I just finished making profile pictures for the powerhouse reporting, data processing, statistical analysis team over at Troubadour Research and Consulting .
This was a fun deal where I made these beautiful people into drawings in three easy steps:
Step 1: Study multiple photo references and find a style/icon that represents the subject. Then produce a rough sketch to determine the pose and color options.
Step 2: Submit the sketch to the client for notes. Make sure the client isn't afraid to tell you the truth: That she is WAY prettier than the sketch.
Step 3: Deliver an updated sketch and get approval and then add color. Repeat the process for all the members of the team. You can see what these fine people do for a living (and what they can do for your business) here!