So, it's been 8 years that I've forced all of you to stare at what some have called, 'that hideous monstrosity', and also 'that revolting
thing', and also 'is that a self portrait?', and also 'that fascinating creature', avatar.
A long time ago I stumbled upon an extremely talented 3D artist (Greg Petchkovsky), and this one particular piece really stuck out and 'spoke' to
To me, it's a gorgeous representation of the feeling of fascination of the unknown. The creature within it seems as though they are in deep, deep
thought on the little alien-caterpillar it has skewered, and is analyzing and evaluating every detail.
What makes it even more intense - for me - is how the creature itself is both incredibly beautiful and
terribly ugly at the same time. It
invokes a certain inability to really decide what to think of it.
Over the years I've received hundreds of comments regarding that avatar, with a spectrum from 'beautiful fascination' to 'appalling disgust'.
It's important to note that although I've thoroughly enjoyed receiving all the attention for it, none of these comments effected how I feel about
the avatar itself.
Nevertheless, it's been 8 years now, and I'm on the edge of a blade figuring out if I should continue to keep it, or move on to the next obscure
avatar, with hopes of implementing a similar discomforting/fascinating/weird effect this one has had on all you fine folks.
I have Four options for you to choose from. However, before you do choose, I want you to take these three factors into consideration:
1) Which of the following images invokes the strongest reaction from you? (any reaction, be it Disquisitive, Fear, fascination, join, amusement,
2) Which of the following images do you find to be the most appealing, and why?
3) (this only applies if you're familiar with the topics I tend to create, and the responses I tend to give) Which of the following images do you
feel best represents how you view my content within the forum?
Option 1: A painting by polish artist Zdzisław Beksiński. I'm incredibly enthralled by his work, option 3 is also by him
Option 2: I've had my eye on this 3d artist for a long time as well, his work is very inspiring.
Option 3: A second painting by polish artist Zdzisław Beksiński.
Option 4: Lastly, should I simply keep my current Avatar by 3d artist Greg Petchkovsky?
Thanks for helping me come to this decision