I use photoshop for web design, though I would really like to try and create faces with it. Though I can not draw. I saw a video on youtube where they traced over a photograph with a pen tool. and another one used a grid and drew the image. (and the of course the colours and the tones are created uniquely)
So if I take a picture of my self, trace it and paint it. Would that be legitimate to be shown in my portfolio?