Warrior Skin and Oblivion’s Contest Round 2

With some fantastic entries from round 1, Oblivion_Gamer’s skin contest crests upon a second round with the theme “Warrior”.  As before, this calls for a skin, made almost entirely out of pure, solid epic.

 

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Before I continue, I wish to say that I truly respect Oblivion’s approach to this contest.  One of the most annoying things as an artist (at least, for me) is entering some juried contest or exhibition where the judges have almost no involvement and no display of personal ability or authority for which they have been given the right to judge.

 

This Warrior skin alone is testament enough to Oblivion’s ability.  If you have not checked out the rest of her skins, be sure to do so after you finish reading here.  She has steadily improved.

 

Moving on: as was the case with the Contest 1 skin, I cannot find anything about this that I dislike or disapprove of.  Shading is impeccable, detail is plentiful and interesting but not overwhelming, colors are well used and present pleasant contrast, and the helmet layer was used gracefully to add dimension to the hair.  What more can you ask for?

 

I thus award Oblivion ten out of ten awesome contests for this skin.  Be sure to read on below the skin installation instructions for more details on her contest!

 

Installing the Skin

 

For online play, skins can be installed by simply uploading the file to your profile on Minecraft.net.  Skins posted on certain websites can be uploaded directly from their page, including this one; click on the button on the right-hand side labeled “change my skin” to be taken directly to the appropriate page.

 

For offline play only, the process is similar to installing mods:

 

  1. Download the skin’s .png file;

  2. Hold Windows key and press R to bring up the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  3. Type %appdata% and press enter, then navigate to roaming/.minecraft/versions.

  4. Open the folder containing the version you use for offline play and view the .jar file using WinRAR.

  5. Create a backup of the meta.inf file contained inside the .jar and store it in a separate folder.

  6. Navigate within the .jar file to assets/minecraft/textures/entity.

  7. Rename the image file titled “steve” to anything else (such as steve_backup).

  8. Change the name of your skin’s .png file to steve.png and insert it here.

 

Remember to keep your meta.inf and original steve texture backed up somewhere just in case.

 

For those of you who did not catch the first round of the contest, here is a quick run-down:

 

  • Skins are being made based on the server Wynncraft’s four classes: archer, warrior, mage, and assassin.

  • Entrants must create completely original skins; no recolors, no remakes, and no using others’ palettes.

  • Entries are judged based on concept, technical execution, and adherence to the theme.

  • Prizes include a custom skin by the great Oblivion_Gamer, a feature, trophies, and an Optifine cape.

 

A complete list of entries from round 1 can be found here.

 

Who do you think had the best skin from round 1?  Leave your thoughts in the comments below.  I will be covering this contest as it moves forward, and at the end, will review my favorite skin from each round.  Stay tuned!

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