ahrtbook.jpgWhat makes a photo amazing?

What makes art look good?

These are the questions I explore on this Second Life blog while dabbling in photomanipulation and fashion.

I use SL as an aesthetic aid, analysing the what stands out in the works of talented photographers and using SL’s versatile customisation to help my own artistic development.

This blog touches on tutorials, guides, and walkthroughs on how to make beautiful artwork/aha

Second Life

Ahrtbook Resident (“Mint Cotton”) was created on 30th August 2016 to explore the virtual world and experiment with SL photography. I actually spend most of my SL-related time off the grid and on Flickr, searching for new photos to admire.

First Life

I just graduated from university with a degree in Psychology. I enjoy experimenting with various artistic media – graphite pencils, coloured pencils, acrylic paint, watercolours, and digital media (Photoshop and PaintTool SAI).


If you’re curious about the emoticons I use on this blog, they are from an old MMORPG that I used to play many years ago called Fly For Fun (FlyFF). Here they are!

/laugh /sad /blush /ache /sparkle /ridicule /glare /cat face /tongue /aha /help /oh! /confused