Lighting and Texturing
For me before I start adding any textures to the scene I prefer to start with a grey scale render set-up, using a couple of V-ray Lights and a V-ray sun.
See below image, I've only placed two V-ray lights with a V-ray sun for this stage:
After that I start to play around with the lighting to get the result I'm looking for. You can see my lighting set-up below:
When it comes to texturing the scene I use standard V-ray materials. After making few test renders , I'll send the scene to a Highres render and this is the Raw render.