In lieu of actual content for the month of February, allow me to present to you some junk I just threw together.
I created a little ‘me’ favicon for writegeek a good while ago, but it never really occurred to me until this evening that it was in black and white, and not for any good reason, at that. I guess it matches my current theme, but that wasn’t my intent — or my theme — at the time I created it.
So I added some color.
Here is the original version.
Here is a new version I was considering. While it better represents the shape of the, um, pointy thing my hair does, it makes my hair as a whole look thinner than it actually is.
Here is what I ultimately went with: the original version with color. I think it’s a pretty good representation of my hair, and reminds me why I didn’t try to get too realistic in the first place.
Creating a favicon is a pretty cool challenge… at 16×16 pixels, talk about a limiting medium! Its limitations help, though; I’m not really visually talented, so there isn’t any expectation of anything complex. It seems like, for the most part, there’s really only one way to do things.
It’s also pretty amazing what a couple of pixels’ difference can make.
Thoughts? Feelings? …Improvements?