Today I decided, arbitrarily, that it was time to get an avatar image.
Having a literal mind in some ways, I think of people online as being their avatars; if they have a female avatar, I assume they're female until I find out otherwise. Being thought of as old or female could inconvenience me occasionally, so that rules out using any of my main characters. True, I could use all five of them - but not in 50x50... That leaves an abstract pattern, or a self portrait.
My object here is to have a 50x50 avatar image. I can always make another DeviantID later... Thus, I didn't bother cleaning the image any. Broad lines, extra contrast. Squiggly lines in the background represents my thoughts.
After finishing the main pic, I resampled to 50x50 and nudged pixels around until it was a bit clearer, so this isn't THE final image, but it's pretty close.
I worked in blue, my favourite colour. (I remember deciding this empirically when young; I enumerated the things of each colour that I found beautiful, and blue won out, followed by green and brown...)