Neat work. Question though... when you say it was done with Illustrator AND illustration, do you mean it was touched up outside illustrator?
Just one thing about that first piece. Maybe this is a matter of personal style, but I would have pushed the hills back even further color-wise, and same with the two towers with the kids swinging on the monkey bars. They seem to have very much a foreground palette.
Oh and, lol, I can't get over the dog's expression. It's like he's talking to the girl...
hey i meant illustrator and photoshop, not sure why i wrote that, i went back and forth with the colors of the background, i think they still need work thanks for letting me know. and im glad you picked up on the subtle body language with the dog, i was afraid that might be lost. it made me laugh