I didn't really CHOOSE to illustrate a portrait of myself! I would have rather done a portrait of someone famous or interesting, but that's what the task brief specified :)
Created using Illustrator, and around a week's worth of work. What made it take so long was that I was trying to figure out how to construct the portrait with as little strokes as possible, minimizing the file size, and without compromising the "realistic" look of the face. The rest is blurry because only the face is the important part.