Tips#3 Merman

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Tips#3 Merman

This is the third part of a series of articles on simple structure and points that you can refer to when creating your own skins πŸ’ͺ
You can download the actual skin at the bottom of the page if you like it πŸ™†οΈ
Of course, you can also import this skin into Minecraft Skin Editor 2D and customize it πŸ€–.


This time, I tried to make a skin with the image of a merman.
It took longer than expected, but it was not well received by my family πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ. I'm not sure why I decided to make a merman skin, but I can't help it.
I don't think it's a bad idea, but I do feel that it's a lost cause.


The configuration of the skin looks like the following.

  • To make it easier to understand, the over layer image hides the under layer, but as of now (July 16, 2021), the Minecraft Skin Editor 2D does not provide the ability to hide the under layer when editing the over layer πŸ™‡β€β™‚οΈ


The over layer represents the dorsal and pectoral fins. The pectoral fin looks a little like a feather.

left: under layer
right: over layer


This time, I wanted to express a muscular body, but I don't have enough skills 😭.
I tried to draw the shadows using colors that were quite close to the base color, but I got the impression that it was more difficult than I thought.
However, I feel that the use of the lower part of the body as pants was quite good. I'm sure this technique can be applied.

left: body under layer
right: arms under layer


I imagined a pair of pants with horizontal lines, like an adidas jersey.
And the boots.
The overall image is that of a professional wrestler, but again, the overall concept is uneven.

left: under layer
right: under layer

Merman Skin

Here are the skins I created this timeπŸ™†οΈβ™‚.
Please try to finish a good skin based on this!
And if you have any skins you'd like to share, please let me knowπŸ™.

Minecraft Skin Editor 2D πŸš€