hmm there aren't any photos in this one, I had my reference material and everything but nothing dropped straight in. Not saying I don't use photo textures when it's appropriate (I do), nor that I think there's anything wrong with it or that it diminishes an artist/image (it doesn't), but there just wasn't much opportunity to do so here.
Thank you for taking a second to respond to those comments. I think the community oftentimes is too quick to judge the work of someone's livelihood, many have no idea what they're talking about, and you shouldn't have to defend your artwork from un-educated critics. The point of it all is not how it's made, but what is made at the end that really matters. Excellent piece, it speaks for itself, and you're an excellent artist.