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What Makes You A Minecrafter? - A Blog / Love Note by Folicorow

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avatar Folicorow
Level 44 : Master Artist
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Every creator needs a platform to share his or her art and ideas. When it comes to creations in the Minecraft community, Planet Minecraft is the go-to site for that exact purpose.

I stumbled upon Planet Minecraft at just the right time in my life. It was the summer of 2012 and I was an avid fan of Minecraft looking for a skin to pimp out my Minecraft character.

Young Foli was in awe at how these talented individuals could place pixels in such an artistic manner and could make something so beautiful with… pixels! I quickly clicked on a skin of Solid Snake made by former user “Leostereo” and applied it to my character.

These proficient skinners inspired me to jump on the skin-making train and within a couple weeks, I decided it was time to make my own creations!
I’m gonna be honest, my first couple of skins were and still are by today’s standards, utter garbage.


I saw my skins achieving only 3 diamonds at most. However, this didn’t discourage me. I quickly hovered my mouse over to the Blogs section of PMC to look for some skinning tips and tutorials and I was amazed to discover a whole other side of the community.


The Blogs section was full of detailed tutorials and articles, creative and captivating stories! I could stay for hours on this section reading all the interesting texts people came up with.

As some of you may know, I’ve always loved drawing. It’s one of my biggest passions and I just couldn’t show my true artistic potential by being limited to these low-res pixelated skins!

This is when the Art and Comics section came in to play. This is where I could shine. This is the place where I can share my ideas freely! I couldn’t skin, I couldn’t build and I sure as heck couldn’t mod! But thankfully, Planet Minecraft is a home for all types of creators.

What makes me a Minecrafter?

The answer is simple: it’s the continuing creativity that the community has.
Each day I am blown away by some of the creations people make. One day I’ll see a build that’s a 1:1 replica of the city of Los Angeles and I think to myself:


And by next week I’ll have already seen another jaw-dropping build that's better than the last build I saw.



I am glad to be a Minecrafter when I know I’m part of such a creative community full of brilliant individuals who will consistently amaze me with their ingenious creativity.



With love,

- Folicorow
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  • Peridot XJ9
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Professor
  • August 1, 2016, 10:33 pm
A Winner is you! You've been my favorite artist on PMC, and I wish you luck! :D (Come to think of it, Yours is much better than my entry... xP)
  • Folicorow
  • Level 44
  • Master Artist
  • August 2, 2016, 5:58 am
Aw what? Dude, I love your art! It's so charming in its own way. Keep doing what you're doing fam.
  • Peridot XJ9
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Professor
  • August 2, 2016, 4:45 pm
Oh my gosh, thank you so much! :D That comment made my day much happier than all my other happy days. :D

Here's a Kitten. May the Odds be ever in your Favor! :D

(ノ゚∀゚)ノ⌒・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*☆ (=^・ω・^=)
  • Ludicrous
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 64
  • High Grandmaster Senpai
  • August 1, 2016, 6:33 pm
no mention of ludicrous

-50 points for gryffindor
  • Folicorow
  • Level 44
  • Master Artist
  • August 2, 2016, 5:59 am
You're on the list of brilliant individuals along with all the other 2 million members of this site <3
  • CHorse
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Fish
  • August 1, 2016, 9:39 am
Noice. Dem dope shoes are more dope than all the dope in my secret garden.
  • spookysoph
  • Level 40
  • Master Dragonborn
  • July 30, 2016, 2:12 pm
This is incredible

You are for sure getting in the top 3 .w.

You sir deserve a diamond and favorite.
  • CraftyFoxe
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 72
  • Legendary Fox
  • July 30, 2016, 12:21 pm
<3 love it, hope you win
  • doge king
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Miner
  • July 30, 2016, 9:52 am
awesome dope drawings bro

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