After a lot of reading and a few tutorials and some road blocks i finally have my first ever full page digital illustration about 95% done!!! It took about twenty hours but most of that was just the learning curve and trying to be extra careful so I wouldn't accidentally lose lots of progress. I'm REALLY loving how quick and simple it is to make changes to color and or value. I'm hoping having digital under my belt will make my art more appealing to publishers as i plan to begin a more vigorous marketing campaign.
I've come a loooong way since my very first digital sketch five years ago.