In this tutorial we go through a rapid fire, crash course overview, of Blender's armature system, the bones they are comprised of and all the little tricks and buttons available when making a skeleton rig for your character.
In this tutorial, I show you a pre-created mesh with some sculpting applied, and we quickly go over the seams and UV coordinates. Then we bake out a tangent normal map, and begin painting a texture in Texture Paint mode. After that, we jump into GLSL mode (setting up some extra lights so there's nice even shading) and paint in a specular map. Finally, we paint on a Bump Map, using the Varonoi Crackle cloud texture for a nice wrinkly/leathery skin texture.