This is Scott, by the way.
And below you can check out how I got there:
So I started with a super quick sketch. Since I wasn't using lines, I didn't bother making the sketch pretty.
Then I blocked in the basic colors.
Then I started on the shading using masked layers.
And then I started painting over to blend some of the elements together (most apparent in the eyes).
And then the final piece! I did a lot more blending here and smoothed out the edges a lot more.