Just try some stuff out. Sit down with Photoshop and make yourself 20 avatars. Make them mad, pointless, whatever… just follow a train of thought. Play around with things and every time you like it, save a copy.
Then the next day look back and see if there’s anything you like. Don’t let it be important right from the get-go. Loosen up. Find your inner child. Have some fun.
Remove your picture in your avatar
Okay heres the first mock up… Should i darken it? Put the whole name? Etc…
EDIT : I just realized i can’t remember how i did my current avatar so i can’t make the same style…
I like it but you need something clean I think. Something memorizable anyway I like the concept.
“Less is more” – Have this in mind.