As part of my continuing learning Adobe Illustrator CC, I am attempting increasingly elaborate projects. I love the iconic Soviet poster style of 2 colour portraits - real quality of line and using blocks of colour to represent faces etc. Key facial features have to be spot on and engaging - and the overall rhythm of line weight needs to both resonate and hold together.
I don't know the orginial artist of this work in order to credit it, but I gladly pay tribute to her or his artistry. My real intent here was to explore those areas of areas which aren't just solid colour blocks, but semi-translucent or textured. I experimented with the chalk brushes included with Illustrator CC, either with the Brush tool or applying them to style paths made with the Pen or Pencil tools, then expanded into fills.