View Full Version : D&D "Paper Dolls"

2010-12-25, 06:23 AM
One thing I like about PnP is the fairly free representation of the different equipment a character wears. And it's some sort of a quirk of mine to create "paper dolls" of my characters--that is, making one particular character pose, then drawing different templates of armors, weapons, and even miscellaneous items to accurately represent the character in every campaign setting. Or if I'm feeling unusually industrious, every character level up. ^_^

The OotS style is very nice and quite useful for character tokens, but one can only squeeze so much detail into those little things.

So, without further babble, here's one of my characters as a starting Bard.

Here's the same character, upgraded to War Chanter. Spoilered. ^_^

And here's Zaaera at Level 20 as Seeker of the Song.
I may have overdone that last one, she looks rather epic level. :smallredface:

How about you? Share your D&D paper dolls here! Just post a line up of your character in the same pose, but with different equipment.

2010-12-25, 09:35 PM
Huh, nobody's as crazy as me then... :smallfrown:

Anyways, for anyone who likes to try, here's a png containing base bodies for Human, Dwarf, Halfing, Half-elf and Elf males. A few eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth and hair variations.

Spoilered to avoid possible forum tearing.

You'll need an image editor with layer function and area select tool (marquee or lasso types) to separate and assemble them. I'd recommend Photoshop, but I think GIMP will work well, too. If GIMP has a similar Hue/Saturation Tool, then you can even change skin and hair color. Kinda like a primitive version of the South Park character maker. ^_^

Female bases and clothes to follow.

So, any ideas for hairstyles or clothes or weapons that I can include?

BTW, for anyone who'd try and make his or her character out of these parts, please share them here. ^_^

EDIT: Here's the female base templates. ^_^

2010-12-26, 12:12 AM
I would be as crazy as you but two things hold me back:

- I don't play D&D
- I lack your artistic skills, oots style is as much as I can do.

I would like to say that I really like your pictures.

2010-12-26, 01:43 AM
@RPGsr4me: Thanks! Actually, the OotS stick style vector is a good base for full body vector drawings. If you change the black line's color to skintone, insert points here and there, drag to form muscles and such, before you know it you already have a whole body. ^_^

The beauty of vector drawing is that it scales (no pun intended :P) with the artist's creativity. You want a head? Start with a circle. Want cheeks? Add vertices to shape out cheeks. Want chin? Add more vertices. It goes on and on with every extra detail you can think of, until you actually have a complete drawing. ^_^

So... Here's the first equipment set, based on none other than Sir Roy Greenhilt. :smallbiggrin:

After much contemplation, I decided to give Roy a Light Armor. Remember this strip (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0024.html), where Durkon's making so much noise? Roy's angry too, so it stands to reason he's not making much noise, which I think means he has no significant armor penalty.

Here's Haley Starshine. I added her old midriff vest for alternate costume. ^_^

EDIT #2:
Here's my last one before I turn in for the night. Elan the Bard with his Locke-alike outfit.

Draconi Redfir
2010-12-26, 12:52 PM
@^ those are awsome. i'm getting pretty good with MSPaint Adventures-style, but i dont think i'll be useing it for my D&D charicters. (thinking of asking for OOTS avatars of them))

2010-12-26, 11:12 PM
Interesting idea. I'm-a adapt this for my campaign, methinks.

2010-12-27, 10:05 AM
I like both the idea and the way these turned out. I also really like your style.