My Heroes

Just a few of them

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 by Xiandi | Discussion: Community

I just wanted to take a few minutes to point out (and thank) a few skinners who I think are the best at what they do, have enriched my life, helped me improve my skills, and are just all around great people. In no special order....

I. R. Brainiac : You inspire me. When I first discovered Windowblinds, I was (and still am) in awe of yor creativity and skill. You have the creative imagination that I aspire to, and the skill to pull off the most 'out there' skins. I want to be like you. 

2of3: You help me more than anyone. You are really more like a brother to me than a friend. I appreciate your honesty when critiquing my skins, your attention to small details has made me a better skinner. Your friendship means a lot to me. Even though our styles are very different, I have learned a lot from you. 

vStyler: Your skins are simply amazing. I admire the perfection of them and the subtle ways you enhance them. You have taught me a few things that have helped to improve my skills, and I aspire to have that perfection in mine. 

Skinhit: In my book, you are the best icon skinner on the planet. You have a unique style that I can pick out of any gallery at a glance. One day, I hope that people can see a skin and say "Xiandi must have made that one." before they even look at the author. I hope that someday you'll be able to get back into it. I miss you.

theAVMAN : Time after time, you come up with some of the most original ideas. Sometimes I just sit there and stare at something you made because it's so cool looking. You have the 'wow' factor in your work, and I admire that. 

Murex: You may not even realize it but I have learned so much from you. Just by picking apart your crazy PSDs, I have acquired skills and techniques I didn't think I could ever do, until I saw them in your work. You have helped me out countless times and you are very much appreciated. You are a true friend. 

RedneckDude: You are a DX skinning machine! You have made countless skins that match Windowblinds, and I think that is a niche that needs to be filled, but I think that your original works are the best. You are a great friend to have, and have helped me out in so many ways, so many times, that I would not even be able to list them all. You're the best. 

CarGuy: Your Dreams are simply amazing. Although I don't plan on learning how to make them (who knows what the future holds) I think you are the best at what you do, and you deserve a spot in this short list. You have an eye for beautiful things and the talent to make it happen. Most of the dreams that I have are made by you. 

Philly: I know you don't consider yourself a skinner, but you deserve a place on this list too. You are a perfect example of what a great community member should be. You have an eye for complimentary skins and your choices for additions to a Suite are always spot on. You have a positive attitude and it makes WC a better place because you are in it.


I know I have missed some people...if I named all of you, this would be a huge post, lol. Feel free to post who your skinning heroes are.

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Reply #21 Wednesday, July 7, 2010 1:34 PM

Us cats just cannot get good staff anymore and then he forgets me

Naaah..... I think your RB has given you the green eyes, mate.... read it again.  S L O W L Y.  

Reply #22 Wednesday, July 7, 2010 7:36 PM


Hey Jafo!!!!

nothing wrong with whinging...

americans whine....poms and aussies...whinge.... 

well..poms mostly.....

Reply #23 Wednesday, July 7, 2010 8:20 PM


Reply #24 Wednesday, July 7, 2010 8:22 PM

well..poms mostly.....


I resemble that remark

Reply #25 Wednesday, July 7, 2010 8:23 PM

i am deeply touched

We know. WE know.

Jafo - (especially when he drops the F bomb. I giggle like a 12 year old whose heard his first dirty joke)

Doc- Cause he is a persistent pain in the ass and keeps emailing me and jumping my ass before messenger has even finished signing me in

Skinhit - because everyone needs a good nemesis

2of3 - for helping me work on my windowblinds skin and being patient.

Zubaz - because he still leaves me messages on Facebook after I made an ass out of myself on the phone. (Which is why I don't call YOU, Doc. Once is enough.)

Yrag - what can I say. Not only is he brilliant but he's just so fucking cool.

ANYONE who has reached out to me, c'ause I am such an ass and a prick.

vstyler - cause he's such an ass and a prick (Yup, I went there.) 

Fairyy - evil squiggle. nuff said.


If I left anyone out it's either cause you're on The List or my meds just kicked in.



Reply #26 Thursday, July 8, 2010 11:07 AM

Whoa kinda blown away Cyndie 1st let me say I feel honored here!

I think Doc said it earlier but we  can recognize your work at a glance in the galleries you have distinct style that fits well,and there is no lack of creativity in your work .

It is a really great feeling to know that friends (extended family) feel that way about you all the hours that we as skinners spend designing and testing helping each other know there are very few industries where people actually are willing to help a person .

You took time to make this post it was not geared toward self promotion but more directed at making us feel good about what we do ,you are a class act and A great artist and this is a perfect example of how good of a person you are....thank you!!!!

Brian , Jim , Seth thank you all as well after all is said and done this is the kind of stuff that holds our community tight! If you need anything you got it guys.

BTW..How does this play into real life well the last couple weeks have been tuff , this is one of those silver linings that you look for and helps make everything seem worth it.

Thank you Cyndie ,Brian,Jim,Seth

Reply #27 Thursday, July 8, 2010 7:01 PM

What a nice thought Cyndie.I Include you in that list .

Thanks to you and all of the above mentioned i have a great looking desktop. i always look forward to your next work.

So if have been remiss in saying thank you i do so now.To me you all rock

Reply #28 Thursday, July 8, 2010 9:37 PM

styler - cause he's such an ass and a prick (Yup, I went there.)


Obviously ur meds kicked in a little earlier than typed 


Love you too

Reply #29 Thursday, July 8, 2010 10:15 PM

Love you too

Ooooh, baby.

Reply #30 Thursday, July 8, 2010 10:55 PM

Thank you Cyndie ,Brian,Jim,Seth

You da man, Harley. You are...


Po, V, get a room....

Reply #31 Friday, July 9, 2010 7:08 AM

Po, V, get a room

You're kicking us out of your room AGAIN?!?!?! Damn, you're fickle.

Reply #32 Friday, July 9, 2010 7:24 AM

  Jim... don't start with Po'... you're cruisin' for a bruisin', bud.

Reply #33 Friday, July 9, 2010 2:15 PM

  Jim... don't start with Po'... you're cruisin' for a bruisin', bud.


Po,Po pitiful me.......

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