Well I took the plunge.
After years of procrastination and staying focused on traditional 2D illustration, I decided to download a great program called 'Sculptris'. After watching a video of how intuitive the software is, I knew it would be an easy transition of applying the same fundamentals of character rendering. I was right. It's been such a smooth process, and I'm really happy with the outcome. Here are some progress pics of the very first day exploring the program.
Then later that night, I couldn't resist another:
I think I'm officially obsessed, and excited... perhaps a new direction?