I started out working with lines and trying different facial features to try and get something that would accurately represent me as a person. I think the biggest features I wanted to focus on was my hair, eyebrows and earrings since those are pretty distinct. After this I decided I wanted to do something within a circle to use as profile photos and such.
I made a few changes moving forward with this like adjusting the shoulders and adding the pocket to the shirt that I thought helped make it more me. I like the idea of also having a black and white option so i'll probably go back and adjust that one as well.
And here is the final product! Might still make some more tweaks since it was so fun to work on.