Tuesday, May 29, 2012

How to Make A Kitty Avatar

The mom had some time this past holiday weekend, and instead of doing what she should have been doing, she played around with avatars.  She found a website that creates animal avatars, not just cats and dogs, but horses, reptiles, birds, you name it.  She made one of each of us.

This is me, meowing for a breakfast I will refuse to eat.
(Yes, the mom is sarcastic!)

 And angelic Julie.

Carl singing an aria in the middle of the night.

And Mica Minnie Moo.
The mom gave MMM a "wider" body.
She's nicknamed "Waddles" for a reason.

MMM's avatar was disappointing, there was no way to lay down tortie coloring in a meezer pattern.  Other than that, we loved it.  Unfortunately, there is just one pose.

The website is called Cartoonize My Pet.  Its actually part of Zazzle and is meant to generate art to put on merchandise to sell.  So after you have created your masterpiece, you can't download it in a form usable on your blog, although you could use it to personalize coffee mugs, key chains and the like.  That's ok, cause the mom knows how to copy it.

As you can see along the left side, you can do all kinds of living creatures, and probably some that exist only in your imagination.  Just pick your type of animal then click on the "Cartoonizer" and start creating!  Experiment!  All the little buttons and arrows work, so have fun!

Tomorrow she'll tell you how to save the new cute image of your four footed sweetie!

In the meantime, she created some avatars for friends.  Sparkle didn't think she'd seen a good Somali avatar, so the mom tried.  How is this?

Also, Hannah and Lucy asked she TAAALK REEAAALLYYYY LOOOUUUD AAND SLOOOWLYYY for their mum, but we thought that would drive everyone batty, so our mom did avatars for their mum.  Those two girls give their mum no breaks at all!

 Hannah is probably making a sarcastic remark.
You couldn't see her mouth if it wasn't open.

Tomorrow we'll talk about copying the images so they are usable.  Its even easier than making the avatars!

The mom is willing to make avatars for friends who would like her to do it for them.  Just let us know.  If you'd like them emailed, again, just speak up.  The mom tends not to center things, if that bothers you, let her know.  She's a little off center herself!

Have fun and let your inner artiste out!

UPDATE:  There are many options for kitties at Cartoonize My Pet, but the other animals are limited. Still, with an editing program, you should be able to do some customization.


The Island Cats said...

Wow! Those are so cool!! Your mom did a great job!!

Katnip Lounge said...

Your Mom did a great job! Our Mommy has fun "doing" us there, too. It's a lot of fun...sometimes at OUR expense.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

Oh, thise are all SO COOL! But we think TBT is way too unept ta do that.

GLOGIRLY said...

And that one totally looks like Sparkle!
We're going to try to make the purrfect Katie!
Thanks for sharing this!
; ) Katie

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

That avatar of me is really good!

You know, I saw that avatar site a LONG time ago before I had a Zazzle account and knew how awesome Zazzle was, so I just sort of passed it by. I will have to go back - I know there is awesome stuff I can make for my store!

Angel Prancer Pie said...

We will have to try this. Thanks!

GLOGIRLY said...

Ok...we're back! We made a Katie!!!!!!!!!!!
...of course Glogirly just can't leave well enough alone and she had to do some further Photoshop magic to it so that I'd have my signature Katie-mustache. We'll have to post it soon!
; ) Katie

The Furries of Whisppy said...

OH WOW!!! Mommy is going to be SUPER busy with so many of us (1 dog, 7 cats, 1 tortoise, 2 guinea pigs, 1 rabbit)...it's going to take her forever to cartoonize all of us. :) Whisky is very impatient to see how she'll look all cartoonized so if your Mom could help...she would be ever so grateful! She said to let your Mom know she has no tail. :)

Hannah and Lucy said...

Wow and thank you so much for doing our avatars for us. We are also so grateful for not making us sit through another ear splitting session of mum screaming! Mum wil steal them if you promise not to put the avatar police on to her!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Purrfect Haven said...

hey, that is really great and I am going to have a go! love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

Marg said...

We checked out that site and it is terrific. You did such a good job on these avatars. We will have to give it a try.Good job.

Brian said...

Well your Mom done good and they sure are cool, too bad no hats!

The Creek Cats said...

Oh those avatars are the cutest!!

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes for Saylor!
The Creek Cats

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Fantastic idea! I will have to check it out but the mom here isn't too good at figuring things out. Waaaaaaahhhhhhhh.
Will give it a try though. Just need a tabby with some white paws and we will be good to go. However did you find this place?

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Please hurry, let me know how to copy! The mom figured out how to do it!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

those are sooooooooooo cute!!!! I would love one of Cody!!! Even Dakota if they have Sheltie ones but mostly Cody!!

Anonymous said...

They're great! I think I might have to try.

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

How cute are those! ADORABLE!!! purrs

meowmeowmans said...

Your Mom sure did a great job on those avatars! We are going to go and try that out now. :)

Cats Herd You said...

OMC, those are so cute! We had so much fun making cartoons. Thanks for sharing the site!

Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

that is really cool! thanks for sharing I can't wait to check it out.


OH we love this.
We can't wait to get our next lesson.


Katie Isabella said...

These are adorable and mom is as useless as mammary glands on a boar hog about doing stuffs. xoxox

Anonymous said...

Those are way cool!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Those are such cute avatars. We will have to get mum to try at a later date. She is still trying to catch up at the moment.

Sweet Purrfections said...

Cool! We just saw Katie Isabella's avatar. We'd love to have one done of us. We wonder how you could get the silver shading of us. We'd love to have one done of us when you have the time.

Truffle and Brulee


Ingrid King said...

These are adorable! I bet Allegra and Ruby would love to have avatars made. I love the ones you did for Cody and Sparkle!

A Tonk's Tail said...

That's soooo pawesome! We gonna go make Mommy do ours soon too, and then post them for all to see! What a cool idea! THanks!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Your Mom did great. Our Mom wasn't as successful. She tried to do an avatar of Fenris but well .............it just didn't look like him @ all.