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 16x16 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?

3 thoughts on “tinygeek”

    1. You have a point, Lin­da. It may help if I were to add a col­ored (or even white) back­ground behind the head. The only prob­lem is that, because of the 16 pix­el lim­it of the for­mat, the head (15 pix­els wide) is one pix­el off-center in the image, and will always have to be unless I re-draw it. It’s noth­ing you can see when there’s no back­ground col­or, but it will be notice­ably off-balance if I add one. There is one col­umn of space to one side of the head, and zero columns on the other…

      Anoth­er thing I pre­fer about this one is that, with one col­or, it looked like I was wear­ing head­phones (when real­ly I just want­ed to get across that my head fea­tures both ears *and* sideburns. :)

  1. I real­ly like the new ver­sion. My only sug­ges­tion would be to try dark­en­ing the nose and mouth a lit­tle, because they’re a bit dif­fi­cult to see. But oth­er than that, I like how you kept the hair. Cool!

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