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My first Custom GI Avatar post was November 18, 2010. It's hard t believe, but I've been making these little guys for over a year already. Wow.
So instead of a bunch of shiny, new avatars to celebrate, I've decided to share some of my favorites from the past, among other things.
I really like how he turned out. I think this was the first time I attempted to emulate an art style and, if I do say so myself, I pulled it off quite nicely. I remember when I first played Braid that I didn't know there was a time control feature until after I got stuck and couldn't figure out what to do (a few good levels in).
I remember trying to forego the old, faded look, going instead with a new, vibrant color scheme. You'll have to take my word, but It just didn't cut it. Needles to say, I went with faded.
To this day, the avatar that has cost me the most time is this one. I had to skip over two posts until he was finally ready. It was the helmet, the stupid helmet!
He was meant for the second post and I started with the helmet, but couldn't get it so I skipped him. Then it was time for the third post, so I skipped the helmet and started on the body, which was easy enough. Once I finished the body, I started on the helmet again, but guess what? I couldn't get it so I had to skip him again.
But the fourth time is the charm and after a lot of hard work and starting over a few times, I finally finished it.
"Bark like a dog!"
Skull Kid with Majora's Mask
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
I made Skull Kid without the mask first and later made the mask. I'm not going to lie, I'm extremely proud of the mask. I did it all by mouse.
To tell you the truth, I'm not exactly sure why I like this one. I just like it.
Skyward Sword Link
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Another avatar where I emulated another medium.
I could have filled my top ten with Links; I have nine different Link avatars.
Batman: The Animated Series
Mark Hamill Joker is best Joker.
Mario Bros. Series
I used my Mario avatar as my template for Luigi. So he came along pretty quickly. It's a very simple design, but sometimes a little bit goes a long way.
I think what I like about this one is how Maxwell translates over as an avatar. He's not the same shape as originally designed, making him look older and more mature.
So those were ten of my favorite avatars. But being the generous fellow that I am, I have a bit more for you on the next page.