This is how i did my avatar. Not not best piece in the world i know.
made it more like a fun experiment.
And prolly not the only way or the best way to do one.
but maybe someone can benefit from it and can improve the technique.
Tutorial - http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... 973&type=3
The avatar picture - http://images.staticjw.com/kjs/2977/avatar-me.jpg