Alex Treviño describes the creation of his incredible 'Laser Cowboy'. His workflow includes Blender 2.79 and 2.80 and Substance Painter, and he shares his files on Gumroad at the end of the article (The clay-only scene is free). It's an incredible read, I highly recommend you grab a cup of coffee and sit down to read this one!
I fell in love with the illustration “Laser Cowboy” from the first moment I saw it, the mix of humour and seriousness made me choose this project. The goal was to make the scene feel like a Stop-motion, using references like Laika Studio, Wes Anderson and Tim Burton. I Used the version of Blender 2.79 in most of the stages, and with the experimental version used the new materials; For hair Principled Hair BSDF and Principled Volume BSDF for the smoke. It was rendered with CPU + GPU, and finally translate the workflow to Blender 2.80, getting ready for the release of the final version.
See also this YouTube playlist where he explains more: