Returning from my first life holiday, I had some time to go inworld and work on my avatar. I have a brief photo history of my time in SL here. It is interesting to view the skin changes starting with the default one given to a newcomer, then some heavier customization, and then getting higher quality skin. All this is using free skins so far, though the purchased skins are even better quality. Compare my first avatar...
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My first avatar was based on the default skin given to newcomers to Second Life. I chose the Haruguy form and then made minor customizations to it.