Here are my original doodles and my final piece, which is a composite/print of stickers I doodled/designed using Jon's methods. (Jon -- when you held up a sticker of one of your characters, I was like, "THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I'VE BEEN WANTING TO DO!" You have no idea how much this class has guided me and what a positive impact it's had.)
To say I am pleased with the result is an understatement! I've even entered them into a contest. If I don't win, I'd be just as happy to have them printed and sell them on my own.
This class gave me the tools I needed to see my idea through and execute it just the way I wanted to... It's honestly been invaluable, as the last time I used Illustrator, I traced everything in paths by hand, which took forever! I didn't even know Live Trace was a thing or that I could really use Illustrator to my advantage (I'm much more familiar with Photoshop).