Avatar: Has anyone used their own picture?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Bassist4Life, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. Bassist4Life


    Dec 17, 2004
    Buffalo, NY
    I'm just curious; has anyone used their own picture for their Avatar? I'm considering becoming a supporting member in the near future. I see lots of really creative and interesting Avatars, but what are your thoughts on using your own picture?

  2. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    I'm the one on the left.
  3. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002
    Yep..that pic is me.
  4. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Not on this site, but on others...

    Never had a problem, but I'm lucky that I look weird enough in real life that I compare to the photoshop avatars others use.
  5. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    I think I have a crush on you...
  6. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    I would but I can't be photographed, it will steal my soul.
  7. Eli M.

    Eli M. Life's like a movie, write your own ending

    Jul 24, 2004
    New York, NY
    I've had my picture in my avatar several times. My current avatar is something I made in Disney World several years ago, where the machine takes your picture and puts your features on a monkey or some other animal.

    Here they are, for posterity...

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I'm sure you're seen Embellisher's, Pacman's and Toasted's avatars. They use their own pics.

    Dancehallclasher and Peter McFerrin did the same. I also use my pic once in a while.

    Frankly, you should follow your instincts and choose whether you want to use your own pic or not.

    Wow, this thread is really an important topic, eh?;)
  9. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    I had a picture of me playing my didgeridoo. Now I just have a picture a friend of mine took.
  10. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    I can't, ever since i went into the witness protection program.
  11. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
  12. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Look closely, im in the cab.

    There's also a picture of a slightly innebriated me in my profile.
  13. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
  14. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member

    Most of the ones I've used are pictures of me, including the current one.
  15. discoboo


    Dec 25, 2002
    charleston, sc
    that's me...actually more of a silhouette, but my silhouette.
  16. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    Mine? Yup, that's me.
  17. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    As Blackbird said, I am one that does use my picture. Although I do use something else occasionally.
  18. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Theres a reflection of me taking the picture on my BadAssII since it's so shiny.
  19. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Well, this
    Resolves to this
    ... frightening, eh?
    and there was this...
  20. Only


    Sep 8, 2002
    Warrensburg, MO
    I used my own picture once, but it scared too many people so I went back to the ol' Snakey McBiteface currently shown.