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?