While not being entirely new to illustrator or photoshop, I've never done illustration of this sort before (I've mainly done abstract patterns for clothing).
A friend of mine proposed to me that I "digitalize" his drawings for a children's book. But I am not sure which program I should use to do this. So far I am thinking of doing this in illustrator and live tracing it and using the Live Paint Bucket. But I am thinking that illustrator may be too limited in doing things like the trees and such (which could be done easier on photoshop. I also wouldn't be sure on how to do shadows and such and making them blend (Mesh tool or Blend tool?).
Maybe I could use both?
Anyone have any pointers? I am really confused right now
Attached are some pictures of the illustration created by him.