A lot of excellent designers out there in cyber space - here are some:

I also want to make it crystal clear. i design - i do not get involved in any drama between the sites. ..so if anyone wants to be removed from my list of designers who's work i do admire - please let me know.

Avatars by Design

 i am one of the designers there, and have been for years - always looking for new designers - come check it out!

Ezlvr Designs

Oubliette Designs

Beautiful insanity