Remember my post on David Lanham’s avatar creation service conducted via FaceTime? Yesterday, I saw a comment from another group providing a similar service. Dubbed SuperAvatar, the group offers hand-drawn digital caricatures. They offer several different styles. Take a look to see if their work will catch your interest.
This one’s the Portrait Style.
It was based on this photo.
I think it’s a pretty good representation, isn’t it? I am not sure if the mermaid idea was the client’s or if they guys at SuperAvatar come up with options themselves. If you do click on the order form, though, they will ask you to enter details regarding your avatar. That should allow you to customize the background, colors, and style.
Here’s another style, the Cartoon.
This is the cheapest option. They are offering it at an intro price of only $5. Now that is way cheaper than the services I previously wrote about ($50 for that)!
If you’re a fan of Photo Booth, then you’ll be interested in the SuperBooth style, shown below.
It IS a fun concept, and I totally get why people like this style a lot. It will cost you a bit more, though – $10.
So here’s the complete line up:
You can visit their photo gallery at Flickr and order your own avatar from SuperAvatar’s shop. What do you think? If you think David Lanham’s services are a bit steep, are these rates better?
My previous question remains, though: what drives people to have customized avatars made? I still don’t get it…