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Kumo Hogo-sha (47th!)

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Contest Finalist! This Skin is in the Above the Clouds Skin Contest contest, now Complete!
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Boja
Level 35 : Artisan Mlem Mlem Bat
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I still have the brownish version saved on my laptop, so pm me if you want it.

This is my 2nd try at one of the official contests, I believe this turned out much better than my entry for the Underground contest, though it seems very busy. If there is too much going on, tell me. If multiple people tell me that, chances are I will go back and change it until it's appealing to me.


Oh yeah, a story might help a lot... Ifyou want to actually read the story, then click the button below. It will be in one of those spoiler thingymabobbers.
You know you want to read it
Journal Entry 17
March 23
, 2156
    We are almost done in the creation of Kumo Hogo-sha or "Cloud Guardian". It is a very dark time, a time in which we are in war with extraterrestrial creatures. A time where no one is safe. We are creating this robotic soldier to hopefully save us from our enemies before they even make it to the ground. Its armor acts as both defense and camouflage while in the clouds. It is equipped with a reddish levitation cannister that is located in its mid-torso and it channels through the rest of its body. It is powered by blue electricity we harvested straight from a lightning-bolt. It is able to shoot this electricity out of its left arm, electrocuting and burning all enemies. It is our goal to end this war that has been going on for 79 years. Hopefully this is the last guardian we will have to make.
Oh! and how it relates to the contest
Two things that you can click in one skin description! Sorcery!
This skin is a robotic soldier that uses the clouds as camouflage. It even goes above the clouds to fight, therefore it is "Above The Clouds". Very farfetched, I know, if it isn't considered above the clouds, then I understand..
Progress: 100% Complete
Gender:Other
Format:1.8+ Only Skin 64x64
Model:Steve (4 pixel arms)
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Update #3 : 06/18/2014 9:50:45 am6/18/14

Tried To Clean It Up A Bit, Tell Me If It Worked Or Not, I'm Not The Best At Judging Myself

Update #2 : 06/17/2014 12:49:41 pm6/17/14

Left Arm had a "hole" in it where I forgot to fill in a space

Update #1 : 06/17/2014 11:53:30 am6/17/14

Made the white more white and less brown

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neat!
  • Reddt
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Dragonborn
  • April 18, 2015, 7:28 am
I am just amazed..... This is amazing! It should have rocketed overthe first place!
  • Boja
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Mlem Mlem Bat
  • April 18, 2015, 7:32 am
It actually has really messy shading and I'm surprised I got 47th tbh
  • Reddt
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Dragonborn
  • April 18, 2015, 1:23 pm
I think it has amazing shading. The style of shading is really simple and amazing. Accept how good you are at skinning xD
  • Boja
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Mlem Mlem Bat
  • April 18, 2015, 1:25 pm
just looks messy to me
  • b7e
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Fish
  • December 18, 2014, 12:05 am
Holy... To be honest, I think this should of been rewarded more in the originality part of the judging criterion. 


AMAZING. I've never seen many of it's like before.
  • Boja
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Mlem Mlem Bat
  • December 18, 2014, 2:16 pm
Thanks so much
  • blitzscrank
  • Level 72
  • Legendary Pokemon
  • December 11, 2014, 6:27 pm
this is amazing
  • Boja
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Mlem Mlem Bat
  • December 12, 2014, 2:20 am
Thanks, your builds are amazing
1.7 version plz?
  • Foxy
  • Super Moderator
  • Level 44
  • Master Fox
  • July 17, 2014, 2:11 pm
47th* =D
  • Avalanche_Ali
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 72
  • Legendary Architect
  • July 12, 2014, 4:05 am
I think you broke the previewer!  this is awesome  =]
that skin gets a diamond from me
Sorcery is my favorite
  • tamiami
  • Level 29
  • Expert Creeper Hugger
  • July 4, 2014, 9:59 pm
If this doesn't win the contest I'm never making another skin
how exactly do you get 3 dimention (or whatever you wanna call it) on the BODY? is there a speccial editor or something??? I must know!!
  • Boja
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Mlem Mlem Bat
  • July 1, 2014, 6:44 am
McSkin3D by Paril makes it easier to use if you're just starting out using the new layer. To add the new layer you have to click the buttons in this order: Mob-Friendly-Human 1.8
  • Happs
  • Level 43
  • Master Blockhead
  • June 25, 2014, 11:15 am
MINECRAFT MONDAY SHOW, YOU WERE ON IT :OOOOOOOOOO
  • Boja
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Mlem Mlem Bat
  • June 25, 2014, 5:04 pm
Wow o.o this is a first
i ave downloaded the skin but when i play with he is very strenge ( i play in 1.7 )
HELP PLEASE
  • Boja
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Mlem Mlem Bat
  • June 24, 2014, 1:44 pm
The armor layer will not work in minecraft until 1.8, or if you play in the snapshot. The only way to make it look normal as of now is the snapshot
and how can i play on 1.8 ?
thank you for fast answer
  • Boja
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Mlem Mlem Bat
  • June 24, 2014, 5:00 pm
When you open the minecraft launcher there will be a choice to edit your profile, go there and set it to play on the most recent snapshot
  • Devgirl Neko
  • Level 68
  • High Grandmaster Artist
  • June 19, 2014, 7:28 am
Very nice!
Why did I not subscribe to you earlier. This is very good, detailed but not hectic, which is sodding hard to pull off btw.
Dis so kool. Gotta win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • DeadmanBuggy
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Pirate
  • June 18, 2014, 1:59 pm
dude you made it to the front page! nice!
  • Corrupt_End
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • June 18, 2014, 12:57 pm
Whats with the second layer on it? I have been seeing that and i have no idea what its about. Someone want to explain? Also amazing skin.
  • Boja
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Mlem Mlem Bat
  • June 18, 2014, 1:04 pm
It's called the armor layer, and it is available on the arms, torso, and legs while the head has a layer called the hat layer. The armor layer is a new feature for 1.8
You did well, keep it up good sir!
  • Dark_Dixon
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Hunter
  • June 18, 2014, 8:35 am
This has gotta win!
  • PixelCrash_
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Pixel Puncher
  • June 18, 2014, 7:58 am
Great skin and congrats on getting 100 diamonds on it! Here's another one.
  • Fishstick
  • Level 29
  • Expert Fish
  • June 18, 2014, 6:05 am
I wonder how many of the 236 people who downloaded this skin put it on and noticed the hat layer was gone XD I wanna see those faces, Very nice skin! love th 1.7 hat layer!
  • Boja
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Mlem Mlem Bat
  • June 18, 2014, 6:14 am
Haha xD, and thanks!
  • Artsy_Cake
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • June 18, 2014, 6:04 am
This is amazing... GG, I am done for. xD
  • dawny_gurl
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Skinner
  • June 18, 2014, 5:08 am
this hurts my eyes 0_o
  • Lucariocios
  • Level 29
  • Expert Pokemon
  • June 17, 2014, 11:11 pm
The back face looks like glados.... THE CAKE IS A LIE
To messy I dont thiink the judges will pick a messy skin
  • Fishstick
  • Level 29
  • Expert Fish
  • June 18, 2014, 6:06 am
Very Very Messi *bows*
This looks great!
  • Bryroz
  • Level 25
  • Expert Skinner
  • June 17, 2014, 6:53 pm
You might very possibly make it to the finalists, but top three is a longshot in my own opinion (not saying that you won't and that a lot of people are saying that you will make it to the top three or first). My own reasons as to why the skin wont make it to the top three is beacause the skin is quite messy and there are more skins to come that we have no clue as to how well done they are. I am not directing this message to you but to other people who think this will make it to the top three. Making it to the top three is quite challenging and not easy. Who knows what will happen though, you might make it to the top three, but I digress.
  • PixelCrash_
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Pixel Puncher
  • June 18, 2014, 7:59 am
This skin is definitely a lock for the finalists (with this many diamonds). I'll admit that it is a bit messy, but I think it has a shot at getting into the top 25.
  • Boja
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Mlem Mlem Bat
  • June 17, 2014, 7:12 pm
I don't think I will either, I'm only hoping that I at least get finalists, there are other skinners much more talented than me and  based on the skins that have gotten top 3 in the previous contests, this skin is no where close to being able to rank that high
I'm going to call it as I think it is, I'm pretty sure this is going to get 1st place. If not then at least one of the top three.
  • Bawne
  • Level 29
  • Expert Toast
  • June 17, 2014, 4:33 pm
wow das a lot of diamundzzz
  • Disnowball
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Wolf Whisperer
  • June 17, 2014, 2:51 pm
OMG 100 diamonds!
  • Boja
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Mlem Mlem Bat
  • June 17, 2014, 2:53 pm
Woot Woot
seriously your skin is awesome *_* diamond and a subscriber and a story readed
  • SharkBoi
  • Level 47
  • Master Answer
  • June 17, 2014, 11:17 am
Great skin and story.  Although, I think you should hue-shift the white towards blue.  I think this is a very clever idea.  :)
  • Boja
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Mlem Mlem Bat
  • June 17, 2014, 11:44 am
I will hue shift it right now, thanks!
  • Axiim
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Toast
  • June 17, 2014, 8:42 am
listen to "oye como va" by Carlos Santana but everytime they get to the chorus say the name of this skin and its really funny :D
  • Boja
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Mlem Mlem Bat
  • June 17, 2014, 8:46 am
Haha XD
  • DragonsDungeon
  • Level 62
  • High Grandmaster Button Pusher
  • June 17, 2014, 8:36 am
It is almost before I like it more without the layers, as it becomes less messy. It looks pretty crazy with so much hat layer :P Esspecially when it is cut down to thin lines. It just feels like you gave it a bit too much detailing. Some of the colours could be fixed. I think your light-grey-ish colours would be better with a blue hue. As you state, it seems a bit too busy. Also seeing as it's armor is camouflage, I don't think there would be yellow and blue that saturated in a cloud q: but that isn't a matter lol. 

Also, you might wanna look a bit at the light sources (seeing you put some highlights various places, but that isn't too bad.

I do realise that robot skins now-a-days needs a lot of layers, but I wouldn't mind a bit less on this skin (if not a lot of robot skins) just to make it less busy.
If you clean up the colors a little bit (white looks a little bit too brown) I am sure you will make it to the top 10! Your use of 1.8 is great and I hope to see more of it! Overall, this is a great skin, with great inspiration, and near flawless execution, good job!
  • Nananah
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • June 17, 2014, 4:29 am
It looks cool, but it looks super messy to me
  • 3D
  • Level 49
  • Master Lad
  • June 17, 2014, 3:55 am
Awesome!
  • Gigorahk
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Taco
  • June 17, 2014, 2:02 am
Looks very good.
  • Lola
  • Forum Moderator
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Goblin
  • June 17, 2014, 1:50 am
Needs more diamonds...
  • Xaiver10
  • Level 28
  • Expert Skinner
  • June 17, 2014, 1:19 am
thats really cool man :)
  • LIL_Danica
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Senpai
  • June 17, 2014, 12:23 am
awesome skin :D goodluck
  • gusgus
  • Level 45
  • Master Wizard
  • June 16, 2014, 9:48 pm
oooo, su shiny
i wanna touch it ouo
  • Wyvernian
  • Level 26
  • Expert Hunter
  • June 16, 2014, 9:22 pm
This has to get in the top 10. It has to.
  • Sky C
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Button Pusher
  • June 16, 2014, 7:59 pm
dat illusion doe
  • Speedicus
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Mage
  • June 16, 2014, 7:23 pm
This is a great skin, keep up the good work.
  • blackhawk185
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • June 16, 2014, 5:50 pm
HOW ARE YOU ONLY LEVEL TWENTY-ONE?!?!
  • gbg1101
  • Level 23
  • Expert Taco
  • June 16, 2014, 5:19 pm
HOLY! That is awesome!!!
this. is. amazing.
  • NoxNyctores
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • June 16, 2014, 4:49 pm
There are not words to describe just how awesome this is, so I'll just giggle at how cool and awesome that something like this could have ever been created.
  • Happs
  • Level 43
  • Master Blockhead
  • June 17, 2014, 1:33 am
Just gonna put this ^^^ here. Because I don't wanna repeat what someone else has said XD
  • Knightsunder
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Guard
  • June 16, 2014, 4:48 pm
I think you've unlocked the art of robot skins. 

Nicely done, albeit a little messy. Try changing it a bit more... white, less brown.

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