as Manly Men for M5 and Gabi for V5). There’s no harm in getting textures for clothing you don’t own, who knows you might pick it up in Fast Grab one day or get it as a future freebie? So do as I say, not as I do, and add anything that looks interesting to your product library while it’s available!

*Update: once again there were late entries to the New Releases page, this time quite a few — and all except the Monastery Bundle (an obvious omission earlier) for Mei Lin. I’ve added them below.

New Today on DAZ3D: Tuesday 25th

Artist New Release Introductory Price PC+ Price
DAZ Originals DO: Mei Lin 6 Bonus Bundle $34.97 $34.97
Predatron Monastery Bundle $31.47 $31.47
DAZ Originals DO: Mei Lin 6 HD Add-On $27.97 $27.97
Predatron Monastery Cemetery $17.47 $17.47
ForbiddenWhispers Fan for Mei Lin 6 $15.37 $15.37
RedSpec SSS TGX Hair Octane Shaders for Sebastian HD $13.99 $13.99
OziChick DO: Lanying $11.87 $11.87
Countess, Silver DO: Yumi for Mei Lin 6 $11.87 $11.87
Thorne DO: Jas for Mei Lin 6 $11.87 $11.87
FWArt, Sabby DO: Maeki for Mei Lin 6 $10.47 $10.47
Predatron Grey Monastery $10.47 $10.47
Shox-Design Ravynne Textures $8.37 $8.37
-esha- Grapevines $8.37 $8.37
Shox-Design ShoXoloR for Thian Hair $6.97 $6.97

Flash Sales, Fast Grab and Free Stuff

Flash Sales: (see the store homepage for these)

marforno — 65% Off
Orestes Graphics — 60% Off

View the Fast Grab deals:

I posted a list of the 92 teenage-theme Fast Grab products on the weekend. These are still available right now.

Get the Weekly Freebies: You can still get ARTCollab’s The Deck Collection by as your newly-released freebie this week. I’m not sure what day it will change as it was released later than usual last week.

There’s a NEW selection of older items in the weekly freebies section too:

  • Casual Halter and Shorts Textures*
  • Soothsayer for Fortune Teller 1930*
  • Little Black Dresses for Club Dress*
  • Garden Escape Planters
  • Stellar Fury
  • Fifties Dinette Set
  • Canisters and Pans
  • Mrs.Scrubbs Bathing Parlor*
  • Freya Textures*
  • Blooms for Winter Flower*
  • Twister TT
  • Streetwear Fashion*

*NOTE: Check the required products for these items as they are textures or other add-ons that won’t work alone.

Thankful for Freebies Promotion: Day 3

  • Air Bike
  • Faces of Teens
  • Factory Robot
  • Fantasy Camp III
  • Asian Faces
  • Postal Props
  • Shelter
  • Equestrian Props
  • Fantasy Instruments
  • Diner Food 1
  • Light The Way
  • Unicycle Bob
  • The Living Room Collection

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As a digital artist on a budget, I’m fascinated by what happens when art and technology meet, and love discovering affordable ways to make that happen.

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