DIGITAL ART - Pop Art Vector Gronkh

I started experimenting with Adobe Illustrator (CS6).
Therefore, I needed a suited model and .. oh well..
Gronkh has been my victim of choice as you can see :D

First of all, I began creating contour paths for a simple black and white outline "drawing".
Based on a photograph, I vectorised the version you can see below:

I then added a realistic coloration (see beginning of the post).
Afterwards, well... you could say "it escalated quickly" :'D.
I just couldn't stop myself, so all those gaudy pop art versions came into existence:

Working with Illustrator is quite different to working with Photoshop.
It's rather technical. Here are some more quick exercises I did:

.. I think I am going to throw up rainbows from now on.

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