Aloha! Thanks to everyone who took the time to drop me a message. It was super helpful to get feedback and opinions about something I’m so passionate about. Please see below for the final results of my poll and video of the self portrait time lapse.
The traditional approach won, hands down (realistic: 51, abstract: 13, both: 3). In the end, I totally agreed with the general consensus: though the abstract piece might have stood out aesthetically, I thought that for this particular contest, a more conservative and traditional style was more appropriate.
Please vote for my entry HERE.
Here is the time lapse video from start to finish using an iPad Pro 12.9″, Apple Pencil and Procreate (app):
Although I sped up the video, I love how you can still see the many problems I encountered and how I decided to resolve them. Enjoy!