1. Step 1
I chose the photo to use.
2. Step 2
I drew it. (horribly)
3. Step 3
I text it to my wife for thoughts.
4. Step 4
Fixed the lips based on text feedback. Changed the eye because it just wasn’t working.
5. Step 5
Not happy with how low the mouth & nose are set, I move into photoshop.
6. Step 6
I move the mouth & nose up a little and reshape the nose slightly.
7. Step 7
I print out the new version but still want to make sure I actually draw the picture so I trace the three most important elements to get the dimensions right (eyes, mouth, nose).
8. Step 8
I draw the rest over and am happy with the result!