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The intro to The Shining has a few nice overhead shots of forests. The lighting is a little extreme, but maybe there's something there you can use for reference. Here's a 1080p clip of it: https://youtu.be/kiV3J_e977Q?t=20s
I would consider looking into architectural illustrations as a possible source of ideas for this. A quick Google Image Search using, "Architecture illustration aerial" found these, and others, as results. Thinking this is the type of stuff you're after though you didn't give any example so could be entirely wrong:
You need to diferentiate 2 things, the logo itself and the "accidents" of it. by accidents I mean the texture, the transparency, things that can be or not be there. The part that should be in vectors is the shape. That is the real logo, that can be used in an engraving a photo book cover, in negative as a watermark, a white version, on hot stamping, etc. ...
Yes, there are several. My go-to software is Inkscape mainly due to its stability: https://inkscape.org/en/ There's also the drawing tool from OpenOffice/LibreOffice if you feel like you need to create vector art in a Microsoft Word style interface. If you need CMYK support there's SK1, though I personally haven't tried it so I can't vouch for it: ...
The way to capture likeness is not only is the jawline and the shape, but even more in the subtle imperfections that every human has. Amazingly, some asymmetric features are what makes people beautiful too. In other words, your drawing is "too perfect"! I can see in your example that there's some differences in the shapes but even if you would get this ...
Double-click the Brush Tool and tick the "fill" option.
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