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1910 Geiko

1910 Geiko Minecraft Skin

Contest Third Place!
This Skin is in the Grayscale Minecraft Skin Contest which is now Complete!
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avatar DinowCookie
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Level 38 : Artisan Dinosaur
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Reference image: Five Named Osaka Geiko 1910's

Geiko, more commonly known as Geisha, are traditional Japanese artists who dance, sing and play music. The black kimono is the most formal kimono a Japanese married woman may wear. But Geiko don't marry a man, they "marry" their profession. This is why, on the day they become Geiko, they wear this black kimono, and have a ceremony which has similarities with traditional Japanese weddings.

Earlier I made a skin of a Maiko. A Maiko is an apprentice Geiko. Whereas the Maiko is made to look colorful, with more pink in their make-up, flowers in their hair and vibrant patterns on their kimono, Geiko dress themselves more subtly. A Geiko can dance, sing and play so beautifully that she needs no excessive accessories, and no (excessive) colors either. Some older Geiko don't even wear a wig, make-up or a long kimono when they perform, and purely rely on their skill.



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With a white face and black kimono, a traditional Japanese Geiko felt like a perfect subject for a skin in the grayscale contest. Especially since Geiko are beautiful for their performance and not for how colorful they look. I took forever to finish this skin. I started with a black canvas and painted on it with transparent grays and white. The gray "dots" on her shoulders are okiya (geisha house) crests. I really wanted to have great contrast in this skin, much like the reference image. I used the blackest black and whitest white. Hope you like this skin as much as I do! :D
GenderFemale
Format1.8+ Only Skin 64x64
ModelAlex (3 pixel arms)
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My gosh! Congrats on 3rd place!
  • DinowCookie
  • Event Host
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Dinosaur
  • August 1, 2018, 9:23 am
Yes, I am so glad :D thank you!
  • 123Random
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Zombie
  • July 23, 2018, 10:41 am
I was looking through the entries for the grayscale contest, and then I saw this one, and I was sort of like judging it myself, and I was hoping that this one would get at least 3rd place hehe. It looks amazing by the way!
  • DinowCookie
  • Event Host
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Dinosaur
  • July 23, 2018, 10:48 am
Naww that's a great compliment, thank you! Last time I placed 4th in the official skin contest, and I am really hoping to place in the top-3 sometime soon. :D
  • LeCollecteur
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Magical Girl
  • July 22, 2018, 12:29 am
your skins are always incredible and perfect in every way!!
  • DinowCookie
  • Event Host
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Dinosaur
  • July 22, 2018, 1:38 am
Aww thank you so much ^_^
  • LeCollecteur
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Magical Girl
  • July 22, 2018, 1:49 am
Yw! ;D
  • Rox
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 44
  • Master Ladybug
  • July 21, 2018, 8:47 pm
I literally was working on shading a geisha skin for a non contest entry hahaha
looks good
  • DinowCookie
  • Event Host
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Dinosaur
  • July 22, 2018, 1:38 am
That's so cool :D to my surprise there are barely any (somewhat) accurate ones on PMC. Would love to see a geisha skin from you. :)

Glad you liked mine, thanks!
  • Rox
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  • Level 44
  • Master Ladybug
  • July 22, 2018, 3:24 am
super hard to get the hair imo, there's so many intricate kimono designs too that I'd love to get done but are just super difficult with pixels and I'm lame
  • DinowCookie
  • Event Host
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Dinosaur
  • July 22, 2018, 6:14 am
The hair I actually found quite do-able but I have given up on actually making kimono patterns. It's possible to add some flowers on there and whatnot but that makes it so tricky to get shading right. Maybe I'll have another go at a patterned kimono later, though. :) I totally understand why you find it tricky to get one done. Still would love to see one from you, though. :D
  • Rox
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  • Level 44
  • Master Ladybug
  • July 22, 2018, 6:15 am
just needa shade n do touchups ;)
someday hopefully I will finish ~
nice
  • DinowCookie
  • Event Host
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Dinosaur
  • July 21, 2018, 1:12 pm
Thank you :D
Great skin! ♥︎
  • DinowCookie
  • Event Host
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Dinosaur
  • July 20, 2018, 6:06 pm
Thanks :D
  • Cib
  • Forum Moderator
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • July 20, 2018, 5:59 pm
Amazing! You did really well working with such a limited palette
  • DinowCookie
  • Event Host
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Dinosaur
  • July 20, 2018, 6:06 pm
Thank you! :D It was an enjoyable challenge, glad you like the result. :)

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