My workflow is pretty much all in zbrush. I import a cube that's been subdivided once, then move and mould that into position. Its pretty quick and I'm able to make any shape I want out of that one box, I even don't need to Dynamesh it (Though sometimes for tricky shapes like the piggytales I had to)
I just treat that blockout stage as a total throw away kinda thing. Once I get all the basic shapes looking good, I'll retopo or build it again to be much cleaner.
Just be messy as hell, work on large forms and go from there
I had a hangout open while I was makin them. I might do some more tomorrow.