Started to learn illustrator from Lynda.com - amazing site, took Deke McClelland's lessons, it was very informative and even funny :]
anyways, this is the first good result out of number of tries to do something decent in illustrator.
Illustrator is so differrent from photoshop, it was hard for me getting used to it, and it took me a while to switch modes.
But I really like it, it's an amazing software.
I feel like I'm the last person who studied it on earth :] www.Tooshtoosh.com