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Offline AlexanderSedaiTopic starter

WTB Animator? Avatar help!
« on: August 12, 2008, 10:01:44 PM »
Hi folks! I am in search of a good resource for an Avatar... I cannot find one that really calls out to me, and wouldn't want to 'steal' anyones work in the first place; any suggestions on either someone who is good at making a basic photo, or where I could find one?

My characters vary though I feel I will be playing a werewolf pretty often, so perhaps something along that line.  Most likely a larger character - not necessarily tall - but with that presence of thinly veiled authority and strength.  Not even necessarily 'buff' but with that commanding grace.  The leopards grace in movement, wolfs sharp gaze and stealthy movement when desired.

Oh I just don't know. Any suggestions!? =)

Offline Caeli

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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2008, 11:05:07 PM »
You can make your own avatar and upload it. A good place to search is stock photo sites, or if you're looking for some kind of photo render or artwork, I'm sure sites like DeviantArt or other render showcase sites can accommodate you. :]

Offline NightBird

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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2008, 12:09:03 AM »
I'd recommend looking on Elfwood, then asking the artist's permission to use an image you like, or, if you're thinking of a werewolf, go search for furry (anthropomorphic animal) artists. There are a lot of talented artists in that scene who will do a portrait to your specifications for a very small amount of money, often under $10, and then it's your portrait of your character image, commissioned to look like what you wanted.

Offline AlexanderSedaiTopic starter

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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2008, 06:02:11 AM »
Thank you both for your suggestions!  Perhaps I'll ask for use of a stock photo for now, and look into commisoning my own, great plan!

Thanks again!

And yes
 

Offline AlexanderSedaiTopic starter

Re: WTB Animator? Avatar help!
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2008, 09:49:53 AM »
Well! Here's what I came up with. I took a photo from Deviantart that the artist said could be used in his post.  I then photo shopped some weird stuff out of it, and the back ground and put in my own photo of some clouds.

What do you think?

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Re: WTB Animator? Avatar help!
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2008, 11:42:56 AM »
Did the artist agree to you making alterations?

Offline AlexanderSedaiTopic starter

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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2008, 01:55:56 PM »
I'll drop him a line, but all I changed was the background really; the figure itself is the true art.  My attraction was in his stance, in the way the unconcerned way he wears his clothes.  It's quite perfect.

*edit* and I took out the name "Matrim Cauthen" (the character the artwork is based off of) that was etched over his knees.  And have now sent a message, though the artist has been offline for over a month.  In the details of the photo she said she took two photos off google... I'm getting confused now, but don't want to hurt any body :( I'm gonna see if I can't track down the original artist.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2008, 02:28:44 PM by AlexanderSedai »

Offline AlexanderSedaiTopic starter

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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2008, 03:07:58 PM »
Ruddy hell! there are half a dozen of this body style on google, this is going to be interesting. I'm doing my best to find the ORIGINAL artist.

Offline Jarl Tiberius

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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2008, 11:29:25 PM »
That looks great…certainly an excellent effort!

This black square is all I could manage….
« Last Edit: August 14, 2008, 04:05:46 AM by Jarl Tiberius »

Offline AlexanderSedaiTopic starter

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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2008, 08:10:51 AM »
Black squares take a lot of brush strokes! It's very becoming if you're a vampire, too!

Offline Jarl Tiberius

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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2008, 08:49:25 AM »
I am not sure if I can qualify for a vampire but I always wanted to be a puppeteer…

Offline Bliss

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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2008, 10:30:09 AM »
*sings quietly* Even in the darkness every color can be found...

Offline Jarl Tiberius

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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2008, 11:34:50 AM »
*sings quietly* Even in the darkness every color can be found...

Well indeed *smiles*

Btw- If orange is the happiest color then black is…….?

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« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2008, 11:38:15 AM »
Well technically black is the absense of color and white is all color.  But when your coloring and what not if you smear a bunch of colors together you normally get black but scientifically black is the absense of color or light and white is light or all color.  Learned this in art years ago so it may have changed sence. . .never  know.

Offline Jarl Tiberius

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« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2008, 11:42:22 AM »
Well technically black is the absense of color and white is all color.  But when your coloring and what not if you smear a bunch of colors together you normally get black but scientifically black is the absense of color or light and white is light or all color.  Learned this in art years ago so it may have changed sence. . .never  know.
Wow…now that’s something interesting but how weird, isn’t it?   

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« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2008, 11:43:13 AM »
Wow…now that’s something interesting but how weird, isn’t it?   

I always thought it was fascinating!

Offline Jarl Tiberius

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« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2008, 11:47:26 AM »
I always thought it was fascinating!
yes it is but how weird!

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« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2008, 11:49:20 AM »

Offline Bliss

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« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2008, 12:39:30 PM »
Well technically black is the absense of color and white is all color.  But when your coloring and what not if you smear a bunch of colors together you normally get black but scientifically black is the absense of color or light and white is light or all color.  Learned this in art years ago so it may have changed sence. . .never  know.

It's the absence of color in terms of light, but it's all color in terms of art-type colors... another way of looking at it is that black absorbs all colors, holds it all in, while white reflects all colors back out of it - so if you're looking at something, it's reflecting all colors of light back at your eyes for the receptors to pick up, whereas something black takes in all the color instead of reflecting it away.

Offline NightBird

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« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2008, 10:32:06 PM »
*nods*

Bliss has it right in one. That is why projected light is considered an additive spectrum while color on objects is considered a subtractive spectrum. You can read more details about the difference here.

Online Vekseid

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« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2008, 10:41:22 PM »
It's the absence of color in terms of light, but it's all color in terms of art-type colors... another way of looking at it is that black absorbs all colors, holds it all in, while white reflects all colors back out of it - so if you're looking at something, it's reflecting all colors of light back at your eyes for the receptors to pick up, whereas something black takes in all the color instead of reflecting it away.

The technical term is 'pigment' - black is the absence of light and the sum of all (Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow) pigments - or inks, as opposed to red, green, and blue light. Just check out the colors in a color print cartridge set.

They actually work on the same colors - Cyan ink is cyan because it absorbs red, yellow absorbs blue, and magenta absorbs green.

Offline AlexanderSedaiTopic starter

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« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2008, 10:25:00 AM »
It's amazing what one little thread can turn into... Philosophy of light

Reminds me of my chemistry classes