Turns out, instead of having to figure out how to do the art myself, get an artist who doesn’t mind.
And it’s the same artist who made my skin.
Here’s the process. I’m being so squee!
So. Here she is. Just starting.
So she starts working away…
Then she realises she started it wrong somewhere. Forgot a block (think of it as missing a “pixel”). She does pixel art. Remember way back when in the 90’s you’d do painstaking work on a microscopic level, pixel by pixel, to get things just right? She does that in her sleep.
Oy. Well she wasn’t grimacing about it, but I woulda.
At this point she ran outta brown wool. That’s when I realised I didn’t have permission on 1/2 the chests Mal put as hopper containers for our storage (more on that later). So we went snipping the brown wool-dyed sheep I had down in the basement. (Yeah, you can dye the sheep in Minecraft. It’s hilarious. And awesome.)
And, I dunno why I thought it’ll look like a page and not a bound book cover. I thought the brown shouldn’t be there, but I trusted Denn; then my brain kicked in. OH RIGHT!
She caught me checking the place out and it looked like a good screenshot moment. So.
There she is.
… aaand we’re done! She posed far away, good thing We caught her close up beforehand, didn’t we? Squint; there she is!
I like to give credit where credit is due; plus I love her to bits.
(Here’s the enchanted book for comparison just to show how bang-on she got it.)