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How to Commission Gaming Avatars [2021 Guide]

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Gaming avatars are often used for logos and other graphics for both Twitch and YouTube channels. They have versatility in that they can be used in intros, on social media accounts, as profile pics, and even as Twitch emotes. Having an avatar of your person or mascot will help solidify your branding to your viewers and let people recognize you better online.

This post will cover how you can commission a custom gaming avatar for your very own.

How to Commission Gaming Avatars

Step 1: Create Rough Sketches of Ideas

Take a look at other gaming avatars you find online to get an idea of how you would like yours to look. There are many different styles – from very realistic to pixel art. Try to play into the genre of your game and the personality of your audience.

Once you know the relative style, save some of the images of your research and try to do a rough sketch of something you would like. You can share all of these with the designer you choose to create your avatar. You should also consider whether or not you want your avatar to be animated in some way.

Step 2: Find a Good Digital Artist on Fiverr

When you have finished coming up with design ideas, visit Fiverr to find a good digital artist who can create the gaming avatar of your dreams. Fiverr is an online marketplace where freelancers can create profiles and accept work through the platform. Every artist has their own style and affordable pricing. 

There are dozens of animated avatar designers on the platform and you will, most likely, find an artist whose work appeals to you. 

Step 3: Explain Your Avatar Concepts to the Designer

Reach out to one of the designers with your ideas to find out if they have the time to work with you. Show them your rough sketches and other images that inspired you in your ideas. Let them know if you want any specific style (such as a chibi style avatar) or colors that you want them to incorporate into the design. 

Step 4: Answer Any Questions They May Have For You

Many artists will ask clarifying questions so that they have a better idea of your overall style before they spend time creating a design for you. Go through each question and answer them to the best of your ability. Find other examples or expand on your original idea to give them more context overall.  

Step 5: Examine the Work They Return to You

Most artists on Fiverr will return their work to you within a week. When they do, look at the image and see if there is anything that is out of place or needs to be improved. If there is text on the image, make sure that it is spelled correctly. 

Step 6: Ask For Necessary Revisions

After reviewing the work, ask for any necessary revisions. Be thorough and clear in your request and thank them for their time. Most designers will allow 1-2 revisions along with their base package. 

Step 7: Approve the Work

When they deliver an avatar) that is to your liking, approve their work, and pay them for their time and efforts. Feel free to tip if they did a fantastic job. Write a full review or rate them to help them find more work in the future. 

Conclusion

A custom gaming avatar is a good way to bring your branding together. It can be used in a variety of ways and on several different graphics. You can even upload it as your Discord avatar.

About the Author

Chris

Chris is a digital marketer with a strong background in influencer branding. He applies his knowledge of content and promotional strategies to design actionable advice for new and intermediate streamers.

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