Sleeping Dragon made my avatar sometime before 2005 . . but I don't recall when. I can't imagine it being anythign else here. (https://forums.wincustomize.com/62135/)
I created the little jewel-like thing I have for my avatar a while ago; Andrew removed the gray background and made a nice, dark outer glow for it and turned it into a .png for me. There is slight meaning in it for me -- red is my favorite color, silver is my favorite metal; I chose the dragon because my spouse has been nicknamed "beast" since long before I knew him (back in his Goth days) and I just thought the Beast wasn't complete without the Dragon (from the book of Daniel and Revelation -- the Beast is a man, and the Dragon, of course...the corrupter of all) and my husband was evil when I met him, but I corrupted him even more -- so it seemed appropriate.