How I got my pixel avatar

My sister, Surabhi Rathi, is a graphic designer. After much hassling, she relented to making a new digital avatar for me. And then she did a nice thing. She let me have a peek at the process.

Step 1: Some examples

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Step 2: John Maeda looks like this…

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And Debbie Millman looks like this…

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Step 3: So how would Akshat look?

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Step 4: Let’s create a skeleton

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Step 5: Let’s refine that

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Step 6: Adding colour

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Step 7: Final touches and beautification

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Voila! Thank you, Surabhi!