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The Evolution of an Avatar

Posted on 2008.09.12 at 01:40
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Let's face it - the ubuntu logo is dull. Given that, and its inexorable link to the use of nudity as a selling point, its no wonder ubuntu wallpapers have pushed the envelope of tasteful images. There are more wallpapers of ubuntu porn than any other distribution of linux out there, and wallpaper is where I've turned in the past to make ubuntu avatars. And while I adore sensuality, I abhor the misuse of porn just because I require use of a linux logo avatar. So using the same recipe above, I made my own.

When I was researching photos for my Succubus post I posted what was the most pornographic photograph on my blog - even as carefully cropped as it was. Scandalous yes, but it suited my purpose at the time. As I was putting my raw images away in archive, I decided to find that model again (for reasons which escape me), and ran across the entire photoshoot on an unsecured server at 4300+ pixels! Though at the time I had no use for such high-resolution photographs, I squirreled them away for a rainy day. That day has come.

I wanted to put up the end-all-be-all xorg post today, until I broke my system again, but didn't want to use my avatar, as I never really liked it, and the cropping weirded out photogoot what with the 'phantom nipple' and all the nonsense which surrounded that supposition. So I set out this evening to create something sensual, without nudity. Sensuality comes from intent, expression, and mood - not nakedness. So while the "other" picture of her met the requirement I needed for that post, sometimes you can convey so much more, by not showing as much.

I'm happy with my new avatar.


Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-09-12 06:46 (UTC) (Link)
In the full picture, that woman's face weirds me out in some way that I can't put my finger on. It almost looks like her head is pasted on. The strange grimace doesn't help either.

The icon version of it is much nicer!

And yes, I know the rest of you aren't looking at her FACE! :D
ehowton at 2008-09-12 06:54 (UTC) (Link)
She Eastern-European. I think its that lazy eye that weirds you out.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-09-12 07:02 (UTC) (Link)
Well, that and the fact that she looks like she's going to eat my soul, NOM NOM NOM.
ehowton at 2008-09-12 07:07 (UTC) (Link)
She's not really a succubus. I made all that up.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-09-12 07:09 (UTC) (Link)
Gasp! Next thing you'll tell me that you're not really an incubus, sent to tempt women into mortal sin!
ehowton at 2008-09-12 20:38 (UTC) (Link)
I assure you ma'am, my desire to tempt women into mortal sin is for my own selfish pleasures. And theirs.
catttitude at 2008-09-12 22:34 (UTC) (Link)
Pleasures? Did you say you have tequila and chocolate?
galinda822 at 2008-09-13 00:58 (UTC) (Link)
Two of a girls best friends! ;)
catttitude at 2008-09-13 01:19 (UTC) (Link)
catttitude at 2008-09-13 01:22 (UTC) (Link)
I think it is the eyes, they are evil looking.
Anima Engine
anima_engine at 2008-09-12 12:57 (UTC) (Link)
Definitely a hottie.
ehowton at 2008-09-12 20:58 (UTC) (Link)
An ideal canvas for my own machinations.
catttitude at 2008-09-13 01:24 (UTC) (Link)
I love that color red hair. It is gorgeous.
Anima Engine
anima_engine at 2008-09-14 16:11 (UTC) (Link)
Alas, tis Photoshop. IRL it is dark auburn. Methinks it is time to experiment with a little color.
catttitude at 2008-09-12 22:32 (UTC) (Link)
She looks kinda like a Pirate.
ehowton at 2008-09-13 01:16 (UTC) (Link)
Its the grimace isn't it?
catttitude at 2008-09-13 01:20 (UTC) (Link)
leonardii at 2008-09-14 20:48 (UTC) (Link)
Speaking of rainy days... how was the rain out there? We got a decent soaking, but I've seen worse weather.
ehowton at 2008-09-14 20:56 (UTC) (Link)
Wasn't bad at all. I'm glad it hit on a weekend so I didn't have to go out in it though.
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