Here's a little sketch I did yesterday, sorta like how it came out.
Been looking at Johannes Helgeson's art a bunch lately, feel like I definitely missed out on seeing his work when I went to conceptart.org regularly! Really inspiring work! Yeah though, he recently posted about an old post on CA called the Peer Project that was headed by another great artist, Tom Scholes. It's got some great exercises for improving rendering and color, I figured it's worth a shot! Tried out some sphere's lately, this is the best of the bunch. It's definitely helping, at the very least it's making me consider edges a bunch more.
Pretty lumpy eh? BABY STEPS