You may seen him because I did an animation of him in the EITG gallery. I was very happy with that stuff but no textures. The face was a 3D paint but it was with PolyTrans MeshPaint which was was never updated for OSX. Actually it wasn't update on OS9 either. I had use a spherical map also. Now, I use UV editors and Zbrush to 3D paint. It's feels good to have control of the surface. I'm going use this thread as a WIP as I become a pupil of texture painting.
This is a "Pupil" the Plutonian. He is character started on a bedroom wall when I was a kid. Don't think he had a name then. Still, he's a guy that I seem to keep coming back to as a tester project for learning. That's one reason why I call him Pupil. Crits are welcome.
He was a happy character. He has big feet and so he bounces really high. Then he got magic boots and he flys when he bounces. Problem is, people, for some reason, or no reason, like to grab on to him trying to steal his bounce. They don't understand that you can't take someone's else's bounce. It just bounces back to were it came from...his feet. They usually hurt their feet trying to wear someone else's shoes.
Still have quite a ways to go with this, but I thought I would bounce it off you guys for momentum :)