I got wings, but I'll take the subway.

I got wings, but I'll take the subway. - student project

This is my first project uploaded for this course.  I used some of the tools demonstrated in the video while also playing with some of the other tools.  This pigeon lives in the city and rides the subway to work.  He reads about inflation and stocks along the way, but he's not too impressed. 

It was fun sketching different poses out, but I find that my sketches don't always translate well into vector art.  What looks good on paper doesn't always look good in Illustrator, has anyone else experienced this?

Regardless, I had fun with this project, and I'm looking forward to gaining the skills necessary to make portfolio-worthy illustrations.I got wings, but I'll take the subway. - image 1 - student projectI got wings, but I'll take the subway. - image 2 - student project