After seeing some really interesting polygonal artwork I wanted to jump on the bandwagon and make my own polygonal self-portrait. The method for doing this work is taxing, stressful, and may give you carpal tunnel, but is incredibly satisfying and cool looking once completed. The initial mockup was done in Photoshop and the creation of the shapes and painting was completed in Illustrator.
First thing's first... choosing a picture. Admittedly I'm not very good at making these polygonal shapes on eyes, so I chose a photo of myself that I took before a 1980s party wearing some sweet shades (and the awful mustache). On a new layer, I composed a basic geometric triangular pattern with the brush tool. I tried to make multiple points come together on portions of my face that were risen, like on a real 3D model, and made large, flatter triangles on portions of my face that were smoother.