As a follow up thought you guys might want to see the finalized avatar from the Win an Avatar Contest.

Here were my go-bys: Female, human teen.  Lounging on a chaise, writing on a scroll with a feather pen.  Black hair with brown highlights. Long and lustrous. Dark brown eyes. Vanessa Hudgens skin coloring. Dressed in steampunky, victorian fashion with a side of action (kick ass boots).

Here is the final design: