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Know Any Good Avatars?

Post  dratliff on Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:53 pm

I don't mean the blue felinoid kinds either.

I was wondering where people got their avvies? There have to be places out there where you can freely use artwork (or with permission at least) as an avatar for a character. I'm having trouble finding some for my two folks. Anyone have any good sites or ideas?

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Post  Jason Andersen on Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:06 pm

I just search based on what I want the person to look like (hair color, types, etc). Or if I have someone I kind of think looks similar in mind (ie, movie star), I search on them.

I'm betting most of my images aren't actually in the public domain, but it's not like I'm selling them or passing them off on my work (or making profit on them), which in most cases constitutes fair use (in my mind, anyway, maybe not legally).

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Post  Zuzutoo on Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:19 pm

Indeed, I think we fall under a fair use rule in that we are not trying to promote, represent or sell with the image. Just don't every use their real name for a character. I usually have a person in mind when I make the character. If not I look under genre pictures to the sim I plan on joining (pirate, goth, etc...). If all else fails, look up the individual actor pages in IMDB for folks that don't work too much but look cool. Usually some interesting photoshoots on there. If you have any trouble setting the size for an Avatar, let me know and I can do it for you.

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Post  dratliff on Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:31 am

Gotcha.

Yeah, see, I have no clue where to look for.... Firefly actresses who aren't dressed in dresses constantly. For instance. Or male Companions. Razz

So I slip to plan B: find another genre that might can pass for it. Which means Westerns. And I'm not finding any feminine-looking men in the Old West, alas. Wink

So I go to sci-fi proper. But that can run the gamut from hardcore (which can be hard to use for Firefly when you spend your time outside the Core Worlds), to Star Wars, which STILL means I have to rely mostly on actors and actresses.

I'd really like to use some of the stuff I found from places like DeviantArt, but even those may not be quite appropriate for the setting despite the fact they're artwork.

It's just a little frustrating. So if anyone actually has any links to share.....?

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Post  Admin on Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:07 am

Actually so long as you are not profiting somehow (last time I checked nobody was earning a penny for roleplaying on here) you fall under fair use. I mean consider fanfics, many often use the real characters from the show/comic/etc.

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Post  Jason Andersen on Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:11 pm

What exactly are you looking for, Dondi?

I found a few just using a search on Bing for "cowgirl", including this lovely image of Audrey Hepburn:
http://www.twolia.com/blogs/heres-looking-like-you-kid/files/2009/07/cowgirl-guess-who.jpg


Here's another generic cowgirl image:
http://static1.yaycontent.com/rz_128x128/0/85d/85dd81.jpg


If you are looking for male companions, that isn't too hard either. Just search for Calvin Klein. Smile



Or some others I found with a quick search:
http://www.hommestar.com/?q=taxonomy/term/531


http://www.malemodelscene.net/wilhelmina-models/leandro-maeder-polaroids/


Have anything more specific in mind??

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Post  dratliff on Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:14 am

*cackles* Schenkenberg, mmmmm. I hadn't thought of him, and I have tons of pics already! But I can go with it!

As for cowgirls, I was really looking for Shadai's play-by. She's not really "cowgirl" per se, because her style is more like that of the Core Worlds and sophisticated. But due to not really knowing about what fashions are in or out when it comes to the inner worlds of the 'Verse..... Wink

I haven't even figured out what they look like, other than dark haired for both. Long dark hair. And if you want to be giggly, the guy's hair is longer than the girl's. Wink

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Post  Jason Andersen on Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:49 pm

Long dark hair? Hmmm...

(too big to put here, this is the link: http://fashionweekmix.com/fashion/2011/06/black-long-hair-with-light-curls.jpg)









That last one is my favorite. Smile

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Post  dratliff on Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:42 pm

Who is she? Do you know?

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Post  Jason Andersen on Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:44 pm

Honestly, I don't. She just came up in an image search for "long dark hair". I'm trying to see if I can figure it out, but that's a bit harder. Wink

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Post  Jason Andersen on Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:05 pm

I'm pretty certain the original photograph is from this website (considering it lists photographer, hair style, makeup and clothing credits):
http://www.karinejackson.co.uk/2008gallery.php

Unfortunately it doesn't list who the model is, but on that website I've seen a few more snapshots that could easily be that same girl. I'm currently searching to see if the photographer has this photo up on his website, and if so if he credits the model.

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Post  Jason Andersen on Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:07 pm

For instance, I think this could be the same girl:
http://www.karinejackson.co.uk/images/2007col_1.jpg

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Post  Silent Hunter on Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:43 am

Actually, I've found Wikipedia is a rather good source.

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Post  dratliff on Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:12 pm

Karine Jackson doesn't have a Wikipedia page. But that's not Karine. As I believe Karine is male.

Rawr. So frustrating.

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Post  Jason Andersen on Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:41 pm

Still haven't found out who she is. When searching I found a few sites that you can post pictures and people can tell you who the model is (something like, WhoIsThisModel.com or whatever).

I could potentially post there to see, if you really want me to find out who it is. Otherwise, I won't bother.

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Post  dratliff on Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:52 am

Nah, it won't matter. Smile I may just use her and that's it. Wink

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Post  Ash on Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:17 am

Robert, okay to keep this thread as an archive? I think it's well worth copying across to Phoenix, but I don't know how to copy the images... *is rubbish at tech stuff*

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