I can't believe I didn't know the tool for "slicing" the circle! Illustrator won't stop surprising me :)
So, I got so excited about it I decided to use it in practice and made a chicken illustration. Chickens are cool.
I know I'm using only one technique in this one, but I wanted to share it anyway. I may make an update with another graphic when I come up with something worth sharing.
Also I really enjoyed the shape tracking exercise. It just feels so nice when you pull the curve in and it perfectly fits to the sketch! Here are my results:
Thanks for the class Hayden, you rock :)