I do tend to take a little more time on a sketch (and it always starts out as a sketch) - but it helps me in being able to go a little bit on auto-pilot in the coloring process. So here is a work in progress - as you can see, I still have some work to do. It is called "Follow Your Heart..." - Check back for the final piece!
One and half nights of work - I think I broke my record. It's actually pretty nice to NOT have the time to second guess every single stroke you make... although I wouldn't want to work that way all the time I suppose..