Bah... I've vowed never to touch that renderer ever again since my last unfortunate encounter with it. Unbelievably grainy i tells ya. I reckon though it was my comp coz i was reading up on the faqs and even then with the quality tweaked up, it made no diff..
Maybe i'll give it another try tho. I mean if it can do what you say it can do (judging from ur high quality of ur work).. im sure u would know.
I like it!
Save for the stark coloring/yet lack of transluency on the curtains, and the too soft shadows cast by the the easel and stool, I can't tell tis not a photograph. At a glance I couldn't tell it wasn't a photograph. Great work man