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Meister der Toten (Contest Skin) [My First Skin]

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JustaFleshWound
Level 20 : Expert Scribe
(This is my first attempt at a skin) Meister der Toten is actually a charachter inspired by an RP thread from awhile ago. His name is Germen for 'Master of the Dead'. As a child, He was know as Kind eines Sterne, Child of a Star. He contracted a disease at a young age, causing his skin to turn a pailish yellow, much like Napoleon Bonaparte. All of the other children made fun of him, and he was isolated. He took an intrest into alchemy, seeing as how his mother grew strange herbs, and his father was a metalworker. He made several potions, most usless, like turning your breath green, or making your farts smell like flowers. His pride and joy was a potion that, when drunk, would restore a person to full health by taking the energy from a plant that the user was touching. The plant would die, but the man would live. He attempted to expand on this, make it so that you can suck the life out of any living being, rather than just plants. He succeeded, but when he tested it on himself, there was nothing nearby to leech the life from. Instead, he stole his own life. He became even more disfigured than he already was, blanching his skin of all colors except for grey. He his mother wove him a cloak to cover his face, but he refused to go out into public. Then, his father died in an accident at the forge he worked at. Kind eines Sterne started to develop a potion to ressurect the dead, but failed misrebly. At age 16, he left his town in search of something that could bring his father back. He eventually found a ruined area, with moss covered stone, and cryptic hiroglyphics. In the ruins, he found a book, full of random symbols and words. He spent a full year trying to decipher these symbols, and finnaly figured it out. He wrote a symbol on a separete parchement, then said words that were near it. The symbol glowed, and then the parchment crumpled itself up, caught fire, and lurched forward. It exploded on contact with a wall. Eventually, he found the rune for resurrection. It worked fine on someone that recently died, but, when he tried to resurrect his father who died two years eairlier, something horrifying occured. His father rose, but with no skin or flesh left on him. He was a skeleton that only knew pain and rage. Kind eines Sterne had to kill his undead father. The town banished him, but before he left, he cursed it with a random spell from the book. Unknowing to him at the time, that spell rose all dead, and everyone was killed by zombies and skeletons. Now, to this day, he calls himself Meister der Toten, and every night, he raises all the dead in the world to terrorize all of those that live.



Now my fingers hurt from typing this.

Feedback would be much appreciated, because this is my first skin, and I want to know what I need to improve on.

-TBK

This skin was made for the Official PMC Haloween skin contest: http://www.planetminecraft.com/forums/official-pmc-halloween-skin-contest-weeks-prizes-t20545.html
Progress: 100% Complete
Gender:Male
Format:Universal Skin 64x32
Tags:Meister, Der, Toten, Haloween, Skin, Kind, Von, Sterne, Competition, Epic, Win
Credit:Happybandaid, who was the one that made the competion to make me want to make the skin, and Gigantron, who made the RP thread to inspire this character. Also, Bundy, for telling me my germen errors.

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Posted 2012-01-07 13:08:05
by JustaFleshWound
Posted 2011-12-18 21:40:01
by JustaFleshWound

Update #2 : 10/08/2011 2:58:55 pm10/08/11

Fixed childhood name from Kind von Sterne to Kind eines Sterne

Update #1 : 10/08/2011 2:49:03 pm10/08/11

Fixed name from Mester to Meister

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CityofAthos
Level 49
Master Architect
December 22, 2011, 11:12 pm

Diamond :]

JustaFleshWound
Level 20
Expert Scribe
December 22, 2011, 11:14 pm

:D

Cipher_Punk
Site Moderator
Level 75
Legendary Grump
October 10, 2011, 8:57 pm

I would recommend you try out a program like Gimp or Photoshop, and use some smooth brushes to clean up the 'noise'. Right now, this skin sort of looks like sandpaper. You have plenty of time to work on it.

If you feel like you want to upload a better version before the contest is over, just use the 'update submission' button at the top there.

JustaFleshWound
Level 20
Expert Scribe
October 10, 2011, 9:07 pm

I was thinking about that, all the shading actually made it look a bit ugly. I shall take your advice, and try to update it later. I just really hate Akins that use one solid color for each piece.

Cipher_Punk
Site Moderator
Level 75
Legendary Grump
October 10, 2011, 9:12 pm

Just because it's one 'hue' doesn't mean it has to be flat. An example:

Final Fantasy Red Mage

JustaFleshWound
Level 20
Expert Scribe
October 10, 2011, 9:16 pm

I know, I know. I just really did not want to have one flat color, so instead of no shading, I put too much shading.

Cipher_Punk
Site Moderator
Level 75
Legendary Grump
October 10, 2011, 9:17 pm

Noise is not shading. It is noise. The only place you should really use noise filters are for things like short haired skins (on the hair only!) or camoflage.

Xainos
Level 26
Expert Warrior
October 8, 2011, 10:59 am

This looks like you used the Skincraft pre-made stuff

JustaFleshWound
Level 20
Expert Scribe
October 8, 2011, 11:05 am

Nope, totally from scratch. I used MCskinedit, and painted the whole pallet red, then made the face grey. I erased the front part of the hood so you could see his face, then used the burn tool to texture his face. After that I added the eyes and mouth. I then added the front part of the hood to cover his eyes some, and used the burn/dodge tool on his entire hood. Then I made the sleeves, and cut of the robe at about halfway down the body. I did not like how it looked, so I changed the robe to cut off at the knees. I then added the yellow trimming. I tried to put a book on his back, but instead made the staff. I burned the staff, and made the small v neck on his chest. I then used the burn/dodge tool on his entire outfit, colored in the legs and hands, and finally, added that little dark line on the back of his head to give that hooded feel.

I dont cheat at contests.

Bundy
Level 37
Artisan Skinner
October 8, 2011, 10:46 am

I'm German, it's "Meister" not "Mester" :)

JustaFleshWound
Level 20
Expert Scribe
October 8, 2011, 10:48 am

D: I'll fix it right now. Anything else I got wrong? (I know absolutly nothing about German grammer and stuff, I just know this stuff)

Bundy
Level 37
Artisan Skinner
October 8, 2011, 10:53 am

Let's see...

[size=12px]Child of a star translates to "Kind eines Sternes" not "Kind von Sterne"[/size]
[size=12px]And that's it :)[/size]

[size=12px]BTW, for a first skin this is very good![/size]

JustaFleshWound
Level 20
Expert Scribe
October 8, 2011, 10:55 am

I'll fix that too. Thanks so much!

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