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Avatars by Sialia

Sialia

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Welcome to my Avatars thread. If you are interested in getting an Avatar, please post a nice request with a clear, clever concept that is not a portrait.

I don't charge anything, but I do love constructive feedback and a nice credit line.



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Ok, so, it's 1 am, and I just finished my last final for the summer semester.

Yee frickin' haw.

I am going to go fall down hard now and sleep for a very long time. Then i'm going on a week's vacation, way the heck offline, preferably in a place with no electricity, plumbing, or phone access where I can dip my naked toes in a stream and get some sun on my face.

When I get back, I might finish up my Defenders website. or I might write up the Greatest Pulp Fantasy Storyhour of All Time.

Or, I might draw you an avatar.

So, amuse me. Send me a concept for an Enworld Avatar you'd like me to doodle. Remember, we've only got 64 x 64 pixels here to work with so keep the concept graphically simple. Anybody asking for full character portraiture will get sneered at.

If you want to see what I can do, go take a look at Ashy's brand spankin' new face. Shiny, eh?

You know you want one.

Make me want to give it you.
 
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veinglory

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avatar?

My names 'veinglory'

I would love anything that goes with the general gothy vampiricicity suggested by the name.

pleeeeze
 

Sialia

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Veinglory, I really like your art.

I can't imagine doing something for you that wasn't at least based on one of your sketches. Your line is as good as a signature--it has immense presence and character. Your avatar needs that.

(Well, I can imagine, but it would look like one of Georgia O'Keefe's morning glories, only done in the black and purple she used for her petunias. Morning Glory. Veins. Gothy Black. Veinglory. But I'm not sure that would be as good as adapting something you began.)

Is it ok if I fool around with one of your pictures for a bit?

If so, feel free to put anything up in your art thread that you want me to think about.

Sonikal, I think I can do that eye for you, but it might have to wait until I get back from break. I like your current Avatar just fine, and haven't thought of a cool way to top it, so I'm gonna fool around with Veinglory for a bit first. Hope you don't mind!
 

Ferret

Explorer
Could you draw My Ferret in a hat, like the one I've bodged together, seeming how I already have one it isn't as important, but it would be darn cool
 

Sialia

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but . . but . . that's a terrific avatar! I've always loved that ferret in a hat!


I'll think about it, but I'm not sure I can realy improve on it--it's simple, reads well at small size, and expresses personality and humor in a striking way.

It's a good face.

I like the rough quality of it--smoothing it out wouldn't increase the amount of character you get across.

It's got kitch.
 

veinglory

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happy me

I have a really crap avatar I use at devainat art (http://patter.deviantart.com/) which is actually based on a picture of mine call 'lucifer morningstar' -- how's that for syncronicity. My trouble with avatars is their 'littleness' -- I just can't cope with it for some reason. I would really appreciate your help with this! let me know if I can return the favour somehow.
 

Sialia

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hmmmm. How about something like one of these?

If none of these work for you, give me an idea of what colors you like.

I actually really like the grayscale of the pencil--I particularly like your use of white over the graphite--but I haven't quite found a way to make it "pop" on the gray background. yet.

The gray is defiitenly grittier, more lower Manhattan and less Hawaiian.
 

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Sialia

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or these--these are better, I think.

more you, less me.

I especially like the tan and white in the amulet--when i have more time I think I'd try to use the headshot one and make it look more tan and white than gray and white, maybe.

Or maybe you should do it . . .
 

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Knightfall

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Re: Who wants an Avatar?

Sialia said:
Or, I might draw you an avatar.

So, amuse me. Send me a concept for an Enworld Avatar you'd like me to doodle. Remember, we've only got 64 x 64 pixels here to work with so keep the concept graphically simple. Anybody asking for full character portraiture will get sneered at.

Ok, I'm game.

The concept - a knight's helm fallen to the ground - it should appear cracked, worn and tarnished.

The colors - black and red with some white.

Cheers!

KF72
 

Sialia

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Ok, I think I've got it this time. I adjusted your values slightly to make it pop a little more at the teeny size, and worked in a little tint from the amulet piece because I looove the way you work your highlights and shadows in that. Other than that, I tried to leave it as much your piece as possible.

Let me know if this is good enough.

Hope you like it! I sure do.
 

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Smoke and Mirrors

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hmmm avatars huh... I'd love to have one done by you. I'm not picky, I go by smoke and mirrors on the boards so whatever comes to mind that fits the name! Awesome work by the way!
 

Sialia

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Sonikal

I'm not sure about this at all. I'm not certain I'd want this staring at me while I was reading your posts. And it's hard to make anything feel huge at 64 x 64. And, as I said, I like your current Avatar. But here goes.

Let me know if you want the iris a different color--that's easy to arrange.
 

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Sialia

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Smoke, I think what I have here may be a total failure. I was just trying to mess about with smoke on the page, in an abstract way, and what came out was a rather nice figure standing before a mirror wrapped in equal parts smoke and mists.

Terrific.

Only, it might be kind of a female figure.

I'm gonna post this just cause I like it, but don't feel obligated to use it if you are in fact the kind of guy who doesn't much want a possibly gender identity blurring avatar. Maybe someone else will find a use for it--I know we've got lots of folks on the board who enjoy gender identity ambiguity, I just don't know if you're one.

(Mind you, if I've pegged you wrong and you like it, you certainly get first dibs.)
 

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Sialia

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Aggh. It's probably too small to read as an avatar anyway. Moving right along.

Here's a view of it big for those who were curious--it really was a nice piece and maybe I 'll think of soemthign to do with it. Eventually.
 

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Sonikal

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Sialia said:
Sonikal, I think I can do that eye for you, but it might have to wait until I get back from break. I like your current Avatar just fine, and haven't thought of a cool way to top it, so I'm gonna fool around with Veinglory for a bit first. Hope you don't mind!

Thats fine with me pal. I just feel like something different...:)
 

Sonikal

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Re: Sonikal

Sialia said:
I'm not sure about this at all. I'm not certain I'd want this staring at me while I was reading your posts. And it's hard to make anything feel huge at 64 x 64. And, as I said, I like your current Avatar. But here goes.

Let me know if you want the iris a different color--that's easy to arrange.

Whoops, i've just noticed it. Thanks mate!. Im gonna put that in my avatar right away!...:D
 


veinglory

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great!

I don't know where you are -- I only went quiet because I'm in Scotland and was asleep... I think most of those avatars are brill. The bits of detail out of the fox boy are great -- especially the ones with the coloured edge -- that red/blue one has a jewel like quality. The last head shot is also great. I have popped them on my harddrive and will have to decide which to use! I guess the elf head is better advertsing for me, but I think the red one actually looks better.

Sadly the amulet was not suitable for the game I was drawing it for... the wanted a 'classier' amulet that a knight might wear -- back tot he drawing boeard (which in my case is a magazine on my knee).

let me know if I can draw something for you?
 
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veinglory

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;)

hey man, that was 66 pixel wide not 64! Well, actually even I can shrink off two pixels -- happy happy me. I would like the red & blue one too, how do I split if off from its friends? I tried the elf avatar at rpg.net where the limit is 50 pixles and it looks a bit odd, but I though the red and blue feather one might still work at that size...
 

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