I was requested to do this. My first tutorial so, uh, yeah...
BASIC BODY PARTS
Anyway Thing Thing avatars are pretty simple.
The eye can also be the same colour as the fill like in the original thing thing characters. Like so:
The basic things, the feet, the torso, the head, the eye and hand or hands.
The head is the biggest and most OOTS-like, so it might be best to start off with that. The eyes are pretty much like the eyes used in OOTS, but in this case, it's longer and there's only one eye if the character is facing left or right. If the character is facing you, then there can be two eyes (Thanks Tiffanie for pointing this out
Making the head, torso and hands are easy enough, but making feet needs a little more. Not much, but a little more. Anyway, the leg is half of a circle, so all you have to do is cut the circle in half like shown in this picture:
I don't know how people on other programs do it, but in inkscape I would make a full circle, then make a rectangle and place one of the wider edges on the middle of the circle. When this is done, press CTRL - and it should become half of a circle. Not hard at all.
Remember though: When making feet, they shouldn't be touching the torso UNLESS the avatar is crouching like this
A Thing Thing avatar has emotions too. Unlike the OOTS style, the eyes are shaped into a form of emotion instead of drawing eyebrows. Of course they can be drawn too if you really want/need them. A few examples of emotions:
(or tired), Angry
It's easy to get the hang of this too.
When it comes to holding something, it takes some skill to get the hands right. I admit that I'm not very good at this part, but when the hand is holding a gun, it should look a little like this:
This is how I made the hand in a gun grip:
Of course this is more of a pistol grip so other grips might be diffrent. Anyway, slip the gun there and it should look ok. Of course when turning the avatar around, you might want to make sure the gun stays on the same hand. This means you have to turn the avatar and then redo the pistol gripped hand.
Yeah, I'm still working on that picture
Also note that the guns in the Thing Thing style are pretty detailed so it might be a good idea to first work on the gun enlarged and then shrink it to size before giving it to the hand.
Anything goes, as long as it's the right shape. Here are a few examples of templates:
Now let's see. I'll put on a normal avatar that neat helmet and maybe that cool armor and some black shoes and arm him with that ugly yellow plasma gun like thing and I end up with this:
Well this pretty much sums it up. I can make some pictures bigger but I was actually racing against the clock. If anyone has anything to add/complain about, please tell me, I'm accepting comments, critique (however you spell that) and advice.