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Tired Profile Picture? Cartoon Portrait Avatars are Hot!

Updated on September 15, 2014

Need a new Profile Icon? Try a Cartoon Portrait Avatar. Realisitic NOT, but Fun

This is my avatar history and review of cartoon portrait generator websites, and online avatar makers. The following shows my reviews and results. I've also included a listing of avatar makers, and profile or photo generators, that I have yet to test.

--->Me? Not exactly, but it does show some similar characteristics. This is a the last poll winner, but dressed and decorated for the season. This face has won the last 14 polls, so it's safe to say it's a keeper. If it wins again, I'll be using a Halloween-themed look.

I've had quite a few online profile icons, also known as modern Avatars, over the years. I have chosen from cartoons, funny characters, made banners, and I even spotlighted specific merchandise items I have on sale. With the addition of the numerous interactive Cartoon picture creators, there is no limit to the creative possibilities to capture a fun representation of yourself.

I would also like to ask for you help keeping me out of my avatar rut since I tend to keep one for years... Won't you vote for your choice of which cartoon avatar you think I should use for my next face here on HubPages and other online communities?

Enjoy and thanks for your assistance.

My Cartoon Profile Face for the 1980s
My Cartoon Profile Face for the 1980s

Have you thought about trying a Cartoon Profile Avatar?

The newest craze seems to be the Cartoon-Style Portrait Avatar.

I tried a few of them. Lots of options and styles.

Picking pre-made parts to make a whole never quite works out the way you think it will. My results below confirmed that, oh, I would say, without question. You'll see what I mean soon.

But it's fun, so give it a shot and see what you can come up with. It may not look exactly like you, but hey, that's half the fun and adds to the mystery of an anonymous avatar. (Who the heck is that person behind the pink furry monster?).

Real Photo of me because I want to share with the world Who I Am...

Real Photo of me because I want to share with the world Who I Am...

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    • citroencommander 4 years ago

      depends where you want to show the photo, both can work

    • laniparis 4 years ago

      Both. My current profile pic is a cartoon like adapted photo of myself. I used a free photo editing software to make it.

    • Rumisglass 4 years ago

      Though I do have a drawn picture of me on most of the lenses, I do prefer a real picture somewhere in there.

    • Michey LM 5 years ago

      I like to talk with a person, not a flower or a bird, so I presume others want the same - an eye contact sort of speaking...

    • AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      I prefer real photographs, although do like the cartoon avatar.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      sweet

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      To each his own, I haven't explored the world of being a cartoon yet.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      This is a Great Lens, I love avatar's. I did not know some of the avatar places that you posted here, thank you so much! :)

    • JoshK47 5 years ago

      I like real avatars, but I've always considered getting a cartoon picture just for a change of pace for a while. :)

    • pheonix76 6 years ago from WNY

      I think I real photo is better, but the avatars are cool!

    • Guigo 6 years ago

      Hi I am new:)

    • BunnyFabulous 6 years ago from Central Florida

      I've got a real photo, but mostly because I haven't found an avatar I like yet. I think there's something to be said about the credibility of a real photo, but there are lots of avatars I like and think are pretty cool

    • yourgoldenfuture 6 years ago

      i like real photos...shows my real me...

    • rlivermore 6 years ago

      I've used a real photo so far, but I really like the thought of using an avatar.

    • hayleylou lm 6 years ago

      I use Real photos, but I may switch one day :)

    • resabi 6 years ago

      My compromise position: my avatar includes my pic but it's pretty tiny and surrounded by other things and people in my life. I keep adding teeny bits.

    • myneverboredhands 6 years ago

      I like to see real people instead of Avatars..But I didn't have picture of myself on the moment when I create my first lens. I was looking through all pictures I've taken... there were kids, flowers, sky...anything, except photo of myself... And now I just don't want to change my avatar, may be in the future...

    • Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      I like to relate to online friends as people, so I like seeing a real face.

    • Carolan Ross 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I use a real photo. Avatars are fun and good to use in some places.

    • Joan4 7 years ago

      I use a real photo although it is about ten years old! It makes me happy. I think I still look like that! lol lol

    What's better? Real Photo vs. Avatar?

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      • QuizSquid 3 years ago

        I like cartoons . . .

      • moverstampa 4 years ago

        As you can see the Avatar is the pic of choice.

      • kimadagem 5 years ago

        This is a great idea, and something I think I will consider. Realistic? Maybe not, but as I get older I'm not sure I want something realistic :)

      • Country Sunshine 5 years ago from Texas

        I prefer the Avatar... the Internet is FOREVER and I don't know that I want my real image shown for that long!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Really? The avatars hands down. They're hot!

      • Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

        Both photos and avatars have their own role to play. It depends on the site. I'm not afraid to show the real me, but sometimes it is fun to have an alter ego. Even real photos can be misleading at times (like using a photo from 20 years ago).

      • Lobsterisland 5 years ago

        I like real photo but most site only allow you upload you photo if under 1MB. I think avatar is useful if you can't upload your real picture.

      • ComedyFrog 6 years ago

        Both are great but cartoons and avatars are really cool, especially when you can make your own from scratch.

      • Soap LM 6 years ago

        I also use Avatar

      • jvsper63 6 years ago

        I have a real from 6 years ago. But I kind of wish I did an avatar they are so cute!

      • AbsoluteJeanius1 6 years ago

        I have been my little hatted 'self' for years, and I couldn't bear to lose her!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        I talk about some touchy issues, so I want to remain anonymous

      • mich1908 6 years ago

        I'm shy! But I have put a photo of me somewhere in one of my lenses.

      • RealityTV LM 6 years ago

        Love the avatars --especially the cartoon ones!

      • Cartoono 6 years ago

        It depends on what you're promoting. As a cartoonist, I'm bound to show off what I can do, hence the cartoon self portrait avatar!

      • CR2000 6 years ago

        It's fun to see how i look like in a cartoon world !

      • burgessvillian 6 years ago

        I like the Avatar because it keeps people guessing

      • Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

        I'm back and as you see, I switched from the real photo of me to an avatar created with one of the sites you listed. It feels fun (and considerably younger than my real photo). I guess the avatar sites don't know how to add wrinkles.

      • lumpy22 7 years ago

        Avatar but I haven't made one yet I will and use it everywhere

      • Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

        I just think it is fun to have an avatar but I like it when people use their real pictures. I am just going to stick with my Ohme Bug!

      My Previous Avatars: No resemblence at all, but there is a reason...

      An emblem for a Yamaha Roadstar(166)

      A little backstory here...

      Originally My husband and I created this name on eBay to buy and sell car & motorcycle parts.

      Well... he still buys car parts and accessories. I buy, but mainly sell, other vintage to new merchandise. The Roadstar166 name, since it's inception, has built up over 100 positive feedback ratings in eBay and iOffer. I understand it's now a lot harder to sell or even buy with a 0 rating than it was when we started. I hate the thought of giving up our great reputation just to change the name.

      Auto part sales?

      Not yet, anyway, but if I could get him to part with the extra's taking possession over the garage...

      invading the basement...

      staking claim in the spare bedroom...

      and OMG!....

      creeping into our bedroom!

      These early Avatars are a little bit closer to the real me...

      but without showing any of my facial features

      This was another iOffer avatar for my Roadstar166 iOffer store. -->

      Yeah, I know. It's just "scratching" the surface of the real me, but I am blonde and do exist on coffee while I'm online

      Animated to jitter something fierce...

      Should I say VERY Appropriate?

      My original avatar, the Flame...

      was in reference to my name here, other places, and more importantly my crafting obsession. I make soy candles. Yeah I know..."Well, that's obvious". But that is my "brand" so I've stuck with it online up until my last voting results . I am updating my avatar here often, so I need your help to help stay out of my usual keep it for years avatar-rut since my name should take care of the "branding", but I'll touch more on that late

      Help!  Please vote below for my newest Cartoon avatar!
      Help! Please vote below for my newest Cartoon avatar!

      About that Avatar Rut I mentioned earlier...

      I have created a few new avatars using the sites shown below. I beg you for your help further below. So please Vote today!

      About that Avatar-Rut. I do believe it is a real place. I swear I do. I have seen helpless people trapped there for YEARS. Are you? Maybe someone you know or have seen under that dusty and faded Avatar? Now is the time to freshen up that tired old avatar, so read on for the CURE. Don't forget to tell your friends that here is THE remedy. They may be relieved that someone noticed their malaise and took pity on them. :D

      "Help" Photo Credit: Shared by Rainier, N on Flicker using Creative Commons license.

      Want Attitude? Planetcreation's Create My Picture

      May not be quite suited for a sales Avatar...

      http://www.planetcreation.co.uk/createpic/

      This site wants you to download a toolbar to use this application.

      If you choose not to do this:

      printscreen (PrtSc button)

      Crtl+V to paste to MS Paint or MS Word

      Edit to crop

      Save.

      Want Fun? South Park Avatar Maker

      I really like this one. Lots of options.

      http://www.sp-studio.de/

      My current Avatar for iOffer.

      Documented problems saving with some versions of Windows and Mac.

      If you can't save, do this:

      printscreen (PrtSc button)

      Crtl+V to paste to MS Paint or MS Word

      Edit to crop

      Save.

      Just for Giggles- more South Park

      This one I made just for kicks. I love contradiction.

      Angel landing in He... um, Heck.

      Serene gone Crazy.

      Laughing in dire straits. Which is worse? Clothing Attire or Attained Location? hhhmm.

      Downunder not meaning Australia, but He... , well, I still can't say it... Hel....HADES.

      http://wwAngelicw.sp-studio.de/

      Want Realistic? Portrait Illustration Maker

      This one didn't seem to have the best quality/size,... although the end result is quite attractive.

      I can say that, can't I? It's not really me, right?

      Or, is it?

      http://illustmaker.abi-station.com/index_en.shtml

      Want Anime-style? more Portrait Illustration Maker

      Now for a little more cartoonish...

      but just somehow not quite as attractive.

      Then again...

      It could be an exact likeness.

      I'll never tell.

      http://illustmaker.abi-station.com/index_en.shtml

      Face Your Manga ?!? Huh? What's that mean?

      Italian Manga? Face your Eat? (Re: Eat your Face?) Oh, wait... Japanese Manga meaning non-moving anime.

      THE WINNER IN THE LAST VOTE. See below to vote for my NEXT FACE!

      Now this looks EXACTLY like ME!

      Well... maybe. :D

      http://www.faceyourmanga.com

      This one does require a nick name, your birthday, and your email address since it is emailed to you. Possibility of spam? Between you and me I fluff all that info beyond the email address since I figure it's none of their business, but I have yet to receive any spam.. :)

      Since I've been voted into keeping this face for quite a while, to keep out of that rut I spoke of earlier, I found that I'm playing with...

      My Many Faces of Manga - Change your Outfit, the Season, or the Holidays

      Click to the rest of my pages here on Squidoo
      Click to the rest of my pages here on Squidoo

      Want more than just an Avatar? Zwinky

      Very popular with many. Can be used as an avatar by myspace, facebook and other online and gaming communities. Also can be used to play dress up.

      Bonuses included are Smiley Central, Cursor Mania, Popular Screensavers, and the the MyWebSearch® search box and Search Assistant.

      I have chosen not to try it as MyWebSearch Toolbar is installed prior to creating a Zwinky. It may just be my paranoia talking, but I have had past issues with this toolbar and a file is automatically removed by Firefox 1.5.0.2 and later releases. Since I use Firefox as my primary browser, I'd rather not take a chance on this application, but I feel it is my mission not to make an uninformed judgment, but to inform others of possible options.

      Read the End User License Agreement prior to creating your Zwinky, and if you can accept the terms, then by all means, do proceed.

      zwinky.com

      SoyCandleLover-Makers Simpson Avatar
      SoyCandleLover-Makers Simpson Avatar

      Easy and fun to create...

      You can register if you like to save your Simpson Avatars and even create a DVD case with your Simpson self ~or~ Save by clicking on down arrow icon, then selecting jpg file. Saves to download file. I saved to my Pictures file for easy access. I also chose to create just a headshot by using Print Screen, opening in MS paint and cropping.

      simpsonmovie.com

      SoyCandleLover-Makers DoppelMe Avatar
      SoyCandleLover-Makers DoppelMe Avatar

      Doppelme, please

      Really cute cartoon-style.

      Created easily by using basic choices. More is available if you register.

      Wants you to register to save, but Right Click and Save does work for this one.

      http://doppelme.com

      SoyCandleLover-Maker on Squidoo using Lloyd's TSB Me
      SoyCandleLover-Maker on Squidoo using Lloyd's TSB Me

      Lloyd's TSB Me

      OK, it's a Bank., but they are cute, Share on FaceBook, Twitter, bookmarking, blogs and more.

      You can also submit your likeness creation for a future Ad campaign. :D

      The only downloads available are for sharing on social sites, or you can save by registering your email address and Lloyd's will send you a link to edit your character further. but I liked my "Me" so much that I took a screen shot (print screen) and cropped it in MS Windows Paint. I chose to use the whole body with character name, but very well could have cropped it to appear as just a head shot, too.

      Oh... I didn't find this. They found me and wrote me a note here on this article.

      Wow, I feel like a star. :D

      lloydstsbme.com

      SoyCandleLover-Makers Mii Avatar
      SoyCandleLover-Makers Mii Avatar

      Mii, Oui! ...or Wii.

      Create your own "Mii", the avatars characteristic of the Nintendo Wii.

      Simplistic, but maybe the popularity of Wii has given this avatar maker a boost.

      Several options to save, but I just used Export to save as an avatar.

      I still use this Wii Mii avatar, but just for bowling, golfing and other Wii games.

      miieditor.com

      For a more profession avatar... SitePal

      I probably won't be using this since it's fee-based and starts at $9.95 to get this avatar on trial, but it looks good if you have the need and resources.

      sitepal.com/

      Make you own Cartoon Dress up Doll Avatar... and more

      Cartoon Doll Emporium - PC
      Cartoon Doll Emporium - PC

      * Play dress- up with over 750 dolls and adopt pets, babies, boyfriends, etc.

      * Make new friends, create an avatar, earn virtual money, adopt a baby or a pet, blog, form clubs, and much more.

      * Enjoy over 2,000 quizzes and arcade games, picture galleries, streaming music and a monitored forum for everyone!

      Click HERE for more

       

      Want a Custom-made Cartoon Caricature Avatar? - Hand drawn and Digitalized with Final Approval and Free Shipping

      This is a great idea if you can't find the avatar maker that captures the real online you you wish to project. A custom made avatar is ideal if you are a looking for a professional branding image for an online internet business.

      Just for Fun (or *gasp* I don't have a digital camera and will be darned if I'll admit it)?

      Just for Fun (or *gasp* I don't have a digital camera and will be darned if I'll admit it)?

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        • dennonlow lm 4 years ago

          I love cartoon and it's a great way to promote creativity.

        • Rumisglass 4 years ago

          Mostly for fun, just made on with FaceYouManga. It was a good suggestion!

        • C A Chancellor 5 years ago from US/TN

          I used a Simpsons avatar for a long time because it was fun and I liked the "cartoon me"... it was different and made me smile.

        • Lobsterisland 5 years ago

          I favour real photo, but most of my photo are over 1MB. most sites don't allow you to upload you photo that is more then 1MB. I'm thinking about creating an avatar.

        • ComedyFrog 6 years ago

          Anything to have as much fun as possible!

        • ed77burns lm 6 years ago

          wow very useful page

        • myneverboredhands 6 years ago

          I didn't make them before...tonight, I'll may try it for fun.

        • JoyfulPamela2 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

          No, not yet, but I'd like to try one.

        • StPeteDentist 7 years ago

          No, but I may try it now!

        • Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

          Yes, for fun, and because it helps identify me in all the social networks I'm on. (:

        • Joan4 7 years ago

          I use a little baby chick on SquidU because our parents always referred to us as their little chickens! lol

        • Realitychick 7 years ago

          I use one because it reminds me not to take myself too seriously. I just did it myself using a vector app.

        • Inuyasha-Episodes 7 years ago

          Yes I do

        • Michey LM 7 years ago

          I always use my picture, I think is part of the branding in my niche which is affiliate marketing.

        • Janusz LM 8 years ago

          I use it just for fun, there are Pics of me all over the place :D

        • Susan Deppner 8 years ago from Arkansas USA

          I actually have never even made a cartoon avatar, but after looking at all your versions, I may just have to try it, just for fun!

        Do you use a Cartoon Avatar? If yes, why? - If yes, why?

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          • Michey LM 5 years ago

            I never use an avatar period!

          • AJ 5 years ago from Australia

            No, but I don't use a real photograph of myself either.

          • anonymous 5 years ago

            lol

          • ChaunyWrites 6 years ago

            I use my Avatar because I just love graphics.

          • AbsoluteJeanius1 6 years ago

            It's the hat that did it! And also, I'm a sucker for vintage...

          • BuckHawkcenter 6 years ago

            Well, not exactly any of the versions you mention here. But a cartoon avatar none the less. And will always do it to represent me and what I do!.

          • Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

            I use a digitally manipulated and enhanced from clip art image

          • sorana lm 6 years ago

            I use the photo of my shadow on a wall :).

          • burgessvillian 6 years ago

            I use a picture instead. I had no idead there was so many sights to create cartoon avatars. Fantastic lens on this.

          • lumpy22 7 years ago

            No but after reading this great lens I will shortly.

          • Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

            Yep, I sure do but it is one I made up

          • jennysue19 7 years ago

            OK - I actually like that caffeine-crazed cat but you don't say where you made it! That's me for sure :-)

          • anonymous 7 years ago

            Well, I use one because I don't want to scare off my readers with my ugly mug. Besides I love cartoons.

          • BW Duerr 8 years ago from Henrietta, New York

            Safety first, however bad hair days abound since I rarely get ready for work at home. :D

          Please help me pick my next Face to represent me on HubPages, Google, iOffer and other places.

          Poll: VOTE for my Next Avatar for HubPages

          Please vote for my new face...
          Please vote for my new face...

          Thanks for helping me out! The results will be used for my HubPage Avatar and may be used for other sites.

          (The Flame picture is what I was using previously for my Soy Candle Company and just brought here out of habit. It has been a consistent 2nd place winner for all the polls, although recently the Southpark face has edged in to second place.)

          Please vote here

          Which face should I use next?

          See results

          Drawn your own Cartoon Profile Picture... - Harry Hamernik has taught caricature drawings for attractions including Sea World, Legoland, Disneyland, and King Is

           

          I hope you enjoyed this lens as much as I did writing it.

          And since you're reading even this tiny little note, you can see my real face here! :D

          IThanks again!

          Did you like this article?

          Have you found what you're looking for?

          Anyone can leave a comment, so please do.

          Also Facebook Like, Twitter, and Google+.

          Thank you.

          Leave your face here! - Uh, I mean, please be so kind to leave your feedback, Kudos, comments or even post links to your favorite Avatar maker.

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              anonymous 3 years ago

              Very fun and interesting lens

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              BW Duerr 4 years ago from Henrietta, New York

              @anonymous: And you did. Awesome!

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              anonymous 4 years ago

              Great info, I want to create me one

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              anonymous 4 years ago

              This is a fantastic lens. I particularly enjoyed with Wii Mii avatar.

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              anonymous 4 years ago

              Great info I found here. Always wanted to know how cartoon avatars are made. I was about to search for the info on google but then I said hey, Squidoo has great writers and for sure will find a lens for this. Voila, I got served. Thanks for listing the sites too. Will definitely try it out when I get the time.

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              PaulWinter 4 years ago

              A Very helpful lens. I've been looking for somewhere to make an avatar. Thanks

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              PaulWinter 4 years ago

              A Very helpful lens. I've been looking for somewhere to make an avatar. Thanks

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              Nathan 4 years ago from Ontario Canada

              I have been looking for a different type of avatar and this has loads of ideas. Great lens.

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              Margaret Schindel 4 years ago from Massachusetts

              Lots of fun! I just tried making my own avatar on faceyourmanga, but unfortunately they don't offer dark brown as a hair color option. It was fun to do anyway! :)

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              halloweenprops 4 years ago

              Fun lens! Thanks.

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              TulsaTees 4 years ago

              I read the sticky note, saw the real photo, and I think my WeeMe vote was (somehow) spot on! Love the fun and research you put into this lens. Great resource to have all these links here together.

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              moverstampa 4 years ago

              Cool lens, love the avatar artwork.

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              Rumisglass 4 years ago

              GREAT! Lens! Made an avaitar with FaceYourManga. Glad I stumbled across this lens!

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              Laura Brown 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

              I use an avatar because I get a weird squick feeling when someone randomly approaches me and already knows my name and other stuff about me. It happened once and that was enough.

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              AJ 5 years ago from Australia

              Enjoy your partial anonymity. Happy St Patrick's Day weekend.

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              IngridA1 5 years ago

              I've never thought about a cartoon avatar but it looks like so much fun, I'm going to have to try it! Thanks for sharing.

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              C A Chancellor 5 years ago from US/TN

              Avatars vs photos is an interesting issue... for the longest I kind of "hid" behind a cartoon avatar. But it's nice to show a real face too.

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              anonymous 5 years ago

              Oh thank goodness I got here in time, only 2 days, 23 hours and about 42 minutes to a new identity for you, what fun!

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              Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

              This is great. I enjoyed seeing the evolution of your avatars. It seems the choices are limitless these days. I may have to jazz up my current avatar. My renaissance "Mona" is looking a bit dated (but then she is what... 532 years old?). She's holding up pretty well, I'd say. ;-)

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              termit_bronx 5 years ago

              I was looking for this for ages, thank you! I must bookmark this page. Nicely done! Have a nice day, Mitja.

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              anonymous 5 years ago

              love it

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              ComedyFrog 6 years ago

              What a great lens. Thanks for collecting so much brilliant info in one place. I was beginning to think cartoon avatars were on their way out - phew!

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              pheonix76 6 years ago from WNY

              Great lens! I have to go and make an avatar now. :)

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              ChaunyWrites 6 years ago

              Thank you, this is excellent, I just love my Avatars and now I have a whole bunch of other places to make new ones!

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              rewards4life info 6 years ago

              I have often thought about using an avatar but as of yet have not got round to it. We have always had a logo, mainly to promote our business as it can be quite recognisable and partly because we are both a bit shy. I think we might build an avatar, these are brilliant. Great lens.

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              BunnyFabulous 6 years ago from Central Florida

              I'd been looking for a good avatar-maker, so thanks for all the resources. Great lens!

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              jvsper63 6 years ago

              Nice lens very creative idea,,Good job!! Joni

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              BuckHawkcenter 6 years ago

              Thoroughly enjoyed my little tour of your avatar world. Good suggestions here. And thanks for the links to get to some of the fun ones. Will have to test out South Park versions. Happy St. Paddy's Day to you too!

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              aishu19 6 years ago

              I have always wanted to know how to make an avatar just for the fun of it. This is great!

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              anonymous 6 years ago

              Fun...I have tried a few a long time ago...but decided to stick with a shopping bag :)

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              oztoo lm 6 years ago

              Very interesting. Now I'm going to have to try this out - when I find time!

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              Faye Rutledge 6 years ago from Concord VA

              Cute lens! I love the different kinds of avatars.

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              Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

              Love it! So useful too! squid angel blessed today.

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              nousdementor 6 years ago

              Very very interesting lens....

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              rlivermore 6 years ago

              Very fun lens! Now i want to give this a try.

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              anonymous 6 years ago

              I've been looking for that manga avatar creator. Thanks :D

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              hayleylou lm 6 years ago

              **Blessed** and featured on My Time as a Squid Angel :)

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              Philippians468 6 years ago

              thank you for such a wonderful lens! learnt so much from you. cheers

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              jackieb99 6 years ago

              Very cool...I'm going to check it out!

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              reflectionhaiku 6 years ago

              Very fun lens indeed. Thanks for sharing -

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              mich1908 6 years ago

              I've really enjoyed reading your lense. It's fun and interesting.

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              desilegend 6 years ago

              Thanks for this lens. I was looking for manga website for a long time. Thanks to you I have a new avatar now!

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              budwalker lm 6 years ago

              oh boy this sounds fun :D

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              TapIn2U 6 years ago

              Hmm..I haven't thought about this. This could work for me. A cartoon sundae! Thanks for the idea! Hey, your Tweets were one of the ones I followed from Twitter when I found Squidoo. I have just finished my second Lens on a 3-step plan to achieve your Goals and New Years Resolutions. It would be nice if you'd drop by and say 'hi'. Sundae ;-)

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              javr 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

              Pretty neat. I should get one of these.

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              ZablonMukuba 6 years ago

              nice lens

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              WriterBuzz 6 years ago

              This is a great lens. Thanks for making it. Very informative. I gave you a thumbs upcause I like your lens.

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              BetsiGoutal1 6 years ago

              Awesome lens, love it! There's a cool Lego avatar maker at http://www.reasonablyclever.com/

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              ed77burns lm 6 years ago

              nice page very useful.

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              poutine 6 years ago

              Very interesting lens.

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              resabi 6 years ago

              Fun lens. Bookmarked, thumbed, and blessed. . .

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              the777group lm 6 years ago

              I like you - you're a bit of Marilyn Monroe, a dash of Julia Roberts and a glob of grren troll. Hmmm. Nice! Doin' anything later this evening?

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              myneverboredhands 6 years ago

              I created few of Avatars, while reading this lens (trying different links), it was really fun! Thanks for sharing this info.

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              burgessvillian 6 years ago

              I enjoyed this lens and I am book marking it to my browser so I can try some of these sites later.

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              Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

              Really fun! Thanks for the sites to try out.

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              HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

              I back for a visit. Love this lens. I still love the CoffeeMonster. Blessed! http://www.squidoo.com/horseandpony-squidangel

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              Indigo Janson 7 years ago from UK

              Very useful... and funny too! :) Thanks for this great guide to avatar makers.

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              CLUZ 7 years ago

              awww cute lens! Thanks for sharing!

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              Airinka 7 years ago

              Very fun!

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              puzzlerpaige 7 years ago

              Congrats on Giant!!! Me too!!! Love this lens. It's amazing how many Avatar options there are. I need to create some just for fun.

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              BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

              @anonymous: Thanks so much, Beth. I'm thrilled and honored! :D

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              anonymous 7 years ago

              Congratulations, Giant Squid!!!

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              eclecticeducati1 7 years ago

              You have a great collection of sites here! If I ever decide to change my avatar (again!), I'll know where to come. Great lens. Blessed by an Angel. Btw... Good luck on Giant!!! :)

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              Jeanette 7 years ago from Australia

              I have used a couple of the avatar makers for avatars for my lenses. But with your great list, I think I'll try out a few more :-)

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              lumpy22 7 years ago

              Now I know more about Avatars I will be having one very soon. Thanks for the great information and nice lens.

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              lasertek lm 7 years ago

              This is really a fun lens! It is great to use an avatar as a profile picture because it catches attention and it allows the writer to be remembered by most of its readers. 5*

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              Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

              I really enjoyed this lens! I loved seeing all your different avatars along with sites from where we can also have cartoon versions of ourselves made. My avatar is self-drawn and I've been using it because it represents me and my kitty perfectly (; *blessed by an angel*

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              Joan4 7 years ago

              This is fun!! Last year Ohme dressed up my twitter photo for the holidays and I keep forgetting to do that this year! It's fun to dress up once in a while, even on line!

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              Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

              This was fun. I have become so used to my little Ohme Bug and we have fun!

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              AuthorNormaBudden 7 years ago

              Well, I MAY create an avatar as an additional image in my lenses somewhere, especially "about me" lenses. It would satisfy my need for others to see the "real" me while allowing me to have fun, too.

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              anonymous 7 years ago

              I love avatars. Great lens. Add another blessing to your lipstick case!

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              myraggededge 7 years ago

              Very tempting. I quite like my Mii - have no idea how to get it onto computer though :( Can't wait to see your next avatar reincarnation!

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              Mickie Goad 7 years ago

              I can tell I will revisit this lens often so I can try making avatars. Thanks for the info.

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              JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

              I've always wanted to try one of these but didn't know how to get started. Thanks for the info!

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              Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

              Fun lens on cartoon portrait avatar profiles! thanks.

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              BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

              @GrowWear: Thank you so much! Happy New Year to you. :D

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              GrowWear 7 years ago

              Passing through to bless this worthy lens. Happy new year!

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              Babitah 7 years ago

              Wonderful - thanks for sharing this with us all. FABULOUS!!! I appreciate this lens so much!!! 5*

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              Themiscorkscrew 7 years ago

              Very true! 5 stars

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              WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

              Cool Lens. I wish I used an avatar as you've listed some really cool sites. Lensrolling to my real pic or avatar debate! :)

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              Diana Grant 7 years ago from United Kingdom

              I use Yahoo and am really happy with my Avatar, although it has taken me a year to find out how to use it on other websites - basically cutting and pasting the HTML code rather than the picture itself.If you want to see it, go to my lens https://hubpages.com/community/computer_problems-a... and you will see me peering out at you, Avatar-style.Enjoyed your lens

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              Samantha Devereux 7 years ago from Columbia Mo

              Great lens!

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              BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

              @Kiwisoutback: Thank you so much for your kind blessing. I'm honored. P.S. Did you miss my South Park Avatars? Come look again One was just for giggles. :D

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              BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

              @Lee Hansen: Thanks so much. Will do the same. I said I would in April, but apparently didn't stick. :D

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              Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

              Don't forget the South Park avatars, too, those are cool. Nice work, Squid Angel blessed.

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              Lee Hansen 7 years ago from Vermont

              Yet another fun and creative resource for folks to use on their blogs, lenses and online commuinities! Lensrolled to web graphics and apps ...

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              BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

              [in reply to CCGAL] Thanks so much. I will have to check that out. If used, I will be sure to give you credit. Thanks again for your nice comments.

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              CCGAL 7 years ago

              This is a cool lens - I used to use an avatar, but last year I started using this photo instead on some of my online social networks. Have you seen Gravatar? I see it listed on blogs often. I believe it's an online avatar that will work across several platforms.5* a fav and a fan!

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              BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

              [in reply to BevsPaper] Thanks! Gotta ask tho... did you use a cartoon avatar maker? If so could you share? I'd love to add it to the ranks with credit to the maker and reference to you. :D

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              BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

              [in reply to HorseAndPony] Thanks for your vote and comments. About the CoffeeMonster. It is in 2nd place, so we'll see. :D

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              BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

              [in reply to Jewelsofawe] I'm glad you liked it. It is fun. Might we see you cartooned after all? :D

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              BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

              [in reply to CleanerLife] Thanks so much! I had a good time trying most of them. Stay tuned for try-outs. :D

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              HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

              This is great. I voted for the CoffeeMonster avatar. It is just too cute.

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              anonymous 7 years ago

              This was a really, really fun lens!

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              Michey LM 7 years ago

              Hi! I like it, I'll 5#, fav and keep that lens to come back.I'll feature this lens in Musketeers lens which after JJJ2 ended I transformed in a resource lensThanks

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              Patricia 7 years ago

              This was fun!

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              CleanerLife 7 years ago

              Very interesting! I don't think I've seen anyone collect reviews of all these sites together in one article before, good job!

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              BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

              [in reply to dagsmith] Thanks so much! I'll be over shortly. :D

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              norma-holt 7 years ago

              Very nice topic and well presented. You are certainly artistic. 5*and fave

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              Edit Photos 7 years ago from Earth

              I liked this lens. I made it a featured lens on my lens about Yahoo Avatars - http://www.squidoo.com/avatar-tools. 5 stars for you!

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              BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

              [in reply to lakern26] Thanks so much! Try it, lots of fun, even if you decide not to use. Oh-oh, only 1 or 2 away from being the coffee monster next time. :D

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              lakern26 lm 7 years ago

              Excellent lens - loved it! I've always wondered where you get those cartoon avatars, but I've never looked into it. Thanks for sharing the links. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this - fived, faved, and voted!

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              BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

              [in reply to rms] Me, too. I had a lot of fun creating this lens. Did you vote for my next face? :D

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              bdkz 7 years ago

              Nice lens!

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              Robin S 7 years ago from USA

              I love my cartoon avatar!

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              BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

              [in reply to JohannTheDog] Oooh, would you use a cartoon dog? I love it! :D

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              Johann The Dog 7 years ago from Northeast Georgia

              Oh, I want a cartoon avatar, much check these out, looks fun! Thanks!

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              BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

              [in reply to Treasures-By-Brenda] Thanks so much for your assistance and blessing, dear Angel Brenda! :D

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              Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

              Your lens (and your Avatar) is looking great & I have blessed it today.

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              BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

              [in reply to Mommy2009] Thanks so much! Welcome to Squidoo. :D

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              Mommy2009 7 years ago

              Love this story, I enjoyed it very much!!

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              BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

              [in reply to Treasures-By-Brenda] Thanks for your nice comment. Your avatar looks charmingly life-like. What app did you use? :D

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              Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

              The lady in my profile picture is tired. Can you help?Nicely done lens!

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              BW Duerr 8 years ago from Henrietta, New York

              [in reply to Susan52] Thanks so much for the kind comment,and and being the 1st entry. I like it too, but I've had it for a 3 years on a sales site, and just kind of brought it here out of habit... :D Thanks again!

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              Susan Deppner 8 years ago from Arkansas USA

              I actually kinda like your flame. It's more unique even than the cartoon avatars, which are all cute and charming in their own unique ways, but I like to be different. Thanks for including my Squidoo Somebody lens, which does have an avatar poll, just a simple one. I enjoyed the lens!

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