Finally my vision matches my illustration!!!
Game changer!!! This week I finally (!!!!!) found my way back to Illustrator- it's been a while since I learned Illustrator and have not used it much since leaving undergraduate school. But with the help of other grad students in the lab, Elham and Natalie (THANK YOU!!!), I have bull-dozed my mental blocks about operating the program and I am now enjoying the way it has elevated my illustrations!! Also broke out my new pen tablet for the first time and enjoying it soooooooo much! I'm a drawing/painting artist, it's so intuitive for me to use, very exciting breakthroughs this week!! Hoping that now the illustrations will be a nice balance of physical painting and a classy manipulation in Illustrator/PhotoShop!! YEEEEEHAWWWWWWW!!!!