I finally got some replacement default eyes. For those who don't play the game much but are still following the stories, you know how I put in all kinds of custom eyes, skin and hair, like Forrest's amber eyes or Sorcha's white skin or all the Jeffries kids' hair. ^_^ But the Maxis defaults are for most everyone else. There's nothing real wrong with them, but I thought it was time to take the plunge and get the default eyes replaced, even if I can't yet find a replacement skintone set I like.
So, for examples. Ray Jeffries has default green eyes, and this is what the Maxis defaults look like:
(Yes, I had to go all the way back to Lapis & Nightkill's wedding for a closeup of Ray. Sheesh)
Here he is with the new, replacement default eyes. Ignore the fact that he appears to be stoned (I don't remember what he was doing in this pic, to be honest). Maybe he got a good whiff of the cooking sherry; he can't carry his liquor at all. And for the first time, I notice his eyebrows are black. *facepalm* So I'd better fix that next time I go in, for the sake of consistency. Anyway, the eyes! They do look more realistic than the Maxis defaults.
On the other hand, I loved Teff's default dark blue eyes. *swoon*
But it's all or nothing with these things, so here's what he looks like with the new blues:
(Not the best pix, but I was in a hurry. Sorry! ^^;;)
These are from MTS2, one of Helaene's sets that got turned into replacement defaults. I think it's her 209 set. I liked these the best of the various replacement default sets out there. So many of them seem to think "gray eyes" = pinkish gray, which is a bit whacked.
Overall I think I'll be happy with the new eye set. Now I just have to find a set of replacement skintones I'm happy with. Eyes can "fade" at a distance and I can take the pix without worrying too much about eyes, but if the skintones vary too wildly from chapter to chapter, it just looks weird.