When i first started, some would take up to 8 hours to complete. But now i can complete one in about 2-3 hours depending on how good i can get the artwork to flow. my other typo portraits landed me some nive freelance work for companies in the czech republic and one in london that hasnt started yet. im most looking forward to the one in london if it goes through, its good exposure for me.
I use illustrator to create the face, turn the lyrics into a paintbrush and proceed to paint the face and then take it into photoshop to play with the levels and tones etc. A lot of it is trial and error, I was approached by a client last week to create a portrait using logos? Im hoping I will be able to pull it off as it could be good for the auld portfolio, Im just waiting on them to call regarding time scale etc.