Okay so I've made quite some progress on the first of my set of 3...above is the base image for the swirl background...I edited out the floral bits and made it just the basic shapes.
This is the base image of Will from Cartel...lead vocals & guitar...I cut him out of the photo and then live-traced him in Illustrator. To make him appear more graphic I limited his colors to 7, which gave him almost a hand-painted feel.
Now this is what I have so far, I'm in love with this project so far....there will be tons of color and more graphics when all said and done, but for now this is just showing you my progress.
More to come!