Avatar Generators

When I wrote my Tablet Time blog post the other day I showed you this adorable robot that I drew last year.


That particular robot was inspired by an avatar generator app.  You know the sort of thing.  You select the body, the hair colour, the clothes etc.  Kinda like when you create a character on The Sims.  I have a mild addiction to them.  I currently only have 9 on my phone, but that’s because I culled a lot of them recently.  Last month there were nearly three figures of them – both actual apps and links to website versions.

Some of my favourites are Oppadoll and Unniedoll, and Dollify. For web-based ones the best source is Picrew.  There are many many hundreds of them on there – if you can navigate the site.  It’s a little difficult at times because it’s not in English.

And I’ve created quite a few characters on these apps and websites.  Here are just a few of them.

Last year I turned a few of them into art pieces – including that robot.

It’s a fun way to design characters.  Some of the generators you find can be very limited – without a lot of options.  Sometimes generators have way too many options.  But it’s still fun.  

Addictive though.  I haven’t made any in a while, because when I do make one I make another one and another one and another one and I find I’ve lost hours to it.



Author: Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/artist/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.

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