Here's an 8 hour wonder.
Based on excellent photography by Clint Davis [link] [link]
I've been trying to streamline my process to provide more competitive pricing. Pulling out every trick in the book and then some, this was an excercise in seeing how rapidly I could pull off something of marketable quality.
Pretty much a photo paintover with some added details, this was done at a very high res, very quickly, and counts on reduction to forgive many sins. I ended up using several retouching techniques used in the glamor photo biz.
Anyway - doing this in 8 hours represents nearly a 25% reduction in time over previous methods. I'm stoked!