It's been a while... yet again. I've been busy at work while also teaching an online class called The Art of Color and Light with the fine folks over at CGMA. This was the second part of a 2 part demo starting with compositional roughs, gathering reference, roughing out the color, and then bringing the image to a "final frame" looking illustration. There are definitely things I could improve on in the image, but overall I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
Also, I got my hands on a copy of Zbrush 4 and discovered dynamesh. It makes it ridiculously easy to just start sketching in 3d.