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Chaotic_Wun
2004-07-22, 10:38 PM
If you've made your own personal OOTS avatar, post it here (if you don't have it currently "equipped", or just post saying that your current one is your personal one. :)

I just made mine a few minutes ago.

Waf
2004-07-22, 10:54 PM
I made mine a Penguin. He kinda stretches out on some monitors on this forum. Kinda weird.

Alarra
2004-07-23, 12:11 AM
This is mine.

I also made avatars for TheChris and Calyn.

Chaotic_Wun
2004-07-23, 12:48 AM
Nice job, guys!

Mine's supposed to have a battleaxe strapped to his back, but I'm not sure I did it right. :-/

Plus, his arms just dangling out there looks a lil dumb. :P

Arian
2004-07-23, 07:03 AM
As I've said in other threads, my eldest daughter made this one for me. I don't call her "my in-house artist" jokingly - she's the most artistically talented of anyone in my house. That's why I didn't make the avatar myself. :-)

Alarra
2004-07-23, 08:35 AM
I really like yours, chaotic wun...

I think I need to get a better program - like photoshop or illustrator, I made mine in paint and no matter what I do, I can't get it to look right. The lines are always jagged and sort of blurred. Of course, I should probably re-do my own, as TheChris's and Calyn's are much better than mine. Gotten better with practice, I guess. =)

Chaotic_Wun
2004-07-23, 11:45 AM
Yes, I highly recommend Photoshop. Your can do most anything with it (graphically, that is). :D

The Giant
2004-07-23, 12:37 PM
MS Paint can't do anti-aliasing, which is how the lines on my ones look so smooth. Although, if you look closely, the normal avatars have white jaggies surrounding them from the AAing. You just can't see them on these light backgrounds.

I am planning on putting up a fanart page soon; anyone who posts their avatar here can have it included if they want.

Nighthawk4
2004-07-23, 12:53 PM
I think your avatar looks good, Chaotic Wun. I assumed it was made by the Giant - you can't get better praise than that ;)

My only criticism is that I think the axehead would be carried at the top, i.e. the axe would be carried the other way up.

RawBearNYC
2004-07-23, 01:05 PM
A much cheaper alternative to Photoshop is Paint Shop Pro (by Jasc Software, $74 download price) which incorporates the vector features of illustrator with the raster features of photoshop (only Photoshop is that much more powerful, but what is lacking in PSP won't really bother you with these types of images). *

There's a 3rd even cheaper solution, GIMP for Windows, however, this is a windows port of a linux application. *As such, the computer geek factor of trying to use it is pretty high. *But it does a great job at giving you many many of the tools available to Photoshop users. *And the GIMP is open source, so it's free to use in non-commercial environment.

I've been using PSP for years and the GIMP for months, and while Rich scoffs at everything non-adobe, I stand firmly and say "For your money, they're excellent solutions".

Kross
2004-07-23, 01:09 PM
I tried in MSPaint. It did not turn out reall good. So I just made a parody of Kill Bill out of what had began as my attempt at a Personal avatar.'

I am gonna go have to mess around with my friend's Photoshop sometime.

Chatoic, yours looks awesome.

Lilly
2004-07-23, 08:46 PM
The least artistically inclined person in the world (ie. me) is going to attempt to play with her friend's copy of photoshop now... how do you get it to outline the circles?

Chaotic_Wun
2004-07-24, 12:52 AM
Thanks for the compliments, people. ;D



My only criticism is that I think the axehead would be carried at the top, i.e. the axe would be carried the other way up.
Yeah, I wondered about that, but I ended up putting it on blade-down, because I figured he would reach back and pull it out by the handle; not by the blade, although, considering the weight that would be in the blade, the damn thing would clatter to the ground every time he took a step. ;)

EDIT: Note to those who care; fixed it.

RawBearNYC
2004-07-24, 01:03 AM
In the spirit of selling non Photoshop options to people, I made this with the GIMP. *I'd prefer to have taken more time with the proportions, but I still think she's pretty cute.

http://www.twors.net/rawbear/images/girly.gif

Kross
2004-07-24, 01:08 AM
Turned out pretty good.

Nighthawk4
2004-07-24, 07:56 AM
That looks much better Chaotic Wun. Now you can see both of them, the arms look right too.

How I wish I was artistic >:(

Mizkyu
2004-07-24, 12:45 PM
It's Songstress!Yuna from Final Fantasy X-2! *points*

Also, I present the TM fairy (tm):

http://freespace.virgin.net/toonraider.uk/fairy2.gif

ph33r.

And, dude. I use PSP8. Jasc > Every other gfx company. Even Adobe. Who suck, incidentally. [/fangirl]

Chaotic_Wun
2004-07-24, 08:30 PM
I used to think that too... Until I saw what a huge range of filters were avaliable with Photoshop 7, while with PSP 7, there are really no filters at all.

I use Photoshop 7.

Anyway, that's a nice job with the fairy, as well as RawBearNYC's character. The only suggestion I have for Raw is the smile; it looks too precise and wide to be an OOTS smile.

RawBearNYC
2004-07-24, 08:50 PM
Anyway, that's a nice job with the fairy, as well as RawBearNYC's character. The only suggestion I have for Raw is the smile; it looks too precise and wide to be an OOTS smile.
Well, technically, you don't know how wide the smile is, you're assuming that it's symmetrical, maybe she's had a stroke and that's why her hair covers half of her face :P

But realistically, there are several things that should be fixed in that, but I was going for speed more than accuracy, since I'm not actually making an avatar, just an educational experiment.

Lilly
2004-07-24, 11:47 PM
Geocities makes puppies cry. :'(

Waf
2004-07-25, 12:13 AM
Fan Art Page Eh? This looks like a job for anime style Roy.

http://img59.photobucket.com/albums/v181/wafzilla/royfanart.jpg

Mizkyu
2004-07-25, 12:06 PM
I used to think that too... Until I saw what a huge range of filters were avaliable with Photoshop 7, while with PSP 7, there are really no filters at all.

That's because PSP7 sucks. Use PSP8!


Plus, a lot of PS filters can be used with PSP. I'm not entirely sure how, and there is techno-jiggery-pokery required.

Chaotic_Wun
2004-07-25, 02:03 PM
I don't like the techno-jiggery-pokery stuff much.

I must say I haven't tried PSP 8 much... I've been too hooked on PS 7, but if you ask me, they're about the same.

Lilly
2004-07-25, 10:28 PM
http://home.comcast.net/~jdkaczar/catwoman.gif *Looky I made this! And guess what movie I just got back from seeing.

Tarlonniel
2004-07-30, 04:01 PM
Made with MS Paint. Hey, it's all I got!

Alarra
2004-07-30, 04:58 PM
Here are the other two avatars that I have designed for this board.

Calyn's and TheChris's
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/Alarra/calyn.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/Alarra/TheChris.jpg

Both were done in paint, which is the only program I have right now. Although I plan to get photoshop soon and then will probably redo at least my own avatar.

martinl
2004-07-31, 08:14 AM
Giant:
"MS Paint can't do anti-aliasing"

True, but you can smooth the lines manually. I've been doing that to OOTS figs for my tabletop sessions. I can't post them to show it (no modified avatar rule), but it looks better than jaggy MSPaint lines and isn't that difficult - just tedious.

If I had webspace I'd probably make a personal avatar for the boards.

Tarlonniel
2004-07-31, 10:15 AM
If I had webspace I'd probably make a personal avatar for the boards.

There's always a photobucket.com account....

Fsi-Dib
2004-08-01, 06:56 PM
I have no drawing talents at all (though some minor skills) and my only program is MS Paint, since I never figured out how PSPx works (and nobody will instruct me, I don't care). Hence I do a lot of pixel stuff with it, and frankly, even though I'm saying, I think I can pretty good "anti-aliasing" with that crap-of-a-program.

peteyfrogboy
2004-08-02, 07:31 AM
Okay, in honor of my Screen Name PrC, I finally got off my butt and made an avatar.

<----

Made with Illustrator, of course.

Alarra
2004-08-02, 12:36 PM
oh....that's super cute! ;D

peteyfrogboy
2004-08-02, 07:02 PM
oh....that's super cute! *;D

Thanks. :) It's not quite as "sticky" as the Xykon frog, but I think I'll live.

Gorbash Kazdar
2004-08-03, 03:37 AM
Wish I could get a stick figure of ol' Gorby to look right (my graphic manipulation skills are not up to snuff). The image I use is pulled from art done by one WebTroll, who's the artist for the comic Gaming Guardians [the art is (C) WebTroll, but Gorbash is (C) me].

Thank's, Petey! In case I've switched my avatar around, here's his work below:
http://plaza.ufl.edu/redwolf/gorbash.gif


Also, I love your Yuna avatar, Mizkyu! I'm a big fan of FFX-2, though Rikku is my favorite character... I don't suppose you have a stick avatar of her? ;)

Barrack
2004-08-04, 05:33 PM
FOUR ARMED ARCHER OF DOOM!
\m/ >_< \m/

It came out a little blocky... :-/

And the second one I did wouldn't fit. <_<
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v189/uberperson/UberArcher.gif

Mock26
2004-08-04, 07:11 PM
Here's my avatar. It is based off of The Giant's, but I only used his for a size comparison. Of course, I also have glasses and a goatee (but no hair on top!), so it seemed like such a good model to use. Unfortunately, I was stuck only with Paint, so the image quality is quite yucky.

Any chance I could get someone with a real graphics program to rework it for me?

Thanks!

Take care and have a great day....

ciao,
john.

Mock26
2004-08-04, 07:43 PM
Here I am when I wear my kilt for a night out of drinking:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Mock26/ADnD%20Fantasy/StickJohn3.jpg

Lonestarr
2004-08-06, 02:17 AM
I tried in MSPaint. It did not turn out reall good. So I just made a parody of Kill Bill out of what had began as my attempt at a Personal avatar.'

I am gonna go have to mess around with my friend's Photoshop sometime.

Chatoic, yours looks awesome.
...I suppose I'm gonna have to teach you huh.

Yeah, Kross is my RL friend. 8)

Lonestarr
2004-08-06, 02:19 AM
Oh yeah, when you're useing paint, saving stuff as a .gif is really helpfull. I also make smilies, so I know that stuff.

The Giant
2004-08-07, 12:38 PM
I'm probably putting the fan art page up tonight, and I'll post everyone's avatars then. If you don't want yours posted for some reason, let me know.

Mizkyu
2004-08-09, 11:11 AM
Also, I love your Yuna avatar, Mizkyu! *I'm a big fan of FFX-2, though Rikku is my favorite character... I don't suppose you have a stick avatar of her? ;)

Thank you! ^_^

I haven't made a Rikku one, though... but, I'm open to requests, though, at least for the time being. All I ask is a little credit (like the nice man who runs this site says, the stick figures take a long time to make ~_~) and your own hosting space - my provider hates me enough as it is :)

DamotheBoyWonder
2004-08-10, 03:26 PM
OK, mine's not a drawing like all the other avatars on this site, but I'm just not the drawing type. That's why I've stuck to translating other people's comics ;)

Tubesteak_Samurai
2004-08-13, 03:31 PM
does this mean i can use this for my avvie?
http://www.spellsandwhistles.net/images/misc/ootsav2.gif

The Giant
2004-08-13, 08:45 PM
Heck yeah! Fear the Smiley Face Samurai....

Waf
2004-08-14, 02:39 AM
Doesn't seem to be smiling much to me ::)

Ikkitosen
2004-08-14, 04:45 AM
TS, that is one great avatar :)

Ikki.

Mizkyu
2004-08-14, 10:34 AM
does this mean i can use this for my avvie?
http://www.spellsandwhistles.net/images/misc/ootsav2.gif


Could that be... Mr Personality?? :o

Veera
2004-08-15, 01:59 AM
Hrmm... Just finished my new one. Not as good as Giant's, but then, I'm sure he has a lot more practice by now ;D

Edit: I think this stick figure makes me look fat.

Rhuna_Coppermane
2004-08-17, 07:44 PM
Hrmm... *Just finished my new one. *Not as good as Giant's, but then, I'm sure he has a lot more practice by now *;D

Edit: *I think this stick figure makes me look fat.

I think it's adorable. (I hope you don't mind "adorable".) Kudos to you for doing it. I keep thinking I could, but I'm too lazy to figure out how to make Photoshop do that.

Ikkitosen
2004-08-18, 02:16 AM
I'm very jealous of all you arty people and your custom (damned cool-looking) avatars. Harumph! ;)

Ikki.

Brown_Hat
2004-08-22, 12:31 AM
I think my floating head guy is pretty cool :)

Veera
2004-09-01, 01:45 AM
Erm... Okay, having had about six hours of free time, I cobbled this together ^_^;
http://www.students.uwf.edu/mfs10/maskcrew.jpg
It's all the characters in my DnD group!
From left to right...
http://www.students.uwf.edu/mfs10/sara.gif
Sara, the halfling rogue. I have no clue why she's wearing hot pink, except maybe so that I could use another color on her besides black and peach. She has a habit of, well, not thinking her actions through to their conclusion.

http://www.students.uwf.edu/mfs10/tara.gif
Tara, the wizard. She tends to be the quiet one in the group, and rarely speaks unless spoken to. Nevertheless, she becomes a veritable bombadeer in battle, using not much more than fireballs, lightning bolts, and other high-damage spells. Her familiar is Sandro, a tabby cat, and her robes are mood robes, changing color depending on her emotions.

http://www.students.uwf.edu/mfs10/elan.gif
Elan, the NPC cleric. Not having a cleric in the group, Elan helped fill in the niche for a long time in the game. She eventually moved on to other things, but the party still holds a fond place for her. She's a cleric of Fharlanghn, in the Luck domain, and tends to be a bit scatterbrained. True to her deity, she often has amazing runs of suspiciously good luck.

http://www.students.uwf.edu/mfs10/artimus.gif
Artimus, the Bard. He's the party leader, acting as the face of the group and the lead decision maker, despite his vain attitude and flamboyant dress. He takes pride in his image, and in how others perceive him.

http://www.students.uwf.edu/mfs10/Fletcher.gif
Fletcher, the Fighter. As the party tank, Fletch has gotten to love his Armor of Convenience. This magic armor takes only a single round to fit itself to his body after he shouts the magic command word, "Assemble." His axe, Jorak's Lopper, is a Keen +1 great axe that he's kept with him for most of his adventuring career. He can be moody, but when in combat, he just goes downright psychopath on any poor victim in his way.

http://www.students.uwf.edu/mfs10/yuki.gif
Yuki, half-dragon sorceress. She uses a Permanent illusion spell to hide her true form. Despite her classes in sorceress, the super strength afforded her by her dragon side makes her a powerful warrior as well. The rest of her party doesn't know about her dragon heritage yet, so she does her best to hide her incredible strength and other supernatural powers. She is concerned about her image, and can be incredibly persuasive, but doesn't have much common sense and often puts her foot in her mouth.

Bogotter
2004-09-01, 08:59 AM
Those are very cool! I like how your party has Sara and Tara. They should be twins. :)

penguinscanfly81
2004-09-01, 09:50 AM
I need a penguin. Im happy enough with my avatar currently (google images!=)) but thats only cause its really hard to make a stick-figure penguin.
And i only have paint.
And my artistic skills are lacking.

Waf
2004-09-02, 11:04 PM
Here ya go Champ this should suffice!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/wafzilla/flyingpenguin.jpg

NackterGolfer
2004-09-07, 09:27 AM
http://www.informatik.hu-berlin.de/~alenk/nackterwolf2.gif

this is mine ::)

Baron
2004-09-07, 01:08 PM
Nice! There's a definate smugness to the wolf! :D

TheKender
2004-09-22, 04:47 PM
o-oh yeeee-ees
i'm the great
preeeeee-kee-ender

::)

Adghar
2004-09-25, 12:38 AM
Now that the fashion is to make avatars for yourself, I actually did work (Holy mother of carp!) and made one. But since I don't have enough information on how to properly do it, it looks tacky. ><

Ikkitosen
2004-10-01, 04:46 AM
Hey Adghar, I can't see you avvie. Might be a browser issue on my end, but thought I'd let you know.

Ikki.

Adghar
2004-10-01, 08:32 PM
Finally! Someone tells me!

When it doesn't show up for me, I press show picture and I see it.

And now it doesn't work. Lemme check what's happening.

My stuff at photobucket got deleted... one sec.

It is back! I win at life!

WampaX
2004-10-01, 08:37 PM
Well, Adghar, I could see your avatar before, but I cleaned out my cache recently and its not showing up now.

bluemonsta
2004-10-12, 02:58 PM
This is good news. When I have some time, I'm going to draw up my own avatar. Thanks.

Oh, and I can see Adghar's avatar fine.

Some of these custom avatars are pretty cool. I especially like Veera's bard with the "foppish" hat. :D

GeeVee
2004-10-27, 05:43 PM
Boohoo...my cute little stick Tonberry should show up on the left, but it doesn't...

Oh, wait it does show up, as long as you use Mozilla Firefox. Anyone know how I could make this work for IE?

Circon
2004-10-27, 10:36 PM
GeeVee, I'm using Firefox and it doesn't show up ???

GeeVee
2004-10-28, 05:28 AM
Right click the picture and select "view picture". Then you should be able to see it.

Ikkitosen
2004-10-28, 10:33 PM
That works - I'm using Firefox too.

Ikki.

Ferret
2004-10-29, 03:59 AM
Heh, this is cool. But I can't get mine to look right, the lines don't as smooth, and I can't get the hair, hoods, mouth and eyebrows right. I have the face, and... oh yeah the eyes but that all I like.... I haven't tried the body and the rest.

Any tips? I'm using Paint shop pro 8, but I can my grubby paws on Paint shop pro.

GeeVee
2004-10-30, 02:08 AM
Does anyone know how I could make the avatar appear? It shows in MF, but even so only if you do "view picture". Tell me why! End my eternal torment of not being able to show my Tonberry to the world!

Edit: YES! YES! FINALLY! MY TONBERRY SHOWING IS COMPLETE! IT SHOWS! IT SHOWS! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Funny what a lack of being able to link to your picture can do... :P

Well, here it is! Nothing much. (Actually, all I did was draw a Tonberry, erase its hands and legs, and put stick ones instead :D)
http://img100.exs.cx/img100/7168/Tonberry1.jpg

Aedan
2004-11-06, 05:53 AM
I just made mine. I'm proud ;D

Yes, that is a hat that he's wearing. not some weirdo hair/ And yes, he is wearing the same shirt that Elan is holding on the Shop page.

Kashinn
2004-11-06, 05:41 PM
I've just tried to make my favourite character. He is from a custom system (D20-based) without classes. He is a priest of the Menetian (pseudo-egypt) god of death, who is also the protector of the souls of the dead (he is _NOT_ evil!!!). The holy animal of Ska is the scorpion, thus the staff. Besides his priesthood, Nefertem Optra is set to protect the balance of forces, and to be able to do his god's work he studies the arcane arts (which are very seldom and feared in that world). Well long words, short meaning, here he is.

It's a shame I can't resize him to 117x117 pixels without loosing all the painfully drawn details :-(

http://linux01.gwdg.de/~fmeyer/kashinn/oots_nefertem2.gif

Aedan
2004-11-06, 06:07 PM
Erm... Okay, having had about six hours of free time, I cobbled this together ^_^;
http://www.students.uwf.edu/mfs10/maskcrew.jpg
It's all the characters in my DnD group!
From left to right...
http://www.students.uwf.edu/mfs10/sara.gif
Sara, the halfling rogue. I have no clue why she's wearing hot pink, except maybe so that I could use another color on her besides black and peach. She has a habit of, well, not thinking her actions through to their conclusion.

http://www.students.uwf.edu/mfs10/tara.gif
Tara, the wizard. She tends to be the quiet one in the group, and rarely speaks unless spoken to. Nevertheless, she becomes a veritable bombadeer in battle, using not much more than fireballs, lightning bolts, and other high-damage spells. Her familiar is Sandro, a tabby cat, and her robes are mood robes, changing color depending on her emotions.

http://www.students.uwf.edu/mfs10/elan.gif
Elan, the NPC cleric. Not having a cleric in the group, Elan helped fill in the niche for a long time in the game. She eventually moved on to other things, but the party still holds a fond place for her. She's a cleric of Fharlanghn, in the Luck domain, and tends to be a bit scatterbrained. True to her deity, she often has amazing runs of suspiciously good luck.

http://www.students.uwf.edu/mfs10/artimus.gif
Artimus, the Bard. He's the party leader, acting as the face of the group and the lead decision maker, despite his vain attitude and flamboyant dress. He takes pride in his image, and in how others perceive him.

http://www.students.uwf.edu/mfs10/Fletcher.gif
Fletcher, the Fighter. As the party tank, Fletch has gotten to love his Armor of Convenience. This magic armor takes only a single round to fit itself to his body after he shouts the magic command word, "Assemble." His axe, Jorak's Lopper, is a Keen +1 great axe that he's kept with him for most of his adventuring career. He can be moody, but when in combat, he just goes downright psychopath on any poor victim in his way.

http://www.students.uwf.edu/mfs10/yuki.gif
Yuki, half-dragon sorceress. She uses a Permanent illusion spell to hide her true form. Despite her classes in sorceress, the super strength afforded her by her dragon side makes her a powerful warrior as well. The rest of her party doesn't know about her dragon heritage yet, so she does her best to hide her incredible strength and other supernatural powers. She is concerned about her image, and can be incredibly persuasive, but doesn't have much common sense and often puts her foot in her mouth.


Heheh, very cool. I'm inspired.

I just finished doing something like what you did. Lol, it took me 20 minutes to do the bg.

Here we go (no, I'm not in a D&D group... these are just a few characters that I made.):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/fraethe/trio.png

From left to right:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/fraethe/Belran.png
Belran, the old, fun-loving wizard. He inlaid his staff with silver and made the amulet that he keeps around his neck. Very powerful, and with no familiar.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/fraethe/Adam.png
Adam- he had a little accident one day as he walked by a science lab in his home town. While the scientists inside were testing a new invention, they accidently sent him into an alternate universe. His weapon of choice is the crossbow, but he still has yet to find one. Belran accepted him into his home and gave him some training with the sword and magic.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/fraethe/Torin.png
Torin is a noble knight sent by the king of Deladën to destroy the evil sorceror Zyflar. Torin knows no magic, and makes up for it in strength of arm and steel.


Yeah, I'll prolly be switching every once in a while between Belran and Adam for my avatar.

pumpkinetics
2004-11-15, 04:40 AM
And now, to mark the milestone of me becoming a dwarf in the playground, I present: (drum roll)

Lurko the wonder kobold!

http://members.optusnet.com.au/da_rat/pics/Lurko2.jpg

Lurko's an npc in the game I'm currently playing. He pops up about once every ten sessions, and never seeks to amaze. He's currently under the employment of the big villian guy, but really works for good. For his adventures, read about him in calair's entries at Shiny shiny elves:
http://www.livejournal.com/community/shinyshinyelves/

Enaloindir
2004-11-19, 10:51 AM
Here's what I came up with:

http://perswww.kuleuven.ac.be/~u0044231/games/GR/EnaloindirAvatar_117x117.gif


Enaloindir

Baron
2004-11-19, 12:05 PM
Nice!

Rin
2004-11-19, 04:16 PM
And here's mine, for the moment...

http://www.aeriens-wings.net/pictures/ootsava3.gif

Enaloindir
2004-11-22, 03:27 AM
Small test to see if the transparency works as it should... ;)

http://perswww.kuleuven.ac.be/~u0044231/games/GR/EnaloindirAvatar_117x117.gif

Enaloindir

Veera
2004-11-22, 11:59 PM
Ohmigawd Rin, that is adorable! :D

Enaloindir
2004-11-24, 03:52 AM
I cranked out a few more... :)

http://perswww.kuleuven.ac.be/~u0044231/games/GR/AmberAvatar_117x117_sized.gifhttp://perswww.kuleuven.ac.be/~u0044231/games/GR/ArendilAvatar_117x117_sized.gifhttp://perswww.kuleuven.ac.be/~u0044231/games/GR/BrendAvatar_117x117_sized.gifhttp://perswww.kuleuven.ac.be/~u0044231/games/GR/EnaloindirAvatar_117x117_sized.gifhttp://perswww.kuleuven.ac.be/~u0044231/games/GR/NyryanAvatar_117x117_sized.gif


Enaloindir

The_Oz-Man
2004-11-24, 04:08 AM
Wow. Impressive.

I'm not an artist by any stretch of the imagination, and I feel no need to learn much beyond PhotoShop, and the only real reason I have a custom avatar is that I was bored at work... in short, the picture sucks. :P

But in any case, if you look to your left, you will see my fire giant, Lord Korr. He's a character from my current campaign and is generally a total jerk. In his hand is a sword contemptuously referred to as the Cur's Blade--the bane of the Holy Knights of Sir Ander (a.k.a. the good guys).

Eloco
2004-11-24, 05:05 AM
nice work on all of thoes.. I like the one that looks like Haleys evil twin elven sister :)

Enaloindir
2004-11-24, 05:12 AM
I need to do two more (a gnome and a dwarf). If that's done, I have our complete party, and I'll put a short description of every character... :)


Enaloindir

Enaloindir
2004-11-25, 12:28 PM
Well, it's done... :D

http://perswww.kuleuven.ac.be/~u0044231/games/GR/AmberAvatar_117x117_sized.gifhttp://perswww.kuleuven.ac.be/~u0044231/games/GR/ArendilAvatar_117x117_sized.gifhttp://perswww.kuleuven.ac.be/~u0044231/games/GR/BordorAvatar_117x117_sized.gifhttp://perswww.kuleuven.ac.be/~u0044231/games/GR/BrendAvatar_117x117_sized.gifhttp://perswww.kuleuven.ac.be/~u0044231/games/GR/EnaloindirAvatar_117x117_sized.gifhttp://perswww.kuleuven.ac.be/~u0044231/games/GR/NyryanAvatar_117x117_sized.gifhttp://perswww.kuleuven.ac.be/~u0044231/games/GR/LisaAvatar_117x117_sized.gif



http://perswww.kuleuven.ac.be/~u0044231/games/GR/AmberAvatar_117x117.gif
Amber
Elven Female Rogue/Wizard/Arcane Trickster
Chaotic Neutral

Amber is the epitome of the arcane trickster. She loves money and valuables. While she sees the other party members as friends, she doesn't hesitate to pocket some of the money she finds while scouting as "hazard pay". And as long as nobody suffers from this, she'd rather lead a slightly more luxurious life.
Amber met the party just as they began searching for clues on the disappearance of Arendil's fiancée. The party was ambushed by a few bandits, and they were forced to work together. Because any place is good to make some money, and because she gets some "free" protection, Amber decided to stick with the group.


http://perswww.kuleuven.ac.be/~u0044231/games/GR/ArendilAvatar_117x117.gif
Arendil
Elven Male Sorceror
Neutral Good

A small "impurity" in Arendil's ancestral tree (his grandmother was a half-elf) leads to him growing facial hair. Though he was ashamed of it at first, he now proudly wears a beard to demonstrate his rather unique heritage.
Arendil's fiancée has been kidnapped while on a trading mission, and he is now searching for a trace of her with his old and new friends.


http://perswww.kuleuven.ac.be/~u0044231/games/GR/BordorAvatar_117x117.gif
Bordor
Dwarven Male Fighter/Dwarven Defender
Lawful Neutral

Bordor and Enaloindir are old friends, and met while working as slaves in a mine. Bordor managed to escape slavery, and now travels the world until he has erased the shame of slavery.
Bordor's favored weapon is a double hammer, which he wields with skill.
This sturdy dwarf joined the party after encountering his old friend Enaloindir while working as a caravan guard. Because his contract was fulfilled, Bordor offered his services to Arendil and his quest.


http://perswww.kuleuven.ac.be/~u0044231/games/GR/BrendAvatar_117x117.gif
Brend
Human Male Cleric of Kord
Chaotic Good

Brend was rescued from a bandit group by the party, on the day before he would have been sacrificed to the god of death. To repay his debt, he offered his services as warrior and healer.
Brend became a valued member of the group, skillfully wielding his greatsword, and decided to stay along to help Arendil.


http://perswww.kuleuven.ac.be/~u0044231/games/GR/EnaloindirAvatar_117x117.gif
Enaloindir
Human Male Barbarian/Ranger/Cleric of Habbakuk/Fighter/Rogue
Chaotic Good
(We play with fractional BAB and saves, and this is why this awful multi-class combination works. Okay, I might be a bit of a powergamer, but it's not like I'm dipping into Prestige Classes or anything...3.0 and 3.5 were supposed to be about multiclassing ;D)

Enaloindir was born as a slave, and worked in a mine his whole life. After the death of his father and mother, he deciced to risk an escape. He managed to get away on a foggy night, but was tracked down by some mine guards. Enaloindir managed to kill the three guard using the pick he had used for working the stone all those years. After the fight, Enaloindir was healed by Cirrion, a satyr druid, who taught him the basics of combat, and the ways of nature.
After recovering from his wounds and completing his training, Enaloindir set out into the world to search out slavers and end their evil ways.
Enaloindir met the party because he was tracking the kidnappers that attacked them. Because their paths seemed to lead in the same direction, Enaloindir became a member of the group.
Enaloindir wields a warhammer in battle, and uses his darkwood heavy shield, a gift from Cirrion, to protect him.


http://perswww.kuleuven.ac.be/~u0044231/games/GR/NyryanAvatar_117x117.gif
Nyryan
Half-Elf Female Ranger/Rogue
Neutral Good

Nyryan, Arendil and Lisa live together in the same village, and go back a long way. Because she was shocked by the fate of Arendil's fiancée, she offered to join him on his quest.
In combat, Nyryan mainly uses her archery skills, and has felled many foes using her trusted longbow. When needed, she is not afraid to step up and draw her sword.


http://perswww.kuleuven.ac.be/~u0044231/games/GR/LisaAvatar_117x117.gif
Lisa
Gnome Female Druid
True Neutral

Lisa is a close friend of Arendil, and that's why she is travelling with him in search of his fiancée. The goal of their quest is quite serious, but this doesn't prevent her from enjoying the nature and scenery they travel through.
Riding her wolf Pluisje, she is an opponent to be feared in battle. Combining animal ferocity with magic, Lisa has surprised many a foe who thought her to be a "minor nuisance".

Khaelo
2004-11-25, 02:30 PM
Edit:
~problem fixed!~

Veera
2004-11-26, 01:15 AM
Hehee... I finally got my good computer back from the shop. It's been in repair since Hurricane Ivan o_o Anyways, after seeing your characters Enaloindir, I was inspired to make more from some of my DnD games. This particular group comes from the characters in my brother's game, which has a wild west theme.
By the way, I love the one you have for Amber. Replace that bow with a short sword, and she looks *exactly* like Shar, one of the villains in a game I run ^_^
http://www.students.uwf.edu/mfs10/gretchen.gif
Gretchen Marshall is my character in the game, a plain ol' cowgirl who focuses on distance sniping with her rifle. She has a troubled past, one which eventually drove her from the frontier towns to a wandering lifestyle, but I can't cover it here since it's still a secret from the other players. and they occasionally browse this board... Her eyes are usually either shaded by her hat or covered by her bangs, and she usually wears heavy boots, gloves, and a bandana to keep herself shielded from the rest of the world. She carries three guns with her: the revolver Priscilla, the rifle Becky, and the shotgun Sue, all named after important women in her life.
True Neutral Gunslinger 4

http://www.students.uwf.edu/mfs10/doclawrence.gif
Doc Lawrence is a jack of all trades: he acts as a healer, tactician, negotiator, craftsman, and is a bank of interesting knowledge. He is trained in medicine and alchemy, and although he isn't a cleric, he acts as the roup's healer and can usually handle most medical issues that crop up. He has knowledge in lots of obscure branches and is invaluable to the party for handling strange situations. His usefulness in combat is questionable, unless he has plenty of time in advance to rig up some explosives, then his Skill: Demolitions can come in very handy...
Neutral Good Expert 2 / Rogue 2

http://www.students.uwf.edu/mfs10/mae.gif
Mae Kerrigan is a sorceress who has ventured to the West in the hopes of discovering an unclaimed mana well. Like many prospectors, the chances of finding such a mana spring are unlikely, but the payoff if she does is massive: most of the new technology and powerful magic being discovered in this age requires mana to run. She splits her time equally between her magical and physical abilities, so in addition to casting spells, she's a mean shot with her pistol.
Lawful Good Sorceress 3 / Gunslinger 1

http://www.students.uwf.edu/mfs10/redwolf.gif
Red Wolf is a gnoll shaman who uses spirits for his magic powers. In this setting, gnoll tribes have no use for more than one shaman at a time, so Red Wolf is currently on a quest to find a tribe that needs him. He hasn't had any luck so far, and will most likely have to wait until another shaman dies so he can take his place. In the meantime, he travels the frontier hoping to improve his abilities and learn how gnoll society will coexist with the new races of humanoids invading their land.
True Neutral Shaman 4

Also, feel free to use any of these avatars for yourselves, as well as any of the avatars from my previous posts. I don't really mind, just as long as you don't claim them as your own. I also take requests, since I'm bored! ^_^

Enaloindir
2004-11-26, 03:59 AM
You mean something like this, Veera?

http://perswww.kuleuven.ac.be/~u0044231/games/GR/SharAvatar_117x117.gif


Enaloindir

Veera
2004-11-26, 01:42 PM
Yeah, exactly ^_^ Looks like Shar, the leader of the anti-PC party. I'll have to use that one as a marker for her in the game!

The_Oz-Man
2004-11-27, 01:00 AM
I also take requests, since I'm bored! ^_^

Check your messages. ;)

Veera
2004-11-27, 03:02 AM
Hehee... And yes, this did happen ^_^
http://www.students.uwf.edu/mfs10/boxcar.jpg

Veera
2004-11-27, 03:35 AM
Check your messages Sir Oz... Avatar sent ^_^

The_Oz-Man
2004-11-27, 03:53 AM
Check your messages Sir Oz... Avatar sent ^_^

:o OHMYGODTHAT'STHECOOLEST!

One teeny-weeny request... could you size it down a smidge so it fits in the 117x117 pixel block? I tried in Paint (I don't have any good photochopping programs), but it turned out all blocky.

It looks really awesome, though. Thank you soooooooooooooooooo much!

DrDoom
2004-11-28, 10:25 AM
@Veera:

Cool Holidayspecial Avatar!

CaptN
2004-11-29, 01:58 AM
Incomeing request via PM!

Veera
2004-12-11, 11:50 PM
Alrighty, finished a few more character drawings... These are from *another* game. Hehee ^_^;

http://www.students.uwf.edu/mfs10/Selene.gif
Selene is a half-nymph who is the party's fighter, despite having a great Charisma score and average Constitution. Half-nymphs aren't well suited for the fighter class, but Selene seems to make it work. She uses a greatsword, and also doesn't like metal armor much at all.
8th level Half-Nymph fighter, TN

http://www.students.uwf.edu/mfs10/Duonneg.gif
Duonneg Runneheim is my character in this game, a dwarven cleric of Moradin. Still, he's a bit of an outcast as a dwarf: he developed a severe case of claustrophobia following a tunnel collapse that left him trapped for days, totally unable to move... Since then, he despises the underground, and instead has taken up a profession as a sailor.
7th level Dwarven cleric, LG

http://www.students.uwf.edu/mfs10/Merin.gif
Merin Shwagmir is a crazy gnome sorceress. Although she realizes her actions have consequences, she rarely has the common sense to think things through all the way to their conclusion. She is easily excitable, hyper, curious, spontaneous, and prone to inventing crazy plans. Her voice is high pitched and she likes to punctuate her conversations by yelling one or two words every few sentences. The hat she wears is a hat of holding, don't ask me how it works, and on her staff she ties various shiny objects. Yes, her hair is in multiple different colors: she claims to have been born that way. Her familiar is a turtle, which she has named Turtle.
9th level Gnome sorceress, CG

http://www.students.uwf.edu/mfs10/Zoot.gif
Zoot is a crazy gnome necromancer: she and Merin get along very well, since they're almost identical in personality. Despite her practice in Necromancy, Zoot isn't evil. She's just a nice girl who happens to dress in black and has an unhealthy fascination with the dead.
7th level Gnome necromancer, CN

And while I'm here, I also finished an avatar for Templar, and redid Sara (Her player complained that I had *totally* screwed her up.)
http://www.students.uwf.edu/mfs10/Templar.gifhttp://www.students.uwf.edu/mfs10/Sara1.gif

Hrmm... Perhaps I should move all these to a new topic? ^_^;

Payne
2004-12-14, 07:02 AM
You really are skilled at making these avatars. Kudos to you.
(If you are still taking requests, I sent you one by PM)

Chaotic_Wun
2004-12-14, 02:34 PM
Excellent work! Wow, I'm inspired! I'll try it out again tonight.

Looks like The Giant is going to have his hands full if he plans to add all these to his fan page. You're late, Giant. ;)

Cap_Hardman
2004-12-14, 06:05 PM
http://images.melekashiro.multiply.com/image/1/photos/4/600x600/57.JPG I like my OOTs avatar... yep, he is a little 3d-perspective with is out of OOTS proposal... But... wathever! My "drawing"-one is on the back, fading.

I have an SD-one... http://images.melekashiro.multiply.com/image/5:meliny/photos/2/1200x120/65.JPGAnd an ... well that kind...http://images.melekashiro.multiply.com/image/1:meliny/photos/2/1200x120/21.jpg

Aedan
2004-12-14, 06:44 PM
My most recent addition: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/fraethe/Lumding.png
Lumding- Bard/Jester

Done in PSP7 whereas the others were made in Photoshop.

Aedan
2004-12-14, 07:54 PM
And, if Santa were an elf in D&D: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/fraethe/Santa.png

Chaotic_Wun
2004-12-14, 10:50 PM
Meh, my try tonight didn't turn out quite as good as I had hoped; I think his torso's too tall compaired to his lower body, but I'm still fairly pleased with the result.

It is as OotS version of a character I once played on NWN.

http://img79.exs.cx/img79/9098/markfinal4eo.gif

Hyro
2004-12-15, 12:47 AM
I gawt a cool avatah based on a gah from ma webcomic.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/Hyro/Mattio.gif
Note #1 The comic is awesome you should read it.

Note #2 Ah'm not raylly a hillbilly wit bayad grammah.

Chaotic_Wun
2004-12-15, 03:37 AM
The webcomic seems like a cross-rip of Dragon Ball Z and Reign of Fire.

Hyro
2004-12-15, 11:45 AM
I've never seen Reign of Fire so I couldn't have plagiarised this particular piece of work.

Baron Von Mod: To reiterate RawBear keep it civil people.

Constructive critisism, yes.
Discussion around a point, fine.

Personal insults, no.

RawBearNYC
2004-12-15, 11:52 AM
Voice of a Moderator

Hyro, keep it clean and civil, comments like your last one are not appreciated on these boards. If you're unclear about the rules of posting, please read them here. (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=news;action=display;num=1064187174)

Thank you.

Cap_Hardman
2004-12-15, 11:53 AM
I've never seen Reign of Fire so I couldn't have plagiarised this particular piece of work.

Hey, man... http://images.comprador.multiply.com/image/1/photos/2/600x600/69.gif Don't Need to be agressive!

We belive u never saw Reign of Fire... U just copy Goku!

http://images.comprador.multiply.com/image/1/photos/2/600x600/61.gif

Chaotic_Wun
2004-12-15, 02:19 PM
I appologise if I've caused some heat here.... I didn't mean to insult.

I made another OotS character and it STILL doesn't look right... There's something wrong that I just can't put my finger on....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/ChaoticWun/cyb_final.gif

Aedan
2004-12-15, 02:45 PM
I appologise if I've caused some heat here.... I didn't mean to insult.

I made another OotS character and it STILL doesn't look right... There's something wrong that I just can't put my finger on....



Like mine, the lines are too thin, and your legs are too blurred.

White Blade
2004-12-15, 09:03 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/Cyclone231/Hippy.gif
My bro made it for me, its quite good IMHO

Veera
2004-12-16, 08:19 PM
NPCs from my games...
http://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/BlackLily.gif
One of the villains from my game, Black Lily the pirate
http://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/Della.gif
A member of Shar's Marauders, the antiparty in the game. Della is a rogue elf who is extremely proficient with disguises.
http://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/Kangran.gif
Kangran, captain of the city guard in the city of Laribus, friend to the PCs
http://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/Julie.gif
A spelunker and subterranean ranger, Julie works as part of an engineering corp for the capital city, Devonshire.

Also finished an avatar for Payne: http://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/Anyx.gif
I'll let the owner explain, if he'd like to. ^_^

Payne
2004-12-17, 03:11 AM
Thanks for the avatar Veera.
(using the christmas version she graciously added).

http://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/Anyx.gif


Anyx Pethusher
halfling necromancer/monk (altough those are hobbies, he describes himself as a taxidermist)
He is accompanied by his female albino rat familiar, "Gangrene".

Anyx, saddened by the death of his first pet dealt with it in the only way he knew how : making him happy and forever a part of his life ... as a sock puppet (and incidently found his true calling).

Wether skinning werewolves for outdoor wear on the pretense of not knowing they were partially human
Or brandishing his "Wand of poking dead people" to make sure encountered corpses are, effectively dead (basically an empty wand of magic missile, which some high arcanists would call a stick) Anyx brings humour to a much misunderstood arcane practice.

Ever since his first adventuring action: inflicting a critical hit by kicking a skeleton in the knee, killing him. He knew he was destined for ...oddity

Thanks to Veera to have given life to this...err most peculiar character.

Now on to the puppet show to illustrate the concept of mortality to the village children.

Payne
2004-12-17, 03:16 AM
Let me re-iterate Veera: Skinny looks uber-cool

Thanks

The Vorpal Tribble
2004-12-17, 05:05 AM
Anyone here take requests? :D

There are several characters I'd like done, but how many is up to the artist, just one would be fine, like comicizing my Tribble av there 8)

The Vorpal Tribble
2004-12-18, 01:01 AM
I got mine made via Veera (though the avatar program stretches it to death >:( )

Lookin' good, neh?

http://my.photosleeve.com/TheVorpalTribble-albums/album01/aao.jpg

The Vorpal Tribble
2004-12-18, 04:08 AM
Hrmmm, and here is my first attempt at a 'Sticked' character of mine. Can't quite get the style of the comic though...

Timothae my psion:

http://my.photosleeve.com/TheVorpalTribble-albums/album03/abl.jpg

penguinscanfly81
2004-12-18, 10:10 PM
Its hard to make stick-figures out of penguins as you can see to the left. I downloaded Xara, and have it on trial for 4 more days before it becomes 170 something dollars. Figured id make my avatar quickly.



Veera: Shars Mauraders.... Kangran.... Laribus..... Are you doing something based on the mask campaign currently?

Veera
2004-12-19, 01:50 AM
Hehee, yes I am Penguins ^_^ 'Leastwise, it was originally. We finished the Mask Campaign a *long* time ago, and have moved on to different storylines now. Some of the main characters and NPCs from the original are still around though. The main city now is Devonshire, the main villain is a noblewoman named Kyshandril, and the party is rather busy trying to convince the king that the destruction of the capital city caused by Xoth really *wasn't* their fault...

Kabbageman
2004-12-22, 03:34 AM
How do you get the boards to use custom avatars?

pumpkinetics
2004-12-22, 06:03 PM
Simple. Just go to your profile page (up top), then where the selection of avatars is located, there is a small textbox. Place the name of your pic there and if all goes well, it should show up.

penguinscanfly81
2004-12-22, 10:18 PM
Basically, what Pumpkin said. Rich does not host images on this site, so you will need to have the image hosted somewhere on the internet. You can use sites such as photodump.com to host it if you need. Then you will need to get the URL that links directly to the picture. This can be done by right clicking on picture and selecting properties. The URL in the window that pops up is what you want to copy. From there open your profile and select 'I have my own Image'. Paste the URL into the text box, and you should be okay hopefully.

Remember that the image must be saved as a GIF or JPEG, and should be 117X117 pixels. If it is not that size it will be resized and it can mess up the picture sometimes.

Hopefully I described it right. Feel free to correct me, all those who are geekier than I.

pumpkinetics
2004-12-23, 02:03 AM
And now, continuing the long line of adventuring groups in oots style, I present:

[drum roll].....

SMITERS INCORPORATED[/drum roll]
members.optusnet.com.au/da_rat/pics/Smiters incorporated.jpg

Well, technically it's not "Smiters incorporated" since we can't actally agree on a party name.

Anyway, the members, in order of importance:

CALAIR:
members.optusnet.com.au/da_rat/pics/Calair.jpg
She's the leader of the group, and the expert tactitian. She's usually known for her nancing skills.Unlike normal druids, she's a circle-of-life type druid. Her parents constantly get in the way. A legolas fan.
Elven Druid13, TN

KANAYE:
members.optusnet.com.au/da_rat/pics/Kanaye.jpg
Calair's animal companion, the main tank of the party. He came from a prehistoric-themed island we were stuck on.. Whatever you do, don't hit him! Trust me. I've had experience.
Dire wolverine animal companion, TN

CHELETH:
members.optusnet.com.au/da_rat/pics/Cheleth
A sorceror from the northwest, who recently ignited his draconic blood. He has a good range of damaging spells on hand.His hometown is now run by orcs, but he doesn't mind much. He'll kill them all later.
Half-elf Sorceror11/Dragon disciple2, CG

NEIL:
members.optusnet.com.au/da_rat/pics/Neil
The party paladin. An okay guy, and likes his god, he just... Doesn't get the "good and justice" thing right
He also practices alchemy, and for some reason, thinks that paladins can practice biological warfare
Gnome paladin13, "LG"

PIP:
members.optusnet.com.au/da_rat/pics/Pip.jpg
The party's main healer, and also a big damage caster ever since his player got the book of exalted deeds (http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=products/dndacc/880260000) He's rather picky, however about who he heals, even when all you did was accidentally stab him in the back.
Elven Cleric of pelor11/Contemplative2, NG

MARIA:
members.optusnet.com.au/da_rat/pics/Maria.jpg
My character, also known as the blademistress. She fights with two swords, is rather agile and impatient.Does stupid things alwayssometimes She bugs everyone with the fact that she once killed a vampire.
Human Fighter10/Tempest3, TN

MEYV(My-evv):
members.optusnet.com.au/da_rat/pics/Myev.jpg
The least trusted member of the party, yet the most pure of heart. Meyv has very few material posessions, but makes up for it with lightning-fast blows of deadly accuracy. She's also rather intelligent. Wierd,huh?
Half-orc Monk13, LG

SERAPHIMA:
members.optusnet.com.au/da_rat/pics/Sera.jpg
The newest member of the party, and she rarely shows up, so There's not much that I can say about her.
Halfling Rogue11, CN

You can find out about all our adventures at Shiny Shiny Elves (http://www.livejournal.com/community/shinyshinyelves/) (A journal of our games, written mainly by calair)

Oh, and you can find out which of the characters you should be playing on this quiz (http://quizilla.com/users/norvegicus/quizzes/Which%20member%20of%20Smiters%20Incorporated%20are %20you%3F), done by me.

pumpkinetics
2004-12-25, 01:16 AM
whats with the skull on kanaye's back?

It's a pommel. It's mainly used for cheleth's familiar to hide in. The skull's actually from an ogre we killed early on.

Orion_Silverhelm
2004-12-26, 04:45 AM
these are all Awesome

Kabbageman
2004-12-27, 03:45 AM
So if I make a custom avatar, how do I get it on this site and use it as my avatar?

pumpkinetics
2004-12-27, 04:17 AM
See previous posts on the matter (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=comics;action=display;num=1090550324 ;start=105#105). You can't get them hosted on the site, you just have to link to the picture and location under profile. (Above) If all goes well, it should show up clearly.

Pax
2004-12-27, 05:35 AM
Well. I've gone and tried my own hand at it. The lines aren't as thick as I'd like, but all I have is MS Paint to draw with, and IrfanView to resize and convert to JPG format. Still, IMO it came out reasonably well - fear the dual-wielding Cyclops Ranger:

http://members.ispwest.com/gmpax/oots/dual_cyclops.jpg

I may try drawing more of 'em - it's fun trying to come up with ideas that aren't already done, and then figuring outhow to do them, heh!

Pax
2004-12-27, 06:05 AM
Yep, here's another one - a Pixie Sorceror:

http://members.ispwest.com/gmpax/oots/pixie.jpg

Orion_Silverhelm
2004-12-27, 07:30 AM
I finally did it!!! took me 8 hours but i did it.

original picture i had commissioned for me for my star wars online roleplaying game for my character Orion Silverhelm.
http://members.chello.at/nikolaus.kundi/orions2a.jpg

game is at http://www.swcombine.com

and here is my interpretation in stickdom in all its glory!!

http://img144.exs.cx/img144/1345/OrionToon2.gif

Pax
2004-12-28, 06:44 AM
........ and here's another one. *All hail the mighty (?) Zombie Bard (Elan is pretty much proof, you apparently DON'T need to have an Intelligence score to be a bard! lol!). *As a matter of fact, it is The Giant's own "eat, eat, eat the delicious sandwich" T-shirt that inspired it; in case it's not readable at the resolution you use, the Zombie is singing "Eat, eat, eat the tasty brains". ;D

http://members.ispwest.com/gmpax/oots/zombard.jpg

GeeVee
2004-12-30, 02:34 PM
That was just too good. Now I can never sleep. Your work is awesome, Pax.

"Eat, eat, eat the tasty brains"... ;D

Zherog
2004-12-30, 03:27 PM
You need one more "eat" in there - it's always four.

"Eat, eat, eat, eat the delicious brains."

:)

Adghar
2004-12-30, 05:04 PM
Well. *I've gone and tried my own hand at it. *The lines aren't as thick as I'd like, but all I have is MS Paint to draw with, and IrfanView to resize and convert to JPG format. *Still, IMO it came out reasonably well - fear the dual-wielding Cyclops Ranger:

http://members.ispwest.com/gmpax/oots/dual_cyclops.jpg

I may try drawing more of 'em - it's fun trying to come up with ideas that aren't already done, and then figuring outhow to do them, heh!

How do you make them so much better than me?! ???

Pax
2004-12-30, 09:45 PM
You need one more "eat" in there - it's always four.
Yeah, I've noticed that, myself; I'll have to get anotehr "eat" in there. Maybe tighten up the text so it doesn't look quite so cramped to either side, too. :)



How do you make them so much better than me?! *???

I'm just better than you?


Seriously? I really don't know. I think it's because I didn't try to MAKE them really good - they're stick figures, after all; how detailed and accurate can they GET?

A circle, part of a box, some curves for arms andhands, some lines for legs and feet. A face, usually consisting of some circles for eyes, and a simplistic mouth.

I just tried to follow the rule: "KISS" ("keep it simple, stupid!"), combined with "good enough for government work". If I tried to draw perfect figures, agonizing over every last detail ... they'd suck. If they ever got finished.

I also don't try to draw the whole figure at once. I draw the head, often sans face - them move it off to the side. I draw a box, nip th top off, then move it into position under the head (OOTS "stickies" don't have necks, how handy). Build a pair of arms, put 'em in position. If there're shoes instead of nekkid feet, draw one, then resize and mirror a copy. Move the body to it's final place, arrance the shoes below it draw in the legs (and feet, if there're no shoes). Assemble the face from seperately-drawn bits and pieces, moved onto the head seperately (the eyes go together, but the mouth is a seperate move). Save the whole thing. Start coloring. ^_^

And, probably the biggest trick is - I use MSPaint, but at 585x585. Thislets me draw in some fine details if I want, and not worry about perfection - a lot of detail is LOST when the image is shrunk down to 117x117. That shrinking also tends to cover up a LOT of sins, as well as smoothing out MSPaint's blocky-pixellated look. ^_^

Lastly, the same program that shrinks 'em, also converts to JPG.

Still - I'm no master ... it can take me an HOUR to make one of those. 8P And I've yet to try HATS, cloaks, or more-detailed clothing than a toga.

Orion_Silverhelm
2004-12-30, 10:37 PM
I most wholeheartedly agree!!

Took me 8 hours to figure out Adobe illustrator and all the intracacies etc.

As you can see in my Sean Connery/countdooku/Jedi mix together, you lose alot of detail on the shrinkage. Even so, i stuck to much in my picture so the small one is a little too busy, but man i love how it turned out in the larger version. So cool. Ive never been impressed with my own artwork before, but now i look at that and go "wow, i made that?...awesome!!"

Adghar
2004-12-30, 11:06 PM
*Lastly, the same program that shrinks 'em, also converts to JPG.

No wonder, you use another program. The thing is, your lines are smooooth, and you did that in MS Paint. MS Paint doesn't do smooth.

With me, the problem is, I zoom in and make tiny edits too much. With an Adobe Photoshop line tool. Also, I made my avatar to "fit in" with any color background, which I thought was cool. It's not a white box with a person in it, it's a transparent box with a person in it. Orion's does that too, but... uh... LOOK BEHIND YOU! *Zoom!*

Pax
2004-12-31, 05:43 AM
No wonder, you use another program. The thing is, your lines are smooooth, and you did that in MS Paint. MS Paint doesn't do smooth.

And the product of my efforts in MSPaint isn't smooth; it only APEARS smooth, because I reduce it to 1/25 it's original area (20% width and 20% height), using IrfanView. Conversion to JPG format also helps blur the pixellation a bit.

Here, look at the original-size Zombie BArd image (converted to JPG because apparently the OOTS board won't LET me link to the original bitmap, argh!):

http://members.ispwest.com/gmpax/oots/zombard_large.JPG

Now, the reduced-size version again:

http://members.ispwest.com/gmpax/oots/zombard.jpg

The big one clearly shows the typical MSPaint "ragged edge" pixelation; but, those are entirely hidden when theimage is reduced from 585x585 to 117x117. Basically, that's because the smaller image has only 4% as much area as the larger image, so there simply isn't enough resolution for the human eye to see the pixelation anymore.

;D So, just remember: draw it BIG, then make it get SMALL ... and a lot of low-end-program sins get covered up quite nicely. ;D

Pax
2004-12-31, 07:07 AM
And now ... because no game is ever complete without them ... enter the Hawt Ninja Chix ( ;D sort of ;D ):

http://members.ispwest.com/gmpax/oots/ninja_chix.jpg

My girlfriend is so going to beat me black and blue for this one ... ;D

Pax
2004-12-31, 07:49 AM
Sharpened them all, and applied the "3D button" special effects option from Irfanview as a sort of "frame". Also added the missing "eat" to the Zombie Bard's song. All three earlier ones reposted below, for convenience's sake:

Zombie Bard
http://members.ispwest.com/gmpax/oots/zombard.jpg

Pixie Sorceror
http://members.ispwest.com/gmpax/oots/pixie.jpg

Cyclops Ranger
http://members.ispwest.com/gmpax/oots/dual_cyclops.jpg

Pax
2005-01-01, 06:21 AM
Got four new ones - the four classic types of Elementals, this time:

Air Elemental
http://members.ispwest.com/gmpax/oots/elem_air.jpg

Earth Elemental
http://members.ispwest.com/gmpax/oots/elem_earth.jpg

Fire Elemental
http://members.ispwest.com/gmpax/oots/elem_fire.jpg

Water Elemental
http://members.ispwest.com/gmpax/oots/elem_water.jpg

Arian
2005-01-01, 06:54 AM
I like the elementals :-)

Pax
2005-01-01, 09:13 AM
I like the elementals :-)
Thanks. I'm stillnot really happy with the way the Fire and Water elementals came out - I wanted to do a standing wave for Water, but couldn't get it to work right ... and Fire ended up looking like a drop of glowing, radioactive orange goo, rather than a spark of fire. *shrug* Oh, well - c'est la vie, right? :)

Veera
2005-01-05, 10:03 PM
http://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/Shar.gifhttp://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/Melchor.gifhttp://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/Grug.gifhttp://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/Haengist.gifhttp://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/Della.gifhttp://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/Delladisguise.gif
Shar's Marauders, the antiparty in my game. From left to right, there's Shar (Fighter), Melchor (Druid), Grug (Barbarian), Haengist (Ranger), Della (Rogue) and Della again (In one of her most common disguises, Elaine.)

http://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/cheechan.gif
Here is Chee-chan, an NPC Loremaster. This is a campaign specific Loremaster, not the version found in the DM's Guide. She has no magical abilities, nor any combat skills, nor social graces... But the party *still* had to bring her along with them on a few adventurers, since she was one of only a very few people that had the immense amount of ranks in Knowledge they needed to get through certain crypts and dungeons. And in addition to having to protect the rather haphazard scholar, they *also* had to protect the wagon full of books she insisted on bringing with her: she claims you never know when a book on the ritualistic dances of mountain goblin tribes could come in handy. In the entire time the party knew her, she only got into combat once: when their rooms were raided by a group of bandits, she managed to knock one of them out with a candlestick. ^_^

While we're at it, since I'm changing my personal avatar so much, here's all three of them that I've used so far. ^_^
http://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/stickvee1.gifhttp://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/veeraxmas.gifhttp://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/veeranewyears2.gif

And lastly, the Christmas card I printed out for my DnD group. The first image was on the front, while the second was on the back. I'll be linking to these, rather than posting them here: they're both large, and the second one is *vaguely* religious. Don't take offense please, it's poking fun at secular Christmas traditions rather than religion. ^_^ Even my Catholic friends thought it was funny.
http://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/holidaygreetings1.jpg
http://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/merincard.gif

Edit: I'm not very happy with the last panel in the comic... Any suggestions on a funnier ending? I'm not that great at humor really.

Francois_C3PO
2005-01-06, 11:32 AM
<= here's my OOTS Avatar.

I made him with photoshop, but I guess that with a vector graphic tool it could look better.

I was nicknamed 'C3PO' (Z6PO in the french version, go figure !?) by friends of mine some years ago and the nicknamed stiked around (I do like it well).

Circon
2005-01-06, 12:58 PM
Thanks. I'm stillnot really happy with the way the Fire and Water elementals came out - I wanted to do a standing wave for Water, but couldn't get it to work right ... and Fire ended up looking like a drop of glowing, radioactive orange goo, rather than a spark of fire. *shrug* Oh, well - c'est la vie, right? :)

Agreed that Water would be cooler as a standing wave. The drop does look nice, though.
The orange goo... I'd agree with you there. On a sunflower, too.
Suggest you add layers of dark red, red, orange and yellow, perhaps with a blue sheen somewhere near the bottom, and remove the yellow zig-zags.

Freeman333
2005-01-06, 03:27 PM
Absolutely, totally off-topic, but...Veera, just noticed your sig comes from Ani DiFranco. *My sister just introduced me to her--damn cool. *Poetry set to music, along the lines of some of my favorite bands, like the Mountain Goats, the Weakerthans, and Soul Coughing.

And, just to bring it back on-topic, the stick-avatars you've made look great. *If the Giant needs a back-up artist, you have my recommendation. *(After this week of strips every day, we'll all be suffering massive withdrawal once we go back to two-per-week; maybe you could fill in on the off days and let us hopeless stick-addicts get our fix!)

(And, back off topic again, "stick-addict" is kind of a funny compound word. *Stick Addicts might be a good name for a band.)

Pax
2005-01-06, 04:36 PM
I'm really surprised noone commented on my "Hot Ninja Chicks" avatar. ;D

Freeman333
2005-01-06, 05:20 PM
We're all waiting for your girlfriend to beat you black and blue, so we can stand around going "HA-ha!"

DrSpoon
2005-01-06, 08:13 PM
This is gunna sound really lame but could someone make me an avatar seeing as how i have no artistic talent whatsoever, if u would i would be most grateful

Pax
2005-01-06, 10:47 PM
This is gunna sound really lame but could someone make me an avatar seeing as how i have no artistic talent whatsoever, if u would i would be most grateful
What are you looking for? Anythign in particular in the way of race,c lass, gender, etc? I can'tmake anypromises, but if it's something I think I can pull off, I'm certainly willing to give it a try. :)

DrSpoon
2005-01-07, 06:48 PM
Male Elven wizard with longsword preferrably ;D im a bladesinger in my current game and i really like elves. thanks dude

Veera
2005-01-07, 10:04 PM
Hehee... I *love* Ani DiFranco, but the other bands you've mentioned don't really remind me of her style very much... When I think of Ani DiFranco, I usually lump her in with artists like Suzanne Vega, or Jill Sobule, or Aimee Mann. The Weakerthans are just kinda... Weird. Hehee. ^_^;

On-Topic: As fun as it is making these little stick figures, there is no way I could be even half as funny as Giant, even on a semi-regular basis. He brings the funny, and I just can't do that. :-) The occasional joke may pop into my head, usually inspired by something that happened in one of our sessions, but those are usually flukes.

Oh, and more pics: my new avatar, and Kell, the ex-Druid. Rather insane, he is.
http://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/veerasleepy.gifhttp://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/Chel.gif

garand
2005-01-07, 11:18 PM
I made my avatar in an archaic version of Corel Photo-Paint (which was packaged with Corel Draw 6).

Its based on my character Gorm FireHand from the NWN campaign I play in. He's a dwarf ranger (or, as he prefers: Caver). Dual wields a Hand Axe and Light Hammer.

Anyhow, I avoided pixelation by using the AntiAliasing feature on the Shape Drawing tool from said program. I think you could achieve the same effect using PaintShop Pro which is a share-ware paint program you can download on the net. Its a large program file though so might not be an option for anyone on dial-up Check C-Net or just Google Paintshop Pro.

So yeah ... There you go ...

YARR!!!.

Iazmynh
2005-01-10, 12:08 AM
Male Elven wizard with longsword preferrably ;D im a bladesinger in my current game and i really like elves. thanks dude


how about this one?
http://www.geocities.com/missbubbamae/elf_wiz_w_sword.jpg
[hope the image comes through okay. sometimes yahoo gets picky. just in case here's the url for it. http://www.geocities.com/missbubbamae/elf_wiz_w_sword.jpg
ick. ".jpg-blurred-effect" maybe i should switch to ".gif"s instead]

DrSpoon
2005-01-10, 06:33 AM
Tis a cool pic thankies very much

Circon
2005-01-10, 03:13 PM
I can strongly recommend .png for all your image files. jpg blurs, gif destroys colors, png keeps them intact.

Freeman333
2005-01-10, 03:42 PM
The Weakerthans--WEIRD? Well...okay, I can see that. But then, the same comment could likely be made about all the bands I like (which should tell you something about the sorts of comments that could be made about me). And if your players are anything like my players, in-game comments should be enough to keep you in the funny for years to come...

Anyhoo--anti-aliasing seems to be a key component of creating non-pixelated avatars. For those of us too poor or too computer-illiterate to have access to anything more advanced than Microsoft Paint (*sob* it's true! it's all true!), what is the best advice? Is there anything that can be done within Paint to make avatars look sniftier, or is there a readily accessible (re: free, for us cheapskates) and easy to use program available for us non-l337 |-|4<|<3r5 (I'm so non-l337 I can barely read what I just wrote there) to get in on the OotS-style goodness?

DrSpoon
2005-01-10, 05:55 PM
if u get urself a p2p (peer to peer just incase u dont know : :) ) system u can download many of the decent drawing packages for free i myself have Photoshop 7 but i cant use it for squat

Freeman333
2005-01-10, 06:03 PM
I have P2P but recently it hasn't been working right, for some reason...maybe I can use my P2P program to download a better P2P program. Or would that make my computer explode? ???

DrSpoon
2005-01-10, 06:06 PM
thats a fairly good idea i would reccomend limewire pro and/or Emule and/or dare i say it Imesh

Freeman333
2005-01-10, 06:39 PM
So...no explodie? Anything I can do that doesn't make things explode works for me. Thanks, Doc.

Veera
2005-01-10, 07:01 PM
http://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/cave.gif
Another gem from one of our gaming sessions. I can't help but think it could use a better caption though...

And while we're at it, Aedan, here's that avatar you requested. Sorry for taking so long. ^_^
http://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/Drago1.gif

Pax
2005-01-10, 08:07 PM
For those of us too poor or too computer-illiterate to have access to anything more advanced than Microsoft Paint (*sob* it's true! it's all true!), what is the best advice? Is there anything that can be done within Paint to make avatars look sniftier, or is there a readily accessible (re: free, for us cheapskates) and easy to use program available for us non-l337 |-|4<|<3r5 (I'm so non-l337 I can barely read what I just wrote there) to get in on the OotS-style goodness?

Actually, my avatars are drawn in MS Paint. And saved as bitmaps, too. But they don't come outlokking pixellated, now, do they?

Here's how I draw them:

I draw them oversized - at 585x585, actually, which is exactly five times the height and width of the final product; once I'm done drawing an avatar in MS Paint, I save as a bitmap - and don't use MS Paint on that avatar ever again.
Once the oversized bitmap is saved, I open it with the free image-manipulation tool, "IrfanView" (google it, you can get it freely from the official website).
First thing I do is make the image smaller (goto {image}, then {resize/resample}; leave the default settings alone, go for the percentage option, and enter 20% - make sure "preserve aspect ration" is set to "yes"!
Save the result - whichis now precisely 117x117 - as a JPG.
Close Irfanview..
Open the smaller image - with a new sessionof Irfanview (it might not have been strictly neccessary to closeout irfanview, but IMO "better safe than sorry", and all ;D ).
Go to {image}, then {effects pallette}, then apply "sharpen" with a value of 20.
Save the file and close out irfanview - we're done MAKING it, now we need to show it off.
Fire up your favorite FTP client, and upload the avatar to your webspace of choice.
Come here and post it for all to see!


Simple, n'est-ce pas?


if u get urself a p2p (peer to peer just incase u dont know : :) ) system u can download many of the decent drawing packages for free i myself have Photoshop 7 but i cant use it for squat
And that is utterly reprehensible and morally repugnant, because it's f***ing piracy, also known as theft. If it's worth having,it's worth paying for - and if you're unwilling or (laugh) "unable" to pay for the "good" programs, you either make do with the legally-free stuff like I do, or you suck it up and go without.

Aedan
2005-01-10, 11:17 PM
http://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/cave.gif
Another gem from one of our gaming sessions. I can't help but think it could use a better caption though...

And while we're at it, Aedan, here's that avatar you requested. Sorry for taking so long. ^_^
http://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/Drago1.gif

1. Beautiful one-frame comics! Keep up the good work ;D
2. Thank you so much for the avatar- totally love it!

Veera
2005-01-11, 12:52 AM
And while I'm being a busy beaver today, here's a couple more characters. Tomoko and Scrimp, from a short-lived but hilarious Far East themed game. Tomoko is a Lawful Evil monk, and Scrimp is a goblin slave (who worked in the kitchens) who is forced to accompany her. Oddly enough, Scrimp didn't want to help her all too often, but Tomoko seems to have a natural gift in Intimidate.
http://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/tomokoscrimp.gif

Also, should I move these to a new post...? There is beginning to be rather a lot of stuff, and they aren't really personal avatars...

Aedan
2005-01-11, 01:12 AM
Also, should I move these to a new post...? There is beginning to be rather a lot of stuff, and they aren't really personal avatars...

Yeah, that is a good idea- a new thread under the title of "Alternative OotS" would do it, and set up a free webpage that holds your stuff.

That'd be cool. Aye, that'd be cool.

(If you don't do too well with webpages, I could do it for you. Just pm me the links to your pics.) :)

Arian
2005-01-11, 03:18 AM
My compliments on Aedan's avatar, Veera. That's a really nice one. :-)

GeeVee
2005-01-11, 05:18 PM
Since some people seem to have a lot of free time, I humbly ask if anyone could make me a better tonberry avatar. Pretty please? *Puppy dog eyes*

Freeman333
2005-01-11, 06:34 PM
Thanks for the detailed breakdown, Pax--once I actually have time to fire up the Paint and do some fooling around with it, I may actually be able to follow those instructions (idiot-proof, as they say).

Veera
2005-01-11, 09:43 PM
http://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/tonberry.gif
Here you go. ^_^

Pax
2005-01-11, 10:18 PM
Thanks for the detailed breakdown, Pax--once I actually have time to fire up the Paint and do some fooling around with it, I may actually be able to follow those instructions (idiot-proof, as they say).

No problem, pleasure to have been of assistance.

One other owrd of advice: I don't bother trying to draw the figure as a single "piece" - instead, I'll draw it in PIECES, moving the pieces into position once eachis done. For example, a circle for the head. Move that aside, and draw a rectangle for the body ... snip off the very top, and move the rest into position under the head. Then the face, and move it onto the head. Then each arm and leg seperately, and so on. ;D

Aedan
2005-01-11, 10:32 PM
Here you go. ^_^

That... that's... it's awesome.

Zyxltir
2005-01-12, 12:55 AM
My own somewhat feeble attempt at an avatar... this is why I'm an engineer, not an artist!

GeeVee
2005-01-12, 10:49 AM
Oh. My. God.
'Tis surely the work of Heaven. How do you make so good avatars, Veera? I swear, over half of the fan art done on this page comes from you!

Pax
2005-01-12, 11:32 AM
Oh. My. God.
'Tis surely the work of Heaven. How do you make so good avatars, Veera? I swear, over half of the fan art done on this page comes from you!
Some of us just seem to be good like that; now, let us all fall to our unworthy knees and worship at her feet ...! ;D

Veera
2005-01-12, 12:29 PM
Worship Giant: I'm just a hack. ^_^
And I use Adobe Illustrator, GeeVee, which is the same program the Giant uses. It's a nifty little program, and I use it pretty often for designing business logos and various other small business items. The benefit to Adobe Illustrator is that since it uses vector graphics rather than raster graphics, you can shrink or expand an image in it to any size without any loss in quality. That's why it is used for logos, since you can create a logo for a business card and it'll look great, then blow it up to use on a company billboard, and it'll still look the same with no pixelization.
Making these little stick figures is a great way to keep in practice with it, and it's fun too!

GeeVee
2005-01-12, 12:43 PM
I have Adobe Illustrator, and will have it for 20 days (you don't think I'm actually buying it, do you?), and I'd really, really like some minor advice on avatar-making, as I really want to make the best out of this program while on the trial.

Veera
2005-01-12, 05:25 PM
Well, first off, I set my lines to 2 pt stroke. Then you should make your template... One male, and one female. The male one is easier, so you should start with that.

First off, select the circle tool (Hit the 'L' key) and set the colors. On the tools menu near the bottom are two colored boxes: the one on the right is the color of the outside line, while the one on the left shows the color of the inside. Make sure the outside line is black, and change the inside fill to a flesh color.

Go back to the circle tool and draw two more much smaller circles for eyes. Make sure the inside is black. Add a smile/frown/some sort of mouth too. :-)

For the body, use the rectangle tool ('M') and draw it, then send the body to the back of the drawing. To do this, click on the rectangle with the selection tool ('V') then hit 'Ctrl+Shift+[' or go to 'Objects > Arrange > Send to Back''

And now, use the Pen tool to draw the feet. This is the most difficult tool to use, but by far the most important. You'll have to practice for a while to get used to the Pen tool, but you'll use it to draw everything on your figure that *isn't* a circle or square.
I won't go into a lot about the Pen tool here, since it's mostly just trial and error. A couple tips below though.
Send the feet to the back of the figurine when you finish.
Set the 'Fill' color to none on the feet by clicking on the left colored rectangle, then clicking on the white box with a slash through it that's underneath that box.
You can use the Direct Selection Tool ('A') to select points and modify them after they've been drawn.

The rest you'll have to figure out on your own. ^_^

GeeVee
2005-01-15, 05:40 PM
Well, here's my first avatar made using AI. It's not good, but hey, I'm just starting.

http://img74.exs.cx/img74/3089/monk5ob.png

P.S: You don't want to know how much crap I had to go through because of this.

pumpkinetics
2005-01-19, 05:17 AM
Eh, I decided to change my avatar, turning it into a new D+D character I should be running soon.

Tylis the (Future) Blademage.

Fighter/ Sorceror/ Spellsword

For some reason I like to think he'll go far.

EDIT: Made the pic more OoTS-ish. Original's here:

http://members.optusnet.com.au/da_rat/pics/Avatari1.jpg

Freeman333
2005-01-19, 04:28 PM
He'll go far--as long as he doesn't try to go through any narrow doorways, with those shoulder pads of his.

Ikkitosen
2005-01-21, 07:44 AM
Ah but where would he be without his +4 shoulderpads of spikey bull rushing eh?

EightSlicesOfPie
2005-01-21, 08:53 AM
I just made mine. I think it looks okay...does anyone know how to make the background of an image transparent?

Adghar
2005-01-24, 01:09 AM
I dunno, what program do you use?

EightSlicesOfPie
2005-01-24, 09:05 PM
Flash MX 2004.

pumpkinetics
2005-01-28, 02:58 AM
Ah but where would he be without his +4 shoulderpads of spikey bull rushing eh?
Probably more interested in his swordplay.

penguinscanfly81
2005-01-28, 05:39 PM
I used Xara to make mine. If only it werent a trial version... I reccomend you try it though. Its simple to use. Only problem is, since the trial expired I cant take his hat off. (I'm really just too lazy to try.)

Iazmynh
2005-01-28, 09:49 PM
I've been using Micrografx Photo Magic to draw lots of stuff from scratch, incl my avatar. You can see some of my "regular" art at my Elfwood page http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/loth/b/u/bubbamae/bubbamae.html

Were-Rat
2005-01-31, 05:02 PM
The avatar I'm using now I made myself. Her name is Melilot, a halfling paladin in my story. She travels across the land with her male warpony, Daisy. The avatar was originally part of a picture I drew of the later chapters of my story. You can see it here. http://www.neon-nerd.net/img/group.jpg

I made all of it in adobe photoshop.

Zenatal
2005-01-31, 06:06 PM
Hi guys & gals,

I'm a long time OOtS fan, and I caught sight of this thread, and couldn't help myself. I'd done a few random drawings, but nothing really that cool, but today I was inspired, reading all the threads, and I made myself in OOTS fashion. Hopefully, the image shows up on the left. All of you have done some really great work, I hope mine stacks up well with everyone else's. Well, as this is my first time posting, I really just wanted to say Hi to everyone, and that the creativity here is great.

Edit: Oh, I did my avatar in Paint Shop Pro 7. Since PSP 7 lets you do layers and vectors it makes life fairly easy.

--Zen

Corundum
2005-01-31, 09:41 PM
I spent far too much time with Photoshop making my avatar, but I'm quite happy how it turned out. It's my current PC, Aerik the fire sorcerer. If I get really crazy, I may try to update it every so often as the campaign continues. (It's already out of date since he now has a staff that he'll be using more frequently than that rapier, and hopefully he'll soon find a way to dye that garish blue cloak to something more appropriate to his own paradigm, like red or black.)

... I'm such a geek. :)

Were-Rat
2005-01-31, 09:49 PM
... I'm such a geek. :)

I think we all are.

Lilly
2005-01-31, 10:47 PM
I have a challenge/request for anyone who wants to try:

A lady with shoulder length orange hair (toned down from 5th element orange just a little) with her hand over her face and eyes closed in frustration. Running around at her feet are several little kids two girls: one with blonde hair, the other really skinny with brown hair; and one boy with brown hair and a gun going "bang! bang!" and wearing desert camo. Feel free to make the image as large as you want to fit most of this stuff in. I'll scale it down and all that jazz on my own.

Were-Rat
2005-01-31, 11:24 PM
Here you go.

http://www.angelfire.com/clone/carbon/lilly.jpg

I tried!

Lilly
2005-02-01, 12:50 AM
Yay! Thank you!

And for explanation: I seem to be the only one of my friends with a brain anymore. My two best female friends are having a horrible fight, my best guy friend has joined the army, and I'm sitting here going "What are you thinking?"

metaofantioch
2005-02-02, 03:07 AM
My old avatar that I'll probably use again some day, based on my recurring character Meta of Antioch:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/TzeraFNX/antioch2.jpg

And, my recent new avatar, Darth Malak from Knights of the Old Republic, because I really have been playing that game too much:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/TzeraFNX/oots_Malak3.jpg

Made in MSPaint. These are larger versions, cause scaled down to avatar size they don't look as good.

Orion_Silverhelm
2005-02-02, 08:36 PM
good, you and i can face off......

all hail the mighty orion silverhelm, jedi....

metaofantioch
2005-02-03, 02:05 AM
good, you and i can face off......

all hail the mighty orion silverhelm, jedi....
Your superior art skills can never save you from the power of the Sith! :)

Or, to quote: "Impressive, most impressive."

Adghar
2005-02-05, 12:58 AM
Meta, did you know that you're able to change your name in the Profile?

metaofantioch
2005-02-05, 03:15 AM
Yes, but just because I have a different avatar, I don't want to change my "identity," so to speak. I just like running around with a stick figure Darth Malak. :)

pclips
2005-02-10, 05:42 AM
Why would I stay up another hour at 4 am to do this? Why?

http://www.partiallyclips.com/images/OOTS_icon_pclips.png

Tyranith
2005-02-10, 12:23 PM
Here's my personal one, I'm posting incase my avatar changes later - made using Paint Shop Pro 9.

I'd be happy to try and make any that people request of me, I'm hoping to improve my style. I'll be making a few more mostly of my several adventuring parties.

http://members.lycos.co.uk/tyranith/Thanatar.gif
Thanatar the Half-Drow Fighter

Tyranith
2005-02-10, 04:54 PM
http://members.lycos.co.uk/tyranith/kaelvor1.gif
Ka'elvor the fey'ri Archmage.

Dragon_Rider
2005-02-10, 05:05 PM
THose are really cool!

(although Ka-elvor's tail looks like its sticking out of the top of hi head, but I'm nto one to talk, my drawing skills stink...)

Tyranith
2005-02-10, 05:13 PM
Thanks. I can't seem to find any way of getting the tail to look, well, more like a tail :p

Gramorn
2005-02-10, 05:49 PM
How do you even make your own OOTS avatar?

Adghar
2005-02-10, 11:46 PM
Step 1: Open an imaging program.
Step 2: Draw.
Step 3: Host.

Duh?

Dragon_Rider
2005-02-11, 12:04 AM
Could you try making it stick out the side, and also tails are thicker towards the body, so that might make it more lifelike

ALSO: is that your own fey'ri you made up or is it one of the chracters from that Forgotten Realms series ( I think it was called "The Last Mythal)?

Entertainer13
2005-02-11, 12:28 AM
Ummm. it's Godzilla. :D

Aidan305
2005-02-11, 06:20 AM
Thanks. I can't seem to find any way of getting the tail to look, well, more like a tail :p

I always find that if your having trouble with tails the best thing to do is to put them lower down and curl them around the legs.

Adghar
2005-02-11, 10:26 PM
Ummm. it's Godzilla. :D

Stop being presumptuous and overweening! He was talking about Tyranith.

If you were joking, make a mental note to add a :P next time.

Nexus
2005-02-12, 06:18 AM
I decided I'd make a custom avatar in the stick figure fashion. I made mine, a hound archeon (open game content - summon monster IV) because I really like summoning them in combat. They are so cool.
Let me know what yas think.
-thanks

Nexus
2005-02-12, 06:21 AM
Heh, sorry when I posted the last post I didn't realize how much detail was lost in my avatar pic.
I'll just post the link then...
heh
here yas go. http://dude3523.tripod.com/stickfig/_1_.jpg

oh and while I was at it I made this guy too.

http://dude3523.tripod.com/stickfig/mageguy.jpg

Nexus
2005-02-12, 06:30 AM
http://dude3523.tripod.com/stickfig/

Gramorn
2005-02-13, 04:43 PM
Ok I understand that you have to go to something like Photoshop or something and I've gone there but there's nothing on the site that I can see that would let me draw. So once I go there what do I do next?

Tharivol
2005-02-13, 05:10 PM
Photoshop is the name of a program. You need to draw the avatar yourself (either on your computer, on paper than scan it in, or take a picture with a digital camera), then upload it to the internet. If you don't have access to those things (I don't) you can usually get a free trial of an art program that expires after so many days, which should give you more than enough time. As for uploading it, you need somewhere to store the files. I use a geocities account to store files, and there are other free sites where you can do it as well. Does that help?

Gramorn
2005-02-13, 05:20 PM
Yes thanks Tharivol. I used to use something like that in school but I don't know ow to get there anymore. Thanks though :)

Nighthawk4
2005-02-13, 07:38 PM
I tried to use The Gimp to make an avatar.

Not very successful though - I have a small square transparent background. Unless I choose to make it a Shadow Dancer using HiPS, then I need a little more detail.

How do I add a circle and some lines please? I have no artistic skill whatsoever and have never used The Gimp for anything other than converting NWN screenshots from TGA to JPG.

If the answer doesn't occur to me spontaneously fairly soon, I may be tempted to RTFM >:(

Arian
2005-02-13, 09:10 PM
Nighthawk, I don't know how to use the GIMP myself, but my in-house artist does. I'll ask her for advice when I see her five hours from now, if you haven't given up and read the manual first :)

Nighthawk4
2005-02-14, 01:28 PM
Nighthawk, I don't know how to use the GIMP myself, but my in-house artist does. I'll ask her for advice when I see her five hours from now, if you haven't given up and read the manual first :)


Much appreciated - thanks.

*Shudders at the thought of reading the manual* ???

Redmond
2005-02-16, 09:27 PM
Hello there, I have a suggestion for those who are having problems with making the stick avatars, try using a template such as this one:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v611/Fotomond/OOTStemplate.jpg
just make some changes, add the eyes and clothing (the eyes must be really close to each other and one must be a little bigger than the other) and try changing the position of the arms and the legs, oh and dont forget to add the color. I made this hobbit with the template, and I believe its looking kinda good:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v611/Fotomond/hobbit2.jpg

da_blahza
2005-02-17, 12:32 AM
*gasp* those avatars are awesome! I want one! Can anyone make me one? Or at least help?

Arian
2005-02-17, 05:40 AM
I tried to use The Gimp to make an avatar [...] How do I add a circle and some lines please?

The in-house artist replies:

"You use the Ellipse Selection tool and hold down Shift to make a perfect circle. You then go to Edit and click Stroke Selection.

To make lines, you go to 'Create and edit paths' (the icon with the pen and the dots) and you click Polygonal. On your image, you create the path you want by clicking on points, then click Stroke Path. All these points will join into one path.

If you want to make a new, separate path, either hold down Shift as you click, or click on another icon before returning to put new points on the image (as long as you've already done Stroke Path for your first path).

To prevent white bits round the image, make it in three layers. Make the first layer opaque by clicking the Background radio button when you create the new file and make the two new layers clear (they will be clear when you add them) by going to Dialog -> Layers and clicking the New Layer icon (single sheet of paper) twice.

Put outlines on the top layer, using the Paint tool not the Pencil tool, because Paint is less pixelly. Do the colour on the middle layer. Once you've finished, throw out the opaque bottom layer, which was there to hide the checks of the GIMP easel (which, if you only use clear layers, can be distracting while you're working.)

To do this, go to Dialogs -> Layers, and drag the bottom layer into the bin.

Then go to Image -> Flatten Image, which will combine the two layers that remain."

Nighthawk4
2005-02-17, 02:46 PM
Thanks Arian. I will give that a try later.

I tried the Manual - I think you need a manual in order to understand the Gimp Manual >:(

Your instructions look much more understandable. :)

Nighthawk4
2005-02-17, 07:25 PM
http://www.jechran.uklinux.net/uploads/avatar1.gif

My first attempt - not very successful >:(

GeekDaddy
2005-02-18, 04:03 PM
http://www.itschildsplay.us/images/GeekDaddy.gif

Also my first attempt. *Using Illustrator 10 and copying to Photoshop 7 to save as a GIF, but the arms and legs are really thin. *I need to play with it a little more, I think.

Any other suggestions and advice are MORE than welcome!

ritzer
2005-02-18, 04:41 PM
For comic strip I've been working on. Made with Adobe Illustrator with small adjustments using Photoshop and ImageReady (all CS version). Enjoy.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v676/skrut/shadow.gif
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v676/skrut/big-guy-puzzled.gif
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v676/skrut/unhappy.gif

when I get some webhosting I'll put some crap up :P

Nikolai_II
2005-02-19, 05:06 AM
http://www.jechran.uklinux.net/uploads/avatar1.gif

My first attempt - not very successful *>:(

Well, feel free to compare with my first Gimp attempt ;D
http://hem.bredband.net/nik2/Darkie2.gif


And reading Arians post I realize I should try to spend a week (hour) or so reading the manual instead of just randomly trying to test stuff and see what happens ::)

Nighthawk4
2005-02-19, 07:29 AM
Yours is still better than mine. :-[

How do you persuade the paintpot icon to fill the area with colour?

Also, why is mine so ragged-looking? I spoke nicely to Aunt Alias, but she didn't do a very good job >:(

Nikolai_II
2005-02-19, 11:46 AM
Yours is still better than mine. *:-[

How do you persuade the paintpot icon to fill the area with colour?

Also, why is mine so ragged-looking? I spoke nicely to Aunt Alias, but she didn't do a very good job *>:(


Thank you for the compliment - my chest is bursting with joy :D

The chest and boots are actually filled with patterns, (paper boots, granite or amethyst chest) but what I did was that I fiddled with the checkboxes in the toolbox window until I got a setting where it stopped flooding the entire picture and settled with just filling out the bounded areas (made by shift-clicking while drawing lines)

Since I was unable to make curved lines (at least circles) at the moment I had to settle for using a really big pencil and make a single dot for the head ;D

And "alias"? I'm afraid you lost me - only Alias I know is from "Curse of the Azure Bonds" and that's only because adapting old adventures to 3ed is a cheap way of not doing as much work to keep a campaign going? What does Alias do - and isn't it "anti-Aliasing" that is the way to go (I have heard that word at least)

Nighthawk4
2005-02-20, 09:24 AM
Hehe - anti-aliasing was what I meant when I spoke nicely to Aunt Alias :D

At least yours has features and colour. Mine is crap >:(

Nighthawk4
2005-02-20, 10:06 AM
Second attempt:

http://www.jechran.uklinux.net/uploads/avatar2.gif

This was done with Kolourpaint, in Linux. It seems a little more easy to use than The Gimp. :D

Nikolai_II
2005-02-20, 10:14 AM
Second attempt:

http://www.jechran.uklinux.net/uploads/avatar2.gif

This was done with Kolourpaint, in Linux. It seems a little more easy to use than The Gimp. * :D

Ach - I have been vanquished, I must return to gimp in an attempt to trump that!

.

Nice work - much better than your first (if I'm allowed to say so) - and clearly better than mine too.

Sojourner
2005-02-20, 10:17 AM
http://tinypic.com/1sawx0

my avvie

now if i could only figure out nwhy i cant use it.

Nighthawk4
2005-02-20, 10:35 AM
*Sigh*

I think the arms are too long:

http://www.jechran.uklinux.net/uploads/avatar3.gif

I think Giant's job is pretty safe ;)

Sojourner
2005-02-20, 10:52 AM
anyone know why it wont let me use a custom avatar?

Nighthawk4
2005-02-20, 11:06 AM
My guess would be size, format or its location does not let you link from it.

The latter is clearly not true as you have already posted a link to it.

What size is it and what format? Mine (which I have not tried to use yet) are 117 * 117 and are in GIF format, iirc ;)

Edit: They need to be GIF or JPG and will be resized to 117 x 117.

You also need to check the little box alongside the URL or your image. It worked for me.

*Rushes off to change back to a decent avatar image*

Nikolai_II
2005-02-20, 11:25 AM
anyone know why it wont let me use a custom avatar?


Hmm.. it posted with just a quote.

But it won't take bitmaps, convert to .jpg or .gif

And it will get slightly distorted when adapting to 117*117, but it might be too small to note since you are pretty close to that.

Nikolai_II
2005-02-20, 11:29 AM
*Sigh*

I think the arms are too long:

http://www.jechran.uklinux.net/uploads/avatar3.gif

I think Giant's job is pretty safe *;)

Those arms are bigger than the last ones it seems?

And yeah, this is difficult *:P

Here's a new attempt at something half-baked or half-done (I have to go look at dinner opportunities and can't play around for a while)

http://hem.bredband.net/nik2/Darkie.gif

edit: feh, they just keep getting smaller.

Sojourner
2005-02-20, 11:33 AM
gah , it still dont work>.< 117 by 117 bitmap

Nighthawk4
2005-02-20, 11:34 AM
You are getting better Nikolai II.

Who would have thought that this art stuff would require practice or skill or both? Why can't it be easy, so complete artistic dumbos like me can do it? >:(

:D

Nighthawk4
2005-02-20, 11:35 AM
gah , it still dont work>.< 117 by 117 bitmap

Must be GIF or JPG, not Bitmap. ;)

Nikolai_II
2005-02-20, 11:40 AM
Well - I am a dumbo, so it can't be that.. must be that the drawing programs are so hard to use - 75% of the time goes to figure what I did wrong and trying to do something right and the rest is actual artistic problems.

Like the one where I finally managed to realise that if I have 117*117 pixels it is pretty stupid to draw the picture in just 80*80 and leave humongous empty areas around it.. ;D

Sojourner
2005-02-20, 11:53 AM
yay , working avvy!

Edna
2005-02-20, 03:29 PM
Here is my first attempt (I hope it shows up). I just discovered OOTS last month, and I can't wait for the book!

Dragon_Rider
2005-02-20, 03:31 PM
I've posted this to the other similar thread but I figured I'd try here as well

I was wondering if someone could make me a custom avatar, please. If anyone can, that would be great! My character is a gnome, who weilds two short swords. He wears a blue shirt and a big pointy red hat (Just like The Roaming Gnome from travelocity commercials)

Adghar
2005-02-20, 03:39 PM
Can you be a little more specific? I've never heard of the Roaming Gnome.

I would like: Facial details (Big eyes, small eyes, facial hair, hair color, baldness, attitude), what's on his feet, and if the short swords are special (+3? Flaming Burst?)

Dragon_Rider
2005-02-20, 05:29 PM
Fair enough, he has white hair and a big pointy red hat (think about the pointy wizard's hat, but bright red) he has pretty big eyes, and he has a maniacal grin (kinda like Belkar's)(http://www.giantitp.com/Images/BelkarButton.gif) *He wears blue armor (its actually blue dragon hide) His two short swords glow red (for vampiric regeneration, its a 2nd ed. thing) and the other is yellow (sun blade). *Also, it would be great if he could have boots kinda like Roy, and The Giant's avatar. *Is that good enough?

Nighthawk4
2005-02-20, 07:27 PM
Here is my first attempt (I hope it shows up). I just discovered OOTS last month, and I can't wait for the book!


Not bad for a first attempt (subtle British understatement).

Actually, it is awesome. :D

I only just realised that using an easier program for mine means they have a white background instead of the transparent one provided by The Gimp >:(

Edna
2005-02-20, 09:03 PM
Not bad for a first attempt (subtle British understatement).

Actually, it is awesome. :D

Thanks! It looks rather washed out on my screen, though--the black does not look very black. I think I need to play around with Illustrator a little more.

Tharivol
2005-02-20, 09:19 PM
The colors do seem a little drained on my computer too, but if I angle the screen differently (I use a laptop) it seems fine, so it may just be me.

Nighthawk4, I'm no expert on art programs, but couldn't you make it in the simple program, then move it to Gimp to add the transparency?

Edna
2005-02-21, 01:47 AM
Thanks! It looks rather washed out on my screen, though--the black does not look very black. I think I need to play around with Illustrator a little more.

I think I've fixed it now. I'd forgotten that I had Illustrator defaulting to CMYK color, which is great for print jobs but not good for the RGB world of the web :)

D1SoveR
2005-02-21, 10:36 AM
OK, here`s my work too. Yeah, I know he isn`t very
OOTS-ish, but I really like this pic. You know, that`s
my first 100% home-made avatar. Next time, I won`t
draw pants.

And, as a bonus, here`s 150x150 version (http://img123.exs.cx/img123/564/ootsavatarwhite9gr.gif).

PS. I made it using Paint Shop Pro 7.