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The gathering of the Fad Avatars

on: September 23, 2006, 09:46:43 pm
The russain mafia forced me to make a topic to collect all the fad avatars so here we go.

Hope i got em all (the order might not be 100% right, but whatever)





     






Me - starter of the whole thing because I am awesome like that :crazy:


Helm


Lackey


miascugh


Monsoon2D


Larwick


Cure


younit


Gas13


Meta|fox


Faktablad


Xion Night


Feron


Skull


Indigo


pixelblink


Panda


Shohashu


Adarias


Souly


Ensellitis


Q.K.


Akira


.TakaM


ptepid


Elk


Aeon Vision


SolidIdea


S51


Orb


halfDemon


hawken


Crazy Asian Gamer


Ryumaru


alkaline


Keops


maloArt


Post yours in here and i will add it to the big block of flashyness :D

« Last Edit: September 30, 2006, 02:01:12 am by Indigo »
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #1 on: September 23, 2006, 09:50:16 pm
Check younit's source. You might be surprised. Glad to see that guy again ;)

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #2 on: September 23, 2006, 10:07:47 pm
that's a pretty insane collection, alot of nice work.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #3 on: September 23, 2006, 10:10:44 pm


i made one too, cause i am a fad whore  :P
« Last Edit: September 23, 2006, 10:13:57 pm by Ensellitis »

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #4 on: September 23, 2006, 10:15:29 pm
Check younit's source. You might be surprised. Glad to see that guy again ;)

Hey!  :lol:

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #5 on: September 23, 2006, 10:22:03 pm
It's not much of a difference, but mine's edited, I fixed a couple of things, especially AAing.

It's really amazing how everyone stepped up to the plate and created very similar yet unique avatars.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #6 on: September 23, 2006, 10:25:30 pm
I've updated mine just recently. Now with added animation and classic GameBoy colours.
These are all awesome and it's great to see such quick reaction with all the members here to participate.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #7 on: September 23, 2006, 10:28:42 pm
So is this like "self-portrait, oldstyle vs newstyle" fad? if so im in!

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #8 on: September 23, 2006, 10:32:54 pm
I updated mine as well, just the bg I think.  Sorry ptoing.  Still no animation.

Love the update, PB!

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #9 on: September 23, 2006, 10:33:43 pm
Selfportrait = Mandatory
Animation and Oldstyle or whatever = not
There are no ugly colours, only ugly combinations of colours.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #10 on: September 23, 2006, 10:47:50 pm
then maybe il make several olskool versions and animate those :P see how many styles i can fit in.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #11 on: September 23, 2006, 11:37:36 pm
gas, i didnt know that you were clark gable in real life
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #12 on: September 24, 2006, 12:20:58 am
<< Updated to fit both criteria. We look like a proper crew yo.  8)

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #13 on: September 24, 2006, 12:40:03 am
I updated mine.  Its AAed...badly.

Animation coming soon. 
Back from hiatus, just remembered how excellent this community is at forming technique in a fledgeling artist of any kind.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #14 on: September 24, 2006, 12:46:56 am
updated my oldschool frames with ptoings help so that they should be error-free now and actually conform to the c64 restrictions (had quite a few stray colors before)
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #15 on: September 24, 2006, 01:10:56 am
UPDATE:

Rather poorly animated, with Microsoft Paint colors.  :crazy: :y:

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #16 on: September 24, 2006, 01:13:20 am
Wow, before I read that, I wondered what pallette could look so terrible. :P
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #17 on: September 24, 2006, 01:43:50 am
I have an animation now but no animator to erm, animate it.   :'(
damn you graphics gale free edition!

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #18 on: September 24, 2006, 01:46:20 am
Try Microsoft GIF animator.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #19 on: September 24, 2006, 02:11:37 am
Ty Faktablad.  ;D

<Now with animation

c64 Colours.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #20 on: September 24, 2006, 03:01:05 am
at some point we should all post photos of ourselves for comparisson.  i know in my portrait i shaved and gained a couple pounds of cheekflesh >.<
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #21 on: September 24, 2006, 03:02:44 am
My portrait is (i think) very similar to my actual face.  My real nose is a bit smaller, and my cheeks are probably a bit fuller.

Meta|Fox:  You're welcome.  Looks cool.  btw:  it's FaktabLAd.  :D
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #22 on: September 24, 2006, 03:20:57 am


Eh, might as well join in? Hehe...
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #23 on: September 24, 2006, 06:23:06 am
My face is longer than in my self portrati, but I was working from memory.  And I'm much handsomer, of course; not even the best artist could capture my beauty.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #24 on: September 24, 2006, 07:00:39 am
if anyone could slow down the first frame so it holds for longer than the flicker frames you'd make me the happiest man in the world ;)
animation http://akira.ensellitis.com/pixelationavatar.gif

this frame needs to be slowed:
« Last Edit: September 24, 2006, 07:13:27 am by Akira »
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #25 on: September 24, 2006, 07:06:50 am
I think I might have an epileptic seizure now.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #26 on: September 24, 2006, 07:14:02 am
seizureriffic one hyperlinked
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #27 on: September 24, 2006, 07:30:48 am
There's much insane awesome here, that I am tempted to remake mine to fit the criteria better instead of the circleloop it does now, and the likeness isn't very close either, but hey, it's ok to not be the same as everybody else :P

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #28 on: September 24, 2006, 07:51:14 am
I didnt really want to partake in this fad... but I think I should just to be a part of it

used my ID as reference, one of the few photos of myself I like lol
not completely happy with it.. but its good enough, I didnt plan on using it as my avatar anyways :P

edit-
not animated btw, maybe later

edit-

coz Im modest like that :y:
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #29 on: September 24, 2006, 10:47:27 am
whoa .TakaM.... thats awsome. in my opinion way better then your current avatar.

Edit: posted as you just posted you animated version... which is even cooler.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #30 on: September 24, 2006, 11:10:27 am
heh thanks, I was gonna do a maddox thing.. but che is cool too :)
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #31 on: September 24, 2006, 12:00:52 pm
Monsoon2D's avatar is my favourite. Megaman = Bonus cool points

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #32 on: September 24, 2006, 12:24:34 pm
gas, i didnt know that you were clark gable in real life

Adarias, that's what happens when you are 1337 wannabe.

looks more like Rubens de Falco to me.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #33 on: September 24, 2006, 01:05:31 pm
Let's see here...
* New forum design
* It's called Pixelation, heh.
... AND there is a new avatar fad.

Yeah, like I'm going to miss out on that. Check out all the suavenessness.


Will add animation later. Hopefully someone doesn't snipe my idea before then. :)

Oh, and hi everyone, long time no post. If you know 'finite' or 'vapid', I'm he. If you don't, thas coo'.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #34 on: September 24, 2006, 02:00:11 pm
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #35 on: September 24, 2006, 02:02:03 pm
So that's how you look, then?

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Reply #36 on: September 24, 2006, 02:02:28 pm
yep :P
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #37 on: September 24, 2006, 02:04:19 pm
Not exactly my place to say, and it's good that you were inspired as such to do any sort of art, but you're misinterpreting half of this improvised activity.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #38 on: September 24, 2006, 02:08:38 pm
Yeah, it looks great, but i think it'd be better to have that intergrated into the personalised flashy bit, rather than the general portrait.  :-X

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #39 on: September 24, 2006, 02:41:26 pm
TBH all of the other avatars actually show us... Giving a face to pixels we create  :P... and yours (while being pretty good) just seems like an ordinary pixel-art piece, whereas ours serve a 'purpose' if you will.

I think it would look cool if you made a normal version of YOU and animated it so you morphed into this creature.

P.s : Shouldn't this be under challenges/activities?

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Reply #40 on: September 24, 2006, 02:57:52 pm
i always sucked at selfportraits :)
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #41 on: September 24, 2006, 03:25:59 pm
What's your point?

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #42 on: September 24, 2006, 03:34:29 pm
Yeah, just do it, dude.  Give it a try.  Maybe you have always sucked, but it doesn't mean you always will.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #43 on: September 24, 2006, 05:09:26 pm



heh, i had to try to :-).
Somehow i like that metal+ skin one alot :-).

Btw, let me just introduce myself since i don't see anywhere i can and because i'm new.

My name is Wouter Verhoeven and i go by the name of Aeon Vision.
I pixel for around 6 months now and i really enjoy it.
Soon i will post some of my latest work here on the forums.
First work you'll see from me is the fadAvatar and my signature at the moment.

My other intrests are PoolBiljart, mostly 8ball and 9ball.
And just meeting up with friends.

I'm 14 years old and i'm in the second grade of highskool,
( Already did it, they told me to do it again! pff )

Well that's about it for now.
This forum is very promising!

- Aeon
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #44 on: September 24, 2006, 06:58:44 pm
Me   :'(



I shall improve it. It doesn't seen to fit properly with the others =/.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #45 on: September 24, 2006, 07:46:07 pm


Not exactly like the others, but similar.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #46 on: September 24, 2006, 08:30:16 pm
then maybe il make several olskool versions and animate those :P see how many styles i can fit in.
Make something.  Less talk, more pixel.  ;D
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #47 on: September 24, 2006, 09:31:17 pm


The low-color palette is by Brian the Great, used with permission. It just might just be the most accurate pixel representation of myself. :o

Hmm, now that I look at it in 2x, the face looks too wide. Maybe I'll edit it later.

Edit: small changes made to lines from nose/mouth.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #48 on: September 24, 2006, 09:52:33 pm
I feel so cheap.
I didn't even use a palette for the low-col portion of mine, I just used GGales color redux thingy.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #49 on: September 24, 2006, 10:21:18 pm
FIXED (thanks orbofwisdom) and avatared

used this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_palettes#Apple_IIe
not the restrictions though. the flicker is pointless but interesting.

for anyone looking for a palette to use: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_palettes

EDIT: Xion yours is so rad. i keep watching it to catch a glimpse of TR
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #50 on: September 25, 2006, 12:01:34 am
@Akira:  Much better, I like.
@S51:  As has been said, the point of the fad was a self-portrait, more accurately, one pixeled at 64x64 and increased to double its size.  Atm yours stands out from the bunch quite a bit.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #51 on: September 25, 2006, 12:02:05 am

Hi everybody.
I pixel because I can.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #52 on: September 25, 2006, 12:10:43 am
Cure: You're right it has very little in common, my mistake.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #53 on: September 25, 2006, 01:38:06 am


Decided to do one that actually followed the point of the exercise.  :)

EDIT: Added animation with Kabuki Quantum Fighter stylez.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #54 on: September 25, 2006, 01:44:47 am
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #55 on: September 25, 2006, 03:38:17 am
hey larwick, Ive already found an edit of your avatar:

 :P :n:
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #56 on: September 25, 2006, 04:09:00 am
Maybe it wasn't an edit.  Maybe they were separated at birth.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #57 on: September 25, 2006, 04:13:58 am
thats pretty similar to his explanation lol

and in a professor farnsworth kinda thing, Im sure I crossed several lines doing this
but out of boredom I threw a couple of these faces together:

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #58 on: September 25, 2006, 04:19:09 am
lmao.. neat idea

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #59 on: September 25, 2006, 09:24:49 am
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #60 on: September 25, 2006, 10:11:00 am
Yesterday I was walking on the streets staring at people thinking how good or bad they would look pixelated like that. Really weird.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #61 on: September 25, 2006, 10:29:54 am

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #62 on: September 25, 2006, 11:36:21 am
Not cool until she stars posting here  :crazy:

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #63 on: September 25, 2006, 12:18:26 pm
OK.   Update.

Small version.

Proper size.

My MSN.

C64 version small. 

Big C64. 

IM going to animate it all together soon.  This challenge made me realize how much I love the C64 pallette.  Its so much fun. 
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #64 on: September 25, 2006, 01:48:38 pm
Every time someone says they love the c64 palette a dead kitten is ressurected and is all cute and shit and purrs and rubs its' face on your shin.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #65 on: September 25, 2006, 03:46:59 pm
I think I only got half a kitten but it's made from pure cute
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #66 on: September 25, 2006, 03:49:21 pm
Hawken:  great job with the avatar, but perhaps another 2 frames where the vomit is flying toward the viewer.  At the moment is just appears!

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #67 on: September 25, 2006, 04:11:41 pm
Vomit?? I think he explodes into 8x8 tiles :D
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #68 on: September 25, 2006, 06:34:48 pm
mine was kinda wrong the first time, so I made a fix:

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #70 on: September 25, 2006, 08:32:25 pm
hey larwick, Ive already found an edit of your avatar:

 :P :n:

Haha yes, i'm glad someone else saw that. I was chatting about it on the PJ IRC with some peeps when it was accepted. I didn't want to be an ass and start accusing him of anything though.

And LOL Takam, that's funny. They all look really good now.. Is the first post updated yet? *goes to look*

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #71 on: September 25, 2006, 08:44:49 pm
ill prolly update it with an anim soon. not as simple as the others but oh well.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #72 on: September 25, 2006, 09:03:46 pm
ill prolly update it with an anim soon. not as simple as the others but oh well.

You are not black-haired! Damn :ouch:

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #73 on: September 25, 2006, 09:13:47 pm
thats just a sign that im not a good pixeler ;)

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #74 on: September 25, 2006, 09:47:54 pm
ill prolly update it with an anim soon. not as simple as the others but oh well.

You are not black-haired! Damn :ouch:

 :D
Me neither.  I'm pretty sure I'm the only blonde though!

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #75 on: September 25, 2006, 09:54:40 pm
I am blonde/dark blonde.  Depends on the light really.  In photos it seems brown-ish.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #76 on: September 25, 2006, 09:57:20 pm
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Me neither.  I'm pretty sure I'm the only blonde though!

None's black-haired here actually. But everyone knows...

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #77 on: September 25, 2006, 10:04:03 pm
Well actually.. my hair is naturally black.  8)

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #78 on: September 25, 2006, 10:17:09 pm
Mine too  :)

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #79 on: September 25, 2006, 10:18:14 pm
Well actually.. my hair is naturally black.  8)

Everyone saying it this days :-\

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #80 on: September 25, 2006, 11:09:54 pm
Me neither.  I'm pretty sure I'm the only blonde though!
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #81 on: September 25, 2006, 11:44:16 pm
Every time someone says they love the c64 palette a dead kitten is ressurected and is all cute and shit and purrs and rubs its' face on your shin.

Cool.  But if everyone starts to love it, and we run out of kittens, what happens?

OK OK.  Generally speaking a lot of people on other forums have signed up just to show off the Fadatars(patent pending).  So we should have things like this more often to attract members who are actually here to pixel, and not just trying to hire us. 
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #82 on: September 25, 2006, 11:47:12 pm
Wewt.
I'm too lazy to animate.

Correction.
I'm too lazy to animate well.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #83 on: September 26, 2006, 02:21:55 am
Update:

I pixel because I can.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #84 on: September 26, 2006, 02:39:06 am


ohi. animation included!

may or may not fix stuff, dunno
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #85 on: September 26, 2006, 04:16:41 am
UPDATE: Heh, made a simple animation, I think everyone will know what palette I used heh

teh keops avatar...



I think I'll do some animation thing too soon...

Catch ya later

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #86 on: September 26, 2006, 06:29:01 am
Keops! i've missed you! I hope you dont go back into that lurking mode of yours again.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #87 on: September 26, 2006, 08:16:09 am
Vomit?? I think he explodes into 8x8 tiles :D

heh yes. like most of my old snes games

are you gonna update the block then??  ;)
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #88 on: September 26, 2006, 11:12:45 am

Sega Master System palette anyone? Palette fading ahoy!

I'll probably add more animated bollocks to this later, but I'll keep the same URL from here in.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #89 on: September 26, 2006, 12:01:17 pm
@Indigo: Heh thanks. I'm trying to get back into the community so you may see a bit more from me.

ptepid, that avatar you made looks great! I'm loving it. Going to animate mine soon!
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #90 on: September 26, 2006, 03:27:04 pm
Hi pixelopolis crew,

    I don't know if my attempt in this fad avatar is good enough to be inserted in the list ...

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #91 on: September 26, 2006, 03:31:43 pm
looks kinda blurry
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #92 on: September 26, 2006, 08:53:31 pm
Well I liked this thing so much, being the shallow up myself vain... searching for a word that want get me band (someone else think of one) guy I am I made one. I really need to work on the animation and there are a number of other problems in the piece but I doubt I will be changing it much. Why try and make it as perfect as me. Just Joking anyways here I am -

X1 X2

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The Final one
X1 and X2
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #93 on: September 27, 2006, 03:03:35 am

Been working on learning dithering and antialiasing, plus the likeness is much better (and it reflects my recent haircut   :)).
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #94 on: September 27, 2006, 03:25:01 am
wow, amazing fad, I think I'm gonna make one as well.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #95 on: September 27, 2006, 05:04:58 am


Well, I'm in a much better shape now, but I don't know how to AA it, so it isn't nearly as smooth as the others.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #96 on: September 27, 2006, 11:17:23 am
I Fixed mine now! Proper size.  ;D

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #97 on: September 27, 2006, 12:31:53 pm
I think it could use a little bit more contrast, glad you changed the size :D

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #98 on: September 28, 2006, 12:19:37 am
hi.

As i promissed here it is, I hope you guys like it  ;D

me


edit: I'm thinking of changin the hair color cause now i look at it seems black, and i don't have black hair.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #99 on: September 28, 2006, 03:02:06 am
Did one.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #100 on: September 28, 2006, 06:08:52 am
Hooray! All I'm going to do for tonight, used the 4-6 color palette everyone else was using, maybe needs more colors, maybe will work on it more tomorrow. First pixels in almost a year.. Peace out.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #101 on: September 28, 2006, 06:24:34 am
Dogmeat, this looks like it was badly color-reduced.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #103 on: September 28, 2006, 08:03:27 am
Even if it's not ripped and just remade from reference, you should always supply the reference you're using. And also, this is extremely fast and dirty work, you should really clean it up, aa it and whatnot. Now it's just not very aesthetically pleasing at all.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #104 on: September 28, 2006, 11:36:39 am
HOW ARE YOU GENTLEMEN!!

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #105 on: September 28, 2006, 12:24:11 pm
Thats go to be one of my favourites.   :-*

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #106 on: September 28, 2006, 12:26:53 pm
I made one, it's quite terrible though. Doing portraits are really not my strong point. Some later day when I'm good enough, I'll re-do this.. but for now, this is as good as I can do. :P

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #107 on: September 28, 2006, 01:04:47 pm
HOW ARE YOU GENTLEMEN!!




I couldn't agree more with feron, a magnificent piece of art!

scary too though  :P
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #108 on: September 28, 2006, 02:54:27 pm
First female!!

you did a good job too  :)

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #109 on: September 28, 2006, 03:14:42 pm
Dogmeat, this looks like it was badly color-reduced.

I didn't color reduce, I traced the outline of picards head from a pic and used the pallete everyone else was using to shade it. I was really tired last night and forgot to mention it was a draft, I suppose saying "all i'm going to do for tonight" wasn't enough to get that point across. I plan to work on it more tonight and smooth him out, and I'm really considering adding a few colors. Bear with me, it's been a LONG time since I've pixeled and I'm like the tin-man when dorothy first encountered him.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #110 on: September 28, 2006, 04:44:58 pm
First female!!

you did a good job too  :)

thanks  ;D

well the thing is that I couldn't resist to make my onw after watching all you guys do those amazing portraits...



To Helm and Dogmeat: seems that old habits never change... >.<
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #111 on: September 28, 2006, 06:25:35 pm


Touched it a little during a meeting, still working on it.

Think the left eye needs more detail, want to smooth out a lot of the individual pixels, etc..

Helm, good to see you're still around :)
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #113 on: September 28, 2006, 09:45:06 pm
@Dogmeat: Omg, holy crap, you're Patrick Stewart? That's so cool. Never knew you were an avid pixeller...  ;)

Love that one Lawrence, and Feron, i can't believe you forgot about Stitchy!  D:

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Reply #114 on: September 28, 2006, 10:23:24 pm
@Dogmeat: Omg, holy crap, you're Patrick Stewart? That's so cool. Never knew you were an avid pixeller...  ;)

Love that one Lawrence, and Feron, i can't believe you forgot about Stitchy!  D:

The truth is out!

Once I finish my picard I'm going to do a Data also. I forgot how much fun pixeling was, it's so addictive.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #115 on: September 28, 2006, 11:04:16 pm
Love that one Lawrence, and Feron, i can't believe you forgot about Stitchy!  D:

Stitchy hasnt posted in the official fad avatar thread, therefore tisha is the first female to use on pixelation.  :mean:

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Reply #116 on: September 29, 2006, 09:27:10 am
 :y:

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #117 on: September 29, 2006, 05:16:55 pm
So...  what do I win?  :P
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #118 on: September 29, 2006, 07:49:27 pm
a stalker...

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Reply #119 on: September 29, 2006, 08:01:27 pm
I hate this, this is so badass, why did I have to find out about pixelation now? I am so discouraged from pixeling now.
And I am finally seeing that you were the one worth eating.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #120 on: September 30, 2006, 01:57:16 am
updated mine.  Mind editing the block to show the new file?

*edit: I forgot i was a mod  :)  updated first post*
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Reply #121 on: September 30, 2006, 02:08:08 am
haha indigo, awesome update! :y:
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #122 on: September 30, 2006, 02:35:08 am
Woohoo! I joined the fad!



I really like the c64 palette. I barely gave any thought to my choices and the colours still came out good.

GOODNIGHT, you better join in on this. I'm drooling over my keyboard at the thought of a portrait in your style.

EDIT: a couple edits.
EDIT2: With fixed zoom
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #123 on: September 30, 2006, 03:50:51 am
LOL indigo, that pwns  :o

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #124 on: September 30, 2006, 04:18:10 am
yeah, screw low-res.  :)  you all know my avy pwns you all

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Reply #125 on: September 30, 2006, 09:59:24 am
:y:

Remind me of an Agent.  :o
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Reply #126 on: September 30, 2006, 11:53:48 am
Thanks skull <3
Havent pixeled anything in a while, so i enjoy editing this until it reaches me!

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #127 on: September 30, 2006, 03:19:31 pm
here's my fadatar

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #128 on: October 01, 2006, 02:25:13 am
1up, you are not going to wear yours?
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #129 on: October 01, 2006, 03:14:01 pm
1up, you are not going to wear yours?
i'm still working on it, but yeah, i will. and is it showing up as a red x for you?

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #130 on: October 01, 2006, 10:43:47 pm
You can put me up there.
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Evil prevails.
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Greetings.

Reply #131 on: October 02, 2006, 03:21:16 pm
Greetings to everone in this community: artists, posters, mods, admins, and lurkers. I've been reading your forum now for a few days and I was quite taken with the sense of comraderie and benevolence in the name of pixelated art.

Please add my humble submission to your collection of avatars, if it pleases you.




At your service,

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Reply #132 on: October 02, 2006, 05:06:42 pm
What a unique style. Welcome aboard.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #133 on: October 02, 2006, 07:37:33 pm
okay, i finished mine, i'm still not that good at portraits.

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Reply #134 on: October 02, 2006, 09:12:33 pm
I wanna be in the gang... :B

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Reply #135 on: October 02, 2006, 10:33:41 pm
Mirre, that's excellent :)

Hmm, the first post really needs updating by now.

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The exercise

Reply #136 on: October 03, 2006, 12:08:14 am
Please accept my apologies.

This isn't an excuse, but an admission--the creation of this avatar was a first for me in two ways. It was my first attempt at doing computer graphics (I've been a long time oggler but have never tried it) and my first attempt at animation.

It took a very long time--in the process I learned how to use photoshop and image ready in a day using Adobe Help. I'm sure the more experienced among you could have knocked this out in a few hours. It took me much longer.

But it seems I didn't follow the guide--when I looked at the gifs I only noted that they were 128x128 and used an orange shaded background. I didn't realize that you were supposed to create it in 64x64.

They say first impressions last the longest, so I hope I haven't started off on the wrong foot with everyone.

Therefore, please accept my sincere apology.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #137 on: October 03, 2006, 12:44:11 am
HAHA, GA. no problems at all.

This was not an exercise to begin with, and there are no strict rules either. It's just that I did my avatar and people seemed to like it and made similar versions.
I like yours, reminds me of old dos games. Good stuff :)

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Reply #138 on: October 03, 2006, 03:07:45 am
Ptoing, glad you could enjoy my style. And Helm also, thank you if that comment was for me about "unique" style.

I see a great many designs here from obvious talents. I wonder what would result from a little collaboration?




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Reply #139 on: October 03, 2006, 08:58:04 am
Yes I was reffering to you. I was very impressed by how when color came on in the avatar animation, you handled the eye coloring and to degrees the lips and subtle chin variations of lightness, without wasting shades. Though the piece retains a somewhat rugged edge, not completely pixel-art-smooth which is very very rare that I find charming instead of thinking 'FIX FIX COMPLETE MAKE IT RIGHT'. So um, I guess I really like your avatar.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #140 on: October 03, 2006, 10:31:03 am
Thanks Lawrence! I really like yours as well. The lightsetting and animation is top notch.

There are really alot of good fad avatars collected here. They're pretty impressive and that's why I was so inspired as to do one myself. To see if I could keep the standard, haha.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #141 on: October 03, 2006, 03:10:11 pm
They're pretty impressive and that's why I was so inspired as to do one myself. To see if I could keep the standard, haha.

You certrainly did  :P

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #142 on: October 03, 2006, 04:20:59 pm
Count meh in :)



Looks much better in original size btw

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #143 on: October 03, 2006, 04:28:51 pm
I did one too, if anyone cares  :crazy:
I've not got anything interesting to type here..

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #144 on: October 04, 2006, 03:59:17 am
Ptoing, glad you could enjoy my style. And Helm also, thank you if that comment was for me about "unique" style.

I see a great many designs here from obvious talents. I wonder what would result from a little collaboration?




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what I was impresed about was besides everything, the metal gear Cameo, you really moved me with it <3
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #145 on: October 04, 2006, 07:16:06 am
Yes I was reffering to you. I was very impressed by how when color came on in the avatar animation, you handled the eye coloring and to degrees the lips and subtle chin variations of lightness, without wasting shades. Though the piece retains a somewhat rugged edge, not completely pixel-art-smooth which is very very rare that I find charming instead of thinking 'FIX FIX COMPLETE MAKE IT RIGHT'. So um, I guess I really like your avatar.

Kind words sir. I like yours as well. Your odd choice of colors and the economical way in which you've put them to use is artful and eye-catching. Using the animation to shift your dithering around on the backdrop is neat. Excellent attention to shadows. Again, your color economy is quite good. Hope to see more of your work as I delve into old posts. Any good ones come to mind that you can link me to?

what I was impresed about was besides everything, the metal gear Cameo, you really moved me with it <3

I moved you? You have moved me, my dear, with your kind praise. Thanks for noticing my MGS cameo. The layout isn't exact because of the space limitations, but I feel I've captured the essence of the "codec" screen.

As for you, I find your avatar to be--sumptious. Perhaps even delicious. Why? You've employed a naturalistic style to what is normally symmetrical. Most of the avatars have complete symmetry (except for hair) between the left and right eh sections of the face. But I see a slight turning of the head in your piece, and small differences in size and shape. It strikes me as something you labored over as a true artist would - capturing the essence of life without trying to straighten nature into manmade preconceptions. Does that make any sense?

I'd love to see more of your work as well. Any links to posts or galleries? I have nothing up as this was the third piece of CG I've ever done. Heh.

....

Let's see. To Elk! Elk, my friend, I saw in one of your posts that you don't think you can make your portrait or some such nonsense. Will you at least try? You can obviously make a face. Now just make yours. Get a mirror and stare at yourself for a while. Then slowly build up the pixels in your graphics program. Do your best, take your time, and share it with us. I'm sure some of these fine people can give you tips or give you a nudge in the right direction if you're having trouble. Just remember, once begun is half done!

At your service,

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #146 on: October 04, 2006, 10:14:48 am
Updated my avatar.

I added a likeness using the magical 16 color palette that all of those old DOS games used. Also reduced the colors on the main portrait from 184 to 16! This animation is still weighing in at 226k, even after color reduction and using transparencies anywhere I can. I'm learning this process so any suggestions on how to squeeze out some more bytes would be helpful.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #147 on: October 04, 2006, 11:06:54 am
Hey GA, I like that new one. very cool use of the EGA palette. I had a look at your animation and you could shave of quite some kb by removing all that dither you got going on during the fades. just make proper inbetween colours for the fades and not let photoshop or whatever you use dither it up :) Dither compresses way worse than solid colour, esp random dither.

Keep it up. :y:
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #148 on: October 05, 2006, 08:48:25 am
No more dithering for me. Thanks for the advice. Somehow there's a new freedom in minimalism I wasn't expecting.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #149 on: October 05, 2006, 09:45:09 am
No more dithering for me. Thanks for the advice. Somehow there's a new freedom in minimalism I wasn't expecting.

GA

Back to the roots ...

BTW, excellent subliminal avatar GA  ... I just hope there won't be a denouncements rush ...
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #150 on: October 05, 2006, 11:10:30 am
4 pages of faditude.
How long can the floor creak before it loses its voice?

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #151 on: October 05, 2006, 03:11:47 pm

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #152 on: October 06, 2006, 06:01:44 am
Yay, think i'm remembering how to do it. borrowed some colors from ptoing :)



Can i get in the main thread now?
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #153 on: October 06, 2006, 06:52:17 am
Hello,
I am new here. For now I only looked at a few threads, but I think they give me inspiration.
Pixel art is something new for me, but I think it's fun doing it.
I am currently working on a lineart.
I will post it, if I feel it's good.

Now to my questions.
What is a fad avatar?
What does fad stand for?
Is it an abbreviation or an acronym?
When does someone deserve to be in this fad gang? :)

Thanks for reading :)

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #154 on: October 06, 2006, 06:57:16 am
It means 1 guy did 1 thing.....

And all these other guys took his "concept" and used their creative talents to assimilate that concept to produce something unique but staying within the boundries of what makes up the concept.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #155 on: October 06, 2006, 09:04:12 am

Now to my questions.
What is a fad avatar?
What does fad stand for?
Is it an abbreviation or an acronym?
When does someone deserve to be in this fad gang? :)

Thanks for reading :)

First of all "fad" is more or less the same as craze, something that is hot right now. Just try to picture fashion, when people start wearing similar clothes because they become popular. (btw the dictionary is your friend)
Now putting it in the fad avatar context, all the similar avatars here on this thread would be fad avatars.
And it's not like you have to meet any requirements for joining it, just pixel your own avatar :0

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #156 on: October 06, 2006, 05:05:20 pm
Maybe the main page shouldn't be updated. That might be too much awesome for one page!


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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #157 on: October 07, 2006, 02:54:20 am
Updated yet again, did an animation of my final:



For the older images:

OLD:   NEW: FINAL:


Made a bunch more modifications, so it looked more like me. The pic i took of my head was at a weird angle, so I had to use that and also a mirror as reference, but I think I have it pretty damn close. Let me know if you guys want to see the ref.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #158 on: October 07, 2006, 06:33:57 am
Just look at that smile! You belong on a can of campbell's soup!


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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #159 on: October 07, 2006, 07:44:55 am
THanks GA,

unfortunately, I actually look like that. Except the open mouth part. Funny, the extra frames for the animation took me no more than 30 mins.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #160 on: October 07, 2006, 09:05:51 am
Actually, Dogmeat, I like your previous fadatar much more...why did you change it?

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #161 on: October 07, 2006, 03:21:24 pm
The Picard?

I took the advice of someone on this thread and did myself, I still plan to do picard and data though, i just needed something to rebuild my skills with first. Or do you mean a previous version of the one I have now?
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #162 on: October 07, 2006, 06:08:22 pm
This is the one I love.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #163 on: October 07, 2006, 10:35:11 pm

I know everyone's been anxiously awaiting mine. :-\
I look a little less awesome in reality, btw.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #164 on: October 08, 2006, 01:31:28 am
Picard Final: ( for now  :D )



Some WIPS!!!

  UPDATE:

Picard


My Girlfriend - needs more work than worth posting on here. update later.

Lots of work to do on both, but my eyes are bulging out of my head right now, and I need to quit obsessing.
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Reply #165 on: October 08, 2006, 01:12:35 pm
The overdithered style isn't very flattering blown up Dogmeat- notice most entries use a lot more simple, cell like shading that maintains its appeal at 2x.
How long can the floor creak before it loses its voice?

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #166 on: October 08, 2006, 02:26:21 pm

I'm a weakling, I joined the fad... :'(
Animation coming soon.

EDIT: Just the beginning...what do you think?
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Reply #167 on: October 08, 2006, 04:28:15 pm
Your hair is wicked. :lol:
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #168 on: October 08, 2006, 04:40:25 pm
It's actually light brown and much more messy, but I'm lazy.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #169 on: October 08, 2006, 05:11:36 pm
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #170 on: October 08, 2006, 06:00:46 pm

I'm a weakling, I joined the fad... :'(
Animation coming soon.

EDIT: Just the beginning...what do you think?


looks good so far, although your hair freaks me out man, it looks like a perfect fusion of a hat + real hair.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #171 on: October 09, 2006, 10:07:47 pm


It is hard to believe how FAD my AVATAR is 0:

Sixteen colours of dottyness. It looks a bit dirty, if someone sees something I sould change for the better, please tell me :]

Animation coming if I ever come up with something amusing.

EDIT: I just realized that I still have stuff to do but, alas, it is in the middle of the night and I'll just change the picture if I update it. Critz R ztilL WELCUM as I'd deliberately put it. :D

EDIT2: Updatzerd :]
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #172 on: October 09, 2006, 10:37:05 pm
jad: i think, while they work great for the hair. the two darkest browns does not really fit as skin tones. it kindof makes the neck look like some sort of jaw strap for a helmet.
or maybe it would be enough to just add more lighter skintones to the neck. and also the nostril area.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #173 on: October 10, 2006, 04:29:01 am
Woo!  First proper pixel art in...too long.  A year and a half, perhaps?  Too long, regardless.

It even looks like me, if you squint a bit.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #174 on: October 10, 2006, 09:01:22 pm
SEE UPDATED IMAGES BELOW
First one has hires restrictions, I think. Second is hires edited (doesn't use any restriction aside from the palette). Third is an attempt to fully use the potential of the c64 palette.

And I've just realised that there are a few problems on the colours, but I'll fix them later.

And I want C&C, please. ;)
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #175 on: October 10, 2006, 10:29:13 pm
Filax, man. The C64 pal looks awesome. Completely slapped me in the face and reminded me that when editing palettes you're allowed to edit the actual pixels too. No C&C from me i'm afraid, just caught my eye and i had to comment.  :y:

Nice stuff from everyone else too!

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #176 on: October 11, 2006, 07:53:14 am


Colour problems should be fixed. Let me know what you think.

@Larwick: I'm glad you liked, man. You should do a c64 version of yours too, I'm sure you'd do something awsome ;D

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #177 on: October 11, 2006, 11:28:53 am

Holy, Moly. They are awesome, the first two are very simple and look superb, but the third is mind-blowing..  :y:

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #178 on: October 11, 2006, 04:00:41 pm
Forgive me if I'm unable to see what everyone else is seeing but what is so special about the 3rd sprite? It seems apparent to me that everyone is excited about the fact that it uses a C64 palatte, but what else? I just want to understand :)
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #179 on: October 11, 2006, 05:29:01 pm
It's just damn cool pixel art dogmeat. It looks chromey and shiny... Ooooooh shiny  ;D

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #180 on: October 11, 2006, 07:02:55 pm
The C64 sprite is really cool looking, but the shadows make it look like you have very large cheeks and a concave upper lip.  :P
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #181 on: October 12, 2006, 11:40:15 am
Final Avatar. I had to salute one of my favorite films of all time.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #182 on: October 12, 2006, 03:22:34 pm
Final Avatar. I had to salute one of my favorite films of all time.

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He he that's excellent ! I really like your animated fadatars.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #183 on: October 12, 2006, 04:30:18 pm


I feel late.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #184 on: October 13, 2006, 08:07:15 pm
My faddy.

c64 palette and wide pixels but I didn't stick to the "3+1 colors per 4x8 tile" limitation. I'll try to fix that soon.

No Tremulant, I feel late :)
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #185 on: October 15, 2006, 09:37:44 am
Sorry if I'm being extremely dense, but what IS the fad?
C64 colors?Horizontal bands in the bg?
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #186 on: October 15, 2006, 12:51:58 pm
The fad is having an avatar that's a portrait of yourself.  Most people also copied the horizontal bands and the palette, some people animated theirs with other graphical restrictions, but the fad is just the portrait avatar.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #187 on: October 15, 2006, 02:11:35 pm
ok what the hell, I did one.  It ain't animated or anything.  I mainly did it for some more Amstrad CPC practice as am working on games for the old machine and need to practice the wide pixel mode some more as am to used to using its 4 color 320x200 resolution.  This portraits based on an old pic of me cos I currently have really short hair that's so freakin' boring to draw.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #188 on: October 15, 2006, 09:30:51 pm
without trying to come across as a complete dolt, how the hell am I supposed to easily scale it to 2x after having made it at 1x ??

never mind the above, it as easy as doing a 2x image scale with nearest neighbour :D

1x 2x
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #189 on: October 15, 2006, 09:36:32 pm
Zoom to 2x and take a screenshot then crop everything out fo the screenshot.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #190 on: October 15, 2006, 09:39:46 pm
yeah allready thought of that, but what with the animation I REALLY didn't feel like doing that with all the frames.
besides, I fixed it easy peasy
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #191 on: October 15, 2006, 10:52:54 pm
man wolvey, thats awesome. i still remember the old pics of you looking like logan  :lol:
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #192 on: October 15, 2006, 10:55:25 pm
Loving yours Wolverine. That palette looks great :D

Nice anim eq, but when you grow a hairy beard it seems your neck dissapears??  :wah:

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #193 on: October 16, 2006, 07:23:28 am
Nice anim eq, but when you grow a hairy beard it seems your neck dissapears??  :wah:

shit LOL you're right, I hadnt even noticed it. not even when scrutinizing it at first after your comment.
I was like wtf is he talking about and then suddenly I saw it happen hehe

will fix that tonight when I get home.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #194 on: October 16, 2006, 02:44:43 pm
Couldn't sleep (yet again...) so I put my headphones on and messed around with mine doing a simple animation.


The demon face flashing is a CPC version of my 'Amon - Apocalypse of Devilman' avatar I use on MSN and used to use as my DA icon.

It's not great but it'll do.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #195 on: October 16, 2006, 04:39:48 pm
Nice stuff wolverine!
That flickering would maybe look better with a white bg but - ah hell forget it I'm off going home now, bye and nice evening gals n'guys!

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #196 on: October 16, 2006, 04:46:38 pm
Wolverine: yay! It looks great and that anim ation is swell. I really like your colour choices!

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #197 on: October 17, 2006, 02:28:17 am
Hm, never did many portraits, so it looked as good practice, besides the whole fun of it.Problem is, it looks like me...30 years in the future  :P About the "animation" (cough, only two frames,cough), I had Monty Python's The Mouse Problem in mind, but now, looking at it, it kinda reminds me of Tom and Jerry.

1x -    2x -

Pinky dot is my prized chicken pox scar  :D

Edit: Oopsie-daisy, it has a problem that is quite obvious but I couldn't notice until Sohasu pointed in PJ...small head =X Going to work on that.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #198 on: October 17, 2006, 02:44:42 am

Oh god how i just want to fit in :D

1st post after lurking for about 7000 years(since the very original board i believe? damn i was a youngin' back then). AA is rushed, but i'm slouching terribly in front of my lcd moniter, which is a great way to solve many visual problems you might have btw. :y:
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #199 on: October 17, 2006, 02:29:15 pm


aaed with the colors you already had there, fixed some small banding problems on the neck, changed second brightest shade of flesh a bit. Hope I helped.

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Reply #200 on: October 17, 2006, 03:57:11 pm
mush mush appreshiated, updated above, think i'll call this done now that my slack from yesterday has been picked up

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #201 on: October 17, 2006, 04:29:05 pm
Good update... can be AAed further but yes, move forth to newer things.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #202 on: October 17, 2006, 04:58:59 pm
I just realized that instead of the 'insert image' tag, I used the 'bold' one in my first post... I gotta start getting more sleep...  ::)

Either way, it's fixed now...

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #203 on: October 18, 2006, 02:30:59 am

It's me-ish. Posterizing when you least expect it!
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #204 on: October 18, 2006, 10:55:13 am
Yay, seems I pestered you enough to get one done!  It's darn cute too.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #205 on: October 18, 2006, 11:32:01 am
Yay, seems I pestered you enough to get one done!  It's darn cute too.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #206 on: October 18, 2006, 04:28:10 pm

I guess it does look like me.
EDIT: Forgot my mole. :huh:
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #207 on: October 19, 2006, 01:57:17 am

I guess it does look like me.
EDIT: Forgot my mole. :huh:

looks like the next door neighbor from that 70's show :)

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #208 on: October 19, 2006, 02:25:23 am
 
It's me, why not. By the way, I stole your palet, Dogmeat. I hope that's okay  ;D

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #209 on: October 19, 2006, 04:16:17 am

Someone else did the animationg of the frames.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #210 on: October 19, 2006, 04:32:42 am

Someone else did the animationg of the frames.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #211 on: October 19, 2006, 06:03:28 am
.TakaM: What's the point of just quoting his post?  We (and he) can see that the wrong image appears to be present.

@rabidbaboy: What .TakaM didn't say is that your hotlinking is apparently not appreciated ;)
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #212 on: October 19, 2006, 11:48:22 am
well I figured his cache is probably displaying what he intended for us to see, so I uploaded the "dont hotlink" image somewhere else and edited his quote so he'd see how it looks to us



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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #213 on: October 19, 2006, 02:14:21 pm


aaed with the colors you already had there, fixed some small banding problems on the neck, changed second brightest shade of flesh a bit. Hope I helped.

in your edit the highlight on the right eye makes the pupil and cornea look a bit smaller, kinda un balanced compared to the left eye.

Whats got me confused; is this a male or female face?! It's anime metrosexual!  :hehe:
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #214 on: October 19, 2006, 02:46:44 pm
Metrosexual?  Androgynous would be a better descriptive word, since metrosexual is a reference to lifestyle and not appearance...
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #215 on: October 19, 2006, 03:26:39 pm
irl i am a very ugly, yet dare i say extremely manly mannish kind of man. the portrait was simply all a part of my scheme to portray myself in a more womanly light to the internet public.

 :-*

real pic, that's me on the far left

fun fact: the black guy's name is Cristoph, and he plays a mean jazz flute
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #216 on: October 19, 2006, 05:02:14 pm
Dogmeat, feel free to like whatever you want. Get over other people trying to help by editing though, it'll be good for you.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #217 on: October 19, 2006, 07:56:15 pm
Dogmeat, feel free to like whatever you want. Get over other people trying to help by editing though, it'll be good for you.

oh ok moms, noooo problem. Wanna tuck me in tonight when I go to sleep?

Since you and I have always had this relationship of telling each other how each other is, how about I tell you the following:

I love you Helm!

That is all, enjoy the rest of your day.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #218 on: October 19, 2006, 09:11:02 pm
Wanna take this passive-agressive bullshit with me in private messages? Feel free. Otherwise: get over it.

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Reply #219 on: October 19, 2006, 10:11:26 pm
Wanna take this passive-agressive bullshit with me in private messages? Feel free. Otherwise: get over it.

Grow up.
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Reply #220 on: October 19, 2006, 10:41:40 pm
Your defiance very much disqualifies you to make any such statement. And seriously, get rid of your negative crap elsewhere.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #221 on: October 19, 2006, 11:01:21 pm
uhm..

there's no way to change another person. it's up to them to change themself.
best bet is to learn to accept others for whom they are, and this goes to both of you, helm and dogmeat..
just a suggestion, nothing more.
lets keep the peace.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #222 on: October 19, 2006, 11:07:06 pm
Helm just made an edit trying to help, not saying "THIS IS HOW IT'S DONE". In this case here Helm has done nothing wrong or bad whatsoever. Dogmeat is the one who should apologise.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #223 on: October 19, 2006, 11:14:49 pm
every perspective is equally valuable..
I wasn't refering to the edit helm made.
it could be seen that helm's response to dogmeat's simple question was provocative towards dogmeat, causeing dogmeat to respond in an equally provocative nature..
we shouldn't dismiss one for the other based upon which one is more or less provacative.

I simply suggested what i did, and hope things move on.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #224 on: October 19, 2006, 11:32:34 pm
I've always respected you Alex, for the sheer fact that regardless of what's going on, on this forum, you seem to always be the "mature" one in comparison to most people on this forum. I think that's what's been bothering me since I've come back, most of you are way too serious, and immature. No-one gives good critique anymore and it seems like everyone is being real fake.

I aplologize, for swimming in the immaturity pool with some of you.

I suppose I just want pixelation to be what it used to be, but I've realized it never will be.

I'm outta here, gonna stop trying to make something out of nothing.

The new forum is good, has some neat people, but I just can't take this monopoly of mods that seem to dominate the forum.

It's my own problem, peace out.
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #225 on: October 19, 2006, 11:40:50 pm
never understood why anyone would want a respect-less send off but whatever, moving on... :hehe:
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #226 on: October 20, 2006, 04:37:07 am
i wasn't going to post this, since the style doesnt match at all  :-\, but to get back on topic, here it is:

bleh

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Reply #227 on: October 20, 2006, 07:21:30 am
I see what you're doing there!
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Reply #228 on: October 21, 2006, 08:49:08 pm
Late to the party.

 

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Sure, Helm, why not?  :lol:

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #229 on: October 21, 2006, 08:53:44 pm
...but a wonderful entry. Why not aa the neck outline?

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #230 on: October 22, 2006, 04:40:33 am

meh...it turned out more cartoony than i wanted

edit: i dont know if this is any better.... but now its animated :P
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #231 on: October 24, 2006, 10:52:49 pm


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Reply #232 on: October 25, 2006, 08:35:50 am
heres mine


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 ;D It will be animated, once i find a decent program that doesn't cost anything :mean:
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #233 on: October 25, 2006, 08:44:36 am

meh...it turned out more cartoony than i wanted

edit: i dont know if this is any better.... but now its animated :P

un-dithered is much better, you should only really dither when trying to give the impression of a rough texture, especially when your final image is doubled.
just add an extra colour if you want it to look smoother :y:
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #234 on: October 25, 2006, 11:31:43 am
you should only really dither when trying to give the impression of a rough texture, especially when your final image is doubled.
just add an extra colour if you want it to look smoother :y:

I'd say this is bullshit. You can perfectly use dithering for blending colors, giving volume, smoothing and so on, and not for just giving "the impression of rough textures". It pretty much involves mixing dithering patterns (not only sticking to one, though you can if desired), knowing light sources and the goal of dithering itself within the picture, and of course knowing how to do it :X
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Reply #235 on: October 26, 2006, 03:14:21 pm

:D That looks great. Wonderfully done.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #236 on: October 27, 2006, 01:18:38 am
I'd say this is bullshit. You can perfectly use dithering for blending colors, giving volume, smoothing and so on, and not for just giving "the impression of rough textures". It pretty much involves mixing dithering patterns (not only sticking to one, though you can if desired), knowing light sources and the goal of dithering itself within the picture, and of course knowing how to do it :X
I'll admit I did skip other purposes dithering is useful for, but I did that just so my post would seem on point because I believe all the dithering has done is make lego's face look rough
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Reply #237 on: October 27, 2006, 08:48:18 am
i actually like the rough look... its what i look like when i havent shaved in a few days...

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #238 on: October 27, 2006, 09:03:48 am
:D That looks great. Wonderfully done.

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Reply #239 on: October 27, 2006, 11:35:33 pm
Changed my avatar animation, hated the alternate style.
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Reply #240 on: October 28, 2006, 02:52:06 am
Terley, why did you make yours puke water?  Bit of an odd choice don't ya think? :huh:

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Reply #241 on: October 28, 2006, 08:52:45 am
I don't know..  :(  ???
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Reply #242 on: October 28, 2006, 09:17:27 am
I think waterfall-mouth is pretty rocking, personally.

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Reply #243 on: October 28, 2006, 09:24:39 am
Terley. that's so funny :D
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Reply #244 on: November 02, 2006, 02:07:28 pm
thanks guys  :D
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Reply #245 on: November 03, 2006, 02:23:19 am

I am hopping on the bandwagon!
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Reply #246 on: November 03, 2006, 02:48:58 am
I am hopping on the bandwagon!

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Reply #247 on: November 03, 2006, 03:18:12 am
That's funny and sad at the same time. I wonder if I should post my photo... because i REALLY dont look like him. :)
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Reply #248 on: November 04, 2006, 04:44:31 am
Update mine:
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Reply #249 on: November 04, 2006, 01:09:39 pm
Ok, since I've got access to a webcam right now, likeness check! Not as off as I actually thought

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Reply #250 on: November 07, 2006, 05:29:53 am
Long time lurker, first time poster  :)
   
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Reply #251 on: November 08, 2006, 11:14:21 pm


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Reply #252 on: November 09, 2006, 06:38:13 pm
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Reply #253 on: November 12, 2006, 03:25:41 pm
Yea, a bit late.. but better late than never.

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Reply #254 on: November 12, 2006, 09:53:55 pm
The hair is gorgeous, Zoso, but the shoulders are dirtied by dithering, which just doesn't hold up as well at 2x.
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Reply #255 on: November 13, 2006, 06:18:18 am
Thank you :P.

Yea i know, i did't really know how to make the shirt good.. :P, anyway ideas how i should improve it?

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #256 on: November 13, 2006, 07:47:58 am
Quick attempt. Not exactly photo-realistic. It's 1 color, animated between three frames to simulate 3 shades.



EDIT:

I made it transparent (making it a little softer on the eyes) and added a background to better match the others. I'm tempted to go nuts on this, because I know smarter dithering all over and a frames (as opposed to 3) could probably create a much smoother image, but...eh. If anyone else wants to experiment with the idea, feel free. I used Photoshop and Ulead Gif Animator and outputted a 50fps animation with transparency.



EDIT2:

Did the BG mathematically and was able to get 9 different 'shades'. This was just using 3 ditherings (dots, dithered, solid missing dots). I've seen guys like Ptoing with a helluva lot more ditherings than 3 in a piece. It'd be cool to see a larger piece flickered at 1x size and really maxed out - see just how much depth and detail can be gotten from 1 color and some animation.

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Reply #257 on: November 13, 2006, 08:04:51 am
Oh my. Epilepsy warning! Interesting effect though, reminds me of flicker modes on the c64 (IFLI and the like. take two FLI widepixel pics, hardware hack one of the two one half-pixel to the right, flicker between the two as fast as the poor c64 can handle, get more colors and simulated single-pixels almost)

I will try some things with this in black and white to see what can be done. Inspiring.

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Reply #258 on: November 13, 2006, 08:10:37 am
I remember when you tried something like that before, Adam.  This seems to have worked out better, if I recall correctly.  Is there anything different you did this time?

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Reply #259 on: November 13, 2006, 08:19:18 am
I remember when you tried something like that before, Adam.  This seems to have worked out better, if I recall correctly.  Is there anything different you did this time?

Not that I know of (don't really remember earlier tests). I did a GBA demo with a programmer friend several years back and that was amazing. Since the GBA runs at a steady 60fps (unlike glitchy web gifs) it didn't appear to flicker at all - it just looked like a flat grey. Coincidentally, my lead programmer on the Flash GBA game used this technique all over the place - flash's blur, and all shadows in the game are pure black or red, flickered on and off at 60fps. That's why in the game it's this nice, smooth opacity but it looks like crap in screenshots online because they either capture pure black/red or none. :P

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Reply #260 on: November 13, 2006, 02:28:51 pm
first post in a while...

thought i'd join in the GAG...

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Reply #261 on: November 14, 2006, 12:14:31 am
didn't get to post this as of yet. I'm getting back into Pixelation hopefully. :P

Portraits: resemblance:

I've been told it looks nothing like me save for the glasses. ah well...

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Reply #262 on: November 14, 2006, 12:20:05 am
Your doing your cheeks, eyes, and nose a disservice Aleiav. Your chin is larger too.

I joined the fad. Avert your eyes.
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Reply #263 on: November 14, 2006, 12:58:24 am
Heh... wasn't going to join this at first, but I finally caved.  :crazy:

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Reply #264 on: November 14, 2006, 01:03:23 am
Nice hair, Wayuki. Good work.
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Reply #265 on: November 14, 2006, 11:03:52 pm
Thanks to Akira for idea. See multifaditar.
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Reply #266 on: November 14, 2006, 11:29:51 pm
hope ya don't mind Aleiav, I just had to edit your fadatar to match your real you slightly more

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #267 on: November 14, 2006, 11:45:15 pm
Hey DemonPrincess! glad to see another polycounter on the board! So now it is me you and Hawkin... :) nice avatar :y:
put your 3d models/skins on ur website :)

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Reply #268 on: November 15, 2006, 04:21:59 am
hope ya don't mind Aleiav, I just had to edit your fadatar to match your real you slightly more

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.. I think that's a bit of a extreme exaggeration of my features. My cheeks don't actually perk out THAT much, I just happen to be smiling in that particular picture. Here's a picture with just a flat expression, which is what I tried to do more or less in the av.



.. see not so much of a perk out there. XD ... and you sort of made me look 40 years old. XD

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Reply #269 on: November 15, 2006, 08:30:27 am
haha never meant to do that to you, so sorry for that  :)

still think you look better in real then on the fadatar

apart from perhaps the cheeks I think the glasses/eyes and nose are more you in my edit, but hey who am I to judge a selfportrait  :)
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Reply #270 on: November 15, 2006, 03:06:59 pm
Hey DemonPrincess! glad to see another polycounter on the board! So now it is me you and Hawkin... :) nice avatar :y:
put your 3d models/skins on ur website :)

Not on my pixel website! LOL.   :lol:

I do intend to make a separate site for my non-pixel stuff... someday.   :hehe:
In the mean time you can see a small selection of my 3d stuff here:

http://www.wayuki.nl/portfolio/galerij.html

No downloads though... but hey, who plays Quake 3 anymore, anyway?   :-[

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Reply #271 on: November 16, 2006, 03:17:02 am
haha never meant to do that to you, so sorry for that  :)

still think you look better in real then on the fadatar

apart from perhaps the cheeks I think the glasses/eyes and nose are more you in my edit, but hey who am I to judge a selfportrait  :)

:P No big. I'm not the best presentation of my face. XD But I figured that was a much better than my previous attempt -->

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Reply #272 on: November 16, 2006, 05:13:42 pm
Not on my pixel website! LOL.   :lol:

I do intend to make a separate site for my non-pixel stuff... someday.   :hehe:
In the mean time you can see a small selection of my 3d stuff here:

http://www.wayuki.nl/portfolio/galerij.html

No downloads though... but hey, who plays Quake 3 anymore, anyway?   :-[

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Reply #273 on: November 16, 2006, 05:18:19 pm
"Polycount" is a 3d game art community.  :lol:

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Reply #274 on: November 16, 2006, 05:24:17 pm
"Polycount" is a 3d game art community.  :lol:

Maybe you'll find it interesting: http://polycount.com/

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Reply #275 on: November 16, 2006, 05:29:49 pm
dank u zeer... Ik zal een blik bij dat nemen wanneer ik een kans krijg

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LOL!  :P
It's grammatically correct even, though a slightly weird way to put it. I'd personally say something along the lines of:

Dank u zeer... ik zal er een blik op werpen wanneer ik de kans krijg.

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Reply #276 on: November 16, 2006, 05:39:59 pm
baccamans sentence could almost appear to be vlaams.

maar genoeg nederlands, anders snappen ze hey allemaal niet meer.
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Reply #277 on: November 16, 2006, 06:35:12 pm
hey - give it up already... I'm a poor brit with no language skills other than britlish a penchant for using online translation tools... and staff when required (I'm looking at you Ptoing ;) )

anyway... derailed a bit here... better get back On TEE!

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Reply #278 on: November 19, 2006, 02:32:26 am
Well... here's my try. I'm still new to limited colors, aa and non-pillowshading but I think I did ok.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #279 on: November 19, 2006, 05:27:04 am
Looks great! I would use the alternative shade instead of dithering though. It gives your face a grainyniess when you use dithering.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #280 on: November 20, 2006, 01:30:58 pm
Holy crap! There's so many awesome portrait avatars! I'm lovin' them, people.

'Decided to give a go at it, so here we go...



I personally don't know if making it double the size would be good for me because it's already pretty big in file size as it is.
Is there a way to make the file size smaller? This has always been an issue for me when I would make large pixel animations.

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Reply #281 on: November 20, 2006, 01:34:58 pm
That's an adorable avatar, Ryona.

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Reply #282 on: November 20, 2006, 01:43:31 pm
Why, thank you, Helm. ^_^


Oh, and I've been wanting to tell you that your avatar is one of my favorites that I've seen. Love the sparkly effect  :)

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Reply #283 on: November 20, 2006, 01:48:07 pm
Thanks. As I was early in the fad my avatar has been outclassed by almost all others and I've considered updating it, but in the end I never do.

About animation size, I don't think anyone's gonna cry about ~181 klb.

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Reply #284 on: November 20, 2006, 01:57:36 pm
Thanks, Helm! I very much appreciate the help. ^_^

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Reply #285 on: November 20, 2006, 02:07:28 pm
Holy crap! There's so many awesome portrait avatars! I'm lovin' them, people.

'Decided to give a go at it, so here we go...


Wow, just wonderful! :o
BTW: that's Astroboy, right?

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Reply #286 on: November 20, 2006, 03:02:11 pm
hehe, yeah, that's AstroBoy. I figured it would be kinda funny to see him zip by.

Oh, and I replied to your PM.

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Reply #287 on: November 20, 2006, 03:27:31 pm
TETSUWAN ATOMU!
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Reply #288 on: November 20, 2006, 03:28:17 pm
hehe, yeah, that's AstroBoy. I figured it would be kinda funny to see him zip by.
And it is ;D

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Seen & answered ;)

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Reply #289 on: November 20, 2006, 03:48:29 pm
TETSUWAN ATOMU!

LOL!! XD

AstroBoy was actually one of a few ideas I had. I wanted to go with something retro, and other ideas that came to mind was Speed Racer, Voltron, ThunderCats, and TMNT. hehe

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Reply #290 on: November 20, 2006, 03:52:39 pm
haha, I would love to see a TMNT crawling from your back to your shoulder and then to see him poked away :P
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Reply #291 on: November 20, 2006, 04:32:33 pm
That is such an awesome idea that I may very well have to do that one day!

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Reply #292 on: November 20, 2006, 04:52:10 pm
Holy crap! There's so many awesome portrait avatars! I'm lovin' them, people.

'Decided to give a go at it, so here we go...



I personally don't know if making it double the size would be good for me because it's already pretty big in file size as it is.
Is there a way to make the file size smaller? This has always been an issue for me when I would make large pixel animations.

I love your eyes, they are really nicely made. I think the normal expressions could be there a bit longer, since the astroboy appears to fast. Thats pretty much the only thing i dislike, really nice job  :y:

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Reply #293 on: November 20, 2006, 05:54:27 pm
I love your eyes, they are really nicely made. I think the normal expressions could be there a bit longer, since the astroboy appears to fast. Thats pretty much the only thing i dislike, really nice job  :y:

I have to agree... really nice Ryona... I get a feeling you're do somethign creative for a living...? smells of proffesional to me?

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #294 on: November 20, 2006, 11:01:21 pm
baccaman - can you post the other version of your avatar again - with the ambient lighting, i thought it looked super.  perhaps animate it so it changes between different lightings ?

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Reply #295 on: November 21, 2006, 01:06:54 am
Thank you, guys. ^_^

I'm really going to need to get me a more advanced animated GIF maker one of these days. heh


And you're about right, Baccaman. I'm a freelancer of sorts. I'm honored that you think I'm at a proffesional level. Coming from you, that's a great compliment!  :)


Oops. Forgot about posting this...
Just wanted to show this for fun.

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Reply #296 on: November 21, 2006, 10:40:05 am
baccaman - can you post the other version of your avatar again - with the ambient lighting, i thought it looked super.  perhaps animate it so it changes between different lightings ?

sorry feron - i'm not quite following you... which avatar? my Self Portrait or my big fat chap with the beard and goggles?
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Reply #297 on: November 21, 2006, 10:52:39 am
Well, as said, this is just lovely :)
Perhaps the last frame could have less square irises... but still eyes are a gem to look at! 
The only thing I really have a issue with is the background... maybe too many hues... is it still temporary perhaps? I noticed you did not do any AA against it...
Anyway, hard to notice given the cuteness of the rest ;)

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Reply #298 on: November 21, 2006, 04:54:12 pm
sorry feron - i'm not quite following you... which avatar? my Self Portrait or my big fat chap with the beard and goggles?

 i swear i saw an alternate version of your 'fad-avatar' with ambient lighting down the right hand side.  If this piece never existed - never mind.... but if it did i would love to see it again.

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Reply #299 on: November 21, 2006, 05:28:39 pm
You prolly mean this one.

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Reply #300 on: November 21, 2006, 05:33:30 pm
You prolly mean this one.



ah... yeah... that one... (I was playing hard to get) ;)

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Reply #301 on: November 21, 2006, 05:58:03 pm
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Reply #302 on: November 22, 2006, 01:20:45 am
I thought I should have a proper FAD avatar as well... what a pity I'm no pixeller! :crazy:
My only hope to manage to create something vaguely resembling myself was taking a real picture and editing it. So, I took one of the few I had at hand, chose a limited number of colors, scaled down (both size and colors) my face (the one at the top) and then started pixelling... it took a lot of time (of course, I'm slow ;)), and eventually managed to get something acceptable (face at the bottom).

However, it looked way to realistic, whereas I wanted something cartoonish like most of your avatars... so, I spent again a lot of time trying lots of different palettes and pixel arrangements, but I'm afraid I failed miserably :(

Anyways, it's late now and I've already wasted too a long time... so, I guess I'm gonna have to be happy with this :-\

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Reply #303 on: November 22, 2006, 08:30:16 am
Well, as said, this is just lovely :)
Perhaps the last frame could have less square irises... but still eyes are a gem to look at! 
The only thing I really have a issue with is the background... maybe too many hues... is it still temporary perhaps? I noticed you did not do any AA against it...
Anyway, hard to notice given the cuteness of the rest ;)

Why, thank you! ^_^

Yeah, I know what you mean about the irises. I'll try to fix that.
And yeah, I personally think the background is too bland, so I plan on changing it soon.


Anyway, you did a great job with your avatar. No sense beating yourself up over little things. It looks really good to me.
Y'know, for someone who claims to be no pixeller, you sure are good!


Oh, and your avatars kick ass, Baccaman! I totally love the expressions and toning.

This one in particular is awesome.
It almost has a "TwoFace" look to it.
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Reply #304 on: November 22, 2006, 01:26:09 pm
Yeah, I know what you mean about the irises. I'll try to fix that.

And yeah, I personally think the background is too bland, so I plan on changing it soon.
Looking forward to see the revised version...

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Anyway, you did a great job with your avatar. No sense beating yourself up over little things. It looks really good to me.
Y'know, for someone who claims to be no pixeller, you sure are good!
*blush*
Oh... well... probably it did not turn out to be a complete disaster only because I feel comfortable with tiny stuff...
But, hey, thanks for the encouragement! You just convinced me to try to improve it* and remove the line below it.

*edited now... it looks a bit more like me... but there is still job to do :-\

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Reply #305 on: November 25, 2006, 05:41:26 pm
is there a cetain template, pallette or style  hav to follow to make one? ???
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Reply #306 on: November 25, 2006, 10:58:08 pm
Not that I know of. Just make a self-portrait, and make sure it's 64x64x2 (128x128 with double the pixel size).

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Reply #307 on: November 25, 2006, 11:00:49 pm
yay yay, new background Ryona! Really nice, suits Astroboy :P
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Reply #308 on: November 25, 2006, 11:04:53 pm
Thankies! ^_^

I like this one much better too.

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Reply #309 on: November 25, 2006, 11:49:46 pm
yay yay, new background Ryona! Really nice, suits Astroboy :P
Fully agreed!

Now, what about just a bit of AA, Ryona? Or are you still unsure about it?

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Reply #310 on: November 27, 2006, 03:55:41 pm
A new fadatar right here :0



And no, my hair is not monochrome orange but YES I've got some new superstylin' glasses :D
Looks more like me too :0

Also looks like a colour-reduced photo :\ Don't know how I got that effect, really, but I didn't want any outlines. Heh.

I don't look that good in real life, I reckon, but damnit, I wanted my PHOTO POSE WINK WINK look. :] And I wanted to show off my DASHING GAY glasses that I love. :]

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EDIT: Updated just like that. No more shading on the hair, I just can't manage it at the moment and I want an avatar that I like :\
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Reply #311 on: November 27, 2006, 04:19:02 pm
Dude shade the hair xD.. Anyway its looking good, its about time i should edit mine to a bit.. so it looks a bit more unique :P

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Reply #312 on: November 27, 2006, 06:25:25 pm
have you no ears?

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Reply #313 on: November 27, 2006, 07:00:10 pm
Another sucky animation.. Dunno what i was doing just did something..

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Reply #314 on: November 27, 2006, 08:12:27 pm
have you no ears?

No.

D:

Actually, I do, but my hair obscures them. Thinking that, I didn't add ears and instead forgot about my hair length.

I'll go add longer hair, back in a minute.

SoZo> I'll try ;\

EDIT: Updated. Check it out, it's the same post as before.
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Reply #315 on: November 27, 2006, 10:57:51 pm
Ears would still show, definately.

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Reply #316 on: November 27, 2006, 11:38:41 pm
I know it seems so but Photo Reference That I Took To Determine Ear-Showage (Multiple Pictures) say no :<

But yeah, I'll probably make so that the earlobes are showing and the top is obscured by the hair, just for sense-making. If you think it looks weird, there's a fair chance (risk) more people do :\

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Reply #317 on: November 28, 2006, 12:05:54 am
I think the flat shading of the hair makes it look like the hair is only longer behind the ears. (Thus the ears should be showing) The glasses just add to the effect.

Or maybe I am just rambling.

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Reply #318 on: November 28, 2006, 12:06:19 am
Is it ok if I use someone elses palette.
Im not to good at colors.
I also would be happy if someone crits the lineart.

Too bad it stopped looking like me when I sketched it.

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Reply #319 on: November 28, 2006, 09:45:43 pm

Also how do we change our avatars?
Credit to Indego for pallete.
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Reply #320 on: November 29, 2006, 05:50:51 pm
I realise this is kinda getting old now. BUT. I needed to stretch my fingers, so i went and updated mine. Looks more like me now, i can't believe i was ever happy with my earlier version. Although this one is quite overdone with the style, but owels. Same amount of colours, i just switched the pointless tache one for a highlight.



It's a bit messy at x2.  :noob:

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Reply #321 on: November 29, 2006, 06:05:58 pm
I realise this is kinda getting old now. BUT. I needed to stretch my fingers, so i went and updated mine. Looks more like me now, i can't believe i was ever happy with my earlier version. Although this one is quite overdone with the style, but owels. Same amount of colours, i just switched the pointless tache one for a highlight.



It's a bit messy at x2.  :noob:

Don't be so self depricating larwick... I wouldn't say it's overworked... the hair's lovely... and it captures a certain youthful (dare i say it) boyish charm... (no I'm not gay) - having said that... some weird ass shit going on around your neck buddy? I can see what you're trying to do but that curved hilght around the neck line (of the teeshirt) is shouting at me?
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Reply #322 on: November 29, 2006, 07:01:22 pm
Cheers baccaman. :-*

I totally agree, it looks odd. I was taking in a bad aspect of the reference photo which shouldn't have been incorperated into this. Hopefully my edit solves the weirdness.



Btw, great stuff everyone. I love the design of yours Jad.

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Reply #323 on: December 01, 2006, 02:01:48 am
and... FINISHED! i will post a double sized later
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Reply #324 on: December 01, 2006, 02:03:42 am

Also how do we change our avatars?
Credit to Indego for pallete.

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Reply #325 on: December 01, 2006, 02:25:12 am
here mah double sized:
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Reply #326 on: December 01, 2006, 05:14:34 am
I'm making one now XDD
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Reply #327 on: December 01, 2006, 05:32:55 am
i edited mine a bit i made up for the space in the top.
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Reply #328 on: December 02, 2006, 04:04:18 am
Here it is, please add it to the listy ( kinda looks like me- I'm more handsome, of course.  ;) )

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Reply #329 on: December 02, 2006, 04:54:25 pm
another edit:
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Reply #330 on: December 03, 2006, 05:01:39 am
Didn't see this.

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Reply #331 on: December 04, 2006, 07:00:16 pm
Better late then never:

hhmm...I don't like that one so:
well, it doesn't look like me...but...
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