This case the model was for a 3D challenge some years ago based on he original caracter created by Stan Winston turning into a young creature. In that time I had no idea of texture painting so I lost the challenge but nowadays with a little more practice I made a few render test and I like the results.
The sculpting process was made entirely in Sculptris starting with a sphere and adding volumen and details as you can see below:
Then the painting process
For the textures I choose to use Sand texture for the regular skin and some scale textures for the details and bump.
The render tests: