Werewolf Girl Skin

Werewolves in human form are surprisingly fairly rare amongst the skinning community for Minecraft, and decent skins are even more so.  Toxicana_’s Werewolf Girl skin fills this void with subtle yet effective details.

 

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Unlike most werewolf skins, the only identifying details that show us that this girl is a werewolf are her pointy ears and glowing yellow eyes (one could argue that the long hair is a sign as well).  Let me address the negative points of this skin before moving forward:

 

  • The eyes need some kind of distinguishing feature to separate them from the skin tone.  Aside from the eyebrows, I cannot tell where the eyes end and the skin begins.

  • This point is a matter of personal preference – just one more indicator of her true form would really complete this skin.  Perhaps claws (or long fingernails) or a few fangs protruding from her mouth.

 

With the werewolf indicators aside, this skin is well done overall.  The shoulderless shirt, short skirt, tall boots and leggings give this character a rebellious and mysterious feeling.  There is one really subtle detail in this skin that I love – the collar.  Without paying close attention you will miss it, as it is a single pixel thick.  Minor details like this are great in moderation and can really bring a skin to life.

 

If I could give any advice for improving this skin’s general quality, it would be to add minor accents on the clothing and to re-shade the torso.  The accents will add some interest to the clothing, and the row of highlights on the torso just seem odd.  As always, if you are reading this Toxicana_ take it as constructive criticism.  All in all a job well done!

 

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.

 

Always keep any files that will be affected by a skin or mod backed up, just in case anything goes wrong.

 

This skin is undoubtedly a good skin in general, but do you like it as a werewolf skin?  I think its subtlety is what makes it so successful.  Leave your thoughts in a comment below.

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