03-05-05 Highlights at Skinartistry

Written by Old Sapphire

Monday, March 7, 2005 by Skinartistry | Discussion: OS Customization

Sunday Skin 'N Art Wrap-up

A weekly article to summarize what's goin on at Skinartistry, and what's hot.

Main Attraction

Reciprocity v1

Skin: Reciprocity
Type: Windowblind
Author: pictoratus
Website: http://www.pictoratus.com/
Email: pictoratus@pictoratus.com

Reciprocity - try saying that one five times fast! It's not just a tongue-teaser - but also the newest Windowblind skin from long-time skinner pictoratus.
I love a skin with lots of flare, eye candy, tricks, flaming hoola-hoops, and all other what-have-you's - but sometimes, all of the do-hickeies and widgets can get to be somewhat irritating, redundant, and often are overdone. When I'm suffering from skin overload, I want something to calm my nerves a bit, and keep things simple, but not too simple. That's exactly what I find with Reciprocity. This skin is simple, sleek, and modern - and surprsingly easy on the eyes. The color does a lot of things for the skin: it adds some interest and flash, and really brings out many darker-schemed websites and highlights them well. Don't be turned off by the color - it's minty freshness is comfortable and unique.
It's difficult to decide whether to consider this minimal or not - the start menu is compact and simple, and the window buttons are kind and dainty, yet you still get that gently fattening feel as you would from a normal skin.
Whether you're looking to satisfy your favorite color fetish, try something new, keep it 'minimal', but not too minimal, or just want to wear something comfortable and sheik- Reciprocity should be the first choice on your list.

Other Parts

  • Wallpaper

  • Rainlendar

  • Toolabr Icons (for use w/o WB)

    "Cool Stuff" Highlights

    Skin: GwE101
    Website: none specified
    Email: geyster5@neo.rr.com

    An attempt at something different that has been well carried through. The colors are different, and they combine and flow perfectly. It's something dark; something rugged. An attractive theme, to be sure.

    Skin: Abstract-XX
    3D Abstract Wallpaper
    Website: http://www.millameter.com/
    Email: millameter@gmail.com

    How is it that such a seemingly simply designed abstract be so perfect and wonderful? The answers are render quality and textures. Toruses and spheres can be brought to life with heavily reflected material, and when a grueling two days of rendering is added into the mix: the product is art. With a hint of blue light, Abstract-XX sets an example for all Bryce abstract artists to embrace.

    Hot Stuff
    from all around the net

  • WinCustomize.com! -------------- Stealth OS by MikeB314

  • deviantART.com -------------- TWS_Sunburn by c-spector

  • Skinbase.org -------------- FBlackMak by Butch123

  • Skinz.org -------------- mcEgl by zrco

    Worth Checking Out
    old & new stuff

    Elsdee_EZ by maddox4u Crystallisation by mackalexda black and gray by storm347
    ColdSteel_sys by maddox4u P160 4SMX by PluGGz Fusion by Valhalla

    See ya next Sunday

    Old "Highlight" Articles:

  • 02-27-05

  • eieio
    Reply #1 Tuesday, March 8, 2005 6:59 AM
    Great article, OS!
    Reply #2 Thursday, March 10, 2005 12:45 PM
    You should listen to Pic. He reallly knows his stuff.

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