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Colorpoint Shorthair from <a href='http://www.catchannel.com/local/CA/Y/club-members.aspx' title='Y, CA'>Y, CA</a>

Avatar Master Classes

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Hi! My name is Avatar Master Classes

I am a Colorpoint Shorthair from Y, CA

Nicknames: The Studio

Age: 3 years old

Gender: F

Coat: curly coat

Education: Learning how to make avatars

My favorite tricks and treats are: Paint and Good avatars

Where I hang out: In the Studio

My favorite grubs: Paint

My pet peeves: To few avatar shapes

What I love about my owners: She helps me make avatars.

My cat hobbies: Making avatars

Pet motto: Learning is for everyone. Especially for the teacher.

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Welcome to the studio page. All classes will be displayed here. Please go to the Lecture Hall #218506 page to post questions and comments.

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Second Class project/ Fall Background
Welcome to the second lesson. Please feel free to come at any time to study. All the lessons and pictures that go with them will be left up always and will also be in the scrap book.
Each "blog" has a number or a name that corresponds to a picture below.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about the lesson please go to The Lecture Hall #21850 and place them there. Your ideas are much appriciated.

All blogs WILL be removed from this page, so that it will be easier to see the lessons.

A few elemental reminders.

Make the things in the background first. The pieces layer on top of one another.
Become familiar with the avatar edit page. This way you know what shapes, colors, backgrounds etc. you have to work with. You can also redeem avatar shapes for points in the avatar store.
Just try it out and don't be afraid. Also, look at other avatars and try to imagine how they were done.

Let's start.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

10/02/2011 11:34.06 PM Report This Comment
Second Class project/ Fall Background
#1
For this avatar there is not going to be much sky showing. Use a cat body and turn it pale grey blue.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

10/02/2011 11:31.21 PM Report This Comment
Second Class project/ Fall Background
# 2
Strech the sky out.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

10/02/2011 11:29.32 PM Report This Comment
Second Class project/ Fall Background
#3
For the ground we could use many different shapes, such as cat bodies. Here I picked a sleeping bag and turned it to a fall dead leaf color. I turned it upside down to hide the highlights and the bows.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

10/02/2011 11:28.46 PM Report This Comment
Second Class project/ Fall Background
#4
Make the sleeping bag big and put it on the bottom.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

10/02/2011 11:26.09 PM Report This Comment
Second Class project/ Fall Background
To start the background with the right color and texture we want some yellow green color. Choose a cat skrach post and turn it on it's side. Choose a green yellowy color.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

10/02/2011 11:24.59 PM Report This Comment
Second Class project/ Fall Background
# 6
Drag the skraching post out, making sure the darkest part is down towards the ground. Pull the foot of the post out of the picture.
Place some furry cat bodies, turned a mellow green, in front of it.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

10/02/2011 11:22.37 PM Report This Comment
Second Class project/ Fall Background
#7
To make the trees that will be in the distance I picked the marshmellow sticks. Put them where the ground ends. I used three. You do not have to use these sticks, some marking pieces turned a washed out brown wil do too.
The flames in the fire-pit piece seems to make good and interesting shapes. Right color too!! So we will try them!!

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

10/02/2011 11:19.29 PM Report This Comment
Second Class project/ Fall Background
#8
The flames I hung upside down hiding the "fire-pit" part on the outside of the avatar. Then I started layering furry cat bodies over it.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

10/02/2011 11:08.18 PM Report This Comment
Second Class project/ Fall Background
#9
Many furry bodies has been used in different fall colors layered on top of each other to make a canopy. If you have the furry side down and layer the pieces from bottom to top you get a good effect. However there are many different ways to do this, I have no doubt.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

10/02/2011 11:05.46 PM Report This Comment
Second Class project/ Fall Background
#10
Time to grow some more trees in this forest! The logs from the "camping" section makes for good tree trunks. Make the ones furtherest away thinner and the closer ones bigger. I used the lines on the ground as a kind of shadow for the trees. Make sure they are all turned the same way so that the shady side is the same on all the trees.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

10/02/2011 11:00.59 PM Report This Comment
Second Class project/ Fall Background
#11
To make a pathway is choose a cat tail and turned it dark brown.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

10/02/2011 10:56.11 PM Report This Comment
Second Class project/ Fall Background
# 12
Time to put in the cat. This one is going to walk upright down the pathway.

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10/02/2011 10:54.27 PM Report This Comment
Second Class project/ Fall Background
#13
Here is added some of the distinctive markings on the body. Because this cat is portrayed in a distance it is not necessary to make it very elaborate or exact.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

10/02/2011 10:31.48 PM Report This Comment
Second Class project/ Fall Background
#14
Add the back and front legs. To make it look like a walk, make one back leg a very little larger, and one front paw also a little larger.

Misse the headless cat! Waaa!!!

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

10/02/2011 06:09.17 PM Report This Comment
Second Class project/ Fall Background
#15
Put the head on and the most basic features of the face. Ears, eyes and whiskers are the only things put in here. If your cat has a prominent marking that can be added too.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

10/02/2011 06:05.23 PM Report This Comment
Second Class project/ Fall Background
#16
I decided to make one pice brighter than the rest (the pale yellow pice) and also to use a different shape. This brakes up the pattern in the canopy. I also selected a few furry body pieces and turned them into bushes to hide the bottom of the tree trunks and make the ground more interesting.
For this piece I used a furry leg.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

10/02/2011 05:59.36 PM Report This Comment
Second Class project/ Fall Background
#17
Select several heads in one go and turn them inti fall colors. Make them small (leaf size) and place them wherever you think it will look good.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

10/02/2011 05:53.34 PM Report This Comment
Second Class project/ Fall Background
#18
I took two shapes and changed them to make a leaf floating in the forground. I used the two "marking" pieces for this and turned them a bold color.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

10/02/2011 05:50.29 PM Report This Comment
First Class project
Welcome to the first lesson. Please feel free to come at any time to study. All the lessons and pictures that go with them will be left up always and will also be in the scrap book.
Each "blog" has a number or a name that corresponds to a picture below.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about the lesson please go to The Lecture Hall #21850 and place them there. All blogs WILL be removed from this page, so that it will be easier to see the lessons.

A few elemental reminders.

Make the things in the background first. The pieces layer on top of one another.
Become familiar with the avatar edit page. This way you know what shapes, colors, backgrounds etc. you have to work with. You can also redeem avatar shapes for points in the avatar store.
Just try it out and don't be afraid. Also, look at other avatars and try to imagine how they were done.

Let's start.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

09/12/2011 07:33.01 PM Report This Comment
First Class project
Prototype
For this class we are making an avatar cat using a picture of a cat. One of the best ways to do a good avatar is to use pictures. We call this a "prototype". I will use a picture of myself in profile. You may use this it or a picture of your choosing.

Of course, you do not always have to, or want to, use a prototype. But you learn a lot by this method.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

09/12/2011 07:20.42 PM Report This Comment
First Class project
#1
As we are not going to concentrate on making backgrounds this lesson, we will only make something simple. Here, two body parts have been picked. The first one is turned green and the second grey. This is so the greycan be put over the green. Leave some of the original background showing, so you can click on it if you get "stuck" on one piece.
Go to the "legs" section and pick one front leg and one standing back leg. Turn, in this case, the backleg white and the front leg black.
We start with the legs because they are hidden by the body.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

09/12/2011 07:10.15 PM Report This Comment
First Class project
#2
Pick the body shape that can be used for standing. Turn the color so that it is the same as the prototype. In this case, black.
The back should be straight and the tummy has the indentation. (Even if it does not exist in the prototype, ahem.)

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

09/12/2011 07:02.43 PM Report This Comment
First Class project
Place the legs where they belong. Make them the correct size and in the correct angle.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

09/12/2011 06:55.55 PM Report This Comment
First Class project
#4
This cat has a furry different color chest. Pick A furry body shape and change the color. Cover the front of the main body with it and let it stick up a little.
for thee neck fur do the same thing but make it smaller.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

09/12/2011 06:53.52 PM Report This Comment
First Class project
#5
Put the second furry body part around the neck, furry side down.
Chose a head from the "head" section and change the color. Make it smaller. The head of a cat is about 1/3 of the body lenght and half it's width. It varies some, of course, depending on the cat and the amount of fur.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

09/12/2011 06:48.59 PM Report This Comment
First Class project
#6
Pick the pointy piece from the section called "markings" and change the color. Place it, rounded edge down and point to the front of the face, on the bottom jaw.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

09/12/2011 06:42.01 PM Report This Comment
First Class project
#7
Take the long piece in the "markings" section and turnn the color. This piece will make the neck. Put the pointed end on the head and the other end over he back and part of the white. Adjust the size and the angle.
Take the same kind of piece and turn the color. Make it a bit smallere and thinner and use it for the remote ear.
Go to the face section an click on the pointed ear. Make it smaller and place the ear on the head.
Also, adjust the body length. I made the body slightly shorter as can be seen in the next picture.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

09/12/2011 06:15.57 PM Report This Comment
First Class project
#8
At this time we will add five different elements.

First, select either a head or as I did a round ear and change the color. This piece will be made into th nose and will also cover part off thee white marking on the bottom jaw.
Second select the eye from the face section and turn the color. Place it in the right spot and make it smaller and rounder. The eye placement is important, so take your time. The eye is usually about on the middle horizontal axis of the head.
Third choose a round piece and turn the color, (in this case black), and place it above the front leg. In this picture it is left a little exagerated so you can easily spot it.
Fourthly, add one backleg and one front leg. Turn the color on the front leg black and on the back leg white. Hide part of the upper white back leg with a marking piece turned black.
Lastly, coose a tail! I did not follow the prototype here, so that is a bit different.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

09/12/2011 04:30.35 PM Report This Comment
First Class project
#9
Choose the whiskers from the face section. Change the color.
The easiest place to move the whiskers is on the upper edge where the whisker and the line meet. I suggest you practise a little, as they can be frustratingly hard to move. Do not try to move them if you have reduced them in size very much.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

09/12/2011 02:49.34 PM Report This Comment
First Class project
#10
Place the whiskers so that they are touching the right spot on the face. Then, turn them slightly, so that the right side turns down and the left up.
Reduce the whiskers to the right size. If you are unlucky you will have to move them again and maybe again. Sigh.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

09/12/2011 02:43.17 PM Report This Comment
First Class project
#11
The body is almost finished. But the back towards the tail is too flat. Choose a marking piece, turn the color, and make it rounder. Then place it right infront of the tail and on top of it.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

09/12/2011 02:40.09 PM Report This Comment
First Class project
#12
The inside of the ear is pink. I took the pointy ear from the face section and turned it a pale pink. Then fitted it into the excisting ear. To make the edge a little softer, you can choose the furry body part, change it's color and place it slightly over the bottom edge of the ear. This can be used at other times as well, if you want to soften an edge.
Do not forget to pull the background into it's rigt position.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

09/12/2011 02:36.52 PM Report This Comment
First Class project
#13
A close-up of the finished avatar. Compare to the prototype.

Come visit me, Misse, The Lecture Hall, Fine Feline Avatar Gallery & Avatar Master Classes.

09/12/2011 02:31.54 PM Report This Comment
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