1) Make nice textures using:
A (old) tooth brush,
Scrunched up paper.
Anything else that's interresting.
Then scan them in :)
2) Install the demo of Painter X and fool around with it, like a drunkern one night stand.
3) Read the short story on the ImagineFX site and sketch some ideas for the competition.
4) Colour the things I wanted to colour and use lovely textures when appropriate.
5) Draw some more.
6) Plan my portfolio....