2 vector Illustrations with adobe illustrator 2018

I have two photos that need to be turned into vector illustrations. It has to be done in Adobe Illustrator 2018. However, it doesn’t have to be very detailed, beginner level would be the best. 
-The self portrait should be illustrated in detail, skin tone variation, details in hair, clothing etc. The background of the portrait can be simplified to just show general block shapes. Example, if you are standing in front of a brick wall you do not need to vectorize the whole wall. -The image of your choice must be illustrated in detail and its entirety (background etc) so choose carefully.
See example: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/03/100-beautiful-illustrator-artworks-by-artists-around-the-world/