Continuing to clean up the filesystem after moving to Ubuntu -- ran across a directory which had nearly every avatar I've used in the last 15 years. There's minor nudity down toward the end -- don't scroll down that far if that sort of thing offends you, and for the sake of your immortal soul, don't click through ... the small thumbnails are bad enough, but the large versions are downright appalling.
If you have questions about a particular image, feel free to ask -- I'd planned on describing them all at least briefly, but just uploading them took much longer than I'd expected. It would sure be nice if Blogger could do multiple uploads at once.
This is not my favorite art; much different criteria there. Just the art that ended up being used as avatars, once upon a time.
They fall into a few pretty obvious groupings:
Me and Connor at the Championship Parade in '02.
Me and Richard, ditto.
The image I used of Chick Hearn on the front page of LakersTalk when he died.
There's a family block of pics below -- the one with my boys and Kobe could be in that group too. Of course, so could the one that's in that group, of me and Amy, since I'm wearing Lakers gear in it....
Political and personal, above -- I'm afraid I gave Poindexter at least part of the idea for TIA. And "Morans," of course ...
Art -- Mine
I've done other stuff that's less representational -- but these are the ones I like best. Probably because the more representational stuff shows how thoroughly untrained I am ...
Art - Others
The last 3 images are of Aki Ross (Final Fantasy) and probably wouldn't be of interest today -- but they were the first rendered 3D images of a human being that I saw that I really thought succeeded.
In no real order -- Me and Jodi; my Dad when he ran for City Council and when he joined the Marines; me and Connor the day I found out I was going blind in my right eye (that patch is plastic); me and Amy in Florida; my Dad with my boys, 3 sons and nephew Kevin; Dad, graduating from college; me and my sisters, when I was maybe 18 or 19; my Dad at 14; my Dad with Richard when he was a baby.
Lot of avatars of my father -- all after he died. None of my Mom; she's still alive. I think she got the better deal on that one.
Landscapes; a little girl I scanned with my first black and white scanner, 20+ years ago; G-Force! (tiny bits of which made it into "The Face of Night"); PhatSam; Pulp Fiction (wallet saying "Bad Mother Fucker"); model I thought looked like Ola Blue; Revenge; Agra Fort in India.
They are what they are -- none of them embarrass me, exactly. :-)
Milo Manara; unknown; Royo; Madoka Ozawa (looks like I thought Denice Castanaveras looked after she got biosculpted); Cameron Richardson; Ana Beatriz Barros, twice; Devon Aoki; Aurora Robles; Cheryl Tiegs -- I was about 14 when that came out, and I had that issue of SI for years and years and years; Margaret Cho; Jennifer Lopez; Michelle Pfeiffer (bit in Ladyhawke always reminded me of Ola Blue: "Are you flesh or spirit?" "I am sorrow."); Phoebe Cates, and god I'm old; and Paulina Porizkova, with whom I once danced.