low poly oriented

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Considering you need to do a low poly, let's say almost 1000 polys, is it convinient to do high poly first and then project detail? Cause you know, maybe it would be quicker to just do the low poly and directly texture it, adding the detail on texture painting intead of projecting? what do you think?
>pic related, just this one is 336 polys, I guess no normals used, just plain texturing, and it looks quite good