So a continuation from the last post. After working out a thumbnail and doing those color comps I got to work on the illustration itself. I used to really overlook doing thumbnails and studies and all that other preparatory work, but doing so this time has definitely helped and given me the confidence to keep powering through this. Plus finding some decent reference shots certainly helps. Anyways, this is still a work in progress but it's getting there.
More details. Slight color adjustment. More light and texture. Still lots to clean up.