I've found some Deviant artwork that was quite intriguing because instead of shading their pieces they used textures to give their art depth. As I continue to practice my vector skills I wanted to give this texturing a try.
I started by creating my piece in vector graphics using Microsoft Expressions. Then adding the textures in Adobe Photoshop.
I think it turned out quite well. I also love those transition pieces in which you can see the artist's step by step in making their creations. So I tried to make one. Although because my history only saved a small number of steps I had to cheat for the earlier steps. :p It still looks cool though.