Building a Better Wiki: Perfect Profile Portraits! [+ tutorial]

Topic started by Daniel_Newton on Aug. 20, 2012. Last post by takashichea 3 weeks, 6 days ago.
Post by takashichea (12,669 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Fairy Tail

I think Libra's face was a bit big. It looks okay, right? I have to get another shot for Millianna since it's blurry. I haven't found a good shot of Kagura yet.

Magi

Angel Beats

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@takashichea: Yeah it's okay, they can't all be perfect after all.

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Some characters from Bleach and Maken-ki!:

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From last weeks swimsuit poll:

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Tamako Market

Mondaiji Tachi Ga Isekai Kara Kuru Sou Desu Yo?

Man, today was busy! I still got Senyu left to do, and I forgot to do some new ones for Fairy Tail.

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Pet Girl Sakura Hall

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Hachiel, Kyocho Chuukou and more Maken-ki! characters:

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@Daniel_Newton: Is this good? Rana Linchen ; Faye Valentine ; Mina Hazuki

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@bigz007: The first one is a little zoomed in but they're okay. The Faye Valentine one is positioned the best but is a little blurry.

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Huzzah!

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@takashichea: Looks like you messed up the width on Rita's portrait somehow. No worries though, I took care of it. Don't forget to caption your portraits and add them to the wiki page.

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@Daniel_Newton:

I must have not hit the shift button when I was doing these profiles in a hurry. I will add them and the past ones to the profile portrait. It slipped my mind.

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Extras for Shiina, one of the current swimsuit poll contestants.

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At Daniel:

Oh, for Shiina Mashiro, I got some cool ones of Nanami Aoyama. Ironically, the only shot that I don't have is her school uniform. Yes, these shots are like uniform fetish when I look at them.

@bigz007:

You have been doing an awesome job on the Fairy Tail characters' profile shots in the past few weeks. It takes me a while to find some good shots. I have to keep waiting until I get a good one.

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@takashichea: Great job with those portraits, Milliana looks great in that picture.

Smoker, Brownbeard and some kids:

More Maken-ki! characters:

Post by bigz007 (1,093 posts) See mini bio Level 20

@takashichea: Right now I'm doing Bleach characters. Can you check it out? I hope it's alright.

http://www.animevice.com/profile/bigz007/profile-portraits/121-4393/?page=3

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@bigz007: Those are mostly great but a few of them (Szayel and Grimmjow for example) are vector trace images, which is one of the image types I said we shouldn't used in the guidelines.

Other than that you're doing a great job.

Some new portraits:

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@bigz007:

Heh, Daniel beat me to it. Your Bleach work looks awesome. I love your profile for June from Avatar. Also, I replaced your Vector shots for Fairy Tail as well and updated Time Skip characters. I'm still looking for a good shot for Macao Conbolt.

@Dekken:

Thanks! You're doing great for One Piece especially for the ladies.

Manga Profiles from Velvet Kiss and Glass no Megami.

Manga Profiles are much harder to do because there are so many panels, so characters are often squished, shrunk, or cut off.

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Karin and some One Piece characters:

I don't know why but I still have problems when I try to put the face in the center of the portrait.

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New portraits:

Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know I've come up with a better way to caption these images. Instead of just labelling them "Character Name (Profile Portrait)" I'd like to specify whether it's an anime, manga, light novel, etc. and optionally add a few words to describe the portrait at the end. You might add what they're wearing (school uniform, swimsuit, etc.) or what story arc it's from, or whatever best identifies it. Remember, the description is optional but can be very helpful.

Here are some examples:

Himawari Shinomiya (Anime Portrait) bikini
Himawari Shinomiya (Anime Portrait) bikini
Akane Isshiki (Anime Portrait) school uniform
Akane Isshiki (Anime Portrait) school uniform
Goku (Movie Portrait) Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
Goku (Movie Portrait) Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
Mirajane Strauss (Anime Portrait) Grand Magic Games arc
Mirajane Strauss (Anime Portrait) Grand Magic Games arc
Mirajane Strauss (Anime Portrait) bikini, Grand Magic Games arc
Mirajane Strauss (Anime Portrait) bikini, Grand Magic Games arc
Lucy Heartfilia (Anime Portrait) Grand Magic Games arc
Lucy Heartfilia (Anime Portrait) Grand Magic Games arc
Dan Straight (Anime Portrait) Key of the Starry Sky arc
Dan Straight (Anime Portrait) Key of the Starry Sky arc
Ash Ketchum (Anime Portrait) Pokémon Original Series
Ash Ketchum (Anime Portrait) Pokémon Original Series
Ash Ketchum (Anime Portrait) Pokémon Black & White
Ash Ketchum (Anime Portrait) Pokémon Black & White

Here are the types and what to label them as:

  • Anime character = Anime Portrait
  • Manga character = Manga Portrait (manhua or manhwa, if applicable)
  • Light Novel character = Light Novel Portrait
  • Anime or CG Movie character = Movie Portrait
  • Live Action character = Live Action Portrait
  • Real Person = Profile Portrait

I think I've covered everything, does that all make sense? It will take a while to rename them all, but don't worry, there's no rush so you can do it at your own pace. Also, please add all portraits to the Profile Portraits: Characters and Profile Portraits: People wiki page galleries if you haven't already. It makes it easy to manage all of them and you get a few extra wiki points at the same time.

I'll update the first post soon to include these new guidelines. Great job so far everyone, each portrait is just a single image on it's own, but together they're making quite a big, positive impact on the wiki.

Post by Aleasha (1,430 posts) See mini bio Level 17

@Daniel_Newton: Cool and will do. =)

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