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Skinning, And Why We Do It (A Blog Skin)

Skinning, And Why We Do It (A Blog Skin) Minecraft Skin
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avatar a7wrootbeer
Level 45 : Master Dragon
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Just a skin I made, then had a few thoughts as I made it.

Skinning (and why we do it)


I believe that I speak for most skinners when I say that we don't skin for views or XP. Sure, we all love it when someone leaves a favorite, or a nice comment, but that's not why we skin.


We skin because we love what we do, and it's a way to get our talent out there. Just because you might not get Pop Reel, or get 1,000 views doesn't mean that you're not good - every skinner will get better in time. No one starts out being amazing, because we all have to start at the beginning.


My very first skin was made on the brother's iPod, and let me tell you, it was the WORST skin I have ever seen. There was no shading, and all of the face proportions were way off. But I sill used it, and I loved that skin because I had made it myself. I know I've come a long way since then, but I know I'm not the best skinner out there.


My content


As many of you might already have noticed, I have a lot of repeating themes in my skins. I use them, because they reflect a little bit of me into my skins.


I use blond hair a lot, because I have blondish hair in real life.


The knee-high converse that I put into many of my skins are because I also have a pair, and they're my favorite shoes.


You might see lots of rolled up sleeves - I have a habit of doing that, and I've ruined more than one long-sleeved shirt because of it! :P


The green eyeso ¦ well I've always wished that I had green eyes, but everyone in my family has brown, except for my brother. (Lucky)




Now that you know what's really behind my skins, I hope in the future that people understand, and don't mind my slight repeating themes.




Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope you all feel the same. :D
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06/28/2013 9:24 am
Level 31 : Artisan Musician
K_iGunner
I do skins 'cause they're fun to do,and it's always cool to be popular
in front of your friends just because you made a skin to them.
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06/28/2013 4:56 pm
Level 45 : Master Dragon
a7wrootbeer
Haha, good point!
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06/07/2013 5:45 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Miner
SirDenerim
I do it because...It's a fun thing to do. :D
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06/07/2013 7:17 pm
Level 45 : Master Dragon
a7wrootbeer
Very true! :D
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05/30/2013 9:48 am
Level 23 : Expert Explorer
Jeanine
I use unnatural hair colours for my skins XD...

My first skin wasn't that bad..
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05/30/2013 8:15 am
Level 16 : Journeyman Taco
Gooplux6
True
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05/30/2013 1:03 am
Level 36 : Artisan Pixel Painter
TheBigEnderGuy
Yup
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05/29/2013 10:11 pm
Level 43 : Master Blob
Mesh
Amen. I would be making more skins right now but I have run out of inspiration. I just don't see anything that makes me think "Wow! I want to make a Minecraft skin out of that!!" (I suck at coming up with things on my own). When you say we don't do it for fame, that's not true for all of us. Some people copy famous skins in hope of it making them popular. Even though that goes on, true skinners do it because we want to. We don't care what haters think.
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05/29/2013 10:32 pm
Level 45 : Master Dragon
a7wrootbeer
I'm really glad that someone shares my opinion! I'm also really bad at coming up with original content, and I'll go for several months without making or posing a skin.
On a random note, recently I was given shading advice by someone who either didn't shade their skins, or didn't shade them well. The only good skins on their profile were a few that I recognized from several people that I'm subscribed to. Got a little bit of a laugh out of that.
But hey, life goes on, and we keep skinning! :D
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05/29/2013 8:51 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
AudaciousVer
:D
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05/29/2013 9:19 pm
Level 45 : Master Dragon
a7wrootbeer
Well said xD
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05/29/2013 9:22 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
AudaciousVer
haha xD
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05/29/2013 8:26 pm
Level 67 : High Grandmaster Pixel Painter
Roobus
Nicely said and nice skin (great color - very eye-catching) :)
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05/29/2013 8:29 pm
Level 45 : Master Dragon
a7wrootbeer
Thanks! I wanted to make something that stood out, but wasn't obnoxious.
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05/29/2013 7:49 pm
Level 43 : Master Sweetheart
DerpyKat
Beautiful entry.
However, I'd suggest maybe making it into a blog so it might draw more attention.
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05/29/2013 7:54 pm
Level 45 : Master Dragon
a7wrootbeer
Alright, I might do that, but I guess that would mean I should take it out of the skin desc.?
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05/29/2013 7:57 pm
Level 43 : Master Sweetheart
DerpyKat
You can do that if you'd like.
But your skins are quite wonderful by the way. <:
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05/29/2013 8:09 pm
Level 45 : Master Dragon
a7wrootbeer
But would it be against the rules to post the same thing in a blog? Would it be spam maybe?
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05/29/2013 8:13 pm
Level 43 : Master Sweetheart
DerpyKat
No, I don't think so.
I seriously doubt the mods will take any action at all.
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05/29/2013 8:13 pm
Level 45 : Master Dragon
a7wrootbeer
Alright
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05/29/2013 8:07 pm
Level 45 : Master Dragon
a7wrootbeer
Thanks :D
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