Awwwww hells YES.
So I've been working on this piece for like, an entire week, just to polish it up for scholarships and for Society of Illustrators. Here's the original ink and graphite, versus the final colored piece. This looks nothing like what I did in class.
This illustration was a non-literal interpretation of a remix of "My Sweet Shadow" by the band In Flames. I listened to the song, and wrote down what I heard instead of the actual lyrics, and then used the images I came up with as a spring board for that. The actual process was more complicated, but that's it in a nutshell.