I chose this ad from the pinterest board that Brad posted because it looked simple enough to be doable and complex enough to learn something from. I have limited experience in Illustrator and looking to start on the path to beast mode as I think it would really expand my opportunities as an illustrator and designer.
After that one I hope to try and tackle this one from the pinterest board ( although I have no earthly idea how to approach all the crazy patterns/textures in the cloth):
Here are the beginnings of blocking in the elements. Still have some details to add in the illustration...and need to watch the text video so I can add that too! Hopefully have more updates tomorrow.
UPDATE 5/17 - LATER :)
Here is everything blocked in. Going to watch the texture videos and keep pluggin away over the weekend.