Just finished this up. Its another one for a retiring executive from the company I work for. It marks a milestone for me because up to now I've been worried about doing professional work on a deadline. I did this one is less than 5 days with only working on it a couple of hours a day. So, I'm pretty sure I could do that in less time if the deadline demanded it.
My direction was that he's a lifelong New York Yankees fan and Yogi Berra is an idol of his. So, I went with that look, trying to make it look like an old weathered photo.
EDIT: after received a very enthusiastic phone call from my subject a couple of weeks ago I just received this e-mail today 1/8/10:
It's hanging in my game room, next to the painting of Thurman Munson and the aerial photo of the new and old stadiums that Sullivan gave me.I love getting feedback from the subjects/clients!!
You really did a great job.
Thank you again!!!