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Clatterbones - Contest - Long Backstory

Clatterbones - Contest - Long Backstory Minecraft Skin

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This Skin is in the Under the Sea Minecraft Skin Contest which is now Complete!
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avatar WillFrost
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
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My skin for the skin contest, it took about 1 hour to make.



BACKSTORY



There was once a boy called Jim, who's father was a pirate. Jim wanted to become a musician, but unfortunately his father made him become a pirate.



In his third voyage, his ship was attacked by another group of pirates, who captured all the crew, before sinking the ship. Jim found himself locked in a small cell, his hands in manacles.



Years of being a pirate had made Jim strong though. Slowly, over the next few days, he cut off his own hands, then broke out of his cell, and snuck through the ship to the captains quarters.



On the way, he found some hooks used for hanging up nets, so he broke them off the walls, and attached them to his wrists.



When he got to the captains quarters, he peered in through a hole in the door, and he was shocked. Before him was his father. He broke down the doors, leapt at him, and knocked him to the ground.



"Why would you attack and lock up your own son!" he shouted at his father, crouched over him. "Let me explain" pleaded his father, glancing desperately about. He tried to pull himself up, but he couldn't.



Jim looked down at his father. His father looked back up at him, then smiled. Jim was shocked for a second, suddenly, his father rolled to the side, knocking Jim towards the large windows in the captain's quarters. With one kick, his father pushed him through the glass, and into the sea.



Jim should have died that day, and technically he did, but as his flesh was eaten away by the fish, his skeleton came to life. He stood up, now under the sea, and smiled, as best as a skeleton could.



He then looked up, an saw the hull of a ship above him. Swimming upwards with difficulty, he reached the hull, then used his hook hands to scale the outside, wielding then like ice picks.



Once up, he snuck through the ship, tapping away a tune on his ribs in an absent minded sort of way. Smashing through the door of the captains quarters, he saw a man, not his father, standing before him.



This was not the right ship. Oh well. He killed the captain, threw him out of the window, then leapt back into the sea, and set off, walking along the seabed.



He has now become a myth, a legend , whatever you care to name him. He wanders through the sea, seeking boats and captains, playing tunes on his ribs. Captains across the seas grow fearful of the tuneful clacking, lest they be the next victim of Clatterbones.



One day, he will have his revenge...



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UPDATE #1: I redid some of the shading, brightened the skin up a bit, and made the colours a little more interesting.

UPDATE #2: I recoloured all the bone parts of the skin, redid the underneath part of the head layer, and made the coat a bit lighter and less red.

UPDATE #3: Redid the metal on the hooks and belt. Made the center of the trousers a bit darker.

UPDATE #4: Gold trimmed clothing :D
GenderMale
FormatUniversal Skin 64x32
ModelSteve (4 pixel arms)
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Update #3 : 06/14/2012 11:06:28 amJun 14th, 2012

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92 replies

1
07/07/2012 9:34 am
Level 42 : Master Pirate
captaincharisma
I think it's a great skin and am still using it 'till now :D Don't think I'll be changing it in a long time :)
1
07/07/2012 5:29 pm
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
WillFrost
thanks :D

I'm glad you like it so much :)
1
06/28/2012 8:33 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Ranger
cb46688
Could i plz use your skin for my top ten skins blog im making? It could make you even more popular!
1
07/03/2012 2:32 pm
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
WillFrost
That would be really good, go ahead :D
1
06/24/2012 2:55 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Creeper
w5prime
I wont this skin to win
1
06/24/2012 3:45 pm
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
WillFrost
I hope I do :)

Honestly, I don't think I will win this one though, but hopefully top 10?
1
06/29/2012 12:29 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Creeper
w5prime
You have come 12th welldone.
1
07/03/2012 2:32 pm
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
WillFrost
Thanks :)
1
06/23/2012 9:15 am
Level 81 : Elite Blockhead
superalgae
Excellent skin! The gold trim was a good idea, and the hook hands work out surprisingly well (I mean, not for holding a pen or anything like that, but they look good at least!). The backstory really completes the package.
1
06/23/2012 4:01 pm
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
WillFrost
thanks :) I'm glad you like it!
1
06/23/2012 2:11 am
Level 31 : Artisan Creeper
w5prime
craftygfx has just posted ur pirate skin its the same saying its toon link
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06/23/2012 4:02 pm
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
WillFrost
I think it was a confusing accident?
1
06/24/2012 12:49 am
Level 31 : Artisan Creeper
w5prime
i agree
1
06/24/2012 4:44 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
WillFrost
It's all sorted now, thanks for pointing it out :)
1
06/24/2012 9:03 am
Level 31 : Artisan Creeper
w5prime
np
1
06/22/2012 12:01 pm
Level 29 : Expert Mage
danji_x
First of all, awesome skin. Love how it is dark - really matches the theme. Not a bad backstory (though it should be "whose" in the first line) either. Diamonded - hope to see both our skins in the top 100.
1
06/22/2012 12:37 pm
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
WillFrost
Thanks :D

(and thanks for pointing out the mistake)

Hope to see you in the top 100 too :D
1
06/24/2012 1:06 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Creeper
w5prime
u are in the top hundred will i hop u win
1
06/24/2012 3:44 pm
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
WillFrost
Nice :D

Thanks for pointing that out to me :)
1
06/13/2012 9:30 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Network
+mypuppysaber+
the hat on his head could look like it was a little ripped up you could also give his cloths more of a drenched or wet look to them
1
06/14/2012 1:38 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
WillFrost
Hmm, might try making the hat a bit ripped

I also had a go at putting seaweed on him, may upload that to see what people think.

How do you suggest giving him a more drenched look?
1
06/14/2012 2:06 am
Level 7 : Apprentice Network
+mypuppysaber+
some daker shades of brown like from light to dark around the bottem of the sleeves or bottom of the coat to show the water kinda like how when things get wet and you hang them up or something and the bottom is always the darker and more wet part

it would be experimental unsure if it would work i havent attempted it with a small canvas of a minecraft skin yet but you never know try it out see how it goes
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06/14/2012 2:12 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
WillFrost
Oh ok, cool!

Thanks for the advice, I will try it out later if I have time :D

Got an exam in 45 mins, so I should revise now xD

Thanks :)
1
06/14/2012 2:38 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Network
+mypuppysaber+
true lol and your welcome
1
06/12/2012 9:06 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Crafter
rythor101
I liked the story. damn pirate dads.
1
06/13/2012 1:45 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
WillFrost
Haha, thanks :D
1
06/12/2012 5:08 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Herobrine
bmyblake
The story is so much better
1
06/13/2012 1:45 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
WillFrost
Thanks :)
1
06/12/2012 11:49 am
Level 11 : Journeyman Prince
Jackkoala
cool back ground
1
06/12/2012 2:08 pm
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
WillFrost
Thanks!
1
06/12/2012 10:31 am
Level 66 : High Grandmaster Ninja
Rakqoi
Shoot! I was working on a drowned skeletal pirate for the contest, but now I've seen two of them from talented skinners, so mine would look unoriginal. Back to the drawing board for me.

But great skin! Obviously, I love the concept since I was using it x3
1
06/12/2012 2:12 pm
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
WillFrost
Aaw, I know how that feels.

I wrote the story over the weekend, then saw another drowned skeleton, and was like "NOOOO!!" but luckily the backstory was quite different, and so was the other skin.

I find that the hardest part of these contests is coming up with a good, original concept, and I spend a lot of time thinking of ideas beforehand.

Good luck with whatever you end up making and thanks for the nice comment :D
1
06/12/2012 9:20 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Skinner
poopingllama
nice!
cool story bro
1
06/12/2012 10:31 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
WillFrost
Thanks :)
1
06/12/2012 5:27 am
Level 34 : Artisan Scribe
FarGuardian
A bone full of clatters.
1
06/12/2012 5:53 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
WillFrost
the clatter of bones
1
06/12/2012 2:39 am
Level 46 : Master Turtle
dunkey4
great skin and cool story bro
1
06/12/2012 4:37 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
WillFrost
Thanks :D
1
06/12/2012 12:36 am
Level 8 : Apprentice Miner
Lepyro
Cool, great to see you back in action. How did the exams go?
1
06/12/2012 1:33 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
WillFrost
My exams went quite well, thanks for asking :)
Still got 2 exams to go though...

Anyway, thanks :D
1
06/12/2012 2:13 am
Level 8 : Apprentice Miner
Lepyro
Exams are very scary. Had a few only a while ago, went extremly well, 34/40!!!!
1
06/12/2012 2:30 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
WillFrost
That's good :)

I have A-Level exams at the moment, which basically decide which university I can go to, so very scary, since I want to apply to Cambridge, so I need probably about 95% in every exam.
1
06/12/2012 3:53 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Miner
Lepyro
Yep, good luck, I hope you don't need it! But seriously, I wish you well in those exams to come.
1
06/12/2012 4:00 pm
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
WillFrost
Thanks :D

Revising lots of Maths throughout the week. Hopefully the exams should go well :)
1
06/11/2012 10:54 pm
Level 43 : Master Scribe
Happybandaid
Looks very nice!! :]
1
06/12/2012 1:32 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
WillFrost
Thanks :D
1
06/11/2012 9:32 pm
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Lad
KnobleKnives
Cut off his own hands? Yeek, that's like that movie that came out where the guy's arm gets crushed under a boulder and he has to cut off his own arm to escape. Here's a diamond.
1
06/12/2012 1:32 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
WillFrost
Thanks :)

Yeah, the backstory is a little crazy at times xD
1
06/11/2012 4:56 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Archer
Editing Door
like spacemonkie but better ?>.>
1
06/12/2012 1:31 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
WillFrost
I came up with the idea before I saw spacemonkie's skin (since I wrote the story over the weekend)

thanks :)
1
06/11/2012 4:30 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Geek
spacemonkiee
I love those hooks! Great stuff Will.

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