It always freaked me out that the mouse in my avatar didnâ€™t have a shadow, like Dracula in the mirror. Especially since Rick was doing all those night scenes with beautiful shading ( http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/04/05/quick-fix/ ). What could I do to make my avatar worthy of being used with those images? Add shading. I finally put the result as my avatar on April 18. Nobody noticed.