At left is a painting of a Second Life avatar named Melanie Kidd by Aemeth Lysette, who does these on commission. At right you can see the screenshots of Melanie that Ms. Lysette based her painting on. "I tried to get Melanie's eyes mainly from her Grid Expectations blog logo," Aemeth tells me, "also I used a picture of her posing with her Zooby baby, and one of her using a slightly different shape. I admire how her painting evokes Melanie's virtual essence, so to speak. See more of Aemeth's works here. Hat tip: Gorgeous Yongho, whose Aemeth portrait is here.