I do a little photography on the side.One thing that you can do is if you have a descent shot of your buddy and throw it on canvas.You can get it blown up to a pretty descent size. I just got a canvas back a couple weeks ago and it came out amazing.It was football related thou.
Christor Lukasiewicz ( http://www.christorphotography.com ) He shoots out of Red Bank, New Jersey. His stuff has been featured on Surfline and The Surfer's View. Really talented photographer and just flat out nice guy. His e-mail is email@example.com. He'll work with you to get exactly what you want for your buddy.