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DreamDays™ | Interview with Sophei

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Valkyrien_ avatar Valkyrien_
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Hello, and welcome to my interview with Sophei! She is a veteran skin creator who has recently returned to Planet Minecraft to display her beautiful content. :)

My questions are in dark teal; her answers are in turquoise.

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1. What inspired you to start making Minecraft skins?

1. I’ve made Minecraft skins for as long as I’ve been playing Java edition; I started off on Xbox 360 and there was a very small number of female skins to use in the skin packs available, so when I made the move to Java it was so exciting to me having so many skin options and the ability to create skins for myself. I was inspired to start creating skins for the Minecraft community when I stumbled onto PMC in late 2015 though, after seeing talented users such as Fawkesy, Crescendo and Oblivion I too wanted to create skins for the community!

2. Do you have a persona? If so, what inspired you to create them?

2. I do not have a persona currently; however, I would love to create one! At times I’m quite a perfectionist and when I come to eventually create my persona I want her to be perfect; I have so many different ideas for one though its hard to choose one and stick with it.

3. What is your favourite skin that you've made?

3. I think my favourite skin that I’ve made to date has to be my ‘Bashful’ skin. I love the colour palette and she just seems so soft to me. I would like to update her though and make some slight changes. However, some of my future skins I have planned may take her spot as my favourite.

4. I see that you had a previous account! What inspired you to transition to this one?

4. Yes! I previously uploaded my skins onto my old account about 5 years ago now but stopped back in 2016/17 as I barely played Minecraft at the time. When I decided I wanted to begin creating skins again I transitioned to a new account as I wanted a fresh start. I am a completely different person now than I was all those years ago, with an altered skinning style and new goals so I felt it was right to restart on a new account! (:

5. Do you enjoy any other video games besides Minecraft (assuming you play)? If so, what are they, and what do you like/dislike about them?

5. While I mainly only play Hypixel on Minecraft currently, I also enjoy games such as Animal Crossing, GTA V and Apex Legends, quite the selection. The games I play besides Minecraft are mainly just for fun with friends, needless to say I’m awful at them but we have a laugh. I do love Animal Crossing though; it is such a relaxing and cute game to play; I thoroughly recommend it to anyone.

6. Do you have an inspiration (either for making skins or in real life)? If so, what do you like about them?

6. My main inspiration in life is my mother. Even when life has not been easy, she’s always powered through it and kept a smile on her face which is admirable. She is caring, generous and kind and I hope that I have inherited the same qualities as her and can demonstrate the same resilience and reliability.

7. Do you have a favourite aesthetic (grunge, goth, pastel, etc.)?

7. My favourite aesthetic changes every 5 minutes, but I definitely have a preference for softer aesthetics. The cottagecore aesthetic is one that I have developed an interest in over recent months, as it is so soft and ethereal.

8. What advice would you give to a new skin creator, or someone new to PMC in general?

8. I would probably reassure them that when you begin skinning it is a trial-and-error process. Some ideas work, some do not end up materialising; and that is okay! Changing your shading style is completely fine too, letting it develop and change shows growth and progress and its great seeing skinners develop and find their style over time. Just remember to always be kind and caring towards other skinners and community members, as the community is what makes this website as welcoming and enjoyable as it is! (:

9. Do you have a current goal for Minecraft skinning? If so, what is it?

9. My primary goal in skinning is to eventually work with a Marketplace team to produce skin packs, one of my many reasons for returning to PMC was to create a portfolio and I hope that one day I will be able to fulfill this goal!

10. How would you describe yourself in three words?

10. Caring, loyal, reliable.

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Thank you again to the lovely Sophei for joining us today! I hope you enjoyed our interview. :) Stay tuned for more interviews in the near future!

CreditDA artists- All artwork, Sophei- For being interviewed

02/26/2021 3:16 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
KnownRat avatar
Cool I like your interviews maybe someone should do one on you
02/26/2021 7:32 pm
Level 55 : Grandmaster Sweetheart
Valkyrien_ avatar
Thank you very much! :)
02/22/2021 11:47 am
Level 30 : Artisan Skinner
Sophei avatar
Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to do this interview with you and for the kind words! I really enjoyed answering the questions and you're such a lovely person yourself which made it even more enjoyable. (:
Off topic but I love the colour theme and art you've used here ahh
02/22/2021 12:03 pm
Level 55 : Grandmaster Sweetheart
Valkyrien_ avatar
It was my pleasure! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. ♥

And thank you!
02/22/2021 10:12 am
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Princess
mellieee_ avatar
Super cool! I love her skins sm <3
02/22/2021 10:32 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Sweetheart
Valkyrien_ avatar
Thank you! I do as well; they're so classic and lovely. ^-^
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