Gravatar Face Tool Dump
Are you tired of not having a gravatar, but don’t know what to do? My preferred solution – since going pseudonymous – has always been to have a generated-face. Over the years I have been collecting the various avatar-making tools available far and wide. I’ve never put them in a single place, so I’m putting them here:
Portrait Illustrator: This one is the gold standard as far as flexibility goes. It’s also the source tool for how I created mine. They are kind of vanilla and rather digital-looking, which is why I ran mine through a vectorizer, but it’s still something. It’s the only tool where I could have created the kind of image I wanted to create.
Avatar Face Maker: I used to use this one here and there. It’s very straightforward with manga-style art. It looks nicer than Portrait Illustrator, though there are fewer options in the overall.
FoxRichards Facemaker: League veterans will recall that I used to use this one. Not much in the way of options, but produces the best-looking results, in my opinion.
Avatar Maker: Those who follow me on Twitter will recognize this one (and I’m not the only one who uses it). I actually retired that image today.
Digibody’s Caricature Maker: No colors available. It is, more or less, exactly what it is called.
Rasterboy Unique: Very cartoony and full-body. It has fewer options than Dream Avatar, but I like the end-result better.
Dream Avatar: A kind of omake-looking design. There are lots of options, though it’s look is so distinctive that it’s hard to really chart your own course. There are a lot of wardrobe options, though.
Doppleme: This one should look familiar to League regulars. Without even intending to, I made myself a replica of Ryan.
Anime Character Maker: This is downloaded software rather than a simple online tool. It does have the advantage of being a more full-body shot. Limited selection of configurations, though.