I'm a fan of the British Monarchy and the great news of the Royal Baby has gotten me in the mood to vector our future *Queen, Kate Middleton. I hope I've done her justice as she's a stunning beauty.
100% vector with no raster effects or gradient meshes, in Adobe Illustrator CC.
*Just a note, technically she will be Queen Consort, however I don't see people in the UK calling her Queen Consort Catherine/Kate - so I kept the title at "Future Queen". We all know how anal people can get!
Really love the way you handled this. Nice work and the vector in the hair is wonderful. I am super impressed with the fact you used no meshes. I also do portatits and do not use meshes or live trace etc. My work style tends to be more flat but I enjoy it that way.