Show me the outline view.
This is technically similar to a logo. I'd be curious what your outline looks like and maybe we can give you some pointers on taking the tracing one step further in the production scheme.
Tracing for exercise is good. I think we all pretty much learned that way.
straight lines are easy! do something with some curves. really learn that pen tool!!
"There's something about turning the pages of a book or magazine and the felling of rubbing your hands across the words."
This is my pen tool. There are many like it, but this one is MINE. My pen tool is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My pen tool without me is useless. Without my pen tool, I am useless.
there is no grey area when it comes to 1 color logos.
I'm not sure I fully understand the assertions made in that post, but for certain, changing the Document Color Mode in Illustrator doesn't change the colors of anything that's already on the artboard....
About the worst thing you can do with Illustrator is use the Color Mode to change stuff after starting your design.
ALWAYS select your document color mode before you begin using Illustrator. Changing...