New Buddy Icon

Wow, the holiday season was busy. I've been posting some links over at but neglecting my hobbies.


To kick off the new year I've created a new buddy icon.  I got the idea from a howto that I read a week ago, but did my own thing with The Gimp.  I've since been shown Inkscape and Xara and plan to redo it in one of them soon.  Both are similar vector based drawing packages and open source.  As a bonus they are both available for apt-get on Ubuntu.

I'll try to find the time to post a howto for Inkscape and/or Xara for those of you interested in making your own cartoon caricatures.