This has been the hardest thing to do so far!! So much work and tweaking for minimal, imperfect results. The problem is that Leon’s hands and wrists move around and as they do, the textures (two textures here – one of the hand, the other for the wrist) warp and distort, and no always in pleasant ways. Additionally, I couldn’t a good reference for what the original artists were really going for, especially with the fingers and the padding on the back of his hand. In some shots (and in the orginal texture) it looks like another thin layer of leather, but on the model it’s this thick mass that sticks out from the back of his hand.
So, all of this is to say I can understand why someone wouldn’t spend much time on this texture and simply move on. But here’s my attempt: