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Planet Minecraft Interviews mshailz

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This interview was featured in the PMC Weekly, Volume 106! In this volume, we interviewed mshailz!

Mshailz has made a grand re-entrance into the community with several tutorials, skins, a resource pack and has even organized a contest - all in about 3 weeks time! Needless to say, we were intrigued by the quality and variety of submissions she's made in such a short amount of time. She's a self-taught digital artist and avid redstoner and we can't wait to see what else she has in store for the community! Make sure to visit her profile to see what she creates! Here are a few of our favorite submissions from her:

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First of all, hi! Welcome back to the community! You’ve been a member since 2012, that’s nearly 9 years! Since you’ve been back, you’ve certainly been busy between blog posts, skins, and more recently your Redstone Tutorials. What inspired you to come back?

Hi! Thank you for the warm welcome. 😊 What inspired me to come back to PMC is when I was playing Minecraft with one of my good friends on Xbox and we were having a conversation about him getting his own PC soon, so I told him I'll go on PC and see what's new with Java Edition and what mods/shaders we could use for our own server. Then I thought to myself; "I should really check what's new in PMC and hopefully I can make some friends on here as well." and that is what made me come back. I'm glad I did! I plan on introducing my friend to PMC once he gets his PC.

You’re such a great digital artist! You state in your digital art blog that you’ve been teaching yourself Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator since you were 12. It sounds like you’ve been expanding on your talent and what form of digital art do you like to create the most (pixel art, renders, photomanipulation, GIFs, etc.)?

Thank you! I have been. 😁 I'm a very creative person, but I don't really have any physical outlet that I'm good at, so I turn to digital for expressing my creativity. To be honest, I love every form because it allows me to express my creativity in many ways. For example, if I want to make a Render of my Minecraft persona and then create a surreal or photo manipulated environment and add pixelated magical powers for my persona, that would fall under more than one form of digital art and I think that's cool.

What is your favorite editing software?

My favorite editing software would most definitely be Adobe Photoshop. There is SO much you can do with that software, it's amazing. My second go-to is Photopea, which is a free version of Photoshop!

Is there a form of digital art that you haven't tried, but would like to learn?

Yes, there is! Animation is one of them. I have dabbled in doing animation with Legos when I was around 12 years old and I actually still have some of the animations still on my old YouTube channel that I no longer have access to because I forgot my credentials. *facepalm* 😂 when I say I "dabbled", I mean the animation I did was only a 10 to 20-second video with no sound, horrible lighting, and horrible camera placements. But I would love to try it out for real this time, by using actual animation software and using a real camera with good lighting, adding sound, and adding voice-over as well.

You’re currently hosting a Redstone contest. Do you have plans to host future contests?

I do have plans for future contests! Many of them actually, that range from skins to more Redstone-themed contests and I'm really excited to host them when the time comes. I also hope to see many people from this community participate in my future contests! 😊

You’ve also created a few Redstone tutorials! Do you have any plans for more?

I do! In my four tutorials that I have covered with Redstone, I didn't add the rest of the Redstone-related blocks because I felt it would need its own separate tutorial blog, and that should be released soon as well.

What is your favorite thing about Redstone? What’s your most complex Redstone device you made?

My favorite thing about Redstone is how it adds SO much to your Minecraft experience and how creative you can get with Redstone. It's absolutely amazing and I really would love to see more people in this community get into Redstone. Who knows, someone in this community can invent something that has never been thought of, or been done before! Therefore, I encourage people to try Redstone out. 😉

The most complex Redstone device that I have made so far is making a multi-floor elevator that works both ways as in up and down. I watched Mumbo Jumbo (who is by far, the best Redstoner out there) show briefly in one of his videos about his system, and I tried building it. It would not work for whatever reason. It took me a couple of hours of messing around with my circuitry to finally make it work, and I'm honestly proud of it. I plan on releasing my Redstone Testing World to the community once I feel like I have added enough builds for everyone to check out and to learn from. 😊

Your profile indicates that you’re an Apprentice for Skin Making Team Top Notch. Congratulations! How is that going? Are you learning a lot?

Thank you! It's going great. I've made new friends and the people are so funny and amazing. I already feel like I'm a part of the team. 😁 I am learning a lot, actually! The skins that were being made 8/9 years ago are SO much different than it is today. I'm re-learning the whole process of skinning, shading, and coloring. It's been a challenge but I love challenges and I look forward to getting better day by day. I'm grateful to be surrounded by people who have no problem giving me feedback/ tips and just enough so that I can figure it out by myself while finding my own style too.

Do you play Minecraft often? Which version do you prefer (Bedrock, Java?)

I do play Minecraft often, and I will always prefer Java over Bedrock.

Who in the Minecraft community inspires you? How about in real life?

In the Minecraft community, I would say Mumbo Jumbo because of his genius brain with Redstone, DinowCookie because of how helpful and cool she is to the PMC community, and iqoz with their mind-blowing detailed skins. There are several others who also inspire me. 😁

In real life, ah man. First, I would say my grandmother who's absolutely amazing. I love that woman with all my heart and I will always be grateful for everything she has done for me and still is doing for me. I've always looked up to the late Diana, Princess of Wales for many reasons and what she advocated for. She was a beautiful soul. Steve Irwin has also been one of them since I was a small child. I also look up to Gillian Anderson, who is an American actress and if you follow her on Instagram as well as her other socials, she has the funniest sense of humor and never fails to make me laugh, I also love what she advocates for. Lastly, Jenna Marbles again because of her sense of humor, she has been the constant through the roughest times of my life and cheered me up when I needed it. She is also one of the most truest and relatable celebrities out there.

What is your favorite food?

Ooh, good question. Anything that is homemade Italian. 😋

Anything you’d like to add?

Yes! I wanted to thank the people I'm surrounded with who are supporting me, and this community for being so welcoming/supportive when I came back to PMC. I plan on releasing more content, so check out my profile, and keep an eye out! I also wanted to add if any of you ever want to chat, learn stuff, or need someone to listen to, I'm always here. 😊 Last but not least, thank you PMC for reaching out to me and wanting to interview me. It took me by surprise! I'm deeply thankful and appreciative for this opportunity.

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