The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

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Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

Post by Frislander » Mon 23 Oct 2017, 13:12

DesEsseintes wrote:I’ve adopted the borderless image as my avatar! Thanks! [:D]
Don't listen to the haters, it's so beautiful nd perfect for you Des! [<3] I would use a heart-eyes if I could.
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Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

Post by DesEsseintes » Tue 24 Oct 2017, 02:11

gestaltist wrote:Guys, I think Des has been abducted and replaced by a mimic. No way in hell real Des would say something like that.
You can call me d’EssZ.
I thought Des’ avatar is meant to be derived from Híí?
Indeed. Moreover, I think <íí> has become such a big part of the aesthetic of several Híí languages that I decided it would work as my avatar.
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DesEsseintes wrote:I’ve adopted the borderless image as my avatar! Thanks! [:D]
Don't listen to the haters, it's so beautiful nd perfect for you Des! [<3] I would use a heart-eyes if I could.
Thanks. [:D]
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Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

Post by Thrice Xandvii » Sun 12 Nov 2017, 02:38

Going to give this a bit of a bump since now everyone has a big blue box with a ? if you don't have an avatar...

Also, I think I may rethink the rounded corners due to the newer placement of the avatar and rank/group icon.
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Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

Post by DesEsseintes » Sun 12 Nov 2017, 03:32

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
Sun 12 Nov 2017, 02:38
Going to give this a bit of a bump since now everyone has a big blue box with a ? if you don't have an avatar...

Also, I think I may rethink the rounded corners due to the newer placement of the avatar and rank/group icon.
I feel the new arrangement of the banner and avatar has significantly reduced the aesthetic punch of many avatar designs, as I think they took into consideration the fact that they were going to be placed under the banner. [:'(]
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Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

Post by Thrice Xandvii » Sun 12 Nov 2017, 04:23

I know! Also the banner is much bigger by comparison now, something I loathe.
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Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

Post by Lao Kou » Sun 12 Nov 2017, 05:47

This appears to have been remedied, and in fairly short order.
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Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

Post by Thrice Xandvii » Sun 12 Nov 2017, 05:55

NOICE! Much much much better!!

(Still though, the blue questioning box persists.)
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Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

Post by Lao Kou » Sun 12 Nov 2017, 06:34

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
Sun 12 Nov 2017, 05:55
NOICE! Much much much better!!
Indeed. I was becoming rather attached to my Géarthtörs gobstopper flag. [:)]
(Still though, the blue questioning box persists.)
I would agree that that's unfortunate, but whaddayagonna do?
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Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

Post by Thrice Xandvii » Sun 12 Nov 2017, 06:52

It could potentially be a form of "thread-security" for this here project. But, maybe not. *le shrug*
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Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

Post by shanoxilt » Tue 14 Nov 2017, 00:05

Should I change my avatar to the Sajem Tan flag?
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Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

Post by Thrice Xandvii » Tue 14 Nov 2017, 04:36

I like it! Though it looks like there are a few artifacts toward the bottom and right edge. Want me to make it avatar size or were you just looking for an opinion?
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Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

Post by DesEsseintes » Tue 14 Nov 2017, 04:43

shanoxilt wrote:
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 00:05
Should I change my avatar to the Sajem Tan flag?
I quite like that design, and I think it’s nicer than your current avatar, so I’d say go for it.
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Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

Post by Thrice Xandvii » Tue 14 Nov 2017, 06:17

Lao Kou wrote:
Sun 12 Nov 2017, 05:47
This appears to have been remedied, and in fairly short order.
...except on mobile.
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Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

Post by Thrice Xandvii » Tue 14 Nov 2017, 06:53

shanoxilt wrote:
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 00:05
Should I change my avatar to the Sajem Tan flag?
I made two... since the proportions of your flag don't shrink well to the size of the avatar... I have one more idea up my sleeve that I will edit in if it works how I think it may.
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Edit: Hahaha! It did work how I thought it might:
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Also... I may have created something (or three) for Mr. Raigmore to work better in the larger avatar space:

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(One with, and one without the background color. I gave it a slight fade this time to make it a bit more like a page from a well thumbed dictionary. Or at least that's what I was going for. And then one that uses an actual parchment texture.)
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Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

Post by gestaltist » Tue 14 Nov 2017, 11:42

I would like to add an avatar but I have no idea what it might be...
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Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

Post by Lao Kou » Tue 14 Nov 2017, 11:58

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 06:17
Lao Kou wrote:
Sun 12 Nov 2017, 05:47
This appears to have been remedied, and in fairly short order.
...except on mobile.
I noticed this after I wrote it. I'm usually on my laptop -- almost the only time I read the forum on my mobile is during my morning ablutions. I probably transitioned from mobile to laptop without even thinking about it. D'oh!
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Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

Post by DesEsseintes » Tue 14 Nov 2017, 14:29

gestaltist wrote:
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 11:42
I would like to add an avatar but I have no idea what it might be...
- an anthropomorphic lizard
- a symbolic representation of two suns
- a neon sign with “Gigi” written in a gaudy font
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Just some ideas
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Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

Post by gestaltist » Tue 14 Nov 2017, 16:11

DesEsseintes wrote:
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 14:29
gestaltist wrote:
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 11:42
I would like to add an avatar but I have no idea what it might be...
- an anthropomorphic lizard
- a symbolic representation of two suns
- a neon sign with “Gigi” written in a gaudy font
?

Just some ideas
I like the idea with the two suns. Although I don't really work on that conworld anymore, I guess it's what I'm best known for on this forum. It's also a really evocative image.

Thrice - if you find some inspiration from this idea, I would be over the moon (or over two suns ;) ).
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Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

Post by DesEsseintes » Tue 14 Nov 2017, 17:16

gestaltist wrote:
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 16:11
DesEsseintes wrote:
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 14:29
gestaltist wrote:
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 11:42
I would like to add an avatar but I have no idea what it might be...
- an anthropomorphic lizard
- a symbolic representation of two suns
- a neon sign with “Gigi” written in a gaudy font
?

Just some ideas
I like the idea with the two suns. Although I don't really work on that conworld anymore, I guess it's what I'm best known for on this forum. It's also a really evocative image.

Thrice - if you find some inspiration from this idea, I would be over the moon (or over two suns ;) ).
I’m kinda upset you didn’t take to the neon sign idea...
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Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

Post by eldin raigmore » Tue 14 Nov 2017, 18:39

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 06:53
Also... I may have created something (or three) for Mr. Raigmore to work better in the larger avatar space:
At first glance I like this one best:
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At second glance I also kinda like this one:
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Thanks!
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