Wavatars – Now with New and Funky Art

Okay, here’s an insight into how my mind works.

I set up WordPress this afternoon. All good. One of the first things I did was install Wavatars. Cool. They look aweso-tasta-riffic.

Then I read Shamus’ post on how Wavatars are generated. And my first thought was… it’d be really easy to make custom artwork for that. Then my site’s Wavvies would have their own unique feel.

My, wouldn’t that be a productive way to spend an entire evening.

So now, thanks to my obsessive nature, this site has funky custom Wavatar art. The new Wavvies have the same general characteristics as the original art, so you’ll still recognise your face, but it has more of a freehand feel to it. For example, compare my Wavatar on Shamus’ site with the new one on my site:

Original Wavatar art New funky Wavatar art

I haven’t done extensive testing on how well the eyes and stuff line up, but I figure that’ll all come out in the wash.

If there’s any demand for it I can make the new art public. However, I kind of have a dream where every site with Wavatars does their own custom look and feel that matches the rest of the site. I realise that not everyone is insane enough to put in that amount of work… but hey, I can still dream.


56 Comments so far

  1. Adam December 20th, 2007 3:26 am

    Since most folks won’t make their own art, what might be cool is if you and Shamus got together and released both sets of images with the plugin, then gave folks an option of which style of image they want….

  2. Estelyn December 20th, 2007 3:57 am

    Nice switch – and a fun way to get useless comments just for the eye-candy!

  3. Shishberg December 20th, 2007 8:06 am

    “Nice switch – and a fun way to get useless comments just for the eye-candy!”

    Yep, that’s the plan. ;)

  4. Shamus December 20th, 2007 10:13 pm

    This is really clever. I like the alt set better than the set I made. Nicely done.

  5. straechav December 21st, 2007 12:33 am

    Yeah, indeed, curious post how I show here. I’m not too happy about my wavatar at Shamus’ site, so let’s see if my angry drunk triangle is any more tolerable…

  6. straechav December 21st, 2007 12:34 am

    egads! I love it, huge improvement, one nutty mofo. :p

  7. Feylamia December 21st, 2007 12:52 am

    Nice! :)

  8. Fuloydo December 21st, 2007 2:30 am

    Had to see what my face changed to here as well. I like the ones up above.

  9. William December 21st, 2007 2:43 am

    I like the change, it makes interesting differences.

  10. Henebry December 21st, 2007 4:04 am

    I like that you changed their look without changing the underlying characteristics. It’s as if you’re offering a new perspective on the same underlying “reality”.

  11. James December 21st, 2007 4:17 am

    I like the new look.

  12. Bob December 21st, 2007 4:18 am

    Cool Wavatars!

  13. Gothmog December 21st, 2007 5:05 am

    I’m very impressed with the new graphics! I hope you and Shamus come up with a ‘image-pak’ option. :D

  14. mark December 21st, 2007 5:13 am

    I hope these things catch on, theyre awesome!

  15. Nentuaby December 21st, 2007 5:30 am

    These Wavatar things are bloody cool. :)

  16. Rawling December 21st, 2007 6:19 am

    nice job :)

  17. JohnyMcMuffin December 21st, 2007 7:53 am

    I really like your take on them

  18. Phazzar December 21st, 2007 8:39 am

    Have to see mine at this site. Not particularly fond of it at Shamus’.

  19. xbolt December 21st, 2007 10:10 am

    Must… See… Wavatar…

  20. Steve December 21st, 2007 10:59 am

    Just wanted to see what my Wavatar looks like here.

  21. Joel D December 21st, 2007 11:06 am

    Alternate art? Nifty. I may have to keep this in mind…

  22. Jessie December 21st, 2007 11:45 am


  23. Uninverted December 21st, 2007 12:10 pm


  24. Hawkehunt December 21st, 2007 12:11 pm

    Just another alt art check ;)

  25. Snook December 21st, 2007 12:38 pm

    *Shameless art check*

  26. Snook December 21st, 2007 12:39 pm

    Wrong e-mail. :S

  27. Annon December 21st, 2007 4:30 pm

    Shameless testing post

  28. kamagurka December 21st, 2007 11:40 pm

    Testing, testing…

  29. Roxysteve December 22nd, 2007 1:56 am

    This is…words fail me, except to point out that if you young louts would stop messing around and start using your brains for something other than Donkey Kong and Abba I would finally have a flying car.

    But no wavatar.


  30. Gwen December 22nd, 2007 3:34 am

    “‘Nice switch – and a fun way to get useless comments just for the eye-candy!’

    Yep, that’s the plan.”

    Oh, well then since you said it’s O.K…..

  31. Gwen December 22nd, 2007 3:35 am

    Holy cow, that’s awesome.

    ‘K, just gotta check my other e-mail address!

  32. Visi December 22nd, 2007 7:42 am

    Whoa, shiny!

  33. meh December 23rd, 2007 2:39 am

    … just want to check the wavvy

  34. Marc Fiszman December 23rd, 2007 8:09 am

    Also testing… :)

  35. JP December 24th, 2007 10:58 am

    Me too! Me too!

  36. Don J December 26th, 2007 6:27 am

    I just followed the link from Twenty Sided, and wanted to add my voice to the chorus of supporters. Nice job on the alternate art!

  37. XIII January 11th, 2008 12:44 am

    Sweet work, I hope you’ll release the set.

  38. JUAN PABLO January 23rd, 2008 5:03 am

    I want to be able to put a “make your avatar” function in a web site i’m building, how can I make this using wavatar? any sugestions? is there any tool available to do that?

  39. Shishberg January 23rd, 2008 9:00 am

    Juan Pablo:

    I want to be able to put a “make your avatar” function in a web site i’m building, how can I make this using wavatar? any sugestions? is there any tool available to do that?

    Wavatars probably aren’t what you’re looking for, although you’re welcome to use the artwork if you can find or write something that does what you want.

  40. Johan January 28th, 2008 6:34 am

    Checking my other-art Wavatar.

  41. Johan January 28th, 2008 6:35 am

    And with my other email.

  42. fey May 14th, 2008 1:40 pm


  43. fey May 14th, 2008 1:40 pm

    testing again

  44. fey May 14th, 2008 1:41 pm

    another test

  45. fey May 14th, 2008 1:41 pm

    gr i want a good one this time

  46. fey May 14th, 2008 1:42 pm


  47. Cazisk July 23rd, 2008 3:03 am

    wow this is awsome! lol

    just wondering if its possible to make cars instead of faces? maybe with different rims, lights and colours? or maybe even different body kits? or even cartoony cars… LOL I wish someone could do that….muhhahah

  48. Logan November 27th, 2008 3:59 am


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  50. 2Φ3Σ27Φ (\)λ√λ22Φ September 9th, 2009 4:11 pm

    what would mine look like?

  51. 2Φ3Σ27Φ (\)λ√λ22Φ September 9th, 2009 4:38 pm


  52. 2Φ3Σ27Φ (\)λ√λ22Φ September 9th, 2009 4:39 pm

    wwa,wuaaat, what

  53. intrepion January 29th, 2010 11:00 am


  54. swenson August 21st, 2013 5:47 am

    Don’t mind me, just seeing what my new Wavatar would look like…

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    Tim Decapua…

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