I love drawing portraits, but mine tend to be detailed and painted by hand. I really enjoyed Andrea's use of decorative pattern and limited flat color so wanted to see what I could do with those elements while remaining true to my own style. I was also intrigued by trying to stylize the features without any color gradation.
Here's my initial ink drawing of Rachel Carson, environmental pioneer.
And here's the finished piece, colored in Illustrator
I played around with the color quite a bit and I'm not sure I've got it quite where I want it yet, but this was an enjoyably challenging project.