i thought there wouldnt be anything better than akeytsu for creating easy animations. im happy if i am proven wrong.
Keith, I just wanted to stop by and say: Thank you.
Having side projects are important in progressing as an artist. http://rollingskygame.com/run-3
Angelina Diez, character artist and 3D modeler from Spain, is working on a series of tutorials dedicated to hand-painted textures. The artists explains how to do this kind textures with Photoshop gradient color maps as a base. You will also need 3D Coat to follow her instructions.
Angelina so far has uploaded three parts and more videos are coming, so make sure to follow her on YouTube. Here are the second and the third parts: