This is my very first work with Vector Gradient Mesh tool in Illustrator.
Original Photo [LINK]
Outlined Vector [LINK]
I wanted to experiment with skin using the mesh tool, and so I found this image and learned a lot from doing it. It took me about 8 hours to do, over a couple of days when I had time. All vectorized with mesh except the hair. Used a brush.
Since this is my first, if you see something that is weird or off, please let me know so I can fix it, if I know how to. I need more guidance so please tell me how to do something. I want to learn more.