Creating different avatatars is a lot about texture and skinning. I often use drawings for textiles because i feel it gets to be more living.
The picture on the left is a avatar with a dress from Second life designer Donna Hedges and the Av i did.
One of the many problems with doing a life like AV is doing the skin. Its very sensitive for highlights and shadow. We all of course know what people should look like, so we see all errors.
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When i am inworld i use my Oculus rift so if i do not answer the chat it is because i cant see my keyboard. Try voice.