Kilauea Lighthouse

I fell in love with these retro prints advertising Kauai from Everything is Jake's etsy shop. I figure that this will be a good starting point for me for learning Illustrator.

UPDATE 1:

I had to do the forms twice. The first time, I went a little overboard combining shapes and I ended up with only a negative of the light house. I think there's a way to do this without having a shape for the light house, but I gave up on that because it got too confusing and started over. I'm not sure the best way to do the rays coming from the light house so for now I left them as stroked shapes. 

Update 2:

I redid the rays using compound shapes and I used a transparent color to fill them. I added a radial gradient to the sun. I used Arial Black for the font up top and adjusted the shapes a little. I abandoned matching the bottom font so I just found a similar one and used the shear tool to make it match a little better. I'm pretty happy with the results.

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