I am looking to create more images such as this one of Jon Bon Jovi as a way to keep my techniques fresh. I find that by repeatedly creating the same ‘type’ of images you stick with the tools you are safe with to get the job done. By challenging yourself to do something that is a bit out there, you can learn some new skills along the way.
I took the original image of Jon and worked on creating a caricature. I worked a lot with the liquify tool to accentuate features (enlarge the head, shrink the eyes) and used a few passes with the unsharp mask to smooth out the skin.