I don't think I'm very photogenic :)
I'm looking to have an illustration (plus some variations of the chosen illustration) created of myself from a photo. The illustration will be used on my new website, where I want to create a really personal and friendly introduction to my business for potential new clients.
The illustration needs to:
- be friendly and happy / smiley
- be customisable (I would like to have versions with different clothes if possible e.g. shirts / ties / polo shirts).
- have the ability remove / add glasses by toggling a layer (my glasses are quite thick, photo attached)!
- include a variation with a raised eyebrow - usually it's my left eyebrow :)
Attached is an example of the kind of thing I'm after (rich.gif) - this is one I've previously had designed. Whilst I do really like it, I want to take this a step further - to have a vector version that I can maybe change colours and clothes at a later date if I want to as well as take the glasses on and off.
My other idea was to have a different tie for example for each day of the week so ideally I'd like some flexibility for creating up to 7 variations based on the chosen illustration.
I've attached are a couple of photos of me, one of which was used as the reference shot for the previous illustration.
Also please see the notes below where I will be adding feedback and more examples, plus see my Pinterest board to get an idea on the style I'm after:
To give you an idea of style, I like the TWiT.tv presenter illustrations but prefer the level of detail in the example I attached.
I definitely don't want this to be a caricature, so my head should be in proportion to the rest of my body and features should not be over exaggerated please - I know I have a moon face and that must be very tempting!
Finally there is a screenshot of the new website design to show you how the illustration will be used.
The chosen artwork needs to be supplied as a vector EPS please (or AI file). I'm happy for this to be a single layered file including all of the variations / options.