hey there, thank you for sharing in my forum thread! your piece is really amazing so I thought I would include it in my feature. please take a look at the other awesome pieces too, if you have some time; I'd appreciate that and I'm sure the other artists would too.
Actually, I can get a piece like this done a lot quicker than a manipulation. ^^' It probably took me around six hours, whereas it takes me several days to do a manipulation. I don't remember exactly, though, this drawing is like four years old. xD