Thanks for sharing your knowledge in this awsome class, Ryan! Great source of inspiration and motivation!
It has been pretty hard figuring out what my main features was but in the end it turned out pretty well.
I had to build the front view first to be able to adapt the elements to the side view. so i stepped back while designing and did the front view first.
Here's my progress line:
After finding out the basic proportions and key elements of my face I was able to move on to the fun part, yeah!
An the avatar finally started to look a little like me. So it was time to move on to refining the illustration.
The transformation into the side view was - other than expected - very easy. Having all the iterations and basic shapes I coul easily rebuild the avatar and skale and replace the parts until they did fit well.
And finally color and message - ok i´ve not been overly creative here... ;) And my picture for you to see how close it is.