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Hey guys, I keep receiving questions about old-school characters and hand-painted textures, that's why I want to keep this tutorials list up as a default.

Epic Bible for cg-artists for FREE (no kidding), there is a few tutorials about hand-paint textures:

Two videos with hand-painted female face:

Tyson Murphy character artist at World of Warcraft team with old-school weapons tutorial:

My Demon Chaser tutorials e-book:…
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Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I'm 3d character--artist in video-games since 2005.
Cosplayer since 2012.

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Current Residence: California,USA, but originally I'm from Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
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Favourite photographer: Tonya
Favourite style of art: fantasy,sci-fi
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TheClintHennesy Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hey Firstkeeper-
I'm on my planning phase for my 3d Models. I was wondering about the difference when painting a high poly model sculpt as a base and a low poly game model straight on as a base.

Unless I plan on using Normal Maps on the Low-poly, is there any difference between the two?

I know World of Warcraft models don't use Normal Maps- but the Heroes of the Storm Models do.
Thank you very much! :-)
Your work has always inspired me and i always go back to your DA Page when I question myself "What type of art do I want to create?" :-)
FirstKeeper Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, if you mean polypainting in Zbrush - I never used it for my textures. I paint after getting all lights and sculpt baked from hipoly on lowpoly. Main advice would be not to over paint texture, keep light info correct and  true to normal map.
TheClintHennesy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Alright. Got it.

Thank you heaps for the reply! :D
5EBA5 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015   Digital Artist
Hi Tamara, your work is very awesome, after seeing the tutorial in vimeo i just thinking if you still using photoshop to texture or use 3dcoat or what software you prefer to use for hand painted texture?
FirstKeeper Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I use photoshop and 3d coat
NeMangaWolf Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Student General Artist
just found you and insta-watched you! Great gallery sir :tip-hat: xD
I'd like to become an illustrator and work for blizzard like you ^-^
FirstKeeper Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
CPUKing99 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Awesome art and big fan of WoW
FirstKeeper Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
TomN7 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
Just found your WoW Gallery. Is that content that will be in-game? 
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