I have been infatuated with this artist style of color, drawing and use of subtle textures.
So I ended up drawing this derpy little thing from Final Fantasy using the pen tool in illustrator and converting it to a live paint object.
Ok! Making some progress here. The one issue I'm having is using the gradient illustrator with the live paint tool. I set the angle to 95 and no matter what it goes left to right as if the angle was set to 0. Any ideas as to why?