Digging deeper into Illustrator is proving to be painful. I am hitting the learning curve. Struggling is a healthy sign.

This is Illustration 2, Entry 2. Oh, it is so far from what I actually wanted it to look.

Original sketch. Semi executed?

When I finished (by finish I mean the midnight deadline had already passed) I was very unsatisfied. Hate that feelings of not fully executing an idea due to technical ability. One day I will vectorize , mask, and layer worthy to be jealous of.