Show us where your avatar is taken from

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Daimyo, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. Daimyo

    Daimyo Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
    Orderite

    Oct 26, 2007
    Thought this would be a good idea in cooperation with the "Rate the avatar above yours" thread.

    I have been rating avatars and looking in that thread thinking "where is that great/stupid/funny/horrible avatar from?"

    Now is your chance to share and find out.

    So the idea is post the avatar (as some change avatars over time), and then post the image it is from.

    Edit: However; don't post in here only to change your avatar and then post again - in other words - this is not an excuse for a spamfest:)

    If you want to elaborate and tell us more about the image or why you chose it feel free.

    Me first then ...

    My avatar:

    And the original:


    The painting is by the amazing artist Gerald Brom.

    While not my favourite among his work, the tilted head has got a certain attitude to it I think.

    Some of you will know Brom's work through the (TSR's Dungeons and Dragons) Dark Sun roleplaying games, or the covers of the games Doom II and Diablo II ...
     
  2. Grin

    Grin Still Mildly Glowing

    273
    Jul 2, 2006
    Nice one, I must admit, I'm a big fan of Brom.

    Alright then.


    My avatar.



    And the ALMOST identical signature.



    I wish I still had the original photo, but I saved the avatar and signature over it.

    Originally it's a photo of yours truly, edited in Photoshop (layers, filters and all that).

    - Grin.
     
  3. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Anyone who posts in this thread and then changes their avatar will be banned.
     
  4. Daimyo

    Daimyo Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
    Orderite

    Oct 26, 2007
    I am now having one of those weird moments where I cannot make up my mind about whether you are joking or not - care to elaborate, please, Per?

    If this is in some way inappropriate, please let me know ...
     
  5. Lukus

    Lukus Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Orderite

    May 11, 2003
    Avatar:


    Uncle Scrooge from Christmas on Bear Mountain, only slightly retouched:



    I don't remember what image I got the Super Mario cap from. I'm pretty sure I found it in a google image search, but when looking again now, I can't seem to find it.

    This reminds me of TVD and his relationship hilarity thread.
     
  6. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Elder Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    this pic from the movie "Casino" :

     
  7. Atomic Noodles

    Atomic Noodles First time out of the vault

    13
    Aug 14, 2008
    The Picture of the "Super Soldier" Unit the Colossus, of the Obblinox Team from the Underdog Strategy-Game War Wind.
     
  8. Ozrat

    Ozrat Antediluvian as Feck
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    Apr 2, 2003
  9. Mord_Sith

    Mord_Sith Mildly Dipped

    588
    Sep 21, 2007
    Mine's an old Alpha Cen book title that I screencapped, however the original has been lost for years, but it's essentially a larger version of it with some tech-ish borders and a list of books that were written in your name.

    and no, you can't read the books, it only told you the titles as a way to express your civ score in something more than a percentage.
     
  10. TwinkieGorilla

    TwinkieGorilla This ghoul has seen it all

    Oct 19, 2007
    avatar...


    and the original image...


    the comic strip:
     
  11. syllogz

    syllogz Still Mildly Glowing

    296
    Jun 16, 2007
    Here's the original pic for my avatar, which is a Vampire Illithid:



    The idea was to find a pic for my long-lasting internet name, and a mind-flayer seemed relevant.
    Then I had to make it a bit Fallout-specific, so an illithid in wastelands seemed fitting.

    The picture for my sig also comes from the ADnD site, from the special psionic book (Lords of Madness: The Book of Aberrations).
     
  12. RonPerlman

    RonPerlman First time out of the vault

    94
    Oct 24, 2006
    From the film Blade 2, in which I starred as the German leader of the Bloodpack
     
  13. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
  14. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Mine is the European hazard symbol for "Dangerous for the environment", but I changed the original orange colour to Radiohead blue.
     
  15. Black

    Black Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 21, 2007
  16. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
  17. Yamu

    Yamu Le Fromage Vieux oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 26, 2003


    This version of the webcomic, the one with me in it, never actually got off the ground. But then, I suppose none of the other versions got too far, either, excepting a small local following.

    *not my desktop.
     
  18. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    Awesome doesn't even begin to describe it... yours?
     
  19. Cimmerian Nights

    Cimmerian Nights So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2004
    Frank Frazetta is one of my many guilty pleasures. Even his non-Conan stuff like this.

     
  20. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003

    Anyone not knowing where it's from fails at life.

    Striking resemblance!