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Posted on 2009.03.05 at 07:15
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Williams - Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom (Swashbuckler Remix)
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I was commissioned to make some avatars out of a very limited set of interests (yes, there were a lot of different bands, but 'bands' as a whole is quite restrictive) so I picked out ones that would interest me, one that I thought I could make visually striking with animation, and then let my mind wander and re-created Peter Criss' solo album with schpydurx as "Catman!" (My first three attempts to use Photoshop's 'Color Replacement Tool' made him look like The Joker's less successful, more simple-minded cousin. That tool does not work well on skin tone.)

So...back to the drawing board. My wife went from laughing at me to absolute amazement on my fourth attempt, as I took a different approach:

And just like those last three above, I never make an avatar for someone that I wouldn't make for myself. I'm quite jealous of that Grease avatar! A while back schpydurx had asked me to make him a 'writing' avatar, and it turned out so good, I've been pining for it ever since. So this evening I decided I was going to make an identical one for myself, but couldn't find the original source pic, so something altogether different developed! Looks good if anything further I author ends up in the paper too ;)

And finally, Numa Numa Guy avatars (dedicated to bsdcat) and a poll!

#1 #2

Poll #1360088 Numa Numa Guy

Which Numa Numa Avatar Should I Use?

Either! Numa Numa guy is awesome, and so are you if you use one
Neither! Numa Numa guy is effeminate, and so are you if you use one.
#1 - HANDS down the most iconic
#2 - His expressiveness compliments your own
I have no idea what this is.
I have no opinion whatsoever where this is concerned.
Let me tell you about my own experiences with the Numa Numa guy in a comment
You're weird.

And since work has officially blocked all animated gifs...well, suffice it to say this page is going look downright awkward by the time I get there.



This Is Me, Ten Sticks
lehah at 2009-03-05 14:38 (UTC) (Link)
Numa Numa, man? This trend was over two years ago :\
ehowton at 2009-03-05 14:40 (UTC) (Link)
I'm not what you'd call an "early adopter."
joey_glover at 2009-03-05 14:38 (UTC) (Link)
the numa numa ones are the best. Just to freak out my roommate, tonight i'm going to reinact the numa numa dance.
ehowton at 2009-03-05 14:41 (UTC) (Link)
That actually frightens me a little.
quicksilvermad at 2009-03-05 18:47 (UTC) (Link)
Ma-ia-hii! Ma-ia-hoo.. Ma-ia-hoo... Ma-ia-haha!!

ehowton at 2009-03-05 20:05 (UTC) (Link)
I tried to make it look like 'hee' then 'hoo' but I had to throw in a gaping-mouth shot for giggles.
thisbeliz1983 at 2009-03-05 21:16 (UTC) (Link)
I like the grease avatar too :)
ehowton at 2009-03-05 22:30 (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad you think so? I made them for you. I heard you had fever. We should leave it at that.
thisbeliz1983 at 2009-03-06 01:36 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for that. I really appreciate it :)
ehowton at 2009-03-06 01:51 (UTC) (Link)
Mr. Mistoffelees is gay.
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