I had so much fun working on this! I've been updating my portfolio and wanted to include an image of myself without using an actual photo, so this was a perfect solution.
My 'draft' artboard is a bit disorganized. The changes are subtle; adjusting proportions, using different styles for the nose or eyebrows, etc.
Once I landed on the design I liked best I started playing around with a few color options and also adding some additional elements. I feel like I could tweak this forever, changing up the color palette, what's in the thought bubble, or the elements in the background.
Thank you Ryan! Such a huge fan of your work. It was great having the opportunity to learn from you.