In addition to the livestreams of this series, here's a blog-based tutorial on Tuts+ in dealing with gradient portraits and using negative space to create a balanced composition.
Illustrator CC, Intuos Pro
ohhhhh i love this! Them eyes... SHINY!
!YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! Kirk & Kiki
mhhh interesting! thanks a lot!
agreed about the t-shirt comment. these would make a stellar series of shirts!
This would look so cool on a T-shirt!