i love making avatars. Trying new filters - brushes - and see how it turns out. Hell to write a tutorial, though - because i jump around in PS so much i can hardly ever walk back in my steps...and create a tutorial people would actually understand. BUT...am working on it...promiiiise.
Here are some of my own...
2018 - bigger in size now as that is what people like. Mine are still not the super large ones: