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red bottom sky (+rant)

red bottom sky (+rant) Minecraft Skin
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Level 40 : Master Droid
hey lol im here to share my concerns. skinning is a fun creative release in my free time when i dont have anything going on, i love to recreate and reinterpret others' personas and concepts ( as gifts ) while a lot of the time still posting my own.

i get its hard to come up with new ideas when the minecraft avatar base only gives you a certain amount of space, and i have even caught myself falling into one of my favourite skinners' shading styles a little bit previously. realising this, i have very quickly proceeded to change it completely.
inspiration is normal, taking someones idea and turning into something of your own is part of being an artist.

however, there is a fine line between someone else's personal style and your own. becoming 'popular' as an artist in general requires being creative and original. e.g, if your work was in a lineup among several of other people's works, would someone be able to guess who created it? or is it too similar to someone else's.

what has been concerning me recently, is the amount people are willing to copy from other creators without crediting them or even asking them first. I am aware that this has always been a problem, and always will be, but i wanted to let everyone know that I can see when you use something of mine or someone else's and it doesn't always go unnoticed. I guess i had to speak on it because it really hurts to see a creator you love use something you've come up with yourself.

in many ways, i am not talking about just myself, there are so many incredible people that i see their creations being - more or less - ripped off. often i'll see something like that and i wont do anything in fear of creating a bigger issue - which is why this is not directed at anyone - it is just a general feeling i wanted to discuss.

i have, very recently, discovered a way i like to shade that i guess is still very general, but it isn't a direct copy of anything. It is a mish-mash of lots of creators i have been inspired by over the years. i guess i can see people taking ideas i've had and slotting them into their own skins without saying a word about it.

it's just the sad thing about creative communities. again, this is not directed towards anyone personally, but i hope whoever reads this will take the message.

sorry if this is aggressive i was just upset
also am aware that this skin is generic and could be anyones lol

Format1.8+ Only Skin 64x64
ModelSteve (4 pixel arms)

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  • Shinies
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • February 21, 2019, 12:32 pm
Hello, well first off I love your shading technique, but what I am curious about if you'd be willing to make a "How to Train your Dragon" skin. Since the third movie is coming out tomorrow I was just wondering if you'd be willing to make a skin for it? (I was thinking a onesie or something, but it's up to you! ;3)
  • walk
  • Level 40
  • Master Droid
  • February 22, 2019, 1:01 am
maybe pm me about this
Original Stuff > Copying
  • walk
  • Level 40
  • Master Droid
  • February 21, 2019, 11:45 am
Always >>>> Never
  • Miickster
  • Level 26
  • Expert Fish
  • February 21, 2019, 8:05 am
am i allowed to use ur fluffy skirt technique

walk, ur style is probably one of the most unique out there. I hated the steve arms, but the shading and palette is too good to for me to dislike ur skins ;u;
  • walk
  • Level 40
  • Master Droid
  • February 21, 2019, 8:17 am
its definitely not unique but im trying to get there ig. ahah i dont rlly like alex arms they make the legs look chOnkY lmao!! but yeah you can if you credit me! thanks for asking
mm, artists are influenced by every little thing they see. whether it be the palettes of a garden or the style of a show, these little things get pushed into our minds, whether we realize it or not. for me, if i'm creating a new style, i know it isn't fully original and i try my best to find the things that i influenced from.
so basically, nothing is original. sometimes, copying is completely accidental as was the case with my friend Camellia_ a while ago.
  • Nitgo
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Toast
  • February 21, 2019, 3:12 am
damn, those pants are up to the belly button, wired.

but cool skin.
  • walk
  • Level 40
  • Master Droid
  • February 21, 2019, 3:15 am
uh they're high waisted thats normal lol
  • Staphi
  • Level 27
  • Expert Button Pusher
  • February 21, 2019, 2:14 am
I totally understand this and agree with it.
(btw if i copy anyone, i'm so sorry idk my styles pretty simple so, promise i didn't mean to!)

And if someone copies u and u notice it's kinda hard to say it without sounding rude and them attacking u -.-
  • walk
  • Level 40
  • Master Droid
  • February 21, 2019, 2:18 am
yeah its hard to accuse people of stuff like that :/
but i can definitely tell when people are doing it smh
(me 2 lolll)
  • Staphi
  • Level 27
  • Expert Button Pusher
  • February 21, 2019, 2:25 am
I wanna change my style since it's pretty plain, ima try to put more effort.. but like,
then I have to scroll thru all of de skins to make sure i'm not copying anyone lmao

(btw if anyone ever thinks they've noticed something too similiar to ther style in my skins, pls let me kno i won't get offended and it lets me kno that I need to change up my style abit lol)
  • walk
  • Level 40
  • Master Droid
  • February 21, 2019, 3:07 am
ig so but its got an element that is very u, if u know what i mean???? idk pahah
  • Staphi
  • Level 27
  • Expert Button Pusher
  • February 21, 2019, 3:12 am
mayb the element of plainness.

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