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Mystogan (Fairy Tail) 100 Sub special -Timelapse with Tutorial and Full Tutorial in description

Mystogan (Fairy Tail) 100 Sub special  -Timelapse with Tutorial and Full Tutorial in description Minecraft Skin
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avatar Lycandar
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Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
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This is a big thank you to all my subscribers , it's an honor to have so many people interested in what i get up too. I decided to make a timelapse and tutorial where i talk about what i'm doing and give you a step by step below. Sorry for my mumbling in the video, i don't speak over videos often so very nervous xD.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=m57ER8XspA0&feature=youtu.be ">

So here we go!

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Firstly when making any skin (Based from a picture) , your going to want to get as many pictures as possible to use for reference. Now ideally you want as many as you can get from the one scene so that the colors are the same. Having one where the character is out in the daylight and another at nighttime can throw off your skin. However this applies only to the skins your basing the color off of, you can have as many general pictures as you want.

Next thing you want to do is to get the colors your going to use. You can see that i've got all the ones i need on the right and top left. I like to get my dark/light transitions done before hand so all i'm doing is drawing the skin.

Make sure you save this as [Mystogan - Step 1] , because your going to want to save regularly and in various steps so that you can make mistakes but have something to fall back on.

Also that face is from another of my skins but i don't use much of it to end with.

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Pretty self explanatory what you do here, just draw the skin as best as you can. As with anything getting it right just takes practice. There is one thing to note here, on the back body and top of the legs there is a line that's darker than the rest of the skin, i use these where the color is the same or similar and i want to draw a distinct boundary for when i come to shade.

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Feel free to save this pics if you want a closer look at what i'm talking about. Now the general rule with head shading is the corners are darker and you transition to ligher colors as you go to the centre of the skin. This gives a rounded effect which is what you want. With the mask i tried to keep to that but also give it a cloth look. You don't have to religiously follow this but it's good to stick by general rules.

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Sorry for the large jump but i didn't have an inbetween stage. I got rid of the sash since i don't intend to add his staves in this skin but might do in another. Same rules as with the head apply to the front body, corners darker transition to lighter, however the right and left will be naturally darker and you have to show this in the skin. I like to do a triangle shade as you can see above. Also parts of the body that should pop out like the cloak over the main (light gray) body , you'll want to show by make it darker where there would be a shadow.

With the legs and arms similar rules apply , the outer leg will be lighter and the inner darker as i've done above. You don't have to religiously stick to the corner darker rule which i don't tend to do with the legs or arms. With the arms i like to use a zig zag shade since the outer shoulder (top left of the front part) will be light naturally.

Another side note, always make sure to draw the bottom body and top leg properly and look at it from the front and back of the skin so it looks right. Don't make just a solid color for it. It may not be fully visible but it can take away from a really great skin. Don't be lazy :D

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Capes i don't have a great deal of advice for as i've not really gotten the hang of it yet. Once you finish make sure you go back and tidy up bits and pieces and make sure there arn't any mistakes (though i've uploaded with a few before)

Tidy up the skin if you have colors in the file. It's always a nice touch to put in a logo or sign the skin, my personal one is the fairy tail guild logo which i'm updating ^^.

If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments and i'll be more than happy to answer them. Also if anyone has ideas for a 150/200/300 subcriber celebration (here's hoping :D) i'd love to hear them.

Thank you all ^^

CreditDraco and Paril for helping me recover the lost part of my video
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Update #1 : 04/23/2012 9:02:51 amApr 23rd, 2012

Fixed to be in line with the new previewer/skin setup

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03/27/2014 1:49 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Skinner
xXAKGamerXx
And i have a request pleeeaaaase do Naruto shippuden skins pleeeeeaaaassseee
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03/27/2014 1:48 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Skinner
xXAKGamerXx
dude your just apro u just get a subscribe:)
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09/12/2013 9:09 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
Mechanic5321
Wow, your probably the best Fairy Tail skin maker :)
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09/05/2013 12:21 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
victorfelshade
Probably one of my favorite anime minecraft skins on here.
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02/08/2013 9:14 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Artist
gouran34u
from what i've seen so far of the fairy tail skins on this site... yours is the best.

it has the most actual detail and actually looks like him
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12/27/2012 4:47 am
Level 7 : Apprentice Explorer
xryanx6
u got lucky that i like fairy tails . . . . acctule the skin prittey good
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07/07/2012 5:52 pm
Level 15 : Journeyman Dragon
Mystogan1
excellent skin and thats coming from a true fairy tail and other mangas and anime, 'expert' i would say. good job.
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04/07/2012 7:53 am
Level 23 : Expert Dragonborn
JeffLeong51
Best Mystogan skin ever
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04/02/2012 4:01 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
KyuubiBlade
Great skin! although... you haven't put the hat bottom the right way... it needs to be flipped around, someone at mojang changed how skins are rendered so the hat bottom is the other way... Jeb hasn't done anything about this though... it's been there since 1.8...
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04/03/2012 2:49 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
Oh crap :P , that means all my skins will be like that xD

I'll have to get round to fixing them :(
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04/05/2012 2:13 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
KyuubiBlade
It is the same for the head bottom as well...
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03/07/2012 12:27 am
Level 1 : New Miner
BaconBoy1337
Mind if you make a Leo the Lion? Like, Celestial Spirit mode, but Loke is cool too! :D (preferably Celestial Spirit)
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03/05/2012 10:02 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
natezoom67
Make one with mystogan unmasked!
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03/05/2012 10:20 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
Should be pretty straightforward :D

I could do it quickly tomorrow ^^
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03/02/2012 8:51 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Archer
ProtoMan
Congrats on getting 100 subs. Mystogan is one of my favorite characters. I do hope you will do Gajeel sometime.
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03/05/2012 10:19 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
After Leo and Laxus i will make Gajeel :D
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02/28/2012 5:29 am
Level 3 : Apprentice Miner
Rieze
Sweet and congratulations! Also if you are still continuing your fairy tail skins, looking forward to seeing a Laxus in the future :D
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02/28/2012 3:10 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
Thanks ^^ , someone already asked me about fairy tail skins and they asked for leo, so that's the next fairy tail skin i'll be making but i'll do laxus after that ^^.

Though i'm going to update my gray skin soon but i've been hitting a problem with getting the skin color right xD
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02/28/2012 11:15 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Miner
Rieze
Of course, take your time
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02/24/2012 11:15 am
Level 59 : Grandmaster Scapegoat
LightTwig
You levelled up!

+1 subscriber
+1 download
+1 favourite
+1 comment
+1 diamond
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02/24/2012 2:06 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
Yey! ^^

Thanks for all of the support ^^
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02/24/2012 7:47 am
Level 42 : Master Dragonborn
Karu1213
EPIC!
Fairy Tail ftw :D
Subscribed!
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02/24/2012 2:05 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
I've not even finished making fairy tail skins yet =3
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02/24/2012 2:17 pm
Level 42 : Master Dragonborn
Karu1213
Awww yea that's what I like to hear!
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02/24/2012 4:26 am
Level 31 : Artisan Pokemon
gangstahboy632
Gannks!
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02/24/2012 2:02 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
:3
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02/23/2012 10:43 pm
Level 57 : Grandmaster Artist
OmgSkins
ill give you a tip use darker shading colors it looks kinda un-shaded when i look at it in a way. Other wise nice job! ill give it a 8/10 not bad!
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02/23/2012 11:28 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
That's pretty much the one thing i've been trying to work one since the video game contest, though it's hard for me to knock myself out of the habit xD
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02/23/2012 7:28 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Skinner
Heavendragon
diamond, fav and subb!!! awesome skin, awesome tutorial... i s2 ft btw
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02/23/2012 7:36 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
Thanks Heaven! it really means alot :D
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02/23/2012 8:08 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Skinner
Heavendragon
:DDD call me akuma XD
hey btw...where you downloaded the songs? 3:
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02/23/2012 5:19 pm
Level 58 : Grandmaster Turtle
Palaeos
Diamond, fave, and plan to study this next time I make a skin, obviously won't be as good as yours though :P
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02/23/2012 5:26 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
Mine aren't even that good xD, yours will be great i have no doubt.
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02/23/2012 5:10 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Miner
heartshapedBox
Nice :D.
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02/23/2012 5:19 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
Thank you ^^
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02/23/2012 5:30 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Miner
heartshapedBox
You're welcome. I enjoyed trying to make my skin the way you did it. I failed though, xD.
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02/23/2012 5:34 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
xD , it just takes practice, the gimp way is probably alot faster and easier but i cba learning it. If you look at my very first skin you'll see what i mean by practice, it's terrible :P
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02/23/2012 5:38 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Miner
heartshapedBox
Your first one is a work of art...While my first one is like "BLAAAGH". But I use the Gimp way and my skins don't turn out NEARLY as good as yours. Maybe I need more practice or more time on them.
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02/23/2012 5:49 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
Lol flattery will get you everywhere xD . All it takes is practice and watching what other people do and trying to copy the techniques and fit it to your style of skinning ^^
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