Inspirational ArtThis month's inspirational art from Valery Kouleshov (know as Coolshow in the Xara Forums) is a classic photo-realistic drawing from this Xara master.
A great example of the use of bitmaps textures (the canvas background) seamlessly combined with vector drawing (everything else is drawn - there are no photographs of any objects in this drawing).
Great use of transparency - note how the canvas fades into the distance. This is a simple linear transparency applied to a rectangle over the whole drawing.
And here are some blow-ups of parts of this drawing to show the stunning detail put into the drawing: