My Goodness My Guinness

My Goodness My Guinness  - student project

Ok, so I wish I'd had more time this last week to work on my project. I got a late start and progress has been pretty slow. I feel like I'm getting a better handle on the pen tool at least and the process is making more sense. I started blocking in the colors although I'm not sure the best way to get textures. (I'm sure we'll learn that later). I think I'll try some brush effects as well. Anyway, not much to show but at least I've started. Looking at my ad now, I kind of wish I had picked something a bit easier (simpler shapes and lines) but oh well. I'll keep trucking! Looking forward to learning more! 

My Goodness My Guinness  - image 1 - student project

My Goodness My Guinness  - image 2 - student project

So I'm a completely new to Adobe Illustrator. I have an art background but have anyways worked in more tactile mediums. I've always considered myself a bit of a Luddite, but I've decided that it's time for me to just step into this tech driven world and start learning new things. I chose this image because of its playful quality although I know it's going to be a HUGE challenge for me! Cant' wait to get started!