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memora | sources of inspiration

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created 08/09/2019 8:11 pm by memora
last reply 08/16/2019 11:39 pm
This is a forum thread where you can post where you get inspiration.

I see a lot of people saying they’re uninspired and are having difficulty finishing skins because they don’t feel motivated due to that. I’ve been there before, and it’s not a nice place.

The more specific your response to this, the more helpful! I want this to be a place where people can come when they are in need of inspiration. Links to websites where you get inspiration are welcome as long as you are 100% sure they’re safe.

Concepts/specific you think are cool but have never went through with are also welcomed.

Im not sure how successful this thread will be, but I just felt a thread like this was overdue.

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08/16/2019 11:39 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Skinner
I like to listen to music while I make skins.
08/10/2019 3:44 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Skinner
> I have groovy music playing in the background usually. That helps keep my sanity while brainstorming.

> One time I Googled "Inspiration" and I actually got ideas from an image I found

> The front page of Deveintart has some creative stuff there (When theres not fart porn and stuff like that)
08/10/2019 12:23 am
Level 48 : Master Sweetheart
- If I particularly am struggling with what colors to go with, which in my opinion is the foundation for a lot of skins not based off of a specific image, I like to look up color palettes on the website. My favorite site to find good palettes is because you can search by color or just browse until inspiration strikes. From there I can make a skin based on the colors I find.

- If I’m just struggling with ideas in general, I like to take inspiration from possibly my own wardrobe, my hobbies, the season it currently is, some of my favorite influencers, etc.

- I don’t make a whole lot of, well, non-teen style skins per say, but I know some people do and I have ideas for those type of skins but just cannot execute them cx So for those people who make those skins, I would take inspiration for something you have read, or maybe an inanimate object that is sitting in front of you. Really, anything around you could be inspiration.

Hope this helps some people :)
08/09/2019 11:24 pmhistory
Level 11 : Journeyman Ranger
Energy Master
Look at grian and mumbo jumbo videos when I need inspiration, look through various LEGO websites and ask myself “how cool would that look in Minecraft on my world” and browse through Captain_Jek’s many vehicle builds
08/09/2019 11:26 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Ranger
Energy Master
Sorry it’s not that skin related..
08/09/2019 10:17 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Birb
i usually just watch youtube and go on from there lol
08/09/2019 10:01 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Geek
I have many methods of inspiration:
• I look at what’s around me and base a skin off that. Oh there’s a little stone statue? Well that would be a great skin!
• Look up things online, like different aesthetics or outfits. ex: summer, flowers, water... I also hear Pinterest is super helpful!
• I always tell people to make a skin of their favorite character from a book/movie/tv show. I’ve only done this a few times but it was so easy to do because I loved the character and ideas just kinda flowed!
• Fanskins!! It doesn’t require coming up with any new designs, just remaking someone you’re a fan of’s persona or personal skin in your own style. It also shows you how they make skins and colors, and can sometimes influence future skins (fan skin making helped me a lot when I first started skinning).
• Listen to music. Music always gets my brain going and I come up with many ideas when I’m listening to my favorite songs.
Is that enough? Haha. I hope this helps someone! I will probably link back to this whenever I see someone needing inspiration. :)
08/09/2019 9:25 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Crafter
Being the first suggestion/s on this page, I would like someone to execute:
- a butterfly/fairy themed skin
- a galaxy skin
one of my skins! Haha
- things you can see on the internet, I usually search up cute girl outfits, or boy outfits, and get TONS of ideas
there we go a couple of ideas haha and no need for credit :)

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