I'd love to know how you get that tremendous stipple effect...it is so great on this, and everything else.
Thanks--just a photoshop texture filter, ran on a blurred brush blob in a grayscale file, then levelled out -then vectorized. The vectored results are exported to an A.I. file, then harvested via "copy/pasting" into the illustration document. This is then pasted into shapes in the illustration(s). I have done a number of these stipple textures this way and they always seem to work, and the variety is from how you choose to do your filtering in PS (what types of filters you run and how many on top of each other).
Really generous of you to share, thanks. It really is such a beautiful effect; it just maximizes the shapes perfectly.