I found myself completely unable to trace his face in an appropriate (read: not deformed) manner, but this is why I made use of my insanely talented friend Jace.
So Jace did the tracing, and I did the embroidery. Took about 2 1/2 hours, and it covers a little over 5x6 area. Jace and I think it looks a bit like a presidential portrait. I blame the part in his hair and the turtleneck. :P