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After seeing that some of my friends get fancy customized pictures for their Facebook and Twitter profiles I thought it would be cool to get one too. But not for me – for my wife. You see, she currently works as IT Security Officer (the best I know btw.) but earlier when she started as security auditor and she worked as part of the “tiger team”, she often said she wants her picture like the movie poster from "Men in Black”. So this is what I had in mind:

Menin_Black

Given the upcoming Valentine’s Day it occurred to me this could be the perfect gift (you see it gets hard over time in marriage to came up with something unique). But instead of going to websites that offer such service, I filled the job opening on oDesk.com (freelance job exchange – highly recommended). Couple days later I got handful of candidates to choose from. In the end I choose the graphics artist from Thailand, Mr. Wanchana Intrasombat (or Vic for short). After seeing Vic’s profile and gallery (and this picture in particular) I was sure this is the style I’m looking for and that he is the perfect guy for the job.

In the end I can say that you can’t go wrong with Vic. He made truly exceptional job, and working with him was fascinating experience on its own. He was very open to my ideas and quick to accommodate them (even when I changed my mind several times in the process).

So here is the final picture:

Avatar of Asia -final version

And here is another sketch he made just for fun of it:

Asia standing

Go check out Vic’s gallery – he has tons of good stuff there. If you need a great graphics artist or just want to get your own avatar feel free to contact him: vic__unforce (at) hotmail (dot) com

And tell us what you think about the pictures!

Posted on Friday, February 26, 2010 1:31 AM Personal | Back to top


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Hi Szymon, Thank you very much for your kindness and your feedback is very wonderful for me! Thank you a lot and have a nice time with your familly! Cheer
Left by Vic on Mar 01, 2010 10:52 PM

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Awesome work, I've just checked the Gallery too.
I'm great at electronics and technical web stuff, but when it comes to artistic and graphical stuff, no hope.
I have a number of images I need, I'll pass the option to bid on them to Vic too - maybe I'll use oDesk too.
Left by GhoulishGadgets Halloween Props on Mar 27, 2011 11:29 PM

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Nice article for the wife, I like this read. I wish I make this valentines day special one for my wife.
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Left by raj on Feb 02, 2017 11:19 AM

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Thanks for writing such a good article, I stumbled onto your blog and read a few post. I like your style of writing.

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Left by vibhav on Feb 06, 2017 8:22 AM

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I’m sure your wife will enjoy this. The image looks so genuine and is apt for your gift. She would really want something like this. The first image is great and fits the description perfectly. Vic’s gallery has a lot of good artworks. see here
Left by Taylor Shaw on Apr 13, 2017 11:09 AM

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