Freehand then illustrator? ( iread your previous comments)
i love illustrator so much more than freehand, it seems to work exactly how i want rather than in freehand where i'd go "WHY THE FUCK ISNT THIS WORKING"
anywho , also i've just started using vector based programs etc and i was wondering how you got your stuff to look so realistic like the hair and the eyes etc. General techniques/full tutorial would be nice ^_^ because you give me so much confidence to not give up on it all together lol