I've been working on my new website, and following the advice given on LinkedIn have added a list of past clients. To follow the style already set, the new page required an appropriate image. This is what I've come up with. I wanted to get through this quite rapidly so it's bastardised from previous images I have worked on (mainly from a magazine cover I produced for IBM Computer Today). The explosive flame effect is also swiped from another picture (see the demon in my Behance gallery). With the addition of the address pages of a filofax, starry eyes (gratitude for the calls), and some more texture it was done.
The thing I love about this is the addition of guilloche patterns over parts of the face. When I see CGI work for movies I always think the wireframes look more appealing than the final render, and this mirrors that effect. I generated the guilloche patterns (like those you'd find on bank notes) using a free trial piece of software called Excentro. It creates patterns that you can't achieve in Illustrator as it generates patterns between shapes. Below are a couple of examples. I dragged parts of these over the face until I found a bit that seemed to map the contours, and suggesting an eye. I can see this creeping into more of my work.