Update: Here's the Youtube video showing my layers [link]
Created in Illustrator CS6 with gradient mesh tool, pen tool, blur tool (for the left shoulder) and a vector brush tool. No tormentors were used in the creation of this mesh. Approx. time around over 90 hours.
I've been gone for a while, I had internet connection problems and I'm glad to be back. But I had time, with no distractions, to continue improving on my photorealistic gradient mesh vectors. I always wanted to create this vector, but the way I use to create gradient mesh, I couldn't pull it off. But now, I'm working on complex/detailed gradient meshes. Now I can create gradient mesh pieces like this, the way they should be done. I also thanks to people in the community for pushing me to achieve the best results in my work. Big thanks to Phil, DA User name: AngstromAlliance, for creating awesome gradient mesh pieces and motivating me to get out of my gradient mesh hiatus.