It's my first post on CS as well - the art that gets posted here is amazing and I'm honored to be invited into such a talented group of people. This is some of the stuff I've been working on recently for Substrata, the art book project Davi posted about earlier. More info here.
(I've posted some progress shots for this one on CGHub: http://cghub.com/images/view/550129/)
A few creature-related things from last year, and some animal sketches: