In this article Guarav Nawani explains the artistic process behind the making of some images that I remember as classics.
He talks about issues such as composition, textures, colors and lighting and while (or maybe because) he does not go into many technical details this is a very interesting read.
As an encore, he then takes the model of the car and repeats the process to create a Yafray render.
The article is more than a year old, but I highly recommend it. You'll find it on Guarav's website, Burans Arts.
Update: Damn, it seems like BlenderNation hit Guarav's website hard and he ran out of bandwidth within a few hours. I've re-routed the link through the Coral Network; the link is still down for now but hopefully it will be available again shortly.
Hmm..we seem to have used all of his allotted data transfer. That's too bad.
hehe.. he's been "blendernationed" ^^
Aww too bad it's been hammered down allready - I was going to post a google-cache link, but it didn't contain the images.
The site is avialable! okay...let`s have a look...
Works as of now
hey give me a Rar file and i will host it for you if it is lesser than 5 megas
send the rar file at [email protected]
my bandwidth is unlimited