Create your own avatar? You can, because WPjournalist is making an online tool available to create your own avatar which you can then download for FREE, share with others or upload directly to Gravatar.

How can I create an avatar?

How can I create an avatar?

Step 1:Click on one of the figures above. You can choose between a man or a woman.

Step 2: In the editor you can give the avatar ‘its own face’. You can vary in skin tone, add a moustache, choose from many kinds of hair, noses and eyes. In short, too much to mention.

Step 3: Now you can edit the avatar yourself. The skin tone, noses, ears, mouth, hair colour, clothing and background. You can choose from various kinds of clothing and you can also choose your own background. You can completely set it up the way you want it.

Step 4: When the avatar is finished, it will be available for download. But there is also the option to place your avatar directly on This is a website which collects avatars and connects them to your website.

And through the RANDOM button you can generate a ready made avatar. If you want to start over, then press the RESET button.

Clear enough? Creating an avatar was never this easy. Good luck!

Avatars Come To Life

Avatars Come To Life

Avatars can give your website a nice twist. And when you get started, you’ll notice that you can come surprisingly close to the resemblance of your own portrait.

There is an incredible number of variations. You can adjust the shape of the face, eyes, hair, clothing and also the backgrounds. You can dress nicely, but you can also opt for a more informal look. The choice is yours!

When you’re done, you can download them in two formats: 200×200 and 400×400 pixels. The colors you can choose from are unlimited. Per element (e.g. a nose) there are about fifteen to twenty choices.

And good to know: most avatars have a youthful appearance 🙂

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This is Jonathan, who has a somewhat longer haircut and blue eyes. He’s dressed a little better and has put on a nice, modern blue suit.
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Eva is the ‘pure nature’ type and her natural look is important to her. Her eyes have a special color and she opted for trendy round glasses.
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You can also give the skin of the avatar a tinge, as with Anika. We also gave her long hair, and big, distinctive, blue eyes.
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Adriaan has a more informal look. He is a student and wears a simple sweater and his facial features are fairly neutral.

What Is An Avatar?

What Is An Avatar?

An avatar is a small drawing or photo that is used as an image on websites, forums or communities. Avatars are often used instead of having your own photo.

The nice thing about an avatar

The nice thing about an avatar is that you show who you are or who you want to be, without having to reveal your own identity. So you can make yourself a little more beautiful, crazier or stubborn. As an avatar, you can remain completely anonymous, so that you may be able to reveal more of yourself than usual. An avatar usually has the small size of a passport photo, often around 200×200 pixels.

The literal translation for avatar is “descending” or “incarnation” and it originates from Sanskrit. The word avatar is also prevalent in Hinduism as a description of a divine appearance in man or animal. They are powerful beings from the universe that are responsible for peace and balance.


There is also a service that allows you to link the custom avatar to your email address: Gravatar. It is a centrally stored user image that can be accessed from different websites. By creating an account at Gravatar and then adding the avatar, your avatar will automatically appear on websites. This will be placed next to your comment if you respond to a blog post.