The very best part of Adobe Illustrator is that you don't ever, ever, ever have to be concerned about resolution, or pixels, or anything of that stuff. I'm terrible at math, and calculating pixel dimensions just makes me nervous. I can do it, if I have to, as I use Photoshop, but I'd rather not. I just like to draw. An Adobe Illustrator drawing is done in vectors, so it can be saved to any size, with no loss of sharpness.
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Remember, it's not Photoshop, so you don't need a lot of layers. Just two. One I call artwork, and one I call colors. The artwork layer sits on top of the color layer, so you don't have to be terribly precise with your colors, I just click along, staying pretty much in the lines. If you can color in a coloring book, you can do this! Did I mention that this is fun?
And it gets even better! As a professional, I am working for clients, and there's nothing a client likes to hear more than *no problem changing the colors!* And it is, if you set up the drawing correctly. In the industry that's called *Best Practice*, but I just call it fun!
If you're not using Adobe Illustrator for cartoons, logos, that sort of thing, it's probably because you don't know it. If you took a class and some boring teacher talked about bezier curves, and other such dry, dull, stuff, go get your money back. And talk to me!