I have been lurking for a while but I guess I'll take the plunge since I don't see me making much progress. I would also like to say hello to everyone and thanks to everyone involved in Conceptart.org for the great work you guys are doing here.
As far as my goals go I would like to have a more painterly flare to my stuff but I feel I am not even close to anything at this point I can barely doodle with any sense other than flat.
Here is a pic based on a photo from the Sartorialist. I took huge liberties with just about everything on it. That is probably why it falls short.