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Philip "Brick" Spade: Private Eye (extras + info inside)

Philip "Brick" Spade: Private Eye (extras + info inside) Minecraft Skin

Contest Finalist!
This Skin is in the Grayscale Minecraft Skin Contest which is now Complete!
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avatar Romulans
Level 15 : Journeyman Mage
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For maximum effect, listen to this while observing :)

For the first time ever... Brick Spade in COLOUR!

"movie" stills



Inspiration
When the contest theme was announced my mind instantly went to old movies, and from old movies to film noir.
Even if you don't know much about the genre it is likely that the tropes are familiar to you....
The rainy city, random jazz music and narration, the femme fatale, the mobsters and crooked cops and of course...
the detective.

This skin is designed to be a pastiche of the typical noir sleuth.
Even his name is a reference, "Philip" as in Philip Marlowe from "The Big Sleep", and "Spade" as in Sam Spade from "The Maltese Falcon" (one of my favourite films).

uhhh and "Brick" because he's a minecraft character, duh.

I also tried to create a chiaroscuro effect with the shading since that’s another noir convention. Hopefully it turned out ok.

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Creditposes come from Nova Minecraft
GenderMale
Format1.8+ Only Skin 64x64
ModelSteve (4 pixel arms)
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Update #1 : 07/10/2018 9:00:53 amJul 10th

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  • Planet Forge
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Ninja
  • August 1, 2018, 1:30 am
This is definitely my winner! :)
  • Romulans
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Mage
  • August 1, 2018, 4:45 am
too kind!! :)
  • Planet Forge
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Ninja
  • August 2, 2018, 2:12 am
Btw, Congrats on 15th Place!
  • Romulans
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Mage
  • August 2, 2018, 5:12 am
ty! despite having an account on here since 2012 this was actually my first contest, so I'm v happy with being a finalist

Самый крутой скин из всех, что я видел, 10/10.

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The coolest skin I've ever seen 10/10
  • Romulans
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Mage
  • July 31, 2018, 5:10 am
Спасибо :)
  • halucid
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 88
  • Elite Pixel Painter
  • July 29, 2018, 8:44 am
If I were still a contest judge, this would be my vote for the winningest skin of all. Fantastic job, sir.
  • Romulans
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Mage
  • July 30, 2018, 7:45 am
awh thanks! I appreciate it
.... It's the winner?
  • NitroNine
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Toast
  • July 11, 2018, 4:33 pm
Cool! I love detective and investigation stuff.
  • Romulans
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Mage
  • July 12, 2018, 3:22 am
same here. I used to watch a lot of film noir, hence the skin. But anything mystery related is cool imo
  • Chiaroscuro
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Ladybug
  • July 11, 2018, 4:01 pm
Chiaroscuro, you say...?

Jokes aside, it's a fantastic skin. Well done!
  • Romulans
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Mage
  • July 12, 2018, 3:21 am
excellent username choice c:
  • Daniielle
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • July 11, 2018, 9:31 am

I want you to win so badly

i love this

it's so creative

iloveit
  • 123Random
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Zombie
  • July 11, 2018, 8:17 am
I love the movie stills, lol!
  • Romulans
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Mage
  • July 11, 2018, 9:22 am
Minecraft Noir: coming to a cinema near you October 3, 1941

:D
  • barre
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 11, 2018, 3:35 am
bruh you gonna win ;-;
  • Romulans
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Mage
  • July 11, 2018, 5:12 am
boi i hope so

tbh i haven't actually checked out many other entries yet so i have no idea how good they all are
  • Aspirin60
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Slime Tamer
  • July 10, 2018, 10:25 pm
Good job mate!
  • IDfuq
  • Level 29
  • Expert Narwhal
  • July 10, 2018, 1:16 pm
when ur gonna win the contest ♥☺
  • Romulans
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Mage
  • July 10, 2018, 1:22 pm
haha i wish :')
Dear lord I love the shading, give him a Good cop and Bad cop look at the same time! (If that makes any since :p)
  • Romulans
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Mage
  • July 10, 2018, 12:01 pm
glad you like it. I don't normally do asymmetrical shading so it was certainly a learning experience
  • Leenc
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Skinner
  • July 10, 2018, 11:06 am
Woah, pretty nice skin! I don't know who he is though, from what i've read in your description, like a guy from the 1930's. Anyways, I'm also gonna do a skin, so good luck!
  • Romulans
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Mage
  • July 10, 2018, 11:51 am
yeah he's not a specific character, I just tried to make the most generic film noir detective... So he's kinda a bunch of characters combined.
  • MARINA_b
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Artist
  • July 10, 2018, 3:11 am
I really hope you win-
  • Romulans
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Mage
  • July 10, 2018, 3:14 am
that's so kind of you :))
  • peache_
  • Level 27
  • Expert Sailor
  • July 9, 2018, 2:59 pm
i really like it when skins have that shadow :D
  • Romulans
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Mage
  • July 10, 2018, 2:34 am
it was harder to do that I thought it would be. I'm still not 100% satisfied with how it looks orz
  • peache_
  • Level 27
  • Expert Sailor
  • July 10, 2018, 5:18 pm
i think it really gives it a nice noir-like effect :)
Nice!!!
  • Romulans
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Mage
  • July 9, 2018, 9:32 am
thanks for checking it out :)
  • Punkamoar
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Gent
  • July 9, 2018, 8:48 am
I really like this
  • Romulans
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Mage
  • July 9, 2018, 9:22 am
thanks! It's not really in my usual style so it was kinda tough to make
  • Thicc Oso
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • July 9, 2018, 8:15 am
this is amazing
  • Romulans
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Mage
  • July 9, 2018, 9:22 am
Ty!! I'm glad you like it

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