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Old 01-15-2020, 12:50 AM
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What are your SDMB avatars?


I ha e trouble working out what the avatars are. Thye’re Pretty tiny and I mainly see little bits of colour.

For instance, Beck’s bad bad avatar is clearly based on Andy Warhol? But what are the little blobs of colour? They din’t Look like Marilyn?
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Old 01-15-2020, 04:49 AM
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[Hijack] I checked out your YouTube, Nice!
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(And I'll have you know MM ain't got jack on me. )
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Old 01-15-2020, 02:18 PM
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Years ago (but in the 2000s), my son came home with one of those and was excited to give it a shot. I explained to him what the gig was and how, when I was his age, I also wanted to draw said turtle... but when I mentioned it to my mother, she told me about how she ALSO saw Tippy the Turtle at the same age and DID draw him herself and mail it in which resulted in a high pressure salesman visiting her home and a heap of trouble from her father (who presumably never drew Tippy himself). So Tippy's been haunting my family for generations but I guess Art Instructions School closed up shop in 2016 so his reign of terror has finally come to an end.
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But Clark included obvious errors (switching poses left to right, substituting a snare drum in the Night Watch copy and so on), and the art school guy got done for art fraud.
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Old 01-15-2020, 03:28 PM
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Okay, I've updated since the holidays, so now I have Marie from The Aristocats. That was always one of my favorites when I was little, and of course, I love kitties.
I love, love, love the Aristocats (one of the most underrated Disney animated movies). Marie, what a sweetie
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I ha e trouble working out what the avatars are. Thye’re Pretty tiny and I mainly see little bits of colour.

For instance, Beck’s bad bad avatar is clearly based on Andy Warhol? But what are the little blobs of colour? They din’t Look like Marilyn?
Precisely why I chose something bright and uncomplicated. It's a "Caution! Slow Moving Vehicle" sign.
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Precisely why I chose something bright and uncomplicated. It's a "Caution! Slow Moving Vehicle" sign.
Yours, I got!
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My avatar is me. My profile. My nose is pointing to the right.

(And I'll have you know MM ain't got jack on me. )
Horns. No surprise there!

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Maybe, but she did have Jack on her.
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I'd love to have an avatar. I even have one picked out but I have no idea how to get it down to 50x50 pixels.
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I'd love to have an avatar. I even have one picked out but I have no idea how to get it down to 50x50 pixels.
Go to PicResize. Easy to use. If I can do it most 3rd graders could do it. Seriously simple.
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