Ikko Tanaka AI project

Ikko Tanaka AI project - student project

"Tanaka Shakaru" poster by Japanese graphic designer Ikko Tanaka.

Ikko Tanaka AI project - image 1 - student project 

I'm completely new to Illustrator so I hope this will be nice and simple to recreate.

“Tanaka Sharaku” Poster by Ikko Tanaka

Update 14.05.13

Filled in the kanji using the pen tool

Ikko Tanaka AI project - image 2 - student project

Update

Laying in some basic shapes

Ikko Tanaka AI project - image 3 - student project

Update 16.05.13

Adding some detail to the eyebrows and face.

Ikko Tanaka AI project - image 4 - student project