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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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I'm 3d character--artist and I've been working in game development industry since 2005.

Here is a gallery of talented husband :iconslipgatecentral:

Current Residence: California,USA, but originally I'm from Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
Favourite genre of music: folk, ost, trance, ambient, chillout.
Favourite photographer: Tonya
Favourite style of art: fantasy,sci-fi
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FirstKeeper Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing and good luck!
Frrruuussstraation Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!!
GreenBeams Featured By Owner May 25, 2014   Digital Artist
What can i say? Your handpainted stuff is fantastic. So there. Yeah. Ahem.
FirstKeeper Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
Fch3ck Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav and watch, it's an honor. La la la la  Been a fan of your and Slipgate's work for a while, coming over from polycount. Great job on the new wow model updates, looking forward to seeing more. 
FirstKeeper Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
alessandroscarponi Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hi! WoW player since 2004!! I really enjoyed your latest work on 3D models of the night elf female!

I think they are perfect especially with respect to the upper torso, some of my friends said that perhaps the thighs are too thick, but I think that they're doing well considering the aspect ratio as a function of the other muscles.

A single, personal criticism, maybe the hands are unfeminine, could be more tapered, but how can you expect this from an Hunter of Teldrassil trained to fight all along?
FirstKeeper Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your comment, there is a certain proportions I had to keep  from old model. Also since people usually see their characters from 3rd camera view, some body proportions should be slightly exsaturated for better silhouette reading.
Agoonga Featured By Owner May 15, 2014   Photographer
I love the new Night Elf Female, but I don't care for the breast reductions all of the female characters are getting in the updates.
Natrezija Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Здравствуйте, Тамара. Хочу сказать вам спасибо. За то, что прининяли участие в обновлении одной из игровых рас Варкрафта. По-моему, ночные эльфийки получились как раз, что надо. 
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