If you do not wish to request an avatar but still want a custom made one:
The Adoption Center is Open!

OotS Avatar Artists: If your status has changed, please PM either Lilly or one of the other Arts and Crafts mods to change the list. Thank you.

To all others: It is considered bad form to use an avatar without asking permission of the artist. Unless, of course, you have it specifically made for you. Please ask before you use any of the avatars in the portfolios of the artists unless it states in their requisites or on their portfolio site that you may use the avatar without asking permission.

If after you've posted your request to the request thread twice and there is no response, please PM one of the active artists below. (Do not repost your request until at least 48 hours after your original request, please.)

If you are PMing a request please do not PM multiple artists. They don't want to waste their time doing a favour for you if you've already got someone else doing the exact same thing.

A slight suggestion: to save loading time to make a post, please make a link to your picture after 3 days to make it easier on dial-up.

This is simply a list of the posters who activley make and have made avatars in OotS style.

Guides to Making Avatars:
Please check here before you post a question about how to make your own avatars.

Adobe Illustrator
Sodi-podi and Ifranview
Inkscape and Gimp

How to create weapons

Old Arts & Crafts threads:
The First Arts and Crafts thread
Part II
Version 3.0
4th Edition
Oots Avatars Arts & Crafts V
Avatars Thread VI
OotS Arts & Crafts VII
OotS Arts & Crafts VIII
OotS Arts & Crafts IX
OotS Arts & Crafts X
OotS Arts & Crafts XI
OotS Arts & Crafts XII
OotS Arts & Crafts XIII
Request an OotS Style Avatar/OotS Arts & Crafts XIV

Index of Avatar makers courtesy of DarkCloud.
Now in Alphabetical Order!

Just click on the artist's name to send them a private message for requests.
Design Hints
Courtesy of Sneak
Please include the following things in your request.
Things with Xs next to them are not required, but would be helpful.

X Any other notable features (scars, tattoos, etc.)
X If their skin is a special color, add that
Hair color
X Class
X Pose you would like your avatar to be in
Avatar Designers

AlchemistMerlin: Portfolio -- http://s64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...chemistmerlin/
Requisites: Everything in my gallery is up for use as long as permission is asked first
Ask nicely

Amorelli: Portfolio - http://photobucket.com/albums/d45/_amorelli_/avatars/
Design Requisites: 5-10 post minimum. Does animated avatars.

Brosmike: Portfolio- http://brosmike.atspace.com/
Requisites: ??

Ceika: Portfolio -- http://s74.photobucket.com/albums/i278/wolfshonor/gifs/
Requisites: Ask permission before using things in the portfolio. I'll try just about anything, though it might be a few days before it's ready.

Dark Stalion: Portfolio -- http://photobucket.com/albums/f228/D...ons%20Avatars/
Requisites: none of which I am aware.

DArKandEViL: Portfolio -- http://s79.photobucket.com/albums/j158/Ambientmagic/
Requisites: 10 or more posts

DarkCorax: Portfolio -- http://s70.photobucket.com/albums/i91/Darkcorax/
Requisites: preferably humanoid

Dizpozition: Portfolio -- http://s70.photobucket.com/albums/i119/Dispozition/
Requisites: A liking to the request, preferably human. A reference picture would also be handy, thought not nessecery.

Earin: Portfolio----http://s62.photobucket.com/albums/h107/sjunderw/
Prerequisites: None

Gengy -- Portfolio: http://photobucket.com/albums/b400/w...otS%20Avatars/
Requisites: 50 post minimum (in places OTHER than all Silly Message Board Games), lots of patience (My avatars take time, because they are handled lovingly), and reference picture preffered, but not required. Yes, I animate.

gjsstrider: Portfolio -- http://s74.photobucket.com/albums/i273/gijsstrider/
Requisites: follow the list of description

Jannex: Portfolio --http://photobucket.com/albums/f47/tigerdreams/
Requisites: none
Note 1: Any avatar not specifically labelled as available for common use, isn't.
Note 2: My avatar-making is... intermittent. Sometimes I'll be seized by a stick-figure-making fury, and sometimes I won't even open Paint for an extended period of time. If it isn't immediately apparent that I'm in one of my active phases, feel free to PM me and ask.

Kord -- Profile: http://s60.photobucket.com/albums/h18/butternutkp2/
Requirements: 10 post minimum and a polite request.

The Lanky Bugger -- Portfolio: http://photobucket.com/albums/f194/ThatLankyBugger/

LoopyZebra: Portfolio -- http://s49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...Zebra/Avatars/
No Requisites

Lost in Brittany: Portfolio -- http://www.lostinbrittany.org/gallery_oots/

Lykan: Portfolio -- http://s75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...y%20avis/?sc=3
Requisites: More than 30 posts

Portfolio: http://s100.photobucket.com/albums/m40/NEO-Phyte/
Prerequisites: If its from my portfolio, PM me to get permission. Anything from the Town or Personal subalbum is off-limits, anything from Requests must be cleared with its original user as well as myself. Warhammer 40K avatars can be tweaked to an army scheme of your choice if you provide example shots. GIF conversions on request.

Nyax -- Portfolio: http://www.eric-son.com/avatar/photos.php
Requisites: none, but Avatars can only be done on weekends and may take time. Ask before you use a public avatar out of his portfolio.

The Obese Ninja: Portfolio -- http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v1...TS%20drawings/
Requisites: None

Obsessive: Portfolio -- http://photobucket.com/albums/f84/diggerdugger/
Requisites: None

Description: Haven't played D&amp;D for many moons and even then it was 'Basic' D&amp;D so don't know the races and/or monsters.
Requirements: Be as descriptive as possible, limited knowledge of AD&amp;D kinda hinders my accomplishing the desired effect.

Penny_Dreadful: Portfolio -- http://photobucket.com/albums/d30/a_penny_dreadful/
No requisites thusfar.

potatocubed: Portfolio -- http://tinyurl.com/qtmdg
Requisites: It has to be something that really grabs my interest. Anime characters and nonstandard races are a speciality.

Prince of Cats: Portfolio- http://www.dragonstalon.co.uk/life/avatars.html
Design Requisites- No post-minimum but the better the description, the better I can make it. (reference images gratefully received)

TheSilverKnight -- Portfolio: http://s46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...eSilverKnight/
Please be patient I am still learning the style and I may take some time to finish cause I don't have a stable connection. Hoping for tons of requests .

The_Stoney_One : Portfolio - http://photobucket.com/albums/e320/T...ished%20Works/
Design Requisites: 15 post minimum, please make your posts follow the guidelines + hair style, thank you.

theswarm: Portfolio -- http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h158/TheSwarm11/
Requisites: Will take easy humanoid requests (I'm new)

Tomb Raven: Portfolio -- http://photobucket.com/albums/j194/Tomb_Raven/
Requisites: 10 posts minimum and a polite request.

Vanghar Portfolio: http://photobucket.com/albums/e280/Vanghar/
Design Requirements: No post minimum. All requests welcome, but humanoid is preferred. Usually made over the weekend.

WereSandwich: Portfolio -- http://s74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...Sandwich_2006/
Requisites: I'll try and get avatars done same day, but don't count on it. Matrix themed avis a speciality.

Xathan,_The_Last_Of_The_Fallen: Portfolio -- http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...stOfTheFallen/
Requisites: humanoid only, any avatar that doesn't have 'Made For' in tht title is free for use, and please note I am still learning and not that good yet.

xrestassuredx: Portfolio: http://photobucket.com/albums/e209/x...uredx/avatars/
Requisites: none mentioned. But he says to remind everyone that he's still new. (and though he says he's not very good, I disagree)

Retired/Non-Hireable OOTS-style Artists
These links are placed here for viewable pleasure

Adghar Portfolio: http://photobucket.com/albums/v480/Adghar/Avatars/

Aedan Portfolio- some examples in this thread- http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb...num=1105572416
?? MIA

Alarra Portfolio- some in this thread- http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb...52757;start=15

Annex: Portfolio- http://photobucket.com/albums/v302/aeronld/
Design Requisites- ??

Chris the Pontifex: Portfolio -- http://photobucket.com/albums/y2/chrishattink/
Design Requisites: Seems to take avatars that interest him.

DarkCloud Portfolio- http://photobucket.com/albums/b135/Light_Dragon/

Dr. Abhorzoggorath Portfolio- also gone

Enaloindir Portfolio- MIA
?? MIA

Erisan: Portfolio- gone
He seems to be gone as well

Gorbash Kazdar: Portfolio- http://plaza.ufl.edu/redwolf/avatars.html
SEMIRETIRED -- Does take the occassional request when in the mood, particularly if you have one of his older avatars already.

Hawkeye: Portfolio -- http://photobucket.com/albums/f36/Hawkeye5582/
too busy right now.

Ilover: Portfolio: http://photobucket.com/albums/c338/Ilover_Juventad/
--does not take requests, but might make one if he's in the mood

Indaer -- Portfolio: http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g49/indaer/
Design Requisites: Active member on forums, use the guidelines for requests. Specially seeking for Psionic requests.
Note: May take a day or two in the making.

Jacklu: Portfolio -- (being updated)
Retired due to Summer.

The King of Durf: Portfolio- http://photobucket.com/albums/a227/TheKingOfDurf/
Retired- ??

Lilly: Prortfolio- http://photobucket.com/albums/b371/flutyqt121/
RETIRED- brain went boom.

The Losar: Portfolio- some in this thread- http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb...52757;start=45
Design Requisites- ??

Malkinae Portfolio- some examples in this thread- http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb...52757;start=45

Manscatha Portfolio- some examples in this thread- http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb...52757;start=90

Mictlan Portfolio- some examples in this thread- http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb...52757;start=15

Moonsinger Portfolio- some examples in this thread- http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb...2416;start=105

Nemglan Portfolio- some examples in this thread- http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb...2757;start=105

Nixie: Portfolio: http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb...59;start=30#30 some in this thread.

Peregrine: Portfolio- http://users.bigpond.com/keretija/avatars.html

Poeir Portfolio- some in this thread- http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb...52757;start=45
Design Requisites- ??

Pumpkinetics Portfolio- This Album
?? -- All avatars not marked &quot;Closed&quot; are availible for public use.

Ro-Ro-Man: Portfolio: http://photobucket.com/albums/b218/R...0Avatars/?sc=1

Shirwill Jack: Portfolio- some in this thread- http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb...52757;start=15 and http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb...58993;start=30
Design Requisites- Does not take requests.

Sneak: Portfolio-
Design Requisites- If you're lucky, he might do your request without you knowing.

Veera: Portfolio- http://students.uwf.edu/mfs10/Avatars.htm
RETIRED -- Does take the occassional request when in the mood.