░░▒▒▒▓▓▓▒▒▒░░ (masstreble) wrote,

  • Mood:
  • Music:

What makes...

...A good avatar? Not just on LiveJournal, but on forums, and other places? Is there some sort of science to these little icons? What makes the best ones? Emotion? Memorability? Novelty? Animation? Iconagraphy? (As circularly logical as that seems.) What makes... a good avatar?

I've seen a lot of them. I pay good attention. They can say a lot about the person, you know. Political opinions, comics they read, things they've seen, what the look like, how they feel, what there inerests are, and more. What makes... a good LiveJournal icon?

I think, if it was something that one could understand, kinkyturtle would seem to understand it. I think kbhoyt has made a few clever ones. Do I need to know how to draw to do the best ones? Perhaps, it is an ability one is born with: in innate understanding of how to cram the most identity into the smallest space without losing coherency. Maybe it is magic. More realistically, it's just a combination of an epiphany ("ah-ha!") and familiarity with the hardware and software involved. But can that really make... a good icon?

What makes... a good LiveJournal avatar?
Tags: art, whee

  • (no subject)

    There's a cat that has been virtually adopted by the landfill after he showed up there earlier this year. That was the poor guy's intended…

  • Simple and unclean update:

    Part-time my arse; I'm working overtime! That means less time online, but more money. I'm starting to feel kind of isolated and exhasted here, but…

  • Boring life update about a life you know little about:

    Semester completed, moving back to Palmer, land of lesser Internet access. This will mean that my level of Internet presence... won't change at all,…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.